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Linking ideas, tools and knowledge to action


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The power of community wisdom, leaderful expertise and shared learnings is curated and disseminated throughout the year from WKKF. While not a cumulative list, these examples showcase how fresh ideas, tools and knowledge can spur action by more individuals, leaders, organizations and communities.

The foundation’s Expanding Equity network grew to more than 100 companies that are transforming their workplaces into equitable places of opportunity. Read a case study of how one company, Beacon Capital, is taking this on through supplier diversity efforts. Then, have a look at this summary of a workplace transformation guide for the investment management industry offering insights, actions, common pitfalls and examples from leading organizations.

Looking for a how-to guide for implementing racial equity, diversity and inclusion practices within your organization? Check out this new HR Toolkit for Racial Equity created with WKKF’s talent and human resource leaders.

There’s no magic formula for how organizations center racial equity. This past year, WKKF shared insights from dozens of WKKF grantees on centering racial equity in organizational structures, practices and operations in Part One and Part Two of a racial equity spotlight series. (Part 3 is coming soon.)

Learn important insights from communities that are building relationships, changing narratives and beginning to heal from the historical impacts of racism. Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) offers a defined approach to transform society by specifically addressing what communities see and experience in separation, the law and the economy. Follow this guide to learn how to apply lessons from TRHT in your community.

Millions of viewers tuned in to learn about racial healing during the NBC and Telemundo town hall specials for the 2023 National Day of Racial Healing. Featured in these specials were many of the issues and conversations communities showcased in series 1 of #ChangingTheNarrative.

Racial healing is not a one-day effort – individuals, organizations and communities engage in healing all year long, including at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Learn how two racial healing sessions focused on relationship-building and connecting racial healing to promoting racial equity.

The inaugural class of racial healing practitioners graduated from the University of Arkansas’ Clinton School of Public Service program, ready to build racial healing practices into their philanthropic organizations.

Last summer, we kicked off a campaign for early child care with an important dialogue between Actor Tyler James Williams and WKKF President and CEO La June Montgomery Tabron during Essence Festival of Culture in New Orleans.

WKKF gathered investors virtually to learn about the significant return on “untapped” investment potential in the U.S. South.

Finally, powerful causes need equally powerful communication strategies. Now, learning about communications planning is free and online for everyone. From message development to media relations to campaign communications and more, check out the Strategic Communication Planning Hub to learn more and create your communications plan.

Grantee knowledge fuels knowledge-rich database

Kellogg Foundation grantees directly share their knowledge in blog posts, reports, white papers and other tools and resources based on what they’re learning and doing. Check out the range of knowledge products created this year, including:

This is a small sampling of the resource-rich list of published knowledge from grantees and partners who upload their work to our broadly available database, fueled by Issue Lab by Candid. This resource database promotes the practical application of knowledge through W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant support.


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