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Company Overview of W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Company Overview

W.K. Kellogg Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization with $5.7 million assets under management. The foundation receives most of its investment from W.K. Kellogg Trust. It was founded by W.K. Kellogg and has over $6 billion in assets and awards $500 million in grants to programs involving health, food, systems and rural development, education, and volunteerism annually. W.K. Kellogg Foundation makes grants in the United States, Latin America, and Southern Africa. The foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan. W.K. Kellogg Foundation operates as a subsidiary of Kellogg Company.

1 Michigan Avenue

Battle Creek, MI 49017

United States

Founded in 1930



Key Executives for W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Chief Executive Officer, President and Trustee
Age: 69
Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer
Age: 54
Senior Vice President for Programs
Chief Investment Officer and Vice President
Corporate Secretary and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Key Developments

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Announces New Vice President and Two New Directors

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announced the selection of a new vice president for communications and the promotion of two staff to director positions. Mary B. Cohen was named the new vice president for communications. In addition, Arelis Diaz, former program officer for the office of the president, and Cynthia Muller, former program and portfolio officer for mission driven investments, have both been promoted to the role of director. Diaz will serve as director of the office of the president and Muller as the director of mission investments. Cohen will serve as senior communications advisor, providing strategic counsel to the president and CEO, executive team and staff. Cohen is responsible for directing all aspects, both domestically and internationally, of internal and external communications efforts in service to the foundation's mission, vision, values and strategic plan. Prior to joining the foundation, Cohen was the president of Mary B. Cohen Communications Inc., based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she supported philanthropic, nonprofit and corporate clients in writing, editing, program management, group facilitation, instructional sessions, media support and strategic planning. In Diaz' new director role, she will oversee operations within the office of the president. Acting as a key advisor to the president and CEO, executing the foundation's message successfully in coordination with internal teams and external partners and managing grants for the office of the president. In her previous role, she led WKKF's corporate responsibility efforts and special initiatives of the president and CEO. In Muller's new director role, her primary responsibility will be to drive the strategy and performance of the foundation's $100 million mission investments. She will also oversee the foundation's $30 million program-related investment portfolio. In her previous role, she was responsible for developing and managing strategic market rate impact investment activities; sourcing and deploying market rate investments to increase social change impact; analyzing solutions and trends; and developing relationships in the field.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Appoints Frank R. Lopez as Director of New Mexico Programs

W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) announced the selection of Frank R. Lopez as its new director of New Mexico programs, effective Nov. 13, 2017. Lopez will provide leadership and oversight of the foundation's investments in the state, ensuring all children, families and communities regardless of race or income have opportunities to reach their full potential. Lopez will actively guide the integration of the foundation's grantmaking priorities to support thriving children, working families and equitable communities in the state of New Mexico. Lopez currently serves as the executive director for NGAGE New Mexico in Las Cruces.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Presents at Innovate + Educate CLOSE IT Summit, Sep-27-2017

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Presents at Innovate + Educate CLOSE IT Summit, Sep-27-2017 . Venue: Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, United States. Speakers: Paula Sammons, Program Officer.

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