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Recipient Purpose Term Amount
Center for American Progress To support research and nonpartisan education regarding higher education student aid. 2018 - 2019 $62,445
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
Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust To provide general operating support. 2018 - 2019 $300,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac To fund a low-cost randomized controlled trial of Stay the Course, a program designed to increase community college graduation rates for low-income students. 2017 - 2019 $129,529
Third Way Institute To provide general operating support. 2014 - 2015 $1,000,000
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
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College To identify reforms that address the unfair practices of for-profit colleges. 2015 - 2016 $18,785
Westchester Community College Foundation, Inc. To support implementation of the City University of New York's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs at Westchester Community College. 2016 - 2021 $1,000,000
Third Way Institute To improve the value of higher education. 2017 - 2019 $845,240
edX, Inc. To help expand access to college by allowing students to take massive open online courses for credit. 2015 - 2018 $12,000,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College To help develop a litigation strategy focused on ending deceptive practices in the for-profit college industry. 2016 - 2017 $1,126,786
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research To support research and nonpartisan education regarding higher education student aid. 2018 - 2019 $39,450
Urban Institute To improve the value of higher education. 2017 - 2019 $701,766
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
Research Foundation of the City University of New York To fund a low-cost randomized controlled trial of Accelerate, Compete, and Engage, a program that provides academic, personal, and financial supports to predominantly low-income, full-time college students. 2018 - 2024 $265,152
President and Fellows of Harvard College To support Harvard Law School's Legal Services Center in its efforts to challenge predatory lending practices in the for-profit college industry. 2017 - 2019 $3,297,855
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
Veterans Education Success To conduct research and educational outreach about policies related to protections for student veterans. 2017 - 2019 $599,500
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
San Mateo County Community College District To support the replication of the City University of New York's Accelerated Study in Associate Programs at Skyline College. 2017 - 2019 $836,607
Resources Legacy Fund To launch the Student Borrower Protection Center and the Student Loan Law Project. 2018 - 2022 $2,749,534
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research To organize educational workshops about post-secondary student outcomes. 2017 - 2019 $20,000
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