Vicky Stott serves on the foundation’s Racial Equity and Community Engagement team and is responsible for developing and coordinating strategic grantmaking activities aimed at addressing racial equity, community engagement, and nurturing opportunities for positive systemic change for historically marginalized communities and vulnerable children.
Prior to joining the foundation, she was the regional program development and funding coordinator – Syria Response regional funding lead at Oxfam Great Britain – while based in Amman, Jordan; where she worked with others to overcome poverty and suffering by supporting country efforts with the development of quality programming and resource mobilization strategies for the Syria crisis humanitarian response.
Stott has served as the regional roving funding coordinator at Oxfam Great Britain – Horn, East and Central Africa Regional Centre in Nairobi, Kenya; and funding and business development manager at Oxfam Great Britain – Afghanistan Program in Kabul, Afghanistan.
As the director of communications for First Nations Development Institute in Longmont, Colorado, Stott focused on public engagement to help strengthen American Indian economies and Native communities.She spent ten years at the American Indian College Fund in Denver, Colorado working with tribal colleges and universities, starting as an administrative assistant and finishing as a senior director and executive leader. Stott holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a professional certificate in community development from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.
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, Michigan, 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.