Established by Will Keith Kellogg, better known as the inventor of the cornflake and founder of the Kellogg cereal empire, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation was created to help people help themselves through the practical application of knowledge and resources to improve their quality of life and that of future generations. It is a nonprofit organization that focuses on building the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions to solve their own problems. The foundation s grants are awarded in four areas: health, food systems and rural development, youth and education and philanthropy and volunteerism. Its recent grantees have included the Social Venture Network, Denver Health Community Voices and the Academy for Educational Development. The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was established in 1930 and has headquarters in Battle Creek, Mich. During his lifetime Kellogg donated more than $65 million to the foundation, which now receives its income primarily from investments made by its own trust.