At this time the Board of Directors is taking an opportunity to pause and reflect on past giving while determining the future role University of Phoenix Foundation plays in positively impacting the issues around education—readiness, access and reach. As such, no grant requests are being accepted at his time. Please watch this site for further updates.
University of Phoenix Foundation
Inspired by 30 years of witnessing the life changing power of education, Dr. John Sperling, Chairman of the Apollo Group, Inc. and University of Phoenix established the University of Phoenix Foundation in November 2006. The Foundation’s mission is to increase access to education in critical areas, especially for underrepresented and low-income students traditionally under-served by the education continuum, in an effort to provide a pathway for economic advancement.
How We Serve
The University of Phoenix Foundation works to fulfill its mission by providing grants to 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt, public charities to support the following:
- Programs that promote school readiness, particularly among at-risk students;
- Programs that improve educational opportunities for underrepresented students;
- Programs that increase the rate of underrepresented students earning college and advanced degrees;
- Programs that contribute to the educational dialogue and research regarding the environment.