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Transforming Colleges and Communities, Together

Support Our Work

At Achieving the Dream, we work directly with colleges with one purpose in mind: To give students equal access to learning, credentials, and fulfilling careers — so they can build successful futures and create stronger, more vibrant communities. Our work to champion access and equity in higher education is made possible by our many supporters: our founding partners, our funders, and our supporting partners.

Founding Partners: Advocating for Student Success from Day 1

Achieving the Dream was originally founded as a national initiative conceived by the Lumina Foundation (founding investor) and seven founding partner organizations leading efforts to close equity and achievement gaps and accelerate student success nationwide. Throughout our first six years, Achieving the Dream demonstrated that innovative, evidence-based community college programs and interventions can produce and sustain improved student success outcomes. Thus in 2010, with the support of our Founding Investor and Founding Partners, Achieving the Dream established an independent national nonprofit organization: Achieving the Dream, Inc.

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Funders: Actualizing Our Vision

Our generous funders make it possible for Achieving the Dream to realize our vision of creating a higher education system that transforms lives and communities. Funder support allows us to carry out our mission with community colleges across the country, funding programs, events, and more.

Anne E Casey Foundation logo Ascendium logo Barr Foundation logo Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation logo Carnegie Corporation of New York logo The Chicago Community Trust logo Cognizant Foundation logo ECMC Foundation logo The Ford Family Foundation logo Greater Texas Foundation logo JP Morgan Chase logo The Kresge Foundation logo Lumina Foundation logo Walmart logo William & Flora Hewlett Foundation logo Woodward Hines Education Foundation logo

Join Us

Together, we can create a more accessible, equitable path to higher education for students across the country. Join us.

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