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Humaira Faiz

Manager, Mission Investment, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Humaira Faiz is a mission investment manager for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. In this role, she works with the foundation’s Mission Investment team to promote thriving children, working families and equitable communities. Faiz leads the strategy and performance of the foundation’s $100 million mission related investment portfolio to demonstrate a high-performing, self-sustaining portfolio that is focused on social impact and racial equity.

Prior to joining the foundation, Faiz served as vice president for Global Sustainable Finance at Morgan Stanley, where she drove the growth of sustainable investing products and solutions across the firm. Faiz was previously a director in Arabella Advisors’ impact investing practice where she led engagements with foundations, corporations, families and individuals to develop and execute their impact investing strategy. Faiz has also held positions with Rockefeller Foundation, the Development Finance Corporation and B Lab. She started her career in the originations and strategy teams in the Alternative Investments group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Faiz holds a Master of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and bachelor’s degrees in English and finance from Rutgers University.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur 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 attention 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