For Grant Seekers


The Next Generation Education Fund is on hiatus and will not award grants in 2019.

The Lumpkin Family Foundation accepts grant applications annually of up to $5,000 from organizations whose mission is education enrichment.

Specifically, The Foundation seeks interest from programs that build meaningful, personal relationships with students through mentoring and/or tutoring programs at the high school level in high-need areas. 

The grant is offered by The Next Generation Education Fund of The Lumpkin Family Foundation, a group of 6th Generation family members, ages 13-21. Preference will be given to programs that are innovative, exciting, collaborative, and sustainable.


This is an open process and any organization or program providing the services above is eligible to apply. The focus community changes annually, so please check back early each year for an update.

Please direct inquiries on the NGEF to:

Laura Huddleston

Program Associate
Phone: 217-235-3361

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NGEF Grantees

  • NGEF2017

    One Million Degrees

    To support the unique Scholar Development Program expansion to Harold Washington College (Chicago Loop). OMD exclusively serves and graduates low-income community college students through an innovative program model that fosters meaningful relationships between students and a network of campus-specific supporters who are "in their corner."

    View One Million Degrees's Website
  • NGEF2016

    Urban Services YMCA San Francisco

    To support the Peer Tutoring Program at Urban Services YMCA which identifies current high performing San Francisco high school juniors and seniors then trains, hires, and places them at one of our ten San Francisco school sites to tutor elementary, middle, or other high school youth. In addition to providing after-school help with academic work, this program also provides a pathway for the peer tutors to become eligible for permanent positions as after school program leaders for the YMCA of San Francisco.

    View Urban Services YMCA San Francisco's Website
  • NGEF2015

    Enlace Comunitario

    To help underwrite and enhance our Jovencitos Program so that young men who are witnesses of Domestic Violence can experience healthy male role modeling with the Intervention/Life Skills Specialist, learn appropriate relationship and communication skills, and stop the cycle of male violence.

    View Enlace Comunitario's Website