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Lumina Fact Sheet

Updated Periodically

Nov. 8, 2022
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation 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 success…
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Partner communication tipsheet

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.
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Racial Justice and Equity
Race and Racism: Doing Good Better

Put a Stop to Colorblind Communications

Dec. 14, 2020
As communicators, our power lies in storytelling. We choose the narratives, messengers, words, and images that persuade people to change their minds or take action. With that power comes a responsibility to resist perpetuating racist systems and to do better. Or, as we say, do good.
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Racial Justice and Equity
Making Opportunity Real: A Framework for Communicating About Racial Justice

Lumina Messaging Manual for Communicating About Racial Justice

Aug. 13, 2020
This message manual contains research-based language and guidance for anyone communicating about racial equity in education after high school.
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Lumina Impact Ventures
Lumina Impact Ventures Brand Guidelines

Visual Identity Guidelines for Lumina Foundation’s Impact Investing Arm

March 25, 2020
The Lumina Impact Ventures brand guidelines are meant to help anyone who needs to apply the LIV sub-brand to future materials and related web presentations. A PowerPoint template is available that includes all the elements built out using the LIV brand colors, including title slides, dividers, and tables.
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Racial Justice and Equity
Lumina’s Commitment to Racial Justice and Equity

To Achieve Equity, We Must Focus Our Efforts

Jan. 8, 2020
The promise of American opportunity has always been in sharp contrast with our nation’s legacy of racial discrimination and oppression. At Lumina Foundation, we pursue racial equity and its foundation of diversity and inclusion to combat systemic patterns of racism that foster injustice.
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Racial Justice and Equity
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Toolkit for Consultants to Grantmakers

A Resource from the National Network of to Grantmakers

June 15, 2019
A concise collection of DEI resources, highlighting areas where many grantmakers often use consultant support.
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Jamie Merisotis’ biography
April 16, 2018
Download a printer-friendly, 1-page version of Jamie Merisotis' biography  474k | .pdf
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Lumina brand guidelines
April 6, 2016
A guide for grantees and partners on correct use of Lumina's name, logo and other branding and communications assets.
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Are We There Yet?

A Communications Evaluation Guide

Dec. 3, 2008
Communications plans for philanthropies that support higher education often begin with news releases and end with the annual report. But simply creating content doesn’t guarantee your work will meet your organization’s needs.
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