Lumina Foundation Awards Racial Justice and Equity Grants to 19 Colleges and Universities

The Lumina Foundation of Indianapolis has announced that 19 colleges and universities will each receive grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 for efforts to promote racial justice and equity on campus. A total of $625,000 was granted to the 19 educational institutions. The foundation received 312 applications for these grants.

In announcing the grants, Jamie Merisotis, president of the Lumina Foundation, stated that “these campuses have shown a willingness and capacity to address racial disparities at a systemic level. They recognize that achieving equitable results is about more than promoting diversity — it’s about whether the institution fosters a climate in which every student feels welcome and has the same opportunity to earn a degree or certificate of value, regardless of race or ethnicity.”

The nineteen colleges and universities that were awarded grants are listed below:

  • Bard College
  • Haverford College
  • Hillsborough Community College
  • Ilisagvik College
  • Illinois Central College
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Lorain Count Community College
  • Montana University System
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
  • Rutgers University-Newark
  • Salt lake Community College
  • Skagit Valley College
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Temple University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of Virginia
  • University of West Georgia

A short video about the grant program may be viewed below.

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