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

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Private Independent Foundations


Social Interest
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 by breakfast cereal pioneer 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, 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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President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Investment Officer & Vice President

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Director of Education & Learning

Director of Investments

Director of Investments

Vice President, Finance & Treasurer

Vice President Program Strategy

Vice President for Transformation & Organizational Effectiveness

Program Officer & Head, Detroit Team

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Human Resources Consultant

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Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
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