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 Foundations 

A variety of philanthropic organizations and foundations support AACC and it's programs. Below is a list of foundations that partner with us and information about AACC programs they help support.

Atlantic Philanthropies
The AACC Plus 50 Initiative is a 3 1/2 year effort funded by Atlantic Philanthropies to engage the 50+ population in learning via training/re-training programs; and/or volunteer, civic, service activities.

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation helps fund AACC's Center for Workforce and Economic Development in partnership with the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE).

Ford Foundation
Ford Foundation partnered with AACC to represent and advocate for the needs of community colleges among diverse constituencies and stakeholder groups such as the Rural Community College Initiative (1994-2002).

Heinz Endowments
Heinz Endowments is a sponsor of AACC's Achieving the Dream initiative; a multiyear national initiative to help community college students, and in particular those that have faced significant barriers in education, to succeed.

Lumina Foundation for Education
Lumina Foundation is a sponsor of AACC's Achieving the Dream initiative; a multiyear national initiative to help community college students, and in particular those that have faced significant barriers in education, to succeed.

MetLife Foundation
MetLife Foundation generously helps fund AACC's Center for Workforce and Economic Development in partnership with the National Center on Education and the Economy (NCEE).

National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program provides grants to improve and expand educational programs that prepare skilled technicians to work in the high-tech fields that drive the U.S. economy. NSF also supports MentorLinks and Teaching by Choice (2008).

Wal-Mart Foundation
Wal-Mart Foundation provided a $2.5-million dollar grant to AACC's Center for Workforce and Economic Development. The effort will be implemented in collaboration with the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE).

W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded the AACC project, Leading Forward (2003), to address the growing leadership gap at America's community colleges.

 Contact

For more information, please contact:

Mary E. Heiss
Associate Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Ph: 202.728.0200 x253
mheiss@aacc.nche.edu

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