Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in Indianapolis since August 2000. They are the nation's largest foundation dedicated to increasing students' access to and success in post-secondary education.

The mission of the foundation is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by 2025.

The foundation have worked with and made grants to many colleges, peer foundations, associations, and other organizations to improve student access and outcomes across the nation.

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Recent News from Lumina Foundation

Is Higher Ed the Next Big Frontier for Impact Investing? Some Funders Think So

Impact investing, with its promise of both financial returns and measurable social benefits, is one of the hottest trends in philanthropy. But as...more

Driving Postsecondary Success with Impact Investing
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Driving Postsecondary Success with Impact Investing. This research by Avivar Capital, funded by The Kresge Foundation and Lumina...more

Report calls for policymakers to lower financial barriers for college attainment
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

This analysis of what would make an effective state grant aid program for Arizona aligned with recommendations from national organizations...more

New grant to support Dillard University retention, graduation initiatives
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Dillard University was awarded $666,600 to advance and develop student support initiatives, thanks to a grant by The Lumina Foundation, a...more

FutureMakers partner reports program success
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Southwest Florida Community Foundation

“The Glades Education Foundation is deeply appreciative of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation's $15,000 grant to the program via...more

Facing workforce education gap, Mobile leaders unveil 'blueprint' for fix
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Community Foundation of South Alabama

Rebecca Byrne, head of the Community Foundation of South Alabama, cited the foundation's "Closing the Opportunity Gap" program, which aims...more

Lumina Foundation Awards $716700 Grant to Morgan State
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

In an effort to bolster retention and increase graduation rates at Black colleges, the Lumina Foundation has awarded a grant of $716,700 to...more

Lumina Foundation Awards Morgan State University More Than $700000 In Grant Funding To ...
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Morgan State University has announced the award of a three-year, $716,700 grant from Lumina Foundation to support the University's...more

NASFAA Awarded Grant to Help Support Students Displaced by Sudden Institutional Closure
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

....thanks to a generous grant, awarded this week by Lumina Foundation, ... Earlier this month, Globe University and Minnesota School of...more

Lamar City Council Announces Award of GoCO Grant
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Lamar City Council Announces Award of GoCO Grant ... Angie Cue, Community Development Director, explained that there is no need for ... at the Lamar Community Building this Thursday through Saturday;...more

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