Sunday, April 26, 2009

Grant Proposal: W.K. Kellogg Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation seeks to fund promising ventures across the United States. BETF agreed to partner with BDPA Middle Tennessee on joint proposal to this funding source. We submitted an online grant application asking the the Kellogg Foundation to support our Student Information Technology Education & Scholarship (SITES) program in the greater Nashville area. We anticipate a response within 45 days.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation sees tremendous opportunity and innovation happening, and they will consider opportunities to learn from innovation, to help catalyze work in other places in the US, and to also bring that learning back to the places where they are geographically-focused on moving that indicator needle on behalf of children. Ultimately, they will invest throughout the country, but with the priority on Michigan, Mississippi and New Mexico.

Race and Place as Critical Factors in Children’s Success - Kellogg Foundation efforts to achieving racial equity will include removing present day barriers to equal opportunities. This may be accomplished through different strategies including – but not limited to – eliminating institutionalized discriminatory policies and practices, and working in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty to improve opportunities for quality education, health, safety, and economic security.

As they look for ways to keep our country prosperous, they seek to make the next generation a significant priority. Even economic experts agree that child development is the foundation for community development – which, in turn, is the foundation for economic development. Capable children become the foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society. Check out the Foundation video to see how they focus on 'children and learning'

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
One Michigan Avenue East
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017-4012
Tel: 269-968-1611
Fax: 269-968-0413

Selection Criteria - The Kellogg Foundation staff conducts a disciplined review of each grant application received to determine whether the proposal fits within their funding priorities and scope. Criteria may vary slightly, but generally, they are looking for proposals that have the potential to:
  • Have a measurable impact on children and families who face significant barriers to opportunity for success
  • Strengthen the “opportunity grid” (the systems and services) within communities that create opportunities for children
  • Make significant and sustainable change
  • Engage promising innovative solutions and technologies
  • Work in partnership with communities, governments, businesses, and experts
  • Leverage support from other sources
  • Build on existing Kellogg Foundation work

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