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

Cell-Ed raises $1.5 million seed round led by Lumina Impact Ventures
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

... Lumina Impact Ventures, the impact investing arm of Lumina Foundation. ... ETF is an impact investment fund capitalized by ECMC Foundation,...more

Moving Beyond College Completion
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The grants, part of Lumina's recently created Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, are unlike much of Lumina's past work. But Danette Howard,...more

Lamar Hosts 2018 Rural Philanthropy Days Event
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The event, which helps match philanthropic donation funders with non-profit organizations, was coordinated in partnership with the City of...more

Grant aids community histories project at Bard College
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. >> Bard College received a $50,000 grant from Lumina Foundation's Fund for Racial Justice and Equity, a project...more

Lumina awards racial justice and equity grants totaling $1.6 million
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

INDIANAPOLIS (June 12, 2018)—Lumina Foundation today announced that 19 colleges and universities will receive grant awards totaling...more

Foundation funds skills training in Elkhart County
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The HEA will be the lead agency for the grant, according to information from the Lumina Foundation. Wiebe said HEA will work with Ivy Tech...more

UMSL part of group receiving grant from Lumina Foundation to make St. Louis a 'Talent Hub'
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is joining in efforts to eliminate degree completion gaps for low-income and African American...more

Lumina Foundation Designates St. Louis as Talent Hub - Grants $275000 to Address Equity Gaps ...
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

St. Louis Community Foundation is proud to lend its support as fiscal sponsor to the St. Louis Graduates network.” “We are excited to participate in...more

Grants announced to help Elkhart County Latino community achieve post-secondary education
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Kresge Foundation

ELKHART — A pair of education foundations have selected Elkhart County as one of seven new “Talent Hubs” nationwide, earning the...more

BPCC receives grant for advance nontraditional educational experiences
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) received a grant award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on ... Rona Leber, assistant dean for the Division of Communication and...more

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