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EDUCATION PHILANTHROPY DIVISION OF ASCENDIUM EDUCATION GROUP

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Strengthening Completion Pathways and Ensuring Students are Learning

Exploration
Association of American Colleges & Universities|$866,939|1/2019 - 8/2021
This grant supports the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in creating resources and tools to assist institutions that are implementing guided pathways reforms at scale. AAC&U is working with 20 community colleges to field test a framework for ensuring student learning on a program pathway.

Strategic Finance and Student Completion Planning Grant

Exploration
National Association of College and University Business Officers|$1,158,288|5/2020 - 7/2021
This grant supports the National Association of College and University Business Officers in creating a community of practice among leading college and university chief financial officers. The resulting network will be poised to conduct research, implementation and dissemination of strategic finance models that drive equitable student success.

Higher Education in Prison Landscape Project

Exploration
Alliance for Higher Education in Prison|$925,000|7/2019 - 6/2021
This grant supports the Alliance for Higher Education in Prison in building a national database of higher education in prison programs and associated data.

Maintain Momentum: Supporting Postsecondary Education Membership Organizations and Networks

Scaling
American Association of State Colleges and Universities|$1,666,060|7/2020 - 6/2021
This grant supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and its members in continuing to advance student success reforms despite COVID-19-related impacts.

Maintain Momentum: Supporting Postsecondary Education Membership Organizations and Networks

Scaling
Achieving the Dream Inc|$1,441,020|7/2020 - 6/2021
This grant supports Achieving the Dream and its members in continuing to advance student success reforms despite COVID‐19‐related impacts.

Digital Learning Task Force and Policy Recommendations

Scaling
State Higher Education Executive Officers Association|$250,000|8/2020 - 6/2021
This grant supports the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association in developing an understanding of the nationwide shift to remote teaching and learning, what is working and what isn’t - particularly for marginalized students - and using the information to make policy recommendations to both reduce inequitable impacts of online learning and promote quality.

Ascendium Chronicle Partnership

Scaling
The Chronicle of Higher Education|$230,684|7/2020 - 6/2021
This grant supports The Chronicle of Higher Education in promoting awareness of the issues related to Ascendium’s four focus areas during a year‐long campaign.

Maintain Momentum: Supporting Postsecondary Education Membership Organizations and Networks

Scaling
Association of American Colleges & Universities|$1,249,400|8/2020 - 6/2021
This grant supports the Association of American Colleges & Universities and its members in continuing to advance student success reforms despite COVID‐19‐related impacts.

Completion Grants

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University Innovation Alliance|$1,999,998|8/2017 - 6/2021
This grant supports the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) in developing, piloting, and integrating retention programs at each of the 11 UIA member campuses. The funding assists students who are approaching graduation but face financial hurdles restricting their ability to enroll, persist and complete their postsecondary education.

Expansion of the Promise Ecosystem Initiative and Employer Symposiums

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College Promise Campaign|$250,000|1/2020 - 6/2021
This grant supports the College Promise Campaign in expanding their efforts to build awareness and generate momentum for the College Promise movement across the country, with a particular focus on tying Promise programs to career and workforce development.