Andrew M. Brower
Associate Program Officer, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
As a member of both the Education & Learning and the Family Economic Security teams, he provides expertise in all aspects of the grantmaking process including evaluating grant proposals, conducting background research, preparation of funding documents, grant monitoring, driving community connections and providing grantee customer service. He also contributes to program strategy development, including affecting systemic change and integrating the Kellogg Foundation¹s priority areas. He serves as co-lead for the New Options Project, an effort focused on prototype development toward market-based pathways to employment for disconnected young people ages 16-24. Andrew also co-leads the Grand Rapids, Mich., place-based strategy team, acting as a liaison to realize the Kellogg Foundation¹s strategic framework in four neighborhoods.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2010, Andrew served as the founding executive director of The SOURCE, a nonprofit focused on retention, supports, assets, career mobility and workforce and economic development for employees, family members and employers in one the most economically depressed neighborhoods in Grand Rapids. Earlier positions and experiences also include serving as a consultant/project manager for the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; director of human resources for Butterball Farms; and Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras.
Andrew holds a Master of Forestry from Michigan Technological University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Albion College.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer, 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, Mich., and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special emphasis 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 www.wkkf.org.