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

Lumina Foundation Grants the American Indian College Fund $650K to Inform College Affordability ...
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Thirty-five accredited tribal colleges and universities serve 15,000 American Indian and Alaska Native students on or near Indian reservations....more

Lumina Foundation awards $500000 grant to Virginia to close gaps in educational attainment
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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia today joins Colorado, Oregon and Tennessee in receiving a Lumina Foundation grant...more

Celebrations, Nov. 3, 2019
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Santa Fe Community Foundation

The Santa Fe Community Foundation has awarded over $320,000 to 31 nonprofits that focus on Cultural vibrancy and well-being, with grants...more

Lumina Foundation Grants Support Organizations that Recognize Learning Outside the Classroom
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In an effort to build clearer credential pathways for adult learners — particularly people of color and Native learners — Lumina Foundation...more

Recognizing learning outside of the classroom
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INDIANAPOLIS – Lumina Foundation is releasing $3.5 million in grants to nine organizations committed to building clearer pathways to degrees...more

Recognizing Learning Outside the Classroom: Lumina Foundation Awards $3.5 million in Grants ...
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INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumina Foundation is releasing $3.5 million in grants to nine organizations committed to...more

Can outcomes-based funding support evidence-based college success programs?
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But even in a scenario where a philanthropic foundation doesn't receive ... and philanthropic foundations' finite resources can't fill the financial...more

For Poor Students, Income Share Agreements May Offer Opportunity
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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 ...
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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

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