Our Goal: Overcoming Barriers To Graduation

Getting Students To And Through College

The 3 Ways We Fund

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1
Exploration
Grants

Identifying best
practices

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2
Validation
Grants

Confirming
promising ideas

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3
Scaling
Grants

Expanding the
reach

In all we do, a focus on college preparation and success

Students who are ready to face the academic, financial and personal challenges of college are most likely to graduate.
So this is our mission.

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December 1, 2016

Two-Year Career Ready Internship Grant

Funding development of new program

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November 17, 2016

New! EXCELENCIA IN EDUCATION GRANT

Improving
Latino student
success

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November 15, 2016

College Completion Grant

Supporting colleges' efforts to help near- completers graduate

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September 15, 2016

Achieving the Dream TM Coaching Grant

Supporting the refinement of ATD's coaching model

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New Mathways Project Expands Into Arkansas

Great Lakes grant supports efforts to scale statewide

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2015 PHILANTHROPY REPORT

Overcoming Barriers to Graduation: A Year in Review

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Our Commitment Since 1967

Improving education access and completion

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Funding
History

Where and how we invest to promote postsecondary education

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Ohio ASAP Demonstration Early Results

Proven program makes a difference for Ohio students

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Emergency Grant Closing Report

Learn best practices from colleges with successful programs!

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Career Ready Internship Grant Closing Report

Learn best practices from our 2014-15 grant partners

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Since 1967

We've been dedicated to making college education
a reality for nearly 50 years.