Kellogg Foundation Gives $570K To Detroit Poverty Program

DETROIT (AP) – The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is awarding more than a half-million dollars to a Detroit charity to take national a program that aims to move people out of poverty.

Matrix Human Services says the $572,000 grant enables it to create a curriculum to teach other organizations its Transition to Success Model. Matrix officials say in a release that they aim to create a model that “frames and treats poverty as a disease” and connect poor people to all the programs and services they are eligible to receive.

Matrix says it helps more than 25,000 people a year through its programs.

The Battle Creek-based Kellogg Foundation works globally but focuses its grants on places where there are high concentrations of poverty.

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