J.C. Kellogg Foundation: Grants for Higher Education

OVERVIEW: The J. C. Kellogg Foundation takes a broad approach to higher education grantmaking across the United States. 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. It also lacks transparency, which restricts information about its grant guidelines and strategies.

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.  Tax filings suggest that the foundation invests in higher education.Kellogg supports higher education institutions, but tends to prioritize schools located on the East Coast.

The Kellogg Foundation’s latest tax filings suggest that it supports both small and large colleges and universities. For example, past grantees include Babson College, Dartmouth, and Rutgers University.

Grant amounts vary widely and range from about $1,000 to $300,000; however, most grants tend to fall between $5,000 and $50,000.

The J.C. Kellogg Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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