Getting students to and through college.

Our Partners & Funders

Higher Edge continues to be the only program in Eastern CT solely dedicated to college access and retention. As a result, Higher Edge has deep community connections, all of which leverage the organization’s investment in and commitment to youth.

Higher Edge is also a proud partner agency with United Way of Southeastern CT.

Community Partners

  • Community Foundation of Eastern CT
  • Connecticut College Holleran Center
  • Eastern CT State University
  • Elevate to Even Plus (Eleven +)
  • Grasso Technical High School
  • Hispanic Alliance
  • Mitchell College
  • New London Adult Educations
  • New London Public Schools
  • S.T.E.P.S.
  • Three Rivers Middle College
  • University of Connecticut
  • Windham Public Schools
  • Windham Technical High School

Funders – 2020-2021

  • Albert B. Glassenberg Fund
  • AT&T Foundation
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Bank of America Philanthropic Solutions: Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation; Frank Loomis Palmer Fund; Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation; George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation
  • Barrett Family Foundation
  • Berkshire Bank Foundation
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern CT Foundation
  • Charter Oak Community Giving Program
  • Chelsea Groton Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Eastern CT
  • CT Youth Service Prevention Program
  • David E Retik and Christopher D. Mello Foundation
  • Dime Bank Foundation
  • Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
  • Edward and Mary Lord Foundation
  • Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust
  • Eversource Energy
  • ForGoodFund
  • Henry E Niles Foundation
  • James P. and Mary E. Shea Perpetual Trust
  • Mary & John LaMattina
  • New Alliance Foundation
  • New London Community Development Block Grant
  • Nordson Corporation
  • Peoples United Community Foundation
  • Pfizer Charitable Giving
  • SBM Charitable Foundation
  • United Way of Southeastern Connecticut