The Kresge Foundation awards grants in the following areas: American Cities, Arts & Culture, Detroit, Education, Environment, Health, Human Services and Social Investment Practice. Invited or solicited applications. The Kresge Foundation proactively invites or solicits applications from individual organizations and occasionally, release an open call for proposals within a focus area. For initiatives, the foundation uses a request for proposals process to fund specific efforts in a cohort model. A three-part application process begins with a Letter of Inquiry, followed by invitation to a full proposal process and electronic submission.