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W.K. Kellogg Foundation New Mexico Investments (2013-2019)

February 3, 2020

Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children to realize their full potential in school, work and life. Our funding focuses on three interconnected priorities – thriving children, working families and equitable communities. We bring a racial equity lensto all of our work, and make community engagement and developing leaders integral to all we undertake.New Mexico is a unique and incredible state — full of rich histories, cultural legacies and community pride. The state is one of the most multicultural and multilingual in the country with tremendous economic potential. We remain committed to embracing the wisdom of unique cultural, social and governance traditions throughout New Mexico, always aspiring to promote equity across boundariesof language, ethnicity and national origin.

Community Engagement; Early Childhood Education; Employment Equity; Leadership; Racial Equity and Healing

Seeing with Fresh Eyes: Our DNA in Action, 2019 W.K. Kellogg Foundation Annual Report (An Kreyòl)

February 1, 2020

More than a dozen stories illustrate how grantees are advancing racial equity and racial healing, building trust through community engagement and demonstrating courageous leadership to widen equitable opportunities for children and their families.  

Community Engagement; Early Childhood Education; Employment Equity; Food Systems; Health Equity; Impact Investing; Leadership; Maternal and Child Health; Racial Equity and Healing

Grassroots Leadership Development

July 25, 2013

Over a four-year period, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation invested more than $20 million in grants to 23 local, regional, and national organizations involved in grassroots leadership development. Dr. Jeanne Campbell, a Minnesota-based research consultant, was retained to lead the research on this project. Her charge was to visit these 23 organizations and capture what they had learned about grassroots leadership. Largely based on the Campbell Report, this workbook provides new insights for aspiring or current grassroots leaders to sharpen and clarify assumptions about grassroots leadership and its power.Healthy communities need involved citizens. A civil society depends on citizen concern and citizen action as its lifeblood. How we sustain and strengthen communities is an enduring question. The examples in this workbook offer practical, proven suggestions on how to strengthen and build healthy communities.Whether you are interested in solving a problem in your community or involving more of your neighbors in your cause, you'll find something of value to your work in these findings. Some of the findings give weight and credibility to the obvious or assumed. Others break new ground and point to approaches that can help all of us get more results from grassroots leadership efforts.What follows are the five main findings from this research and related work by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.


Listening-Building-Making Change: Job Profile of a Community Organizer

June 1, 2013

Why Create a Job Profile of an Organizer? The Community Learning Partnership (CLP) is a national network of community change studies programs based in community colleges in partnership with local nonprofit and civic organizations. We analyzed the job of a community organizer in order to gain a detailed and cohesive profile of this core change-agent role. We wanted to ensure that we are training and educating students in ways that reflect the current needs of the field.

Community Engagement; Leadership

Generating Change: Investing in a New Era of Nonprofit Talent and Leadership

April 26, 2011

This paper provides a fresh, solutions focused framework to help funders address the pressing issue of nonprofit leadership development in ways that are flexible and appropriate across the diversity of the foundation field. It is part of the Generating Change Nonprofit Talent and Leadership Development Toolkit avavailable at

Impact Investing; Leadership

The Collective Leadership Storybook: Weaving Strong Communities

October 1, 2010

The Community Learning Exchange (CLE) is a network of resilient local communities, vibrant organizations, and active change agents who share their local wisdom and collective leadership approaches with each other so that they can be more effective in addressing critical social issues. We envision a world in which community challenges are addressed, not by individual leaders, but by collective leadership groups of local residents working together for sustainable change in 21st century settings. Unlike conventional learning institutions, which may be grounded in formal teaching practices and offer a curriculum delivered by credentialed experts and supported by academic texts, the Community Learning Exchange views communities and people as the new instructors and texts for learning. It encourages community change agents to share actions, practices, ideas, and outcomes with one another in environments that respect and value local wisdom.


Kellogg Leadership for Community Change: Leadership for 21st Century Change

January 1, 2008

Kellogg Leadership for Community Change (KLCC) was launched by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 2002 to promote collective and  culturally appropriate leadership in communities across the country.KLCC is the latest in a long history of leadership development programs offered by the Foundation. KLCC operates from the premisethat while many 21st-century communities are eager to shapenew visions for themselves, they often lack the relationships andcollective leadership experience required to realize these visions.Crossing Boundaries, Strengthening Communities is a core philosophyof KLCC. It urges the inclusion of non-traditional leaders from diverse backgrounds in the collective decision-making processes of their communities. These diverse perspectives are crucial to breaking away from the status quo in order to improve communities for the benefit of all citizens.


Miami Fellows Initiative: Inspiring New Leaders Committed to the Common Good

May 1, 2007

Describes the history, goals, and program components of the Miami Fellows Initiative, which identifies and supports emerging community leaders in Miami-Dade County. Includes lists of fellows and their advisors and mentors.


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