Support of the Forum
The Forum is made possible by the generous support of private foundations, private and nonprofit corporations, and participating institutions.
Foundations providing support for the Forum include:
- The Annie E. Casey Foundation to support research on effective strategies for colleges and universities to create economic benefits for communities.
- The Ford Foundation to study emerging economic issues in critical policy areas for higher education.
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to explore how advances in the cognitive and neurosciences can improve learning and new learning technologies.
- John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to focus the academic and financial resources of colleges and universities on social and community needs.
- The Lumina Foundation for Education to examine the demographics of future student populations and future labor market and workplace requirements.
- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support research on higher education, primarily in the areas of economics, finance, and technology.
- The Meyers Foundation to explore the role of higher education in the global political economy.
Previously the Forum received support from the following foundations:
- The Atlantic Philanthropies to understand how the Internet and related technologies can improve the quality and condition of higher learning.
- Carnegie Corporation of New York to improve learning through the beneficial adoption and use of new learning media and technologies.
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to explore how institutions can cultivate the humanities and related disciplines in order to conserve the lessons of history.
- The James Irvine Foundation to inform leaders from independent California colleges and universities of new thinking on the future of higher education.
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation to improve future prospects for American higher education by identifying new thinking, presenting research for discussion, and disseminating findings.
- The Henry Luce Foundation to examine academic leadership in an era of transforming change.
Support for the Forum is also provided by several private and nonprofit corporations and participating colleges and universities.