The membership association of nearly 6,000 colleges, universities, schools, and school districts focuses on strengthening student opportunities for access and success, and is best known for its administration of the SAT. Grant money is being used to design, conduct, and analyze an Annual Survey of School Counselors to determine what educational advisers are doing to improve college readiness, and how their services impact students’ achievement and college-attendance rates.
Known as TICAS, the nonpartisan organization works to make higher education more accessible and affordable for students through policy research, educational outreach, and advocacy. This three-year grant supports the organization’s general operations, giving it greater flexibility to respond to new policy developments while pursuing its strategic agenda.
Committed to publishing works of educational, cultural, social, and community value, it has released more than 1,000 titles since 1990, including winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and other accolades. This multiyear grant underwrites the publication and promotion of a six-book series focusing on key issues in higher education, including affordability, barriers to college completion, and diversity.
The foundation recruits talented, low-income students from inner-city high schools who may be overlooked by traditional college-admissions processes and sends cohorts of these students on full scholarships to 40 selective colleges nationwide. The foundation is using this three-year grant to launch a Posse chapter in Houston, its ninth urban site.
The U.S. Department of Education houses the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, established in 1980 by President Jimmy Carter to advise the executive branch on ways to strengthen these critical institutions. This grant supports the 2010 National Conference on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The secretary of education oversees the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a federal program established in 1980 to strengthen and expand the capacity of minority-serving institutions to provide quality education. This grant supported the initiative’s 2011 National HBCU Conference, and planning for capacity building at minority-serving community colleges.
UNITE-LA provides minority and low-income Los Angeles high school students with the information and assistance they need to apply for college financial aid. As a partner of the California Cash for College program, the nonprofit is using this grant money to train volunteers and to create a public campaign to increase college and financial-aid applications.
The nonprofit is the nation’s largest minority-education organization. This funding supports the initial phases of Building the Future of UNCF: A UNCF-Monitor Group Collaboration, a project designed to help UNCF’s leadership revamp and strengthen the organization and improve its member institutions’ effectiveness.
UNCF is the nation’s largest minority-education organization. This two-year grant provides technical, staffing, and grant assistance to six schools participating in UNCF’s Institute for Capacity Building advancement-training program, and opens its annual learning institute to Hispanic Serving Institutions and Tribal Colleges and Universities.
UNCF is the nation’s largest minority-education organization. This funding supports the third phase of Building the Future of UNCF: A UNCF-Monitor Group Collaboration, a project designed to help the fund’s leadership revamp and strengthen the organization and improve the effectiveness of its member institutions.