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 +)
  • Garbini Education & Career Consulting
  • Grasso Technical High School
  • Hispanic Alliance
  • Mitchell College
  • New London Adult Educations
  • New London Public Schools
  • S.T.E.P.S.
  • The Edward & Mary Lord Foundation
  • Three Rivers Middle College
  • University of Connecticut
  • Windham Public Schools
  • Windham Technical High School


  • Albert Glassenberg Fund
  • Barrett Family Foundation
  • Berkshire Bank Foundation
  • Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut
  • Charter Oak Community Giving
  • Chelsea Groton Foundation
  • Citizens Charitable Foundation
  • City of New London Community Development Block Grant
  • Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch: Youth Service Initiative
  • CorePlus Credit Union
  • Deupree Family Foundation
  • Dime Bank Foundation
  • Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
  • Elizabeth Raymond Ambler Trust
  • Eversource Energy Foundation
  • Frank Loomis Palmer Fund
  • George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
  • Henry E. Niles Foundation
  • James P. & Mary E. Shea Perpetual Trust
  • Jeffrey P. Ossen Family Foundation
  • June Salamy Krisch Fund
  • Leo J. & Rose Pageau Trust
  • Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation
  • Mystic Rotary
  • New Alliance Foundation
  • Nordson Corporation Foundation
  • Parker Family Fund
  • People’s United Community Foundation
  • Pfizer Connecticut Labs
  • Retik & Mello Foundation
  • SBM Charitable Foundation
  • United Way of Southeastern Connecticut