Our Goal: Overcoming Barriers To Graduation

Getting Students To And Through College

Our funding strategy reflects our belief that overcoming barriers to graduation requires engaging both students and colleges, with success being their shared goal.

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

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Grant
Seekers

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2017 Education Philanthropy Report

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  • Looking Forward

April 19, 2018

CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN PRISON

Expanding access to industry-recognized credentials

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April 19, 2018

MAKING REVERSE TRANSFER EASIER

Helping more students get credentials they've earned

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February 22, 2018

Wisconsin Apprentices Awarded $300,000 In Scholarships

Funds support advancement from classroom to career

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February 8, 2018

$8.5 Million in Grants Awarded

Strong Start to Finish scaling sites selected to advance equitable higher ed reform

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Dana Center Mathematics Pathways Grant

Great Lakes supports project expansion into Arkansas

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New! 2017 Education Philanthropy Report

Building On What Works

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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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Dash 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 grant partners

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Since 1967

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