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

Oberlin president and racial justice advocate joins Lumina's board
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Oberlin College President Carmen Twillie Ambar has joined Lumina Foundation's Board of Directors, which concluded its spring meeting...more

Streator and Maple Named to Mutz Philanthropic Leadership Institute - Eagle Country 99.3
Foundation: Lumina Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Lilly Endowment

Amy Streator, Executive Director of Ripley County Community Foundation, and Jonathon Maple, Executive Director of Margaret Mary Health...more

Impact Investing Officer - Lumina Foundation
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Impact Investing Officer Job title: Impact Investing Officer Reports to: Director, Lumina Impact Ventures Department: Finance and Investments...more

Wallace awarded $75,000 grant from Lumina Foundation - WTVY
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Lumina is providing grants to 20 community colleges in eight states with efforts to increase adult student...more

Colorado community colleges join group to help older students of color
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

Colorado will tap those funds to provide grants to schools to try to increase graduation rates of older students by about two percentage points. The state...more

VA Schools Awarded Grants to Boost Equity in Higher Ed
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

The foundation awarded a separate grant to Virginia in 2019. That funding, totaling $500,000, also went toward helping the state reach the equity...more

Lumina Foundation Awards Racial Justice Grants
Foundation: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Lumina Foundation

Central Indiana Community Foundation - $500,000 To support the Central Indiana Racial Equity Fund, which aims to improve...more

University of Indianapolis history faculty Edward O. Frantz collaborates with Indiana political ...
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

His philanthropic achievements include establishing the Lumina Foundation, ... A recognized leader in politics, philanthropy and business, Mutz is...more

Bridgewater news briefs
Foundation: Lumina Foundation

According to council spokesperson Stacey Chisholm, these grants can support ... Lumina Foundation grant supports BSU's efforts to close equity...more

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Social Entrepreneurship

Hugh Jackman: Fair Trade Entrepreneur

Renowned actor, Hugh Jackman, talks about how he started becoming a fair trade entrepreneur. Jackman is constantly building up ideas and solutions to help small coffee growers get good prices outside the massive coffee industry. His business,  Laughing Man Worldwide, reinvests 100% of its profits in its partnerships with farmers.

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