Happy mom and son after graduation

Community Investments

Encouraging college completion.
Transforming lives.

Completing college moves a person higher. At Great Lakes, we think everyone should have the opportunity.

Our philanthropy focuses on those with the most to gain: students from low-income households, students of color, and students who are the first in their families to attend college. Traditionally, they have the steepest climb and least support. We're working hard to change that, and we know a team effort is the only way.

NEW Applicant and Grantee Survey Results

Read the results of our first-ever Applicant & Grantee Survey conducted in the fall of 2014. There is no group better qualified to assess the way we go about our work.

Download the survey results

Applicant and Grantee Survey Results 2015 pdf