Strada Education Network℠ is one of the nation’s leaders in supporting philanthropy and partnerships that build a more purposeful path for students to and through postsecondary education to rewarding careers and fulfilling lives. Since 2014, we have advanced our Completion With a Purpose® mission with more than $75 million in philanthropy and strategic partnerships, yielding innovative approaches to improve student success rates and enhance career readiness.

We focus our philanthropic activities on the following three key areas:

  • College and Career Pathways
  • Student Success and Support
  • Workforce Transitions

Investing In Pathways

We work with local, state and national partners to pilot innovative practices, scale evidence-based solutions and build networks of practitioners dedicated to advancing Completion With a Purpose. We provide support to services across the student life cycle, from career exploration to scholarships, and from student and career mentoring to work-based learning opportunities. Our initiatives pay particular attention to the needs of low-income students, young adults who are out of school and not working, and adults with some college education but no degree.

In addition, we seek to engage in meaningful discussions with national, state and regional thought partners in support of our mission. Our funding priorities focus on projects at the national, state and metropolitan levels that have wide-reaching impact and promote innovative new approaches.

We award our grants by invitation only. For more information, send an email to

Grantee Spotlight: Jackie Robinson Foundation

Jackie Robinson Foundation GalaOn March 6, Strada Education announced its largest philanthropic investment to date, a $6.5 million grant to the Jackie Robinson Foundation in New York City. With our support, the Foundation will create the largest talent pipeline of African Americans by expanding its scholarship program, launching a program expansion that will provide mentoring and life skills to thousands of students of color, and educating and inspiring visitors from all walks of life at the new Jackie Robinson Museum. Learn more about the JRF at


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