At USA Funds®, we invest in our nation’s future by investing in programs and education partnerships that provide meaningful and measurable benefits to our target populations, including low-income and first-generation students, students of color, foster youth and adult learners. Our mission is to enhance access to and success in postsecondary education for these students.
Aside from contributing to a better quality of life to individuals, higher education benefits our economy and the health of our communities:Higher earnings. According to Census Bureau data, those with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of 86 percent more than those with only a high school education.More opportunities. College graduates enjoy a wider selection of job opportunities than high school graduates, which contributes to increased job satisfaction and greater upward mobility.Volunteerism. Research funded by USA Funds shows that college graduates rely less on government assistance programs, but contribute more to fund them and are more likely to volunteer in their communities.
To enjoy the greatest benefit from higher education, students must complete their academic programs and receive their degrees and certificates.USA Funds supports a robust program of grant-making and collaboration with like-minded organizations to advance its mission of higher education access and success.
The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce estimates that the U.S. economy will experience this shortfall in meeting the demands for new jobs requiring college degrees.
Learn how USA Funds helps support access to and success in postsecondary education through our grant making activities. Grants & Sponsorships.
Articles highlighting USA Funds’ charitable activities in support of higher education access and success, including a listing of recent grants, and thoughts from opinion leaders in the field.
See USA Funds partnerships at work: Education Partnerships Newsletter