Fellow, Detroit Program (KF)

The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 largest private foundations in the U.S. Our staff of over 100 employees works to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grantmaking and social investing nationally in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and placed-based work in Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans, and other parts of the country.

Our state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting features. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.

About the Detroit Program

We place our highest priority on neighborhood-based, resident-led organizations, seeking to join with them in strategies for tomorrow’s transformations. It is imperative that the city’s resurgence be broadly inclusive of neighborhoods and their residents, the city’s heart and soul.


The Kresge Foundation’s Detroit Program has an immediate opening for a Fellow who will serve a two-year term. The Fellow will support the Detroit Program in advancing its goal to promote and expand long-term, equitable opportunity in Kresge’s hometown for its residents. The fellow will gain experience and insight into place-base philanthropy, community development and strategies to incorporate racial equity into a philanthropic strategy. This position provides a valuable career development opportunity for an emerging professional as well as added capacity to both the Detroit Program and Place-based Practice (which includes the Detroit Program and the American Cities Program) to fulfill its commitment of providing resources to and elevating voices of Detroit residents, leaders, and nonprofit organizations.

The fellowship is a two-year appointment and is open to those who have completed a minimum of bachelor’s level training and at least two years of relevant experience. 


Click here for more information or to apply. 

Please be sure to include:

  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter / essay describing:
    • How your skills and experience would contribute to the success of the Detroit team.
    • What you find compelling about this opportunity.
    • How this fellowship would advance your career development plans.
  • Two letters of recommendation

Application deadline for this position is 11:59pm EST on April 11, 2021.

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  • Erin Roberts
    published this page in Job Board 2021-03-24 13:52:18 -0400