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In June 2020 the foundation announced its intent to dramatically increase support for nonprofit organizations by expanding payout. In its pledge, WKKF joined four other foundations also committing to increase payout to address critical needs of children, families and communities in the wake of the global pandemic, as well as urgent issues of racial injustice.

Today the W.K. Kellogg Foundation shares the grantmaking categories we intend to fund. Increased payout funds will continue to be aligned with our priorities – thriving children, working families, equitable communities – and our DNA (community engagement, leadership and racial equity) and will be categorized by:

  • Innovations in quality early childhood education, employment or economic equity and health equity 
  • Philanthropic partnerships for community rebuilding and reimagining post COVID-19 
  • Support people of color-serving institutions or leadership 
  • Racial equity and racial healing, including narrative change 
  • Policy advocacy and systems change 

This is a time that calls for bold leadership and innovation,” said La June Montgomery Tabron,
W.K. Kellogg Foundation President and CEO. “Post-pandemic, our grantees, communities and partner organizations will need to be strong to re-imagine and rebuild systems centered on racial equity. They have the leadership, knowledge and resolve to advance their communities; we want to be a catalytic partner in that process.

There is no special process for applying for these funds. Please visit our grant application for more details. 

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