Lumina Foundation is the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education.

Who we are

Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025.

What we do

In 2012, Lumina Foundation made 70 grants for a total commitment of more than $30 million. The median amount for these 70 grants was $435,761 with the largest grant of $1,596,900.

Beginning in 2013, grants will focus on two imperatives: Mobilizing to Reach Goal 2025 and Designing & Building a 21st Century Higher Education System. For more information about Lumina’s grant making, please visit: http://www.luminafoundation.org/grants.html

See also: Lumina Fact Sheet PDF | 87k | 2 pages

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