What We Do

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is committed to ensuring all children, families and communities – regardless of race or income – have opportunities to reach their full potential.

What We Support

Children are at the heart of everything we do at the Kellogg Foundation. Our goal is lasting, transformational change for children. As a grantmaker, we recognize that children live in families and families live in communities. Therefore, our three areas of focused work – Thriving Children, Working Families and Equitable Communities – are dynamic and always interconnected.    

Achieving strong outcomes for children happens by connecting what families need – at home, in child care settings, at school, at work and in their communities. As a foundation, we use a variety of change-making tools – grantmaking, impact investing, networking and convening. With our support, grantees and partners work together to make measurable improvements in children’s lives.

Our Interconnected Priorities:

  • Thriving Children: We support a healthy start and quality learning experiences for all children.
  • Working Families: We invest in efforts to help families obtain stable, high-quality jobs.
  • Equitable Communities: We want all communities to be vibrant, engaged and equitable. 

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Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

As a next step to advancing racial equity in the United States, the foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) engagements are helping communities embrace racial healing, uproot the unconscious and conscious beliefs in racial hierarchy, address the historic and contemporary effects of racism and bring about transformational and sustainable change.

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Where We Work

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We have found that our social change efforts are most effective when they operate in a limited number of geographic locations, in full partnership with communities, over extended periods of time. Many of these places are also locations where WKKF has a deep history of grantmaking, existing relationships and, in some cases, infrastructure to leverage.

We continue to work nationally throughout the U.S. and with sovereign tribes. We also concentrate up to two-thirds of our grantmaking in what we call priority places: Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans, Chiapas and the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, and in Central and South Haiti. We are committed to working in each of these priority places for at least a generation.

Mission Driven Investments

WKKF’s Mission Driven Investments (MDI) program has dedicated $100 million of our endowment for investments in nonprofit and for-profit entities that advance our mission and generate both social and financial returns.

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“Empleen el dinero del modo en que crean conveniente, siempre y cuando promueva la salud, la felicidad y el bienestar de los niños.” - Will Keith Kellogg

“Sèvi ak lajan an jan w vle depi se sante timoun, byennèt timoun ak kè kontan pou timoun w ap ankouraje.” - W.K. Kelòg