The Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance (KFLA) Humanitarian Action Fund is based on the principles of concern for human welfare and the alleviation of suffering. Humanitarian action must be carried out on the basis of need alone. Grants will be awarded based on the recognized values of humanity, responsiveness, feasibility and interdependence.
The Current Issue:
In our increasingly globalized world, the politics of borders and migration frequently eclipse humanitarian concerns. Often children and vulnerable communities are the most impacted.
For Instance: the Fund was conceived in 2014, when the number of unaccompanied children crossing the Southwest U.S. border surged to over 50,000. For these children—most of whom come from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador—the primary reasons for migration are refuge from poverty, gang or cartel violence, or to seek family reunification.
The KFLA Humanitarian Action Fund is in place to assist Kellogg Fellows who are working on these issues in numerous ways across the globe. Fellows whose work addresses the humanitarian concerns of migration, immigration, and borders can apply to the Fund for small grants to support their efforts.
Initial funding was received from an anonymous donor’s $5,000 match grant. KFLA raised additional funds for a total of $20,000. The Fund will continue to be sustained through private donations.