W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation "was established in 1930 by breakfast cereal pioneer W.K. Kellogg. During his lifetime, he donated $66 million in Kellogg Company stock and other investments "to help people help themselves."
"The Foundation receives its income primarily from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust, which was set up by Mr. Kellogg. The Trust continues to own substantial equity in Kellogg Company, in addition to its diversified portfolio. While Kellogg Company and the Kellogg Foundation have enjoyed a long-standing relationship, the Foundation is governed by its own independent Board of Trustees. The Foundation receives its income primarily from the Trust’s investments.
"Over the years, the Kellogg Foundation’s programming has evolved, striving to remain innovative and responsive to the ever-changing needs of society. Today, the organization ranks among the world’s largest private foundations. Grants are awarded in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and southern Africa." 
"In 2006, the Foundation’s assets have reached more than $7 billion."  Their Annual Report notes that their assest came to $7.8 billion in August 2006, and they distributed $329 million worth of grants that year, and "appropriated $486 million for new grants and direct charitable activities". (see 2006 Annual Report below)
Interesting Projects Funded in 2006
- Arts Engine, Inc.
- Care International Brazil
- Carter Center, Inc.
- CEJIL Foundation/Mesoamerica
- Center for Ethical Leadership
- Center for Health Policy Development
- Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest
- Centre for Policy Studies
- Children's Defense Fund
- Children's Health Fund
- Council on Foreign Relations, Inc.
- Foundation Center
- Grassroots Leadership, Inc.
- Hope Worldwide
- International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
- Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
- Media for Development International
- New World Nongovernmental Association
- NGO Alliance, Inc.
(see 2006 Annual Report below)
- Dorothy A. Johnson, Grand Haven, Michigan;
- Fred P. Keller, Grand Rapids, Michigan;
- Howard F. Sims, Detroit, Michigan;
- Wenda Weekes Moore, Minneapolis, Minnesota;
- Joseph M. Stewart, Battle Creek, Michigan;
- Sterling K. Speirn, Battle Creek, Michigan;
- Shirley D. Bowser, Williamsport, Ohio;
- Cynthia H. Milligan, Lincoln, Nebraska;
- Hanmin Liu, San Francisco, California
"On January 1, 2007, Roderick D. Gillum of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, joined the Board of Trustees of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
- Web: http://www.wkkf.org
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