Adtalem Global Education Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: Adtalem Global Education Foundation supports organizations improving education quality, access to education, and student supports.  

IP TAKE: This funder awards project specific and general operating cost grants.

PROFILE: The Adtalem Global Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Adtalem Global Education, a leading education provider and parent company of academic institutions such as Ross University School of Medicine and Carrington College. Established in 2010, the Adtalem Global Education Fund “[f]ocuses on supporting education and workforce initiatives that advance career opportunities for new majority students and improve the economic health of local communities.” Adtalem’s current grantmaking programs are Education, Economic and Workforce Development, Health and Wellbeing, and Veterans.

The foundation’s education program supports “[n]on-profit organizations that work to improve K-12 education, increase access to higher education for underserved populations, and strengthen the transition from high school to college.”

K-12 education grants typically range from $10,000 to $50,000. Past K-12 grantees include After School Matters, which received funding for its after school and summer programming; and Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, which received a grant for general operating costs.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications. Deadlines vary and are announced on Adtalem’s website. The foundation’s board meets “at least” twice per year to oversee the grantmaking decision process.


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