W.K. Kellogg Foundation Racial Equity 2030 RFA
Racial Equity 2030
Launched on October 13, 2020, Racial Equity 2030 will award $90 million to fund bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families, and communities across the globe. Hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the challenge will invite, build and scale ideas for transformative change in the social, economic, political and institutional systems that uphold inequities. See more about the opportunity below.
If you are interested in applying for W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Racial Equity 2030 Challenge and would like to learn more, please join one of these upcoming webinars during which the Foundation will provide additional information and answer questions.
Option 1: Monday, December 14, 2020 at 2 pm Eastern Time (https://lnkd.in/gipJdqG)
Option 2: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 11 am Eastern Time (https://lnkd.in/gVJEMf2)
Please note that both webinars will be recorded and shared on the Racial Equity website. While the content for both webinars will be similar, the questions and answers may differ.
In the meantime, please contact (email@example.com) if you have questions and remember that the registration deadline for Racial Equity 2030 is Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
A webinar to review the RFA and discuss the MSU pre-proposal process was held on November 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. For those who could not attend, the presentation slides and recording are available below.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation has developed an organizational readiness tool to determine if proposed solutions are a good match for this challenge. Investigators are encouraged to use the tool in advance of preparing materials for submission.
Investigators interested in participating will need to prepare a white paper for submission. White papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4, 2020. The final proposal deadline to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is February 25, 2021.
Other internal dates:
- Information session for interested faculty members: Nov. 6
- Internal white paper guidelines issued: Nov. 9
- Deadline for submission of internal white papers: Dec. 4
- Internal review and selection of top proposal team(s): Dec. 21
- Work sessions with selected team(s) to hone concepts, position work strategically, and provide advice/ guidance with application development: Ongoing until application deadline of February 25, 2021
More About Racial Equity 2030
Answer the call to reimagine and build a future where racial equity is realized.
Racial equity is the primary challenge of our time. The future of too many children is bound by the color of their skin, their families’ circumstances or the limits of opportunity because of systemic inequities in their communities. The current global pandemic has laid bare inequities in health, wealth and opportunity. The uprising for racial justice has produced a global outcry. But the systems that perpetuate inequity and injustice have been generations in the making. Racial Equity 2030 is a chance to reimagine and build a future where equity is realized.
The Challenge is open to teams from anywhere in the world. Proposed ideas must embrace and reflect the values of racial equity and justice. They must be led by a team that centers on lived experience and includes communities closest to the issue as part of leadership in the project.
Applicants are welcome to propose early-to-mid-stage ideas, as up to ten teams will be selected as Finalists and each will receive a $1 million planning grant, as well as nine months of capacity-building support to further develop their project and strengthen their applications.
At least five additional awards adding up to a minimum of $80 million will be announced in the summer of 2022:
- At least three Awardees will each receive a $20 million grant.
- At least two additional Awardees will each receive a $10 million grant.
These awards will be paid out over nine years to coincide with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 100th anniversary.
Given the global nature of the challenge, applications must be in English. Individuals are not eligible to apply. Applications will undergo peer-to-peer review and be assessed by an expert review panel based on the following criteria: 1) game-changing, 2) equitable, 3) bold, and 4) achievable.