Hello grantseekers! Thank you for considering the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as a potential partner for your work.
We accept applications at any time. There are no deadlines or specific grantmaking cycles. However, from Jan. 22 to March 15, 2021 we will be upgrading our core business system and will not be able to accept applications during that time. Learn more about our system transition.
To help you get to know us better, we recommend our Who We Are and Priorities pages to give you sense of our mission, history and grantmaking priorities. We also encourage you to visit our DNA page, which details how the foundation’s commitments to advancing racial equity and racial healing, to developing leaders and to authentically engaging communities are part of everything we do, and everything we fund.
The information on the tabs that follow will help you know what to expect as you apply for a grant. We are always looking for creative ideas from organizations seeking to create lasting, transformational change for children.
At the core of our interactions with grantseekers is a commitment to listen to, learn from and care about your experiences throughout our grantmaking process.
We make four commitments to grantseekers:
- Be transparent, respectful, open and honest.
- Review, consider and respond to all applications and inquiries with the utmost attention.
- Make 80% of final funding decisions within 60 business days of receipt of a formal, online application. If a request is declined, ensure rationale is provided.
- Provide opportunities to give feedback —and use that feedback to make continuous improvements.
Throughout our grant application process, you will receive feedback surveys that ask about your experience. Your open, honest feedback helps us continuously improve our processes and the quality of our relationships with grantseekers like you.
The Kellogg Foundation makes grants to a variety of organizations that engage in charitable activities. We do not make grants directly to individuals. A great way to understand the kinds of organizations and projects we support is to search our Grants Database or read about other WKKF-supported efforts on Every Child Thrives.
WKKF does not have submission deadlines and reviews grant proposals throughout the year. We are not currently accepting new proposals for work in southern Africa and northeastern Brazil.
As you might expect, we receive more requests each year than we are able to fund. As a result, we only consider projects that fit within our grantmaking priorities and guidelines.
If you have additional questions not answered in these pages, you may contact our Concierge Desk via email,
toll free (888) 606-5905 (US only) or +1 (269) 969-2329 (international costs may apply).
Thank you for your interest in collaborating with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.