W.K. Kellogg Foundation

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) has been a long-term and generous supporter of First Nations Development Institute's work in Native food systems and agriculture. In 2011, WKKF awarded First Nations $2.88 million over three years (2012-2014) to increase positive outcomes in Native children’s health and economic well-being. WKKF and First Nations partnered to support initiatives aimed at enhancing Native control of local food systems – especially in addressing issues such as food insecurity, food deserts, and health and nutrition – while simultaneously bolstering much-needed economic development in those communities. In 2015, WKKF provided an additional grant of $2.95 million to extend First Nations’ work in the area of Native agriculture and food systems for three years, 2015 through 2017. The 2017 grants were supplemented by additional funding from the Agua Fund for three of the grantees, as noted.

Here are our current and recent grantees.

In 2017 First Nations awarded $454,000 in Native Agriculture & Food Systems Grants to 15 tribes and Indian organizations in 11 states.


In 2016 First Nations awarded $435,208 in Native Agriculture & Food Systems Grants to 20 tribes and Indian organizations in 10 states.



In 2015 First Nations awarded $205,000 to nine Native organizations.


In 2014 First Nations awarded $400,000 to support 12 Native food-system projects.


In 2013 First Nations awarded $382,500 to support 11 Native food-system projects.


In 2012 First Nations awarded over $436,000 to support 11 Native food-system projects.


About the W.K. Kellogg Foundation 

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, founded in 1930 by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Based in Battle Creek, Mich., WKKF works nationally and internationally, and engages with communities in priority places in across the U.S., Mexico and Haiti to create conditions that propel vulnerable children to realize their full potential in school, work and life. For more information, visit www.wkkf.org.