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

We All Must Do More
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

As a philanthropic organization, we collaborate with many individuals and ... and oppression is not just a part of our collective work in...more

UNCF Indianapolis welcomes new leadership, staff
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

... American Studies from the University of Cincinnati and her M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana...more

Nigeria may end up with a generation of uneducated people — Imole Adeyeri
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

You are into philanthropy, how do you make a living and have a fulfilled life from ... Being in the philanthropic sector or non-profit field or working for...more

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

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