Lumina Foundation believes that education provides the basis for individual opportunity, economic vitality, and social stability.

With its partners, Lumina works toward a goal of 60 percent of Americans with a college degree, workforce certificate, or another high-quality credential beyond high school by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an equitable, accessible, responsive, and accountable post-high school education system for all.

New Grantees

While we recognize there are many worthy ideas and organizations, Lumina does not accept or respond to unsolicited requests/letters of inquiry. Our grantmaking is primarily proactive in nature, where we solicit ideas directly from partners based on their unique capacities to leverage large-scale systemic change. Periodically, we hold open Request for Proposals (RFPs) or calls for work around specific topics which are announced on our website. For more information, see the  Lumina Grantee FAQ.

We also offer investment capital for strategic social initiatives through Lumina Impact Ventures.

Current Grantees

Current grantees should review the Grantee Resources page for details on Lumina’s grant management process and to access Grantee Reporting Forms.

To comment on Lumina’s grant process, please use the Grantee Feedback form.

Additional Grant Programs

Community Grants

Read about Lumina grants to our local Central Indiana community.

Community Grants

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