University of Iowa

Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation


Contact Name 
Ben Dobner
Contact Title 
Director, Education Grantmaking
Telephone Number 
Fax Number 
2401 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704
United States

Grant Information


Great Lakes understands the transformative benefits of higher education: it has the power to change lives for the better. But only if a student completes a degree or certificate. Our corporate education philanthropy program has just one goal: helping students from low-income households, students of color, and first-generation students get into college and graduate. Great Lakes commits grant funding to colleges, universities, community-based organizations and other initiatives that promote innovative and scalable solutions to improving college access and completion nationwide.

Sample Grants 

Hawkeye Community College
2016-2018 Dash Emergency Grant Program

Loras College
2015-2018 Career Ready Internship Grant

Simpson College
2014-2015 Career Ready Internship Grant

Application Information 

Rolling basis; see Web site for details.


Applicants must be one of the following types of organization: nonprofit, Title IV-eligible, institution of higher education OR community-based nonprofit organization, classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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Total Grants 


Date of latest financial data 
Dec 2014
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