First and foremost, I hope that you are well and safe. Please see this message I sent to partners about this time.
Like all of you, we’re moving quickly to adjust to new realities, and as funders, are doing what we can for the most vulnerable—low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color—in this unprecedented situation. Our foundation’s core postsecondary commitments—innovation, transformation, data/information, policy advocacy around issues like access and affordability and value—remain the same.
At the same time, in this new landscape we are prioritizing four areas of work within those commitments:
In the coming days, we will be sharing more information about the work within these areas.
As always, we appreciate all you are doing to preserve and expand opportunity and eliminate race and income as predictors of that opportunity. We will continue to stand with you in those efforts.