Education

Washington
$600,000
Grant awarded in 2013

George Washington University operates the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership, which works to address legal and other nonmedical issues that negatively affect the health of low-income families with children. This addition to a previous grant supports a convening in New Mexico tribal country as part of the NCMLP's efforts to expand its programs across the U.S.

Charleston, W.Va.
$150,000
Grant awarded in 2013

The commission is responsible for developing, establishing and overseeing the implementation of a public-policy agenda for West Virginia's four-year colleges and universities. A two-year, $225,000 grant underwrites the design and startup costs of a text-messaging platform pilot that provides 4,500 students at 14 high-need high schools with counseling and resources to help them transititon successfully from high school to college.

Austin, Texas
$750,000
Grant awarded in 2013

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the nation’s most prominent public flagship institutions. The university’s Charles A. Dana Center is using a two-year grant to develop and scale in Texas the New Mathways Project, an innovative approach for teaching remedial math to community college students to upgrade their skills and prepare them for college-level math courses.

Adelphi, Md.
$150,000
Grant awarded in 2013

With its focus on distance education and adult learners, the University of Maryland University College now serves more than 90,000 students in 20 countries, including U.S. overseas military personnel and their families. This grant extends prior funding to enable the college to support a national conference on using analytical student data to develop and implement intervention models at community colleges and four-year institutions to increase student retention, progression and graduation success.

Rochester, Mich.
$30,000
Grant awarded in 2013

Located in metropolitan Detroit, Oakland University offers undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs to support research, scholarship, creative activity and public service. Funding enables the university to convene a two-day conference in 2014 focused on identifying and implementing best practices to promote student persistence and college completion at all Michigan institutions of higher learning.

New York
$50,000
Grant awarded in 2013

The institute of works to foster mutual understanding, develop global leaders and protect academic freedom worldwide through educational exchange and training programs. This grant extends a prior funding commitment to engage IIE as the administrator of a Travel and Learning Fund that enables U.S. and South African representatives to attend conferences, training opportunities and meetings focused on higher education access and success.

South Portland, Maine
$75,000
Grant awarded in 2013

The foundation was established in 2009 to provide financial support for the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System and to reinforce the need to raise Maine’s college achievement level. This grant extends a prior funding commitment for an additional year to enable Eastern Maine Community College to continue its participation in the Achieving the Dream initiative through 2014.

Los Angeles
$1 million
Grant awarded in 2013

The foundation drives transformative change in Los Angeles through its intermediary work as a champion of charitable giving, a steward of donor funds and as a thought leader, convener and grantmaker focused on pressing problems facing the city. A two-year grant is earmarked for the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund, which provides scholarship money and program support to organizations helping low-income students prepare for and graduate from postsecondary institutions.

Washington
$23,000
Grant awarded in 2013

The Department of Education is the primary government agency overseeing education policy in the United States. This grant supports the 2013 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities national conference, which convenes HBCU leaders to highlight significant HBCU contributions, to discuss the challenges facing their institutions and students and to develop practical strategies for enhancing the delivery of high-quality education.