Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in Indianapolis since August 2000. They are the nation's largest foundation dedicated to increasing students' access to and success in post-secondary education.

The mission of the foundation is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by 2025.

The foundation have worked with and made grants to many colleges, peer foundations, associations, and other organizations to improve student access and outcomes across the nation.

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Social Media Links

Twitter - @LuminaFound

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Lumina Foundation

30 Nonprofit Leaders Who Will Impact the World in 2024
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

If you're looking for someone to throw your hat in the ring for president in 2024, you'd better get in touch with Jean Paul Laurent. The president and CEO of UNSPOKEN SMILES has been named one of...more

Ky Council of Postsecondary Education Named Winner of Great Admissions Redesign Challenge
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Lumina Foundation has named the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education as one of seven winners of its "Great Admissions Redesign" competition, which aims to " revolutionize the admissions...more

Innovation and Discovery Intern (May 2024
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is looking for a summer intern in Washington, DC, and it's looking for someone with "an in-depth understanding of the intersection of technology and...more

Ripley Co. Resident Named to Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Lilly Endowment

"We want to imbue the individuals who graduate from our program with a lot of knowledge and wisdom," says John M. Mutz, founder and president of the Mutz Institute for Philanthropic...more

The Colorado Trust Grants Eight Southeast Colorado Nonprofits via Rural Philanthropy Days
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Colorado Trust

Rural Philanthropy Days connects funders with nonprofit organizations and government agencies that serve rural Colorado. The biannual event...more

California Wellness Foundation Promotes Richard Tate to Ceo
Foundation: Arcus Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Foundation for Child Development, Lumina Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Dallas Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Overbrook Foundation, California Wellness Foundation

After 20 years at the helm, Ronn Richard is stepping down as president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. The Washington Post reports the 68-year-old Richard will be replaced by Lillian Kuri,...more

Community Foundation member selected for 2023 Mutz Leadership Institute | News
Foundation: Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, Lumina Foundation

Launched by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance in 2021, the Mutz Institute ... while developing a talent pipeline of diverse philanthropic...more

Unity Foundation Vice President named to 2023 Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Launched by Indiana Philanthropy Alliance in 2021, the Mutz Institute provides a leadership training experience to skill-up professionals serving...more

Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Mentor Collective, the preferred partner of large-scale peer and alumni mentorship programs and Lumina Foundation Impact Investment, has...more

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Social Enterprise Crafts Sweet Design

Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winning peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The company hires women and trains them how to make and design jewelry. However, these women are in the process of recovering from eating disorders and addictions.

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