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THRT Around the U.S.

In June 2017, the Kellogg Foundation committed approximately $24 million in 14 multi-sector collaborations in communities across the United States to implement a TRHT process. Each place received a grant to implement a TRHT program and a growth fund to sustain the work for the long-term. The growth fund is also a place where additional funding is actively being raised and matched by other national, regional and local funders. The investments in each TRHT place range from approximately $1.5 to $4 million and implementation can be from two-to-five years.

As Richmond's coordinating organization for TRHT, Initiatives of Change is actively sharing lessons, resources and program opportunities with the other TRHT locales including:

In October 2017, a team from TRHT program in Selma visited Richmond to share about their work in Alabama and to learn about IofC's work of walking through history, building a team and partnering with local leadership.  

We learned a lot of helpful tools, insights, and practices. Our vision for Selma is for it to be a blessing that could change the world again toward Truth, Justice and Transformation - for Selma to become like Richmond, a place, which while it is not perfect, has laid a roadmap for future generations to follow on how to transform a community.
— Rev. Robert Turner - Project Director, TRHT/Selma

About W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) was founded in 1930 by breakfast cereal pioneer William Keith Kellogg. When he established the foundation, he said, “Use the money as you please, so long as it promotes the health, happiness and well-being of children.”

Today, the foundation remains committed to ensuring all children and families – regardless of race or income – have opportunities to reach their full potential. WKKF wants all children to live a full life with high-quality, early childhood education and access to good food and health care; to grow up in homes with families that have stable, high-quality jobs; and to live in a community where they are nurtured. Embedded within all WKKF does is a commitment to racial equity, to developing leaders and to engaging communities in solving their own problems.

The Kellogg Foundation and Initiatives of Change USA have collaborated for more than a decade. Most recently, IofC invited Rev. Alvin Herring, Director of Racial Equity and Community Engagement for WKKF, to meet in Richmond with partners from the philanthropic, law enforcement, academic and faith communities. During this visit, Rev. Herring shared about WKKF’s THRT commitment: “Witness what philanthropy can do. We can and should and do bring all of our resources to bear to jettison this false notion of human hierarchy. A single moment can bring you a lifetime of wisdom. When we start seeing people, they start wanting to be seen. They start wanting to tell their stories.”