Teagle Foundation Awards $1.5 Million for Liberal Arts Education

The Teagle Foundation in New York City has announced grants totaling nearly $1.5 million in support of liberal arts education projects at institutions of higher education and other nonprofit educational organizations.

Awarded through the foundation's Liberal Arts in the Professions initiative, the grants include $250,000 over two years to Interfaith Youth Core in support of its collaboration with institutions preparing students for leadership in a religiously diverse world; $280,000 over three years to Franklin & Marshall College, Bucknell University, and the University of Pennsylvania in support of efforts to integrate the liberal arts into undergraduate business education; and $150,000 over eighteen months to the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program to create a forum for peer learning among a diverse set of institutions focused on the integration of the liberal arts into business education.

The foundation also awarded grants in support of five special projects, including $25,000 to the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development and the City University of New York’s John F. Kennedy, Jr. Institute for Worker Education to develop a leadership workshop for youth development professionals; $150,000 over two years to the Prisoner Reentry Institute at John Jay College of Criminal Justice to improve access to higher education for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals; and $115,000 over eighteen months to Associated Colleges of the Midwest to create an online mini-course and accompanying resources aimed at advancing faculty understanding of higher education financing.

The foundation also awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant through its Faculty Planning and Curricular Coherence program to the Borough of Manhattan Community College, Hostos Community College, and Stella and Charles Guttman Community College to implement a placement policy and curricular streamlining strategy for developmental mathematics that is grounded in empirical evidence.

For a complete list of the foundation's most recent grants, visit the Teagle Foundation website.

"The Teagle Foundation Awards $1.5M in New Grants." Teagle Foundation Press Release 12/03/2015.