KF News and Ideas

Sharon L. Davies to lead Charles F. Kettering Foundation | Former Spelman College provost, led Kirwan Institute at Ohio State

The Board of Directors of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation has chosen Sharon L. Davies, J.D., as its president and chief executive officer.

Jamesian Pragmatism and the Work of Civic Renewal

As part of the Kettering Foundation’s ongoing research, our staff and allied organizations gather for monthly Dayton Days research sessions to reflect on the ideas guiding our work and to share new insights. Conceptual thinkers from outside the foundation join us to talk about their work and provoke our thinking.

How an Art-Based Discussion Can Promote Democratic Citizenship among Youth

Insights from Saya Kakim, a graduate researcher at the Kettering Foundation.

A Few Thoughts on Democracy in a Time of Fear and Violence

From Kettering Foundation president and CEO Sharon Davies

Journalists Need to Question How They Name, Frame Issues

It's time for journalists to see the role of citizens in a democracy differently.

A Few Thoughts on Democracy

Opening remarks from Kettering Foundation president and CEO Sharon Davies.

Can a Different Kind of Talk Reduce Polarization? Seniors in Auburn, Alabama, Test a Hybrid Model

Seniors in Auburn, Alabama, Test a Hybrid Model

Connections 2021

Maura Casey and Melinda Gilmore on the new installment of Connections.

Higher Education Exchange 2021

Institutions and the Public: A Troubled Relationship

A Public Voice 2021

For more than 30 years, the Kettering Foundation, in collaboration with the National Issues Forums Institute, has organized A Public Voice.