Subject Area:
Racial Equity
Donor Partner:
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG):
  • GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality
Competition status: Open for Registration

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. The registration period is now open.

Calling for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for all.

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.

Interested applicants must register to apply by January 28, 2021:

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