Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. We envision a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials.

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Our mission is to prepare people for informed citizenship and success in a global economy.

Lumina Foundation works with governmental, nonprofit, and private-sector organizations to bring about change. We rely on communications outreach, meetings and events that engage and mobilize people, state and federal policy outreach, investments in proven and promising practices, and targeted efforts to measure and evaluate progress. Learn more about the Leadership Model of Philanthropy.

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The nation will need 60 percent of working-age people to have college degrees, workforce certificates, or other quality credentials by 2025 to meet social, economic, and individual needs. Dramatic changes in how the country educates and trains people beyond high school are necessary to help 16.4 million Americans who are not yet on track.

Lumina Foundation: Working to ensure a quality education for all Americans

Through our work and our partners’ efforts, we lift people out of poverty, reduce racial inequality, improve health and well-being, promote the availability of good jobs and economic growth, and build sustainable communities.

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