CARA’s work is made possible by the generous funders who have recognized the value and importance of CARA’s approach to college access and persistence.
Current and Past Institutional Funders
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (in partnership with CUNY Central)
Carnegie Corporation of New York
College Opportunity Fund (a Donor Advised Fund of the Brooklyn Community Foundation)
The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Department of Education
The Lucius N. Littauer Foundation
The Caroll and Milton Petrie Foundation
The Solon E. Summerfield Foundation
The Robert and Jane Toll Foundation
CARA’s fiscal sponsor is the Research Foundation of CUNY
Every donation, no matter the amount, goes a long way to providing the same opportunities and supports to first-generation college students, low-income students, and students of color that their middle and upper income peers have access to throughout the college process.
Your generosity makes our programming possible!
How Your Donation Supports CARA
Sponsor a Peer Leader
Cost for CARA to train one Peer Leader who then supports, on average, 50 students to or through college.
Sponsor a School
Cost for CARA to provide our field-tested curricular, professional development and college counselor resources to one school, including on-line access and hard copies. Resources are used with all students in grades 9-12 in a school.
Sponsor a Peer-to-Peer Program
Cost for CARA to support one site to develop and participate in one of our peer-to-peer programs. Our Peer Leader programs reach anywhere from 80 – 200 students per site.
Sponsor A Coaching Program
Cost for CARA to provide coaching to one school to develop 9-12 early awareness and counseling programming to support all students through an informed college search, application and transition process.