Afghanistan Racial Equity 2030: A Call for Bold Solutions to Drive an Equitable Future 28-Jan-2021

Applications are open for Racial Equity 2030, which is a global challenge in honor of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 90th anniversary. It is a call for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, their families and communities.

This $90 million challenge seeks ideas from anywhere in the world and will scale them over the next decade to transform the systems and institutions that uphold inequity.

Solutions may tackle the social, economic, political or institutional inequities we see today. Teams of visionaries, change agents and community leaders from every sector are invited to join.


  • Up to ten Finalists will be identified and receive $1 million planning grants along with nine months of capacity-building support to further develop their project and strengthen their applications. Final Awardees will be selected from the pool of Finalists.
  • This is a multi-phase challenge culminating in at least three Awardees receiving grants of $20 million each, and at least two Awardees receiving grants of $10 million each. These awards will be paid out over nine years to coincide with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s 100th anniversary.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Racial Equity 2030 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 issues as part of leadership in the project.
  • Given the global nature of the challenge, applications must be submitted in English. The challenge acknowledges and understands the barrier this places on those for whom English is not a first language. However, because of the multiple review processes, peer reviews, and expert panel reviews, English was chosen to provide a consistency across all entries, and reduce the risk of translation error or misinterpreting an application. The challenge has been intentional in the recruitment of expert reviewers to ensure representation of global perspectives and knowledge. The challenge appreciates accommodation and understanding.
  • Finalists will receive planning grants and technical assistance, so early-to-mid-stage ideas are acceptable.
  • Also, while organizations of all types and sizes are welcome to apply, all projects must have a charitable.

For more information, visit Racial Equity 2030.

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