Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

W.K.Kellogg Foundation

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.

WKKF supports children, families and communities as it strengthens and creates conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. It envisions a nation that marshals its resources to assure that all children have an equitable and promising future – a nation in which all children thrive.



Project Catalogue

Grand Rapids Workforce Demand Analysis
Start Date: May 2015 — End Date: Oct 2015

CREC working in collaboration with the George Mason University Center for Regional Analysis provided information and research that will inform the city’s workforce development efforts aimed at leveraging planned public investments in street reconstruction, parks renovations, and river restoration. Working in conjunction with the William K. Kellogg Foundation, this research allowed municipal leaders and community […]

Project Updates

CREC Rejoins Kellogg Foundation in Grand Rapids, Michigan
August 17, 2015

Mark White and Randall Arthur traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan, as part of a project with the William Keith Kellogg Foundation to evaluate Grand Rapids’ employer and workforce demand.

CREC Travels to Grand Rapids, Michigan
July 12, 2015

Mark White and Randall Arthur traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan to present preliminary findings to stakeholders as a part of an ongoing project with the W.K. Kellog Foundation and the City of Grand Rapids.