Overcoming Barriers to Graduation: Great Lakes 2015 Philanthropy Report

Education and Literacy;Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Overcoming Barriers to Graduation: Great Lakes 2015 Philanthropy Report

With over half of jobs now requiring a postsecondary credential, college completion has never been more important. Yet it remains elusive for too many students -- especially students from low-income backgrounds, students of color and first-generation students. For 50 years, Great Lakes has focused on helping traditionally underserved students who have the most to gain from a college education -- yet often have the least support in getting there -- make their way to and through college. Our 2015 report highlights the three distinct and purposeful funding approaches we use in pursuit of this goal and details several grants we made over the past year.

March 2016

Geographic Focus: North America / United States (Midwestern) / Iowa;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Minnesota;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Ohio;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Wisconsin

Chrysalis 2014 Annual Report

Children and Youth;Education and Literacy;Women

Chrysalis 2014 Annual Report

Ensuring that girls and women thrive is the essential work of Chrysalis. Our mission is to guarantee their safety, security, education, and economic empowerment. Our unique formula for success includes you. Your support has provided opportunities for thousands of girls and women over the past 26 years. Every dollar, every hour, and every item you give to Chrysalis assures that we continue to do the important work you entrust us to do - 100%. We see the dividends in confident, contributing, independent, and influential girls and women in Greater Des Moines. In this 2014 annual report, you'll find evidence of your investments in our work.

December 2014

Geographic Focus: North America / United States (Midwestern) / Iowa

She Matters: 2015 Issues and Actions

Children and Youth;Education and Literacy;Women

She Matters: 2015 Issues and Actions

A statewide collaboration of organizations who aim to increase awareness of the key issues facing Iowa's women and girls. The report, which follows a 2012 survey of the status of women and girls in the state, charts a course to improve that status in six areas: Economic self-sufficiency; leadership; pay equity; safety from violence; STEM Careers; Women-owned businesses.

December 2015

Geographic Focus: North America / United States (Midwestern) / Iowa

Learning What Works: Great Lakes 2014 Philanthropy Report

Education and Literacy;Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Learning What Works: Great Lakes 2014 Philanthropy Report

Great Lakes 2014 philanthropy report details a $28.6 million commitment in grant funding over the past year to close the college completion gap faced by students of color, low-income students and first-generation students. The report highlights a variety of grants made to colleges, universities, community-based organizations and research initiatives that demonstrate promising approaches to getting more students to and through college. Great Lakes aims to learn which ideas will help the most students achieve the greatest results.

December 2014

Geographic Focus: North America / United States (Midwestern) / Iowa;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Minnesota;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Ohio;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Wisconsin

Mindful Giving: Great Lakes 2013-2014 Philanthropy Report

Education and Literacy;Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Mindful Giving: Great Lakes 2013-2014 Philanthropy Report

Great Lakes 2013-2014 philanthropy report details record $21 million in commitments. This past year Great Lakes dramatically increased its funding to help more students from low-income households, students of color, and students who are the first in their families attend and complete college. For the 2013-2014 academic year our commitments total $21 million, and are in excess of $100 million since 2006. This report tells more about our approach to philanthropy and the work we do to move more students toward college completion.

June 2014

Geographic Focus: North America / United States (Midwestern) / Iowa;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Minnesota;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Ohio;North America / United States (Midwestern) / Wisconsin

Achievement Trends in Schools With School Administration Managers (SAMs)

Education and Literacy

Achievement Trends in Schools With School Administration Managers (SAMs)

Compares student achievement trends over two years in schools with school administration managers helping principals increase the time they spend on instruction and schools without SAMs. Explores links between principals' time and student performance.

Geographic Focus: North America-United States (Midwestern)-Illinois, North America-United States (Midwestern)-Iowa, North America-United States (Southern)-Kentucky

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