Racial Equity

Put your money where your mouth is


This week, Dr. Carla Thompson Payton, WKKF Vice President for Program Strategy, joined Concordia for its annual summit alongside T.H. Henrietta Fore, Chairman & CEO at Holsman International​​, and Dr. Cecilia Conrad from Lever for Change, to talk about the Racial Equity 2030 global challenge and how innovative funding models to grassroots organizations and private-public partnerships can make the world a more equitable place. 

The panelists aimed to share how donors can connect with problem solvers to find and fund bold, effective solutions to accelerate social change, and what tools exist for donors, corporations and organizations to achieve social impact.

In 2020, we marked the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 90th anniversary, in the middle of a global pandemic, by launching the Racial Equity 2030 Global Challenge, awarding $90 million U.S. dollars to fuel innovative and actionable solutions to build a more racially equitable future. The pandemic exposed disparities in healthcare, wealth and access to opportunities. The movement for racial justice sparked an international outpouring of support. The time was right. 

Centered around our founder’s belief that people have the inherent capacity to find the solutions to their own difficulties, this project was able to open doors, offer partnerships and give applicants and participants the benefit of working alongside others within their ecosystem and built a community of game-changers who are aspiring to create sustainable solutions to our most intractable issues. 

Minda Corso
Minda is the digital communications manager at the foundation. She is responsible for hands-on execution of integrated digital marketing and communications strategies to support organizational as well as internal and external communications goals and objectives. She works with the communications team to identify, develop and execute digital marketing and communications tactics across the WKKF digital ecosystem. She collaborates with organizational peers and teams to elevate the foundation’s strategies, programmatic priorities, and relationships with priority audiences, including internal staff, grantees and external stakeholders.

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