University of Phoenix Foundation

Working hand-in-hand with the University’s overall mission, the University of Phoenix Foundation was established to increase access to education, especially for underrepresented and low-income students. Through grants to non-profit, tax-exempt public charities, the Foundation makes education not only a possible, but a probable, goal.

Increasing access to education—for all students

Dr. John Sperling, Chairman Emeritus of Apollo Education Group and founder of University of Phoenix, pioneered accessible education for the working student over 30 years ago. Inspired by the life-changing power of education, Dr. Sperling established the Foundation in 2006. By reaching out to charities that support programs ranging from school readiness among at-risk students to improving educational opportunities for underrepresented students, the Foundation helps provide a pathway to economic advancement.

Other ways we give

Through our Corporate Social Responsibility office we utilize scholarships, volunteerism, in-kind services and community support to remove barriers to higher education and help ensure healthy, vibrant and prospering communities.

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