ECMC Foundation funds multiyear grants and investments designed to transform the postsecondary ecosystem. Some of this work includes the projects outlined below.
Improving Online CTE is a $2.5 million investment in innovative solutions to improve student outcomes and close equity gaps in online CTE. The goal of CTE CoLab, led by Urban Institute in partnership with five national organizations, is to work toward reducing completion gaps in online postsecondary CTE programs, especially for Black and Latinx students, and seed the innovative change that CTE needs to meet this moment and thrive in the future.
Established by ECMC Foundation and SeaChange Capital Partners, with additional founding support from Ascendium Education Group, The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and The Kresge Foundation, the Transformational Partnerships Fund (TPF) is the first of its kind, providing colleges and universities support to explore student-centric partnerships and collaborations that could meaningfully transform how they operate and enhance their ability to provide reliable, high-quality educational opportunities for students. With an initial budget of $2.5 million and making individual catalytic grants of up to $100,000, the Fund will support public and nonprofit colleges and universities interested in exploring a range of partnerships and collaborations, which may include mergers on the one end to administrative shared services and consolidated programs on the other end.