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

Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Central Detroit Christian Development Corp. received a KIP:D grant in 2017 to ... Kresge grants $1.9 million for 28 new projects and planning efforts...more

Newly Launched BridgeDetroit is Deeply Connected to the City
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Skillman Foundation

Other funders include the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, the Facebook Journalism Project Community Network, Ford...more

Latest Kresge innovation grant winners to turn vacant lots into green space, plan fairgrounds site ...
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Bailey Park got a Kresge Foundation grant to turn vacant lots into park space. An improvement plan along an east-side corridor, turning vacant lots...more

Irene Inouye, 71, Fund-Raising Champion of Japanese-Americans, Dies
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

... and who, as a philanthropic leader, helped leverage hundreds of millions of dollars to lift Detroit out of bankruptcy in 2014, ... In 2016, the University of Southern California's Center on...more

Virtual fundraisers, creative shifts: Nonprofits exchange ideas on navigating new reality
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Panelists discussed efforts from taking fundraisers online with innovative ... Living Arts is working with lead funders like Kresge Foundation, W.K. Kellogg ... while others that rely on program...more

The Week in impact investing: Sustainability disruption
Foundation: MetLife Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Agents of Impact offered up dozens of ideas for retooling finance in response to ImpactAlpha's What's Next series with the Global Impact...more

$33 Million Guarantee Pool Launched For CDI
Foundation: Jessie Ball duPont Fund, California Endowment, Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Weingart Foundation

Backed by guarantee commitments from 10 U.S. philanthropic organizations and a large health care system, the Community Investment...more

More Catalytic Capital: A New $33M Guarantee Pool Aims To Encourage Community Investment
Foundation: Jessie Ball duPont Fund, Annie E. Casey Foundation, California Endowment, Kresge Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Weingart Foundation

The effort started in 2017, when Kresge commissioned the Global Impact Investing Network to study the use of guarantees by impact investors...more

Human Services and Social Investment Practice
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation has released a Request for Information to gain a stronger understanding of the current and unmet demand for grant and...more

Kresge Foundation commits $3.3 million to advancing underserved solar + storage
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

The Foundation's investment represents the first time a U.S. foundation has committed to use both its grant-making and endowment resources in...more

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During the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen, World Resources Institute (WRI) announced the launch of a process to develop a global standard for measuring food loss and waste.

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