J.C. Kellogg Foundation: Grants for Higher Education

OVERVIEW: The J. C. Kellogg Foundation takes a broad approach to its funding toward higher education. As a result, its giving does not reflect specific higher education initiatives or priorities.

IP TAKE: This funder awards both project specific and general operating support grants.

PROFILE: Established in 1954 by Mr. and Mrs. James C. Kellogg III, the J.C. Kellogg Foundation supports higher education institutions across the country, but tends to lend the bulk of its support to schools located on the East Coast.

The Kellogg Foundation maintains a low public profile, does not operate a website, and does not employ any formal staff. While this may make getting in touch difficult, the foundation’s latest tax filings suggest that it supports both small and large colleges and universities. For example, Babson College, Dartmouth, and Rutgers University are all past Kellogg grantees.

Grant amounts vary widely and range from about $1,000 to $300,000; however, most grants tend to fall in the $5,000 to $50,000 range. The J.C. Kellogg Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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