Kellogg Foundation Grants
Grants are made in the four areas of: Health, Food Systems
and Rural Development, Youth and Education, and Philanthropy
and Volunteerism. All programming in these four interest areas
is tailored to meet the needs of each geographic region.
Following is a brief description of the Foundation's interests
in each region.
The following guidelines help direct the Kellogg
Foundation’s funding decisions:
Foundation Goals: The Foundation will only consider
requests that fall within these interest
- Geographic Considerations: Generally, the
Foundation gives priority to applicants from these targeted
- The United States
- Latin America and the Caribbean
- Southern Africa – Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi,
Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
- In general, when we fund loans; operational phases of
established programs; capital requests for purchase,
remodeling, or furnishing of facilities; equipment purchase;
conferences; films, television, or radio programs;
endowments; development campaigns; or research, we typically
do so only as part of a broader programming/funding effort.
In other words, we would typically not fund the
aforementioned items unless they are integral parts of a
larger project or program budget being considered for
- We do not provide grants for budget line items labeled
as “indirect or overhead costs” or for individuals.
- Planning or Studies: Funds may be provided to
grantees for planning or studies that directly assist in the
development or implementation of a project. This may occur
when planning or studies are needed to enhance a project’s
- Qualifying Organizations/Projects: To be
eligible for support, the organization or institution, as
well as the purpose of the proposed project, must qualify
under regulations of the United States Internal Revenue
- Sustainability of Project: The grantee, community, or
other beneficiary must demonstrate the potential to continue
the funded work in a self-renewing manner after Kellogg
Foundation funding ceases.
We prefer that grant applicants submit their preproposals
electronically by using the Foundation’s
online application. Grant applicants who are not able to
apply electronically should submit a pre-proposal document of
less than five pages, containing the information
highlighted on the How