W.K. Kellogg Foundation - Family Engagement Request for Initial Submission


Welcome to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation online grant application process. We are requiring this process via our website to ensure that we are collecting consistent information from all applicants. This allows us to learn from both those who receive funding and those who do not.

To promote local efforts in family engagement, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation  is taking a new approach: challenging communities to see families, regardless of race, ethnicity, or income level, as powerful assets for their children’s education. . The foundation defines family engagement as a shared responsibility of families, schools, and communities for student learning and achievement. It is a continuous process from birth through third grade and beyond. It occurs across multiple settings where children learn, and it creates environments where empowered parents and families are leaders.

To view the complete Request for Initial Submission, including a letter from WKKF Vice President – Program Strategy Carla D. Thompson, please click here.

To be eligible for support, your organization or institution, as well as the purpose of the proposed project, must qualify under regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Services. As a result, we are not able to provide funding directly to individuals.


In general, we do not provide funding for operational phases of established programs, capital requests (which includes the construction, purchase, renovation, and/or furnishing of facilities), equipment, conferences and workshops, scholarships or tuition assistance, films, television and/or radio programs, endowments, development campaigns, or research/studies unless they are an integral part of a larger program budget being considered for funding.

As you might expect, we receive more requests each year than we are able to fund with our limited resources.We are not able to fund requests that do not fit our funding guidelines and/or focus on propelling and strengthening vulnerable children through Kellogg Foundation programming goals and objectives.


No requests should be submitted for work to be done in W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s priority places of Michigan, New Mexico, New Orleans or  Mississippi as this ongoing work is coordinated through our placed-based focus teams.