Foundation: W.K. Kellogg Foundation; Opportunity: Foundation Grants; Funding Focus: Low-income families, children, youth; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofits; Funding: multiple awards up to $500,000 each (the foundation distributed $260 million last year); Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: The foundation refocused its funding priorities, making its key area of interest helping vulnerable children. One way to do this, the foundation believes, is through building and enriching community assets. Within this focus area, the foundation seeks to, strengthen vulnerable families and children by building economically vibrant and socially just communities. The foundation also refocused its giving by region. The three strategic goals are:
- Educated Kids: Increase the number of children who are reading-and-math proficient by third grade.
- Healthy Kids: Increase the number of children born at a healthy birth weight and who receive the care and healthy food they need for optimal development.
- Secure Families: Increase the number of children and families living at least 200% above the poverty level.
While continuing to fund a significant amount of work across the country, the foundation says it will focus additional dollars on efforts in Michigan, New Mexico, and Mississippi.
Info: For complete details, go to: http://www.wkkf.org/ or 269/969-2166