Current Funding Partners

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to our funders, and their continued generosity and support of our work. Below is a list of our current funders. For more information on specific funded projects, please visit our Funded Projects page.

To view our previous funders, visit the Previous Funding Partners page.

Current Funders

Carnegie Corporation of New York 

Andrew Carnegie envisioned Carnegie Corporation as a foundation that would “promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.”  In keeping with this mandate, the corporation’s work incorporates an affirmation of its historic role as an education foundation but also honors Andrew Carnegie’s passion for international peace and the health of democracy.

Ford Motor Company Fund 

The Ford Motor Company Fund, which guides the philanthropic activities of the Ford Motor Company, supports not-for-profit organizations in three major areas: innovation and education, community development and American legacy, and auto-related safety education. The National Forum is currently partnering with NCID on projects funded by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership 

The Greenleaf Center promotes the awareness, understanding, and practice of servant leadership by individuals and organizations.  Across its global community, servant leadership is embraced as a guiding principle, thus building a more just, caring, and sustainable world with hope and prosperity for future generations.

Lumina Foundation 

Lumina Foundation is a private, independent foundation established in Indianapolis, Indiana in August 2000 and is committed to enrolling and graduating more students from college.  Lumina pursues this goal in three ways: by identifying and supporting effective practice, by encouraging effective public policy, and by using its communications and convening capacity to build public will for change.  Lumina has worked with and made grants to many colleges, universities, peer foundations, associations and other organizations that work to improve student access and outcomes across the nation.

Marygrove College

Marygrove College, an independent Catholic liberal arts college sponsored by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, is committed to fostering Christian values, to educating students from diverse backgrounds, and to serving the people of Metropolitan Detroit and beyond.

National Center for Institutional Diversity

The National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) is an agency of the University of Michigan’s Provost Office that represents the University’s commitment to affirm the central value of institutional diversity to the public mission of U.S. colleges and universities.

Once Upon a Time Foundation 

The Once Upon a Time Foundation operates out of Fort Worth, Texas and seeks to promote philanthropic practices in coming generations.  The organization assigns grant money to university courses on Philanthropy in order for students to give away this money to the non-profit of their choice.  Students are able to learn about the process of donations and grants through firsthand experience with real money. The National Forum is currently partnering with NCID on projects funded by the Once Upon a Time Foundation.