Friends of edX
Thank you to all the organizations that support edX and its mission to expand access to quality education around the world.
edX has worked with philanthropic organizations to help fuel innovation and increase accessibility for learners worldwide. Without their assistance, we could not reach our goal of greatly expanding educational opportunity. If you are affiliated with a foundation or would like to learn more about our initiatives, we would be glad to help match your interests with our projects and programs. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
edX has also partnered with many well-respected corporations to help forward our work. If you would like to learn more, please contact email@example.com.
Lumina Foundation is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. Lumina envisions a system that is easy to navigate, delivers fair results, and meets the nation’s need for talent through a broad range of credentials. Lumina has provided funding to edX to support the creation and delivery of MicroMasters certificate programs.
Laura and John Arnold Foundation
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation provided a generous grant to support the development of the edX platform and increase the number of high-quality courses available to learners. Their gift has helped fund the High School Initiative, DavidsonNEXT and more.
Modern States, founded by Steven Klinsky, is working with edX to help more students enter or return to the traditional college system and to make quality education more accessible. Through a generous gift from the family of Steven Klinsky, edX will add to its current suite of AP* and introductory college-level courses currently offered on its platform. These additional courses will ensure that every major subject covered by a College Board Advanced Placement* or CLEP* exam will be offered on edX.org.
LaunchCode creates pathways to economic opportunity and upward mobility through online learning, apprenticeships and job placement in technology. LaunchCode uses the HarvardX Introduction to Computer Science CS50 as its flagship course to help learners develop computer science skills to land a job in technology.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided funding to help develop edX courses as well as partner with community colleges to experiment with the use of the courses in a "flipped classroom." EdX and The Gates Foundation are committed to innovations in online and on-campus learning for these colleges around the country
With Walmart's support, edX is designing and developing its new MicroBachelors™ program. This support reflects the Walmart's commitment to creating a stronger learning and training ecosystem by supporting innovation in higher education. Walmart aims to make education more accessible and affordable for working adults, so they may further advance their careers.
Truist Foundation provided a generous grant to help forward the mission of edX ensuring that millions of learners will have access to the affordable, high quality, skills-based educational programs necessary to achieve professional mobility and financial stability in their own lives.
Founded in 2016 by Dr Charles CHEN Yidan, the Yidan Prize's mission is to create a better world through education. In 2018, edX CEO and MIT Professor Anant Agarwal was awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Development. The Yidan Prize Foundation is an initial funder of edX's MicroBachelors Programs.
Boeing provided a generous grant to fund the development of MicroBachelors Programs and forward the mission of edX ensuring that millions of learners will have access to the affordable, high quality, skills-based educational programs necessary to achieve professional mobility and financial stability in their own lives.
American Student Assistance®
American Student Assistance® (ASA), a national nonprofit dedicated to helping students make informed choices about their education and career goals, provided a generous grant to fund the development of MicroBachelors Programs. This will ensure that millions of students have access to an affordable, credit-backed pathway to a Bachelor’s degree, and job-readiness skills for those who wish to pursue in-demand, well-paying middle skills careers. Students who pursue these programs will be taking meaningful steps toward finding their paths and planning for their futures.