Lumina Foundation is the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education.
Who we are
Lumina is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans who have high-quality, college-level learning. Our mission is defined by a specific goal: to increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality college degrees, certificates and 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 to achieve this goal, known as 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