Grant Analyst

Grant Analyst

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W.K. Kellogg Foundation
November 24, 2021
Battle Creek


The W.K. Kellogg Foundation with headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan is a leading philanthropic institution supporting thriving children, working families, equitable communities, and the dynamic connection between the three. The Grant Services team works in partnership with Program teams to ensure tax compliance and perform financial due diligence in support of grant making.

“The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society.”



The Grant Analyst role is crucial in supporting grant making at WKKF. While the analytical work is focused on comprehensive and investigative financial and tax due diligence to ensure grant compliance, the interpersonal aspects of this role provide opportunities to continue building strong, collaborative partnerships between the Grant Services and Program teams. This role invites candidates from diverse professional and educational backgrounds across accounting, financial and tax services, compliance, nonprofit, and grants analysis.



The primary function of the Grant Analyst is to perform financial and tax due diligence of grant proposals and grantees.

Grant Services and Grantee Analysis

  • Identify and address areas of risk or concern to ensure grant proposal compliance with IRS regulations, Foundation policies, and Foundation standards.
  • Analyze grantee data and conduct research to determine legal and tax status, organizational capacity, and to make recommendations on grant structure.
  • Prepare grant agreements and amendment letters.
  • Conduct annual payment reviews to determine grant requirements have been met.

Enhancement of relationships among Grant Services, Program teams, and Legal teams

  • Work in partnership with Program teams, grantseekers and grantees to provide guidance on grant eligibility, structure, process, management, and termination.
  • Liaise between Program and Legal teams to support negotiation of grant agreements.

The Grant Analyst’s work to support grant making ensures WKKF is distributing its funds efficiently and effectively to communities and organizations supporting the conditions for thriving children and families in areas of health, education, and economic security.



Success in the Grant Analyst role will require a passion to further the WKKF’s mission and a commitment to core values of diversity and inclusion, intercultural awareness, openness, collaboration, and stewardship. The ideal candidate will also possess the following professional abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required.
  • Minimum three years of professional experience in relevant field, or combined education and professional experience required; foundation or nonprofit experience preferred.
  • Analytical thinking, sound judgement, and strong attention to detail.
  • Dedication to building and maintaining healthy, service-oriented relationships.


Salary range is $66,000 - $83,000. Actual starting salary of candidate will be commensurate with years, breadth, and depth of relevant experience, education, certifications, credentials, special skills, accomplishments, and other factors relevant to the position.

How To Apply

More information about the W.K. Kellogg Foundation may be found at:

This search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Sharon Gerstman of NPAG. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates may submit their cover letter, outlining their interest and qualifications, along with their resume via NPAG’s website.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.