W. K. Kellogg Foundation

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Date Founded



1 Michigan Avenue, East Battle Creek, MI, 49017-4012, United States

Charitable Causes

Corporate Foundations
Private Grantmaking Foundations
Private Independent Foundations


Social Interest
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

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. 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, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa (In 2009, we closed our office in Pretoria, South Africa and are no longer accepting unsolicited proposals there).

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Director of Education & Learning

Director of Investments

Director of Investments

Vice President, Finance & Treasurer

Vice President for Program Strategy

Vice President for Transformation & Organizational Effectiveness

Program Officer & Head, Detroit Team

Board of Trustees

President & Chief Executive Officer at W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C.

Vice President-Extension & Outreach at Iowa State University

Principal at Abraham Clark Consulting LLC

Executive Director Emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Founder at Grand Rapids African American Health Institute

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Planning Group

Investment Advisory Committee at Texas Women Ventures Fund LP

Of Counsel at Watson & Dameron, LLP

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Advisors & Consultants
Human Resources Consultant

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Sidley Austin LLP is an American multi-national private company located in New York, NY, that provides legal services.


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Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$100K - $500K
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
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