Andrew Brower is a program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role, he supports foundation efforts to promote thriving children, working families, and equitable communities.
Brower is part of the Racial Equity team at the foundation. He is responsible for developing and coordinating strategic investment activities that address systemic barriers that create vulnerable conditions for historically marginalized communities and children. His work includes implementing programmatic and investment activities to increase social change impact; ongoing analysis of solutions and trends; developing relationships within the field; fostering alliances with community, corporate and philanthropic partners; and supporting the overall direction and implementation of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s strategic framework.
Prior to this role, Brower was the program-related investments officer for the foundation’s Mission Investment team. Prior to that, Brower co-led the Grand Rapids place-based team, co-directing both strategy and investments. Brower also previously served as national program lead for the New Options Project, an effort focused on prototype development toward market-based pathways to employment for disconnected young people ages 16 to 24.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2010, Brower served as the founding executive director of The SOURCE, an intermediary nonprofit focused on retention, supports, assets, career mobility, and workforce and economic development for employees, family members, and employers. Other earlier positions and experiences include serving as a consultant and project manager for the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce; director of human resources for Butterball Farms, Inc.; and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras.
Brower holds a Master in Business Administration from the Ross School of Business of the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in 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 innovator and entrepreneur 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, Michigan, and works throughout the United States and internationally, as well as with sovereign tribes. Special attention 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.