Transformational Partnership Fund Helps Institutions Explore Student-Centric Partnerships and Collaborations


Ascendium, ECMC Foundation, SeaChange Capital Partners, Kresge Foundation

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Transformational Partnership Fund TPF Helps Institutions Explore Student-Centric Partnerships and Collaborations

Institutions of higher education (IHEs) face a complex set of financial, technological, political, social and demographic challenges that have intensified significantly over the last decade. Traditional focus on revenue generation has failed to address the fundamental need many institutions of higher education have to transform their educational and business models in ways that can help drive student success and social mobility, especially for students of color, students from low-income families, and other underserved populations.

Working with TPF, college and university leaders have the opportunity to access technical assistance, grant funding, specialized resources and more. TPF builds on the experience of its funders, managers and advisors, all of whom have deep experience and real-world knowledge in higher education and the creation of successful partnerships. Grant funding may be provided to support the exploration of partnerships in many forms — from shared administrative services or consolidated academic offerings on one end of the spectrum, to full mergers on the other.