by TG Philanthropy
The TG Board of Directors established TG Philanthropy in 2004, recognizing that the quality of life and the economic vibrancy of our communities, states and nation directly correlate with educational access, opportunity and attainment.
Georgetown University's frequently cited report Recovery 2020 posits that by 2020, 65% of all jobs in the U.S. will require at least some postsecondary education. At current postsecondary completion rates (39%), the U.S. will not be able to meet the demand for an educated workforce. It is critical to improve certificate and degree attainment - especially for the types of students who have not been well-served by higher education in the past. To that end, TG focuses its philanthropy on students who are from low-income families and favors proposals that aim to serve or better understand the needs of Latino/a students, first-generation college students, or students who are from other groups that are traditionally underrepresented in undergraduate education, which may include nontraditional or adult learners.
Since 2005, TG has awarded more than $46.9 million in project-based grant funding. Information on funding guidelines, the application process, and a listing of prior awards made are all available through the links in the left-hand column. In addition, TG has awarded $365 million in funding for student financial aid.