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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2015 PHILANTHROPY
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April 5, 2016

College Completion Grant

Keeping near-completers on track to graduate

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March 31, 2016

Great Lakes Co-Funds New ATD Initiative

Leader Colleges to deepen adjunct faculty relationships

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March 29, 2016

Co-Funding Completion Grant

Great Lakes & APLU/ USU help low-income students graduate

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February 25, 2016

ZERO TEXTBOOK COST GRANT OPEN

Community colleges invited to submit OER program proposals

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ASAP Replication Demonstration

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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 LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

Improving community college outcomes

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Emergency Grant Closing Report

Learn best practices from colleges with successful programs!

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MULTIPLE MEASURES

Taking student placement beyond test scores

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Since 1967

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