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Resources by Audience: Resources for Media Partners and Grantees


Lumina Fact Sheet

November 2, 2018

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 in a global economy.

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Partner communication tipsheet

Use this tipsheet to communicate about your work with the foundation.

July 17, 2018

Lumina Foundation believes communication has the power to multiply the effects of grant making 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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Jamie Merisotis’ biography

April 16, 2018

Download a printer-friendly, 1-page version of Jamie Merisotis' biography.

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Lumina Foundation’s Equity Imperative

Committed to equity and excellence in higher education

January 25, 2017

Achieving Goal 2025 requires the acknowledgment of systemic disparities and the imperative of placing equity and excellence at the center of all work to improve postsecondary attainment. The current higher education system must be redesigned to give all Americans — regardless of race, income and other socioeconomic factors — the opportunities that postsecondary attainment provides. Read why equity matters.

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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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Lumina Grantee Reporting Forms and Grant Management Guidelines

March 1, 2016

Information about Lumina's grants management process as well as progress, budget, and final reporting forms and Grants FAQ for Lumina grantees.

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Logo and Brand Guidelines

January 28, 2011

Guidelines for proper usage of the Lumina Foundation logo.

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Are We There Yet?

A Communications Evaluation Guide

December 3, 2008

Philanthropic organizations and nonprofits need high impact communications. Plan your communication evaluation with this guide. Contains a nine-step process for creating plans for monitoring and measuring communication effectiveness. A 54-minute webinar provides an overview of the guide, and how to use it.

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From the Ground Up

An Early History of Lumina Foundation for Education

December 11, 2007

Lumina Foundation is a conversion foundation created in mid-2000 as USA Group, Inc., the nation’s largest private guarantor and administrator of education loans, sold most of its operating assets to Sallie Mae. Proceeds from the sale established the USA Group Foundation with an endowment of $770M. The Foundation was renamed...

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Communication 101

May 11, 2007

Use Communication 101, Lumina's grantee toolkit, to help you do a faster, better job of communicating your important work.

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