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Recipient Purpose Term Amount
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research To support research and nonpartisan education regarding higher education student aid. 2018 - 2019 $39,450
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research To identify new philanthropic models for student aid and opportunities to address the rising cost of higher education. 2016 - 2017 $45,500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research To organize educational workshops about post-secondary student outcomes. 2017 - 2019 $20,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American University To support a convening of college and university presidents focused on accelerating innovation in higher education. 2017 $36,179
Better Future Forward, Inc. To support four pilot projects that will help determine the viability of income share agreements for student aid in higher education. 2018 - 2019 $348,100
Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc. To develop bipartisan policy recommendations to improve institutional responsibility for student outcomes. 2017 - 2019 $313,529
Bipartisan Policy Center, Inc. To support the placement of a higher education research fellow with the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. 2018 - 2019 $181,576
Bottom Line, Inc. To fund a low-cost randomized controlled trial of a program to promote college enrollment and completion for disadvantaged students. 2015 - 2021 $60,000
Brookings Institution To analyze data and assess the state of student loan accountability, develop evidence-based policy solutions, and disseminate the findings. 2018 - 2019 $116,717
Center for American Progress To support research and nonpartisan education regarding higher education student aid. 2018 - 2019 $62,445
College Forward To fund a low-cost randomized controlled trial on the grantee's college access and completion programs. 2015 - 2024 $98,337
Educational Results Partnership To fund a randomized controlled trial to evaluate a placement method that uses students' high school achievement to assess college readiness. 2016 - 2020 $147,009
edX, Inc. To support the development of the edX online platform and increase the number of high-quality courses available to users. 2014 - 2015 $5,000,000
edX, Inc. To help expand access to college by allowing students to take massive open online courses for credit. 2015 - 2018 $12,000,000
Higher Learning Advocates, Inc. To organize stakeholders who will serve as nonpartisan educational resources for policymakers and the public on higher education policy issues. 2017 - 2019 $180,058
Institute for College Access and Success, Inc. To provide policy analysis, public education, and coalition-building regarding higher education quality and accountability at the federal level and in California. 2018 - 2021 Up To $2,154,124
Iowa State University of Science and Technology To fund a randomized controlled trial of the Promoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience program. 2017 - 2022 $1,500,000
MDRC To enable new cross-study analyses in order to inform the design and implementation of higher education policies and programs, by creating individual participant-level and study-level databases including data from past randomized controlled trials. 2018 - 2020 $253,696
MDRC To launch Phase I of the Scaling Up Community College Efforts for Student Success (SUCCESS) project to pilot and evaluate lower-cost student success interventions to improve such outcomes as completion and time-to-degree. 2018 - 2022 $3,585,932
MDRC To support an ongoing randomized controlled trial of the Accelerated Study in Associate Programs model and its implementation at three community colleges in Ohio. 2016 - 2020 $275,000
MDRC To fund a replication randomized controlled trial of the City University of New York's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs at Westchester Community College. 2016 - 2024 $533,688
National Conference of State Legislatures To provide stakeholders with educational resources to support evidence-based decision making related to higher education policy. 2017 - 2020 $298,839
National Skills Coalition To provide technical assistance and public education to improve the availability of workforce data to assess and improve higher education and workforce programs. 2018 - 2019 $210,085
National Student Legal Defense Network To support strategic litigation and regulatory engagement related to predatory lending practices and consumer financial protection issues in the for-profit college industry, as well as provide a non-partisan education resource on potential reforms in the for-profit college industry. 2018 - 2020 Up To $2,248,774
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