Although breakfast cereal pioneer W.K. Kellogg became one of the world’s wealthiest men, he considered it his responsibility to share his fortune with the world: “It is my hope,” he said, “that the property that kind Providence has brought me may be helpful to others, and that I may be found a faithful steward.”
Today, the Kellogg Foundation shares our founder’s commitment to stewardship.
Yet we are stewards not only of one man’s legacy, but also of the public’s trust. In order to retain that trust, we are obligated to manage our assets in an effective and efficient manner. And we seek to be as transparent as possible in terms of what we support and how we account for our expenditures.
Through the wealth of financial and program information provided below, we encourage the public to learn more about how the Kellogg Foundation helps people help themselves.
This We Believe
The Kellogg Foundation has set clear directives to help its trustees, officers, and staff members uphold the legal and ethical standards that are essential to their work. Additionally, the Foundation’s values and mission statement provide a philosophical framework that guides both strategic planning and everyday decisionmaking. These policies are listed on the right, with links to the complete policy.
Our Annual Report
The Annual Report provides a detailed overview of the Kellogg Foundation’s performance for the previous fiscal year (September 1 through August 31). Graphs and grantee listings show a clear breakdown of expenditures across geographic regions and programming priorities. A series of grantee stories highlights noteworthy projects in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa.
Audited Financial Statements