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1930

Will Keith Kellogg participates in President Herbert Hoover's conference on Child Health and Protection, influencing Kellogg's early concept for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is established and dedicated to improving the health, happiness and well-being of children and youth, without discrimination to race, creed or geographical distribution.

1960's

The foundation invests in multiple minority-serving colleges, helping to provide post-secondary educational access for communities of color.

1990's

WKKF funds 'Rites of Passage' programs in urban areas. The programs empower minority youth by exposing them to role models and through discovery and discussion of history, culture, and the political forces surrounding them. The locations establish partnerships with public secondary schools to develop gender-specific programs.

1991

The foundation establishes an internal diversity advisory committee and began forming external partnerships that infused the staff and their programs with broader understanding of diversity and racism.

1992

The Kellogg Foundation launches a broad African American Men and Boys Initiative, investing $15 million into 32 projects. As part of the initiative, which included funding organizations that worked with youths on reducing crime, violence and drugs in their communities, the foundation funded a National Task Force on African American Men and Boys chaired by former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young.

1995

WKKF launches the Native American Higher Education Initiative from 1995-2002, creating partnerships with 30 tribal colleges and more than 75 mainstream higher education institutions, national and community organizations. The shared goal was to provide higher education for Native Americans, while integrating tribal cultural values into rigorous academic curriculum.

1997

WKKF launches the ENLACE (Engaging Latino Communities in Education) program in seven states. ENLACE partnered higher learning institutions with K-12 schools and community organizations, and formed support groups for Latino students.

1998

The Community Voices program launches. The program, which was part of the "Rites of Passage" work from WKKF, leveraged lessons from earlier work and other programming to develop multi-faceted systemic models for addressing pressing issues related to the health of young men of color, especially the formerly incarcerated who struggled to adjust to family and community after spending time in prison.

2004

WKKF staff participate in VISIONS Healing Racism Workshops.

2006

WKKF funds the Dellums Commision, a commission of influential scholars, public officials and civic leaders from around the country issued a comprehensive report on the public policies that negatively impacted young men and boys of color. It uncovered a series of policy decisions over decades that hampered their development in our society.

2007

In 2007, WKKF's board of trustees commits the foundation to be "an effective antiracist organization that promotes racial equity."

2010

WKKF launches America Healing, an investment of $75 million over five years to expose structural inequities, work to redress these issues, and help communities heal racial wounds so they can progress together. It's a strategy for lifting up racial healing so communities can move closer toward racial equity, while dismantling the structures that limit opportunities for vulnerable children.

2011

The first America Healing Conference convenes in Asheville, North Carolina. The meeting brought together healing practitioners and many national racial equity leaders.

2012

The second America Healing Conference meets in New Orleans, Louisiana.

2013

The third America Healing Conference assembles a national cohort of racial equity community partners, a growing network of healing practitioners and national civil rights leaders in Asheville, North Carolina under the theme "Reclaiming the Narrative."

2014

WKKF participates in President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative that formed a powerful coalition to create broader opportunities for young men and boys of color.

WKKF launches the Racial Equity Resource Guide, a web-based tool that allows anyone to create a fully customized document containing papers, tools, resources published by racial equity organizations from around the country.

The foundation plays a key role in the creation of the Executive Alliance, a group of more than 40 funders, issuing a powerful statement urging peaceful demonstrations after a grand jury in November decided not to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown.

2015

The fourth America Healing Conference returns a national cohort of racial equity community partners, a growing network of healing practitioners and national civil rights leaders to Asheville, North Carolina under the theme "All Children Must Thrive."

2016

The Kellogg Foundation embarks on the next step of our racial equity and racial healing journey. Stay tuned.