Caroline Brunton

Program Officer

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Battle Creek, MI

Caroline T. Brunton is a program officer for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan.

As part of the Food, Health & Well-Being team, she provides leadership and oversight for on-the-ground execution of programming efforts by evaluating grant proposals, conducting background research, preparation of funding documents, grant portfolio monitoring, promoting community connections and providing grantee technical assistance.

Prior to joining the foundation, Caroline was with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia for 13 years. Most recently, she was associate director for policy for the Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects where she led strategic partnerships and policy initiatives for many of CDC’s environmental health programs. Prior to that, she was a public health analyst, responsible for program evaluation, strategic planning, and Congressional relations for many of CDC’s chronic disease, community, and children’s health programs. She also participated in emergency response for the 2009 H1N1 influenza outbreak and Hurricane Katrina. She was also a genetic epidemiology intern at the Michigan Department of Community Health in Lansing, Michigan.

Caroline holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from the University of Rhode Island, as well as a master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University.

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

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