BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – August 2008: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has announced the 2008 recipients of its prestigious National Leadership in Action Award, recognizing excellent work by nonprofit organizations and philanthropic institutions in communities of color.
The 2008 National Leadership in Action Award winners include:
The National Leadership in Action Award Program recognizes, celebrates, and promotes outstanding philanthropic institutions and nonprofit organizations. The award honors innovative approaches to connecting resources of time, money and know-how to the philanthropic work of communities of color. Award winners were peer-nominated and screened by a committee of nonprofit and philanthropic leaders from across the United States.
“We are at an incredible moment in our society as the power of philanthropy continues to accelerate as a result of the innovations these committed organizations offer,” said Anne Mosle, vice president for programs, W.K. Kellogg Foundation. “As the Foundation re-energizes our mission to support the success of vulnerable children, with a strong commitment to racial equity, we hope to see more opportunities to partner with strong organizations such as these to ensure philanthropy achieves its full potential.”
Each winner will be recognized at local award receptions taking place from September through November in 2008. Recipients will receive a $50,000 grant, as well as an original commissioned art piece created by emerging young artists from across the country.