WK Kellogg Foundation Grant

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) was founded in 1930 by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg. 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.

Type of Support


The WK Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) awards grants in the following areas:

  • Thriving Children: We support a healthy start and quality learning experiences for all children.

    • Improving access to early childhood education and education systems
    • Advance models that are proven to support healthy birth outcomes, quality maternal and infant health care, and children’s early development
    • Increase breastfeeding rates, especially in communities of color
    • Expand access to oral health care and access to fresh, local healthy food and improve nutrition
    • Promote greater health equity
  • Working Families: We invest in efforts to help families obtain stable, high-quality jobs.

    • Widen pathways to stable, high-quality jobs and more equitable employment opportunities
    • Expand support for tribal-, minority- and women-owned business enterprises 
    • Support efforts that inform policies and change systems to create greater economic stability for families and communities
    • In Mexico and Haiti, support local efforts that develop, improve and strengthen agricultural production, product development, value chains and microenterprise
  • Equitable Communities: We want all communities to be vibrant, engaged and equitable.

    • Advancing racial equity and racial healing
    • Engaging communities in solving their own problems and developing leaders capable of guiding change 

Children are at the heart of everything we do at the Kellogg Foundation. WKKF wants all children to live a full life by accessing high-quality early childhood experiences, supported by families with access to good jobs and career pathways and living in communities where they are nurtured. Embedded in all that we do is a commitment to advancing racial equity, developing leaders at all levels and engaging communities in addressing barriers that prevent positive outcomes for their children. 


Organization's Location
USA, Haiti, Mexico
Program Location
USA (with preference for MI, MS, NM, and New Orleans, LA), Mexico (Highlands of Chiapas, the Yucatán Peninsula), Haiti (Central and Southern Corridors)
Organization Type
Nonprofit organizations (501(c)(3) or equivalent (i.e., school, hospital or religious institution)
Public or governmental entity
For-profit entity doing charitable work
Sovereign tribes


Individuals seeking grants for scholarships or educational support, living expenses, emergency aid
not specified


Required Attachments
Letter of Inquiry (LOI)
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