What we do

The Foundation, which was established in New York City in 1923, incubates and invests in innovative organizations that get low income kids to and through college. We believe ability, motivation and grit should determine who succeeds in college–not zip code.

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The Accelerator

We invite a carefully selected group of social entrepreneurs focused on improving outcomes for low income students into the EGF Accelerator with the intention of helping them nurture and grow their organizations.

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What is the Eddie ?

Each spring, in conjunction with the Education Writers Association, we give away a cash award (and a bowler hat) to a journalist who has produced work that has helped to further the national conversation about low-income college completion.

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