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We strongly recommend that anyone wishing to work with Lumina complete the partner survey. Survey responses should be submitted by the organization’s leader or an individual whose work most aligns with Lumina’s mission. Please submit only one response per organization.
Lumina will review all responses. Information collected will be available to everyone within the foundation who awards grants or contracts. We will use this information to determine whether opportunities to work together or fund projects exist, and we will follow up with organizations if opportunities arise. It is not a call for proposals. Responding to the survey does not guarantee future funding or engagement.
As the foundation refines its strategic approach, we are not as focused on developing or replicating specific programs as we have been in the past. Instead, we are focused on creating an environment in which effective practices are explicitly connected to policies that support systemic change.
Driving progress toward the goal will require work at all levels. However, given limited foundation resources, we very seldom fund unsolicited proposals that are not specifically designed to yield systemic, large-scale, or nationwide impact. Programs bringing thousands of students to a quality credential in a city, for example, may be considered if there are explicit strategies for replication across multiple cities targeting systemic change.