Kresge Offers Three New Funding Programs
Kresge's new Education Program is a three-part effort to increase the number of low-income and underserved individuals
entering and completing two- and four-year college and university degrees so that they may overcome poverty, improve
their life prospects, and contribute to overall national competitiveness. The three-part effort focuses on: supporting
pathways to and through college; building the capacity of postsecondary institutions whose primary mission is to
educate low-income and underrepresented students; and promoting systems and technology that increase productivity
and foster innovation in higher education.
Pathways for Students supports national, regional or state- or consortium-based efforts that assist large numbers of low
-income, first generation African American, Latino and Native American students enter and graduate from community
colleges and four-year institutions.
Strengthening Institutions builds the capacity of community colleges and minority-serving and special-mission institutions--
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Tribal colleges and universities, Title
III and Title V institutions--with a primary mission to educate low-income, underrepresented and first generation college
Higher Education Productivity funds networks and systems that operate at the cutting edge of academic and/or administrative
productivity, employing new and proven uses of technology for educating students and creating back-office cost
savings and efficiencies.
Insider's Tip: Applicants start the process by submitting an online letter of inquiry.