Kresge Foundation, Programs in Health and Environment

Posted by on August 4, 2008

Kresge Foundation Announces New Grantmaking Programs in Health and Environment
Deadline: Open

The Kresge Foundation has announced two new comprehensive grantmaking programs: the Health Program and the Environment Program.

Historically, the foundation has worked in six fields of interest: health, the environment, arts and culture, education, human services, and community development. With the announcement of these two new programs in health and the environment, the foundation is expanding its commitment and narrowing its focus in each field for maximum long-term impact in its strategic areas of interest.

Both the Health and Environment Programs address health and environment-related social issues, particularly those affecting minority, low-income, and other underserved communities. The Environment Program seeks to have tangible effects on the practices and policies associated with climate change and environmental sustainability. The programs are in the development stage; program teams will be refining their grantmaking focus and strategy over the next year.

For both programs, applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations or government entities that have financial statements prepared and certified by a certified public accountant in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or Government Accounting Standards. Private foundations, individuals, and  elementary and secondary schools are ineligible and may not apply.

To learn more about each program, their goals, eligibility criteria, and processes for submission of project ideas, visit the Health Program and Environment Program sections of the Kresge Web site.

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