Blog Archives

Why We Don’t Want Things to Go “Back to Normal” after Covid-19

By Risa Wilkerson on April 15th, 2020

If we don’t address underlying inequities as an integral part of our response to the outbreak, we will not only be less resilient to future pandemics and emergencies, but we will also miss a chance to create a new and more equitable normal.

Our Strategic Framework

By Risa Wilkerson on March 30th, 2020

Our newly updated framework describes our current priorities and vision for impact.

Social Connection in the Time of COVID-19

By Risa Wilkerson on March 24th, 2020

To start, let’s call it “physical distancing” instead of “social distancing.” Social connections will prove more vital than ever in the absence of physical gathering places, and there are abundant opportunities to be social even with physical distancing in place.

Is climate change the newest social determinant of health?

By Sarah Strunk and Shamar Bibbins on December 4th, 2019

We talk with Shamar Bibbins about how The Kresge Foundation is addressing the connection between climate, equity, and health.

How New Jersey Health Initiatives keeps relationships at the heart of its investments

By Joanne Lee on November 26th, 2019

“It has been exciting to see past and current grantees weave in elements of what they had been funded for five or 10 or 15 years ago.”

A Corridor of Opportunity

By Tim Schwantes on November 21st, 2019

In late October, more than 100 residents of Danville, VA gathered over dinner to celebrate the unveiling of their Opportunity for All: Quality of Life Plan.

Do mobile programs perpetuate racial disparities and health inequities?

By Tim Schwantes on November 12th, 2019

After a grassroots community partner questioned the efficacy of a local mobile play program, our senior project officer Tim Schwantes paused for a conversation with the program’s funder to explore tough questions about the long-term impacts of their investments.

How one community trust and eight local leaders are creating a healthier, more livable South Bronx

By Phil Bors on November 6th, 2019

In 2014, the New York Community Trust (NYCT) invested in three South Bronx neighborhoods to help them become healthier places to live. The Healthy and Livable South Bronx initiative was a departure from past grant efforts, which focused more on individual agencies that provided direct services. In partnership with New York State Health Foundation, NYCT […]

Untokening Communities

By Julia Katz on October 24th, 2019

Highlights from the 2019 Untokening gathering in Durham, NC

Nonprofit Affordable Housing Developers

By Josh Sattely on October 10th, 2019

Laying the Foundations for Equitable and Sustainable Communities