Today’s Indigenous students choose their own paths to college success
Oct. 12, 2021
The nation’s Indigenous peoples—infinitely varied in their cultures and scattered all across the continent— have at least one thing in common: Essentially, they’re forgotten. Overlooked. Invisible. Whether they live on a faraway reservation, along a suburban street, or in the high-rise condo unit next door, we non-Natives don’t see them. Not really.
Opportunity Unrealized for Some Students Despite the Potential for Improved Credit Completion
Oct. 7, 2021
Black and lower-income adult students received strong boosts to credential completion from prior learning assessment/credit for prior learning—but they were the least likely to receive such credit, says new research from Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
Use this tipsheet to communicate about your work with the foundation.
June 25, 2021
Lumina Foundation believes communication has the power to multiply the effects of grantmaking by sharing data that can drive change. The foundation’s communications team wants to aid our partners by supporting dissemination of lessons from projects.
Five new case studies from the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, Workcred, and the George Washington Institute of Public Policy aim to help policymakers, practitioners, employers, and funders better understand the potential of certifications to help people enter the labor market, obtain a career goal, or reskill for a new career. The reports are the culmination…
Lumina Impact Ventures (LIV) is Lumina Foundation’s impact investing arm. Lumina is the nation’s leading philanthropy committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Through LIV, Lumina invests directly and primarily in emerging companies aligned with its mission of creating a better-educated country. LIV brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders in…
As the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing Americans’ success in higher education, Lumina Foundation seeks to maximize its effectiveness in serving the public trust through a leadership model of philanthropy, in favor of following a strictly charitable role. Merisotis shares his thoughts on how that leadership model can lead to more significant…
Latino Student Representation at Public State Colleges and Universities
Aug. 30, 2019
This report is part of a broader body of state-focused research and policy analysis aimed at advancing educational equity and justice for students of color and students from low-income families by engaging issues that affect public colleges and universities. We place a specific emphasis on public institutions, since they educate more than 75 percent of…
Greater cross-institution and cross-sector collaboration, redesigned learning spaces, and increased use of open educational resources are among expected future higher education trends, according to the 2018 Horizon Report from EDUCAUSE.
Who We Are
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. Our goal is to prepare people for informed citizenship and for success in a global economy.