CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 1988 |
The National Academy of Sciences, one of the nation's oldest and surely its most prestigious research organization, has been awarded the largest single endowment gift in its 125-year history. Under terms of an agreement with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the academy and one of its affiliate organizations, the Institute of Medicine, will receive $20 million over the next four years.
June 14, 1988 |
The marketing skills of Will Keith Kellogg put cold cereal on the world's breakfast tables, but the "king of corn flakes" worked as hard at giving away his fortune as making it. In the 58 years since the late Kellogg Co. founder established the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, it has dished out more than $1 billion on programs to overcome the problems of hunger, disease and ignorance--both at home and abroad.
January 29, 1995 |
An idea from South-Central Los Angeles that has turned a blighted lot into a garden spot might work just as well across town--or across the country. With that premise, the Mega-Cities Project has been working for three years to identify the best urban problem-solvers in Los Angeles and New York and help them share their ideas and strategies.
December 29, 2007 |
In a sharp break from past practice, major charitable foundations are initiating or strengthening efforts to harmonize the social and environmental effect of their endowment investments with their philanthropic goals. "A head of steam has been created around the issue of 'mission-related investing,' " said Douglas Bauer, senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, which consults with foundations. "More and more foundations are wrestling with the issue." The $8.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2010 |
Cal Poly Pomona announced Monday that it has been awarded a $42-million cash gift — the largest such donation in the history of California State University — by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, whose cereal magnate founder established an Arabian horse ranch in the hills that is now part of the campus. The grant will be given over five years, beginning with an initial $10 million in August, followed by yearly awards of $8 million, officials said. The money will be used to increase the enrollment of first generation college students, recently emancipated foster youth, military veterans and other underrepresented populations in Southern California.