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The Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation was founded in 1924 to promote human progress. Today, Kresge fulfills that mission by building and strengthening pathways to opportunity for low-income people in America’s cities, seeking to dismantle structural and systemic barriers to equality and justice. Using a full array of grant, loan, and other investment tools, Kresge invests more than $160 million annually to foster economic and social change.

Kresge’s Detroit Program works with a range of partners, including resident leaders, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and state and city governments. The Detroit Program believes centering people, racial equity and place is crucial to broad, equitable development needed across neighborhoods of the iconic city that is Kresge’s hometown. The Detroit Program works toward leadership and community development that supports and improves quality of life for all Detroiters, beginning with our next generation of young leaders and enriched through the power of the city’s arts and culture ecosystem. For more information visit