Support of the Forum

The Forum is made possible by the generous support of private foundations, private and nonprofit corporations, and participating institutions.

Foundations

Foundations providing support for the Forum include:

  • The Davis Educational Foundation to create and inform a regional and national dialogue on the future of higher education in partnership with WGBH Boston.
  • The Ford Foundation to study the role of colleges and universities in addressing income and wealth inequality and higher education and improving economic equality in the United States.
  • The Lumina Foundation for Education to explore new business and financial models to improve academic performance, productivity and quality.
  • The Lumina Foundation for Education to create and inform a national dialogue on the future of higher education in partnership with WGBH Boston.

Previously the Forum received support from the following foundations:

  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation to support research on effective strategies for colleges and universities to create economic benefits for communities.
  • The Atlantic Philanthropies to understand how the Internet and related technologies can improve the quality and condition of higher learning.
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York to improve learning through the beneficial adoption and use of new learning media and technologies.
  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to explore how advances in the cognitive and neurosciences can improve learning and new learning technologies and, earlier, to explore how institutions can cultivate the humanities and related disciplines in order to conserve the lessons of history.
  • The Ford Foundation to study emerging economic issues in critical policy areas for higher education.
  • The James Irvine Foundation to inform leaders from independent California colleges and universities of new thinking on the future of higher education.
  • John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to focus the academic and financial resources of colleges and universities on social and community needs.
  • K. Kellogg Foundation to improve future prospects for American higher education by identifying new thinking, presenting research for discussion, and disseminating findings.
  • The Kresge Foundation to examine how new learning media and technologies, particularly social media and networks, can improve academic productivity and expand capacity for low-income and other students.
  • The Lumina Foundation for Education to examine the demographics of future student populations and future labor market and workplace requirements.
  • The Henry Luce Foundation to examine academic leadership in an era of transforming change.
  • The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support research on higher education, primarily in the areas of economics, finance, and technology.
  • The Meyers Foundation to explore the role of higher education in the global political economy.

Additional Support

Support for the Forum is also provided by several private and nonprofit corporations and participating colleges and universities.