We’re pleased that you’re considering the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as a potential partner in your work. Achieving our mission – creating the conditions that propel vulnerable children to success – is complex work. Success will require not only resources, but the commitment, insight, creativity and hard work of multiple stakeholders, including grantseekers who share elements of our strategic focus. The information on this and related pages is designed to help you make an initial determination about whether you represent such an organization. If so, you’ll also find the materials you need to initiate a process that may result in a partnership that we hope will prove to be productive, effective and satisfying.
On these pages, we’ve assembled a variety of resources that should be useful in helping you decide whether your organization and WKKF could potentially make for good, effective, aligned partners.
For a broad overview of the organization, the pages describing Who We Are contain links to information on our mission, vision and values. There you’ll also find links to information on our founder, history, our people and current financials.
- For a better understanding of our strategic focus – which should help you determine the alignment between your organization’s goals and ours – you may want to review our pages on What We Do and its links to our focus area pages:
- Educated Kids
- Community & Civic Engagement
- Healthy Kids
- Racial Equity
- Secure Families
Racial Equity in Governance and Management
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation considers the governance and management of its grantee organizations to be determining factors for effectiveness and impact. We encourage grantee organizations to have, or be working toward, a composition of board and senior staff that is diverse and reflective of the racial and ethnic demographics of the children, families and communities they serve.
If you believe that your idea, project or proposal aligns with our strategic focus and fits within our guidelines, our online grant application is the way to apply.
The Kellogg Foundation does not have any submission deadlines and reviews grant proposals throughout the year. We are not currently accepting new proposals for work in southern Africa and northeastern Brazil.
Finally, as you might expect, we receive more requests each year than we are able to fund. As a result, we regret that we are not able to fund ideas that do not fit within our current programming framework and guidelines.
Eligibility & Guidelines
The Kellogg Foundation makes grants to a variety of organizations that engage in charitable activities. The foundation does not make grants directly to individuals. Search our Grants Database for examples of current and past projects that have been funded.