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.

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Kresge Foundation

Momentus Capital Closes $171 Million Equitable Prosperity Fund
Foundation: Marguerite Casey Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Stephen Stephens' father died of cancer when he was 53, and his message to young people has stayed with him. "Always do the right thing son," he tells Fast Company. "That message has always...more

How This Big Arts Show Across 18 U.S. Locations Can Help Health
Foundation: Kresge Foundation, Tow Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

"There's no real reason why the arts, health, and science shouldn't be much more highly integrated," says Lear deBessonet, a Tony-nominated theater director and co-director of the One Nation One...more

Kresge Foundation to Commemorate Its Centennial in 2024
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

In 1924, Sebastian Kresge founded the Kresge Foundation, "one of the oldest foundations in the United States, and the largest in Detroit," as the Detroit Free Press puts it. Today, the foundation...more

National Arts Summit Explores the Transformative Power of Culture in Our Communities
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Knight Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Joyce Foundation, Kresge Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

"At this moment marked by threats to our democracy, the arts and humanities are an asset to our country that allows us to understand each other better," Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the National...more

Mayor Joins Community Leaders, Donors to Celebrate $4M Renovation of Clark Park ...
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Detroit's Clark Park has a new splash pad, sports courts, playground, picnic shelter, and moreand it's all thanks to some generous donors and community input, the Detroit Free Press...more

BlocPower Achieves Significant Climate Business Momentum in 2022
Foundation: Kresge Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation

BlocPower was named Startup Innovator of the Year by the National Venture Capital Association, 4th Most Innovative Company in the World by...more

Wayne County Pulls Commitment Of $32M For New Small Business Fund
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Michigan's Wayne County was supposed to pump $32 million into a fund that would help small businesses in areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it has pulled the plug, the Detroit Free...more

Portrait of the Grant Maker as an Artist - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

In a 20-year career in grant making, Kresge Foundation president Rip Rapson has done hundreds of drawings to make philanthropy's complexity...more

Don't forget about the creative community in the rebuild of US infrastructure | Smart Cities Dive
Foundation: Kresge Foundation

Rip Rapson is The Kresge Foundation's president and CEO and Regina Smith is managing director of its arts & culture program, which focuses...more

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $50 million to support emergency efforts to contain the threat caused by Ebola in West Africa.

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