Grant Services Specialist, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.

The Kellogg Foundation is based in Battle Creek, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special attention is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the U.S. are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; and internationally, are in Mexico and Haiti. For more information, visit

Working as part of grant and contract services, the specialist is responsible for supporting the foundation’s grantmaking by conducting tax and financial eligibility assessments, preparing grant agreements, closing grant files, and providing guidance to programming staff on grantmaking systems, processes and requirements.

  • Conduct tax eligibility assessments for specific grant types by obtaining documentation to determine grantseeker tax status and reviewing proposals and budgets to assess compliance with foundation requirements, escalating questions as needed.
  • Obtain reports and statements from grantseekers to perform financial due diligence reviews for grants meeting specified criteria. 
  • Provide guidance to programming staff on grantmaking processes, systems and requirements, seeking out information and coordinating with team members as needed to respond to inquiries.  
  • Prepare grant agreements and amendments from templates and coordinate the signing process.
  • Process grant closings to ensure the integrity of the grant file.
  • Complete related projects as assigned, such as maintaining forms and templates or supporting the foundation’s matching gift program.
  • Associate’s degree and at least three years administrative or management support experience preferred; or high school diploma or equivalent with at least five years of previously mentioned experience.
  • Foundation or nonprofit experience preferred.

Ability to work effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.`

How To Apply: 
Hiring Organization: 
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Grant Services Specialist
City and State: 
Battle Creek MI
Hiring Deadline: 
July 25, 2020

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity. Employees of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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