W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Founded: June 1930

What is this Foundation?

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was created 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.…”

What does this foundation do?

WKKF places the optimal development of children at the center of all we do and calls for healing the profound racial gaps and inequities that exist in our communities.


WKKF works throughout the United States, in Haiti, Mexico, northeastern Brazil and southern Africa, and with sovereign tribes. Wherever we partner, we operate with the belief that significant and lasting change begins with individuals and communities coming together to advance children’s best interests.