Racial Equity 2030 - Overview
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 and managed by Lever for Change, the challenge will invite, build, and scale ideas for transformative change in the social, economic, political, and institutional systems that uphold inequities.
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.