Kellogg’s Foundation Has Given Almost $1 Million To Black Lives Matter Group
Kellogg’s Foundation Pays Black Lives Matter
Breitbart News reports that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which maintains strong financial ties to the Kellogg’s Company, has given at least $930,000 to support the work of Black Lives Matter.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation does list their support for Black Lives Matter on their website, with the note that they provided $900,000 grant money to the International Development Exchange to “Enhance local and place-specific interventions to address issues impacting the lives of Black community members, families and children by building the infrastructure and capacity of the national #BlackLivesMatter to support and strengthen their local chapters’ organizing capacity.”
Michael Blood with the Associated Press reported, “Since November, the nonprofit charity also known as IDEX has been acting as a mostly unseen financial arm of Black Lives Matter, with the ability to receive grants and tax-deductible donations on the group’s behalf. More recently, the relationship evolved into a contractual partnership that will run through at least mid-2017.”
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation also provided a $30,000 grant to The Praxis Project to, “Provide funds to support a charitable event, the inaugural BlackLivesMatter Chapter Retreat.”
Breitbart has been waging war on Kellogg’s since the food company pulled their advertising from the news site, saying that Breitbart’s conservative coverage does not reflect the values of the company. Breitbart has been calling for a boycott of Kellogg’s in addition to investigative reporting of the company’s ties to Black Lives Matter.
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation owns a substantial amount of the Kellogg’s company, therefore some of the money being paid to Black Lives Matter appears to be coming from food sale profits.
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