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

For Poor Students, Income Share Agreements May Offer Opportunity
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

With these concerns in mind, the Lumina Foundation has given grants to study the effects income share agreements have in Colorado and...more

Techstars impact, SF Foundation's $50 million mandate, professional women unite, reclaiming the ...
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The community foundation is aligning part of its $800 million endowment with its mission of building inclusive prosperity and racial equity in the...more

Follow the Talent: Agents of Impact Special Report for Nov. 9
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Russell Family Foundation

“Follow the talent” is one of our mantras as ImpactAlpha covers the daily beat of impact investing. Smart, passionate Agents of Impact are...more

CPE gets $400k Lumina Foundation grant for Adult Promise program, encouraging workforce training
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has been awarded a $400,000 Lumina Foundation grant to encourage more adults to...more

GIIN investor forum, tallying US sustainable investing assets, pathways to work, Ethos's raise ...
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The Global Impact Investing Network brought together 1,400 people from 80 ... The initiative is the first impact investment for non-profit Robin...more

Lumina Foundation, Robin Hood and Salesforce Ventures Announce New Alliance Dedicated to ...
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

This is a first foray into impact investing for Robin Hood. Partnering with proven leaders in this area from both the corporate and nonprofit sectors...more

Council on Foundations Appoints Kathleen P. Enright as President and CEO
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

“Now is the right time to take stock of philanthropic and public policy trends, to look carefully at the role the Council on ... CEO was the result of a robust search that included input from...more

Racial Equity Forum: Philanthropy and Government - LA
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

With support from the Lumina Foundation, philanthropic and government leaders will come together to raise awareness about the social impact...more

Flu Shot Schedule Available from County Health
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Colorado Trust

Qualifications for a free vaccination through the CSBG grant include; must ... Friday, October 19th Prowers County Public Health & Environment...more

The Colorado Trust Grants Five Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Colorado Trust

Rural Philanthropy Days connects funders with nonprofit organizations and government agencies that serve rural Colorado. The biannual event...more

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