The realities of the past year challenge all of philanthropy, including the Kellogg Foundation, to work differently if we are to achieve real change for our children.
When we join together, we can heal divides. We can see one another more fully. We can create more equitable communities – and ultimately, achieve real change for children.
In 2016, we held a series of community conversations, gathering feedback from more than 1,600 grantees and partners. What emerged was a clearer prioritization of the areas we fund, summarized in the graphic below.
To achieve real change for children, families and communities, we know we must be responsible stewards of the financial resources with which we have been entrusted.
“Use the money as you please so long as it promotes the health, happiness and well-being of children,” said our founder, Will Keith Kellogg. This continues to be our guide, with equity as our measure. Together, we’re working to support thriving children, working families and equitable communities.
2016 Board of Trustees (pictured left to right): Hanmin Liu, San Francisco; Celeste A. Clark, Battle Creek, Michigan; Richard M. Tsoumas, Battle Creek, Michigan; Ramón Murguía, Kansas City, Kansas; Cynthia H. Milligan, Lincoln, Nebraska; Fred P. Keller, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Roderick D. Gillum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Khan Nedd, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Cathann Kress, Ames, Iowa; and La June Montgomery Tabron, Battle Creek, Michigan