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 areas.

  1. Geographic Considerations:  Generally, the Foundation gives priority to applicants from these targeted regions:
    • The United States
    • Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Southern Africa – Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zimbabwe.
  2. 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 funding.
  3. We do not provide grants for budget line items labeled as “indirect or overhead costs” or for individuals.
  4. 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 objectives.
  5. 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 Service.
  6. 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.

Application Process

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 to Apply page.


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