Education

Johannesburg, South Africa
$400,000
Grant awarded in 2014

Founded with donations from South Africa’s mining industry, “Wits” became a center of political opposition to apartheid and a scientific pioneer, and has produced several Nobel laureates, including Nelson Mandela and Nadine Gordimer. This five-year grant through the We Succeed, or Siyaphumelela, initiative enables the university to improve its collection, analysis and integration of student data with research, information technology, academic development, planning and academic divisions to increase South African university-student success.

Bloemfontein, South Africa
$400,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The multicultural, bilingual university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in seven disciplines to 33,000 students across three campuses in the Free State Province in central South Africa. This multiyear grant through the We Succeed, or Siyaphumelela, initiative enables the university to improve its collection, analysis and integration of student data with research, information technology, academic development, planning and academic divisions to increase South African university-student success.

Pretoria, South Africa
$400,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The university has evolved from a mainly white, Afrikaner institution to a multicultural, nonracial university. This multiyear grant through the We Succeed, or Siyaphumelela, initiative enables the university to improve its collection, analysis and integration of student data with research, information technology, academic development, planning and academic divisions to increase South African university-student success.

Braamfontein, South Africa
$1.34 million
Grant awarded in 2014

The institute uses technology to increase access to education. A four-year grant enables SAIDE to oversee the We Succeed, or Siyaphumelela, initiative, which seeks to use data analytics to enhance the effectiveness of programs and policies designed to improve South African university student success.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
$400,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The university offers a diverse range of educational, research and leadership development opportunities designed to make a critical and constructive contribution to regional, national and global sustainability. This multiyear grant through the We Succeed, or Siyaphumelela, initiative enables the university to improve its collection, analysis and integration of student data with research, information technology, academic development, planning and academic divisions to increase South African university student success.

El Paso, Texas
$740,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The university is recognized nationally for its leadership in changing the face of U.S. higher education. This three-year grant supports the initial rollout of the Academic Institutions for Military Students network, which seeks to increase degree completion for military service members, veterans and their dependents at public community colleges and universities.

Washington
$410,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The council creates and leverages broad-based education and community partnerships to improve public education, raise academic achievement levels and increase access to higher education for low-income students. This two-year grant enables NCCEP to transition its Gear Up Alumni Leadership Academy, which engages low-income students to serve as college-access advocates, to a more sustainable operating model. 

Memphis, Tenn.
$250,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The leadership-development organization works to advance diversity, increase innovation and promote civic engagement. A two-year grant from our Cross-Team Fund and Education Program team supports the Memphis Talent Dividend, an effort to increase postsecondary degree and credential completion and ensure long-term sustainability for the region’s goal of raising local education levels.

New York
$198,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The institute works to foster mutual understanding, develop global leaders and protect academic freedom worldwide through educational exchange and training programs. This grant supports IIE as the administrator of a travel and learning fund that enables U.S., South African and other representatives to attend conferences, training opportunities and meetings focused on postsecondary access and success.

Cape Town, South Africa
$200,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The former apartheid government founded this historically black institution, located near Cape Town, to serve Coloured South Africans only, but the university embraced a new mission in the 1970s to serve all races and become the intellectual home of progressive forces. Funding supports the Brian O’Connell Visiting African Scholar Fund, which honors its outgoing vice chancellor by bringing scientists and scholars of black African descent to the UWC campus to share research, cutting-edge models and promising innovations.