The Kresge Foundation



The Kresge Foundation is a private, national foundation based in Detroit was established since 1924 by Sebastian Spering Kresge.


The foundation supports seven specifically defined programs: Arts and Culture, Community Development, Detroit, Education, Health, and Human Services. They partner with those organizations and individuals commited to the needs of poor people and communities.



The hallmark of their work as a foundation is creating opportunities for low-income people.

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Recent News from Kresge Foundation


A Memorial Tribute to Irene Hirano Inouye (1948-2020)
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

In 2016, the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy (CPPP) launched the Irene Hirano Inouye Philanthropic Leadership Fund to...more

Power and the Changing Role of Intermediaries
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

PIs can be utilized for regranting, hosting pooled funds, program design and management, fiscal sponsorship, and a variety of efforts to...more

As need rises, so does call for private foundations to up payouts
Foundation: Kresge Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

Calls rise for philanthropy to increase payouts amid current high demand; Study finds increases not sustainable long term, could take up to 20 years...more

Neesha Modi
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Neesha Modi has been promoted to Director of Program and Social Investment Operations at The Kresge Foundation. In her new role, she will...more

Making environmental giving equitable
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

A number of philanthropic groups have already taken the pledge, including the Kresge Foundation, which has already granted $30 million to...more

Charles McGee, leading light of Detroit art, dies at 96
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

At the same time, he started an art school for kids, along with Gallery 7, ... the College for Creative Studies) on the GI Bill between 1947 and...more

Living Arts looks to future with search for leader with Detroit roots
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Detroit arts education nonprofit Living Arts has launched a search for a new executive director as part of a shift to more representative leadership. ... and is exploring management consulting...more

coLAB Arts Announces 2021 Cohort For New Brunswick Artist Residency
Foundation: Henry Luce Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Kresge Foundation

She was the 2019 Social Science Fellow at The New School, which ... workshop facilitator, creative director, and budding photographer born...more

Holiday cheer created in musical, theatrical performances showing online, on cable TV in Dearborn
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

7, the holiday program will be available on demand from cdtv.viebit.com, and ... special is a creative approach to keeping music and performances alive. ... the Henry Ford College Choral Arts...more

Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce receives grant to fight racial injustice
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Kresge Foundation is one of the largest philanthropies in the nation, and donated the $30 million to more than 50 racial justice and...more



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