Andrew M. Brower
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Andrew Brower is a Program Officer at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation based out of Grand Rapids, MI.
He co-leads the Grand Rapids place-based team, co-directing both strategy and investments. Brower is responsible for developing and coordinating strategic grantmaking activities that address systemic barriers that create vulnerable conditions for historically marginalized communities and children. His work includes implementing programmatic and grantmaking activities to increase social change impact, ongoing analysis of solutions and trends, developing relationships within the field, fostering alliances with community and philanthropic partners, and supporting the overall direction and implementation of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s strategic framework. Brower also serves as one of the leaders for the New Options Project®, an effort focused on prototype development toward market-based pathways to employment for disconnected young people ages 16–24.
Prior to joining the foundation in 2010, Brower served as the founding Executive Director of The SOURCE, a nonprofit focused on retention, supports, assets, career mobility, and workforce and economic development for employees, family members, and employers in one of Grand Rapids’ most economically depressed neighborhoods. Other earlier positions and experiences include serving as a Consultant and Project Manager for the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, Director of Human Resources for Butterball Farms, and Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras.