Education

Wayland, Mass.
$50,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The coalition strives to increase low-income and underrepresented students’ college-degree attainment at small, independent, nonprofit colleges and universities. This grant, along with a previous grant, underwrites the planning and implementation of strategies to increase the capability of its 27 member institutions to support, advocate for and graduate low-income and underrepresented students.

Valhalla, N.Y.
$125,000
Grant awarded in 2014

Westchester Community College, one of 64 campuses of the State University of New York system, serves Westchester  County in metropolitan New York City. It also serves as the host institution for the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education, which is using this two-year grant to strengthen its capacity and collaborations to expand programs that advance immigrant student success.

Chapel Hill, N.C.
$750,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The College Advising Corps places new college graduates in underserved high schools and community colleges where they serve as college-access advisers. Through this two-year grant, the corps is expanding its near-peer mentoring model in California, Michigan and Georgia to assist low-income and first-generation students in navigating the college admissions and financial aid processes.

Trenton, N.J.
$500,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The council provides statewide leadership for the advancement of New Jersey’s 19 community colleges and coordinates statewide efforts to improve student success. A two-year grant funds the launch of a Student Success Center that serves as a statewide hub for scaling up innovative student success models and strategies.

New York
$320,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The philanthropic, corporate, and public-sector partnership was established to bring community-development opportunities and the financial power of mainstream markets to urban neighborhoods and residents. Funding helps to underwrite the final-year activities of the Talent Dividend Prize competition, which awards $1 million to the city that achieves the greatest increase in the number of college degrees granted per 1,000 residents over a three-year period.

San Jose, Calif.
$12,500
Grant awarded in 2014

The institute serves as the fiscal agent for Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, which explores trends and issues in higher education. This grant provides support for the magazine’s editorial functions.

Portland, Ore.
$750,000
Grant awarded in 2014

With a national network of 43 colleges in 23 states, the dropout-recovery program uses a college-based model to help homeless and other hard-to-serve students complete high school and earn college credits. This three-year grant funds four initiatives designed to expand its programs, improve student results and strengthen organizational leadership in creating postsecondary education pathways for formerly disconnected youth.

Sacramento, Calif.
$500,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The foundation serves California’s 112 community colleges, providing resource development and advancement, program and grant management, system-wide purchasing, financial services, information technology and career-training support. A two-year grant funds the launch of a Student Success Center that serves as a statewide hub for scaling up innovative student success models and strategies.

Hartland, Conn.
$500,000
Grant awarded in 2014

Connecticut’s public higher education system comprises four state universities, 12 community colleges and a charter. A two-year grant funds the launch of a Student Success Center that serves as a statewide hub for scaling up innovative student success models and strategies.

Baltimore
$650,000
Grant awarded in 2014

The nationally known leader community college innovation serves the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. This grant supports extension of the college’s Accelerated Learning Program to six community colleges in Michigan and to build organizational capacity to replicate the program in other states.