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

Lamar City Council Briefed on Summer Car/Music Event for Downtown
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Colorado Trust

The council gave permission to the Lamar Fire and Emergency Services to apply for a CDPHE EMTS provider grant to replace one ambulance from the fleet. Lamar Fire Chief Jeremy Burkhart explained the...more

990000 Lumina Foundation grant will help WICHE start new Native-Serving Institutions network
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. BOULDER—The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education will soon launch a new consortium for colleges and universities that heavily serve Native American Indians and...more

"Do the Right Thing." Why This Top Higher Ed Funder Is Getting Behind Racial Justice Work
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

The bulk, $1 million, will go toward a national study on racial climate on campuses, in partnership with Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. ... “The fact is, this call to action is true not only...more

Foundation picks CivicLab to join Talent Hub effort
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Lilly Endowment

In September, the foundation designated 17 communities across the country as Talent Hubs to accelerate that goal. Talent Hubs ... Foundation. Lumina's Community Partnerships for Attainment program...more

Rasmuson Awards $6.6 Million in November Grants
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Microsoft, Rasmuson Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The Anchorage-based Rasmuson Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $6.6 million to fourteen nonprofit organizations in the state. Grant recipients include Set Free Alaska, which was...more

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Lumina Foundation Commit Millions to Addressing Racism ...
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

... problems rooted in racial bias and inequity, and $100,000 each to the Council on Foundations, Grantmakers for Education, and Independent Sector to host webinars, training, and convenings designed...more

Lumina Foundation to Award $2.5 Million in Grants for “Addressing Hate”
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

“Ensuring fair and equitable results in a country sullied by an enduring legacy of systemic racism and oppression is not just a part of our collective work in philanthropy,” Merisotis said. “It...more

Phoenix hires co-leader to manage new theater
Foundation: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Lumina Foundation

... The Glick Fund, The Efroymson Fund, Lumina Foundation, Central Indiana Community Foundation and the Allen Clowes Charitable...more

Lumina Foundation Awards $750000 Grant to WorkingNation to Develop Mini-Documentary Series ...
Foundation: California Community Foundation, Lumina Foundation

WorkingNation, operating in partnership with its 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor, the California Community Foundation, will use the grant to support a series...more

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