Who We Are

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

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Overview

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur W.K. Kellogg, who defined its purpose as “…administering funds for the promotion of the welfare, comfort, health, education, feeding, clothing, sheltering and safeguarding of children and youth, directly or indirectly, without regard to sex, race, creed or nationality.…” To guide current and future trustees and staff, he said, “Use the money as you please so long as it promotes the health, happiness and well-being of children.”

The foundation receives its income primarily from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust, which was set up by Mr. Kellogg. In addition to its diversified portfolio, the trust continues to own substantial equity in the Kellogg Company. While the company and the foundation have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, the foundation is governed by its own independent board of trustees. The foundation receives its income primarily from the trust’s investments.

Over the years, the Kellogg Foundation’s programming has continued to evolve, striving to remain innovative and responsive to the ever-changing needs of society. Today, the organization ranks among the world’s largest private foundations, awarding grants in the United States, Mexico and Haiti.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Mission

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.


Vision

We envision a nation that marshals its resources to assure that all children have an equitable and promising future – a nation in which all children thrive.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Values

The work of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is imbued with these values:

  • We believe in helping people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations. 
  • We believe all people have the inherent capacity to effect change in their lives, in their organizations, and in their communities. We respect individuals and value their collective interests, strengths and cultures. 
  • We believe stewardship requires fidelity to the spirit and to the intent of the founder, and the wise use of resources. We believe in being responsible, prudent, selfless and exercising good judgment. 
  • We believe innovation of thought and action leads to enduring and positive change in both formal and informal systems. 
  • We value integrity of purpose and action, and believe it is essential to all of our affairs.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

History & Legacy

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930, by the inventor of ready-to-eat breakfast cereal, W.K. Kellogg, in his hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan. His signature became well known. But the man behind it was characterized by extraordinary humility and a visionary belief in people.

W.K. Kellogg cared about children, the conditions in which they were raised and what the future held for them. He believed in the power of communities to forge solutions for the health, happiness and well-being of their children. And, he wanted to equip people with the knowledge and resources to pursue those solutions.

Vision, humility and belief in people are the values stewarded by the Kellogg Foundation for 90 years. Today those values take form in community-led efforts on behalf of thriving children, working families and equitable communities.



Will Keith Kellogg | W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Financials

WKKF and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust are committed to managing financial resources efficiently and effectively.

Annually, independent auditors are engaged to audit our financial statements and review the effectiveness of our internal controls. Results of our audits are typically released in December.

The foundation and trust also each complete Form 990-PFs, an informational return for U.S. private foundations filed with the IRS reporting assets, investments, expenses and grant activity. The 990-PF is due in January, but an extension is typically requested to provide time to gather investment portfolio documentation.

WKKF Financials

Fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2021

2021 Financial Statements (PDF, 516 KB, 27 pages)
2020 W.K. Kellogg Foundation 990-PF (PDF, 1.9 MB, 312 pages)
2020 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust 990-PF (PDF, 696 KB, 41 pages)

Fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2020

2020 Financial Statements (PDF, 545 KB, 28 pages)
2019 W.K. Kellogg Foundation 990-PF (PDF, 1.3 MB, 272 pages)
2019 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust 990-PF (PDF, 858 KB, 37 pages)

Social Bond Issuance, 2020

Stewardship

The Kellogg Foundation shares our founder’s commitment to stewardship.

We are stewards of both W.K. Kellogg’s legacy and of the public’s trust. (Happily, the two are highly compatible.) To retain that trust, we are obligated to manage our assets efficiently and effectively. And we seek to be as transparent as possible about what we support and how we account for our expenditures.

The foundation’s vision, mission and values guide our strategic planning and our everyday decision-making. There are also clear directives to help our trustees, officers and staff members uphold the legal and ethical standards essential to our work. Please consult the topics and policies listed to learn more about how the Kellogg Foundation governs itself as it works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

“It is my hope that the property that kind Providence has brought me may be helpful to many others and that I may be found a faithful steward.”

Our People

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation | Board of Trustees
  • Celeste A. Clark

    Battle Creek, Michigan

  • Milton Chen

    San Francisco, California

  • Richard M. Tsoumas

    Battle Creek, Michigan

  • Khan Nedd

    Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • La June Montgomery Tabron

    Battle Creek, Michigan

  • Ramón Murguía

    Kansas City, Kansas

  • Cathann Kress

    Columbus, Ohio

  • Roderick D. Gillum

    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

  • Christina K. Hanger

    Plano, Texas

  • (Pictured left to right and listed in order.)
  • La June Montgomery Tabron | W.K. Kellogg Foundation

    La June Montgomery Tabron

    president and CEO

  • Ross Comstock | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Ross Comstock

    vice president for information systems and technology

  • Kathy Krecke | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Kathryn A. Krecke

    general counsel and corporate secretary

  • Dianna Langenburg | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Dianna Langenburg

    vice president for talent and human resources

  • Paul Martinez | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Paul Martinez

    chief leadership and human capital strategist

  • Michael Murphy | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Michael Murphy

    vice president for communication

  • Carla Thompson Payton | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Carla D. Thompson Payton

    vice president for program strategy

  • Carlos Rangel | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Carlos Rangel

    vice president and chief investment officer

  • Cindy Smith | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Cindy Smith

    vice president for integrated services

  • Alandra Washington | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Alandra Washington

    vice president for quality and organizational effectiveness

     

  • Don Williamson | W.K Kellogg Foundation

    Donald G. Williamson

    vice president for finance and treasurer

  • Ackley, Keona

    executive assistant

  • Altes, Sally

    knowledge and data analyst

  • Andrews, Tyler

    grant and contract analyst

  • Babcock, Michele

    accounting and budget analyst

  • Bartley, Shana

    policy officer

  • Basquin, Maya

    program specialist

  • Beacham, Lea Ann

    program budget analyst

  • Beecham, Annette

    program operations manager

  • Beltran, Monica

    program officer

  • Benson, Aloria

    program specialist

  • Bianchi, Jon-Paul

    senior program officer

  • Binkley, Turner

    assistant general counsel

  • Bird, Andrea

    senior executive assistant

  • Blahuta, Renee

    program officer

  • Bowles, Audry

    budget analyst

  • Bracken, Amy

    communications officer

  • Bradshaw, Donna

    program budget analyst

  • Briggs, Kayla

    executive assistant to the general counsel and corporate secretary

  • Bringas Acevedo, Rocío

    executive assistant

  • Brower, Andrew

    program officer

  • Brown, Shanelle

    director of investments

  • Brunton, Caroline

    program officer

  • Burel, Deirdre Johnson

    senior program officer

  • Burr, Laura

    associate director of internal audit

  • Caban, Kip

    senior executive assistant

  • Cameron, Brittany

    program specialist

  • Cantave, Alix

    senior program officer - Haiti

  • Carlin, Katherine

    budget analyst

  • Carlson, Kari

    communications manager

  • Castillo, Erin

    program specialist

  • Cervantes, Susana

    talent and human resources specialist

  • Cherry, Erica

    senior manager, tax compliance and investment accounting

  • Chirara, Simba

    investment analyst

  • Church, Renee

    special dining chef

  • Cisneros, Arianna

    program officer

  • Clements, Cherie

    budget analyst

  • Cobbs, Myron

    grant and contract analyst

  • Coffman, Tracie

    program officer

  • Coleman, Michelle

    senior executive assistant to the president and CEO

  • Coloma, Jessica

    program officer

  • Comstock, Ross

    vice president for information systems and technology

  • Comstock, Shannon

    investment analyst

  • Cook, Jessica

    talent and human rersources analyst

  • Corso, Minda

    digital communications manager

  • Cortez Merrild, Jessica

    executive assistant

  • Creed, Erin

    leadership development manager

  • Currier, Erin

    senior program officer

  • Daniel-Echols, Marijata

    program officer

  • Das, Lara

    senior officer, THR

  • DeHaney, Felicia

    director of education and learning

  • DeHart, Brad

    senior officer, facilities

  • DeHart, Lisa

    change management data analyst

  • Diaz, Arelis

    director, office of the president

  • Dobbs, Javon

    communications manager

  • Doctor, Linda Jo

    program officer

  • Dodd, Tandra

    program specialist

  • Doherty, Olivia

    communications officer

  • Downs, Allie

    digital production specialist

  • Duffy, Kristin

    senior manager, contract services

  • Dukes, Stephanie

    communications officer

  • Dungey, Jonathon

    talent and human resources analyst

  • Duran-Sallee, Jennifer

    program officer

  • Eisner, Brett

    program manager

  • English, Shanelle

    executive assistant

  • Enriquez, Xiomara

    program officer

  • Faiz, Humaira

    mission investment manager

  • Fernandez de Castro Robles, Veronica

    senior program officer

  • Fernández Calderón, Daniela

    program manager

  • Foote, Devin

    program officer

  • Forman, Kristi

    THR analyst

  • Francois, Dana

    program officer

  • Freeman, Derrick

    program specialist

  • Frias Becerra, Sebastian

    program officer
  • Gapinski, Allyssa

    program specialist

  • Garduno Martinez, Alejandra

    program officer

  • Goldstein, Michael

    deputy general counsel

  • Gray, Robb

    director of policy - advocacy

  • Graziano, Neal

    director of investments

  • Green, Deborah

    talent officer

  • Green, Deborah

    executive assistant

  • Green, Tara

    executive assistant

  • Gutiérrez, Michelle

    senior program officer

  • Hager, Lexi

    program specialist

  • Harrison, Kinah

    program officer

  • Hawkins, Danyale

    senior officer, change management

  • Hess, Cheryl

    executive assistant

  • Higginbotham, Brenna

    internal auditor

  • Holso, Yvonne

    program manager

  • Holling, Brenda

    executive assistant

  • Hopkins, Jason

    investment accounting analyst

  • Jabisetty, Sateesh

    senior business analyst

  • Jiha, Ryan

    program officer

  • Jimenez, Lourdes

    program specialist

  • Johnson, Megan Russell

    program officer

  • Johnson, Yolanda Lyles

    program manager

  • Jones, Elizabeth

    program specialist

  • Keeney-Lujan, Joshua

    program specialist

  • Keller, Robyn

    program manager

  • King, Ceara Megan Easley

    program specialist

  • King, Jacquelyn

    executive assistant

  • King, Lauren

    program officer

  • Klunk, Todd

    program officer

  • Knoop, Lisa

    grant and contract specialist

  • Krecke, Kathryn

    general counsel and corporate secretary

  • Krenn, Huilan

    director of evaluation

  • Kwon, Bonnie

    policy officer

  • LaGrand, Reginald

    senior program officer

  • LaGro, Sarah

    budget analyst

  • Langenburg, Dianna

    vice president for talent and human resources

  • Lee, Susie

    PRI officer

  • Leuthauser, Elizabeth

    program manager

  • Lopez, Carlos

    senior officer, THR

  • Lopez, Simon

    program officer

  • Lowe, Kelly

    meeting planner

  • Lutjens, Karla

    senior manager, meeting planner

  • Malpartida, Claudia

    talent and human resources analyst

  • Manu, Shanie

    program specialist

  • Martinez, Paul

    chief leadership and human capital strategist

  • Masic, Ivona

    program specialist

  • Mason, Suzan

    program specialist

  • McKinley, Iris

    senior meeting specialist

  • Meinke, Samantha

    communications officer

  • Miller, Anna

    meeting planner

  • Miller, Wendy

    program specialist

  • Mohanty, Saroj

    senior officer, enterprise systems

  • Montes, Marcela

    program officer

  • Moore, Ciciley

    senior program officer

  • Moore III, Ralph

    finance specialist

  • Moore, Yazeed

    senior program officer

  • Moriarty, Alana

    communications officer

  • Muller, Cynthia

    director of mission investments

  • Murphy, Michael

    vice president for communications

  • Nelson, Faye

    director of Michigan programs

  • Nelson, Takia

    program specialist

  • Newton, Virlean

    employee dining chef

  • Njus, Jonathan

    director of Family Economic Security

  • Nobel, David

    maintenance technician/project lead

  • Noricks, Rebecca

    communications officer

  • Nunez, Elizabeth

    program specialist

  • O'Dell, Jenefer

    senior program officer

  • Olney, Paxton

    program manager

  • Ordoñez, Karina Alatriste

    senior executive assistant

  • Pacheco de Alas, Chamiza

    director of New Mexico programs

  • Parker, Kathryn

    program officer

  • Parsons, Jill

    program manager

  • Parsons, Laura

    program specialist

  • Patel, Mitesh

    accounting analyst

  • Payton, Carla Thompson

    vice president for program strategy

  • Pearsall, Deborah

    executive assistant

  • Pelayo, Icela

    program officer

  • Pino, Rochelle

    senior executive assistant to the president and CEO-board relations

  • Poyer, Denise

    facilities and telecommunications technician

  • Prater, Wesley

    program officer

  • Raj, Kumar

    program officer

  • Rangel, Carlos

    vice president & chief investment officer

  • Read, Courtney

    data and operations analyst

  • Reincke, Kathleen

    director of communications

  • Rey, Deborah

    program operations manager

  • Roberts, Kimberly

    senior manager, grant services

  • Robinson, Ray

    program manager

  • Robinson II, Scott

    senior officer, digital communications

  • Rohs, Leslee

    program manager

  • Rosenthal, Robyn

    communications officer

  • Russell, Natalie

    senior executive assistant

  • Ryan, Daniel

    senior officer, infrastructure, security and support

  • St. John, Tammy

    program specialist/portfolio associate

  • Sallee, Jennifer

    senior program officer

  • Sammons, Paula

    senior program officer

  • Sanders, Reginald

    director of investments

  • Santana, Kimberly

    program specialist

  • Santiago, Alicia

    executive assistant

  • Savio, Susie

    finance specialist

  • Scamihorn, Philip

    senior officer, knowledge, data and learning

  • Schmelkes, Quetzalli Sotelo

    program officer

  • Schneider, Brian

    associate director of internal audit

  • Schriner, Jamie

    program officer

  • Scott, Sarida

    senior program officer

  • Seales, Naima

    digital production analyst

  • Seng, Tish

    program manager

  • Shaver, Alicia

    senior analyst, knowledge and records

  • Sheffieck, Emily

    grant analyst

  • Shellenberger, Matthew

    senior portfolio manager

  • Simpson, Patrick

    director of food, health & well-being

  • Slone, Natalie

    senior specialist, digital experience

  • Smith, Cindy

    vice president for service and experience

  • Smith, Diane

    senior officer, culture and experience

  • Smith, Sarah

    senior generalist, THR

  • Smith, Eileen Storer

    program officer

  • Sroka, Neil

    communications officer

  • Stealy, Jessica

    senior specialist, digital experience

  • Stiles, Cindy

    payroll & accounting analyst

  • Stott, Victoria

    program officer

  • Styburski, Dylan

    investment analyst

  • Suarez, Emma

    concierge services associate

  • Syed, Muneeb

    investment analyst

  • Tabron, La June Montgomery

    president and CEO

  • Tafoya, Victoria

    program officer

  • TenBrink, Cortnee

    program specialist

  • Thomas, Nicole

    business process analyst.

  • Thomson, Jennifer

    executive assistant

  • Topp, Nara

    program officer

  • Trinkle, Alyssa

    controller

  • Turner, Paige

    program specialist

  • Urayeneza, Marcel

    leadership programs manager

  • Vernola, Joseph

    maintenance technician/project lead

  • Vikis, Erika

    executive assistant

  • Walters, Howard

    program and evaluation officer

  • Wardford, Jeanne

    program officer

  • Warren, Deanna

    program manager

  • Washington, Alandra

    vice president for transformation and organizational effectiveness

  • Watson, Theresa

    program officer

  • Wharton, Auncharee

    accounting and payroll senior specialist

  • White, Alana

    program officer

  • Willbur, April

    business analyst

  • Williams, Teresa

    program specialist

  • Williams-Bishop, Rhea

    director of Mississippi and New Orleans programs

  • Williamson, Donald

    vice president for finance and treasurer

  • Wilson, Lynn Dacotah-Scherer

    program manager

  • Winstone, Dawn

    business analyst

  • Withers, Stephanie

    senior manager, investment operations

  • Womack, Shannon

    program specialist/portfolio associate

  • Woods, Wendee

    senior officer, QOE

  • Zhang, Zoe

    investment analyst

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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