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W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Profile

Last profile update: 01/11/2017
Last grant data update: 01/14/2017

At A Glance

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

1 Michigan Ave. E.

Battle Creek, MI United States 49017-4005

Telephone: (269) 968-1611

URL: www.wkkf.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

381359264

BRIDGE Number

4126165408

Background

Incorporated in 1930 in MI - Founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, Will Keith Kellogg, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) 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. The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy’s Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement.

Purpose and Activities

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. The foundation's work is carried out by partners and programs that help it achieve its three organizational goals and embody its commitments to community and civic engagement, and to racial equity. The three goals are: 1) Educated kids: Success by third grade. Increase the number of children who are reading-and-math proficient by third grade; 2) Healthy Kids: Healthy birth weight and optimal development. Increase the number of children born at a healthy birth weight and who receive the care and healthy food they need for optimal development; and 3) Secure Families: Children and families at 200 percent above poverty. Increase the number of children and families living at least 200 percent above the poverty level.