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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Twitter - @LuminaFound

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Recent News from Lumina Foundation

VA Schools Awarded Grants to Boost Equity in Higher Ed
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The foundation awarded a separate grant to Virginia in 2019. That funding, totaling $500,000, also went toward helping the state reach the equity...more

Lumina Foundation Awards Racial Justice Grants
Foundation: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Lumina Foundation

Central Indiana Community Foundation - $500,000 To support the Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund, which aims to improve...more

University of Indianapolis history faculty Edward O. Frantz collaborates with Indiana political ...
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

His philanthropic achievements include establishing the Lumina Foundation, ... A recognized leader in politics, philanthropy and business, Mutz is...more

Bridgewater news briefs
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

According to council spokesperson Stacey Chisholm, these grants can support ... Lumina Foundation grant supports BSU's efforts to close equity...more

Lumina Foundation will invest $15M to fight systemic racism
Foundation: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Lumina Foundation

... Equity Fund, managed and partly funded by the Central Indiana Community Foundation, also tackling the issue of race relations in...more

Lumina Foundation Commits $15 Million To Racial Justice Projects
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Most grants will provide at least $250,000 in support. One grant of $500,000 has already been awarded, in partnership with Eli Lilly & Co.'s...more

Impact Investing Handbook: An Implementation Guide for Practitioners
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, San Francisco Foundation

The report outlines the "why, how, so what, and now what" of impact investing and features case studies and detailed guidance for individuals,...more

Statewide philanthropy organization launches leadership training program
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Lilly Endowment

The John M. Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute is designed to build the pipeline of talent in philanthropy so the sector will have strong leaders...more

The Week in impact investing: Repricing
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation, Ford Foundation

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Repricing impact. The COVID crisis and social protests have laid bare systemic injustices and spurred a broad repricing...more

The Brief: Accelerating Black-owned businesses, wage-based COVID relief, microgrids in West ...
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

How to build an impact investing portfolio that works for all stakeholders. Alabama Power, the state's largest utility, may also be its most...more

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Is Corporate Philanthropy Dead?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, Chief Operating Officer, Turkish Philanthropy Funds, writes that philanthropy often solves the very problems that stems from market failure. Some social issues, however,  cannot be tackled by questioning the return on investment.

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