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

  • Who and Where We Fund
  • Grant Calendar
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2016 PHILANTHROPY
REPORT

  • Grant Highlights
  • Recent Findings
  • Looking Forward

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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October 19, 2017

Summer Melt Texting Initiative Lessons Learned

Find out what it takes to launch a successful program

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October 19, 2017

COLLEGE CONFIDENCE PROJECT

Helping freshman women stay enrolled with inspiring online support

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August 30, 2017

UIA Completion Grant

Filling the financial gap for students nearing graduation

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Dana Center Mathematics Pathways Grant

Great Lakes supports project expansion into Arkansas

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2016 PHILANTHROPY REPORT

Shared Success: Helping students and colleges overcome barriers to completion

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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.