Summer, 2019

The First Generation Foundation acknowledges and sincerely thanks the Jefferson Scholars Foundation & the University of Virginia for its support of first generation college students and its generous donation to the Foundation.

Spring, 2019

The First Generation Foundation acknowledges and appreciates Central Michigan University CMU, and its Office of Diversity and Inclusion, for its support of first generation college students through innovative classroom projects and its generous donation to the Foundation.

Fall, 2018

The First Generation Foundation acknowledges and appreciates Midwest Sociological Society for including the First Generation Foundation in its vast array of resources for students and organizations in Middle America.

Thank you for the coverage of first generation college students.

Summer 2015

The First Generation Foundation acknowledges and appreciates Marcs’ for donating watermelons to the First Generation Foundation for its summer outreach initiative.

Marcs Home Days (3)

Summer, 2014

“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It is time to start thinking.”
Sir Ernest Rutherford, Nobel Laureate, Physics  

DonorsThe First Generation Foundation is classified as a non-profit enterprise, public charity, organized as  a 501 (c) (3).  Your kind donations are tax-deductible. However, we gladly accept your donation of time.  Time is our most valuable resource—and yours! If you are a first-generation college graduate, a member of the first generation, or just a kindred spirit, we welcome you and encourage you to become involved.

We have many tasks to do, and most jobs can be completed online and in the convenience of your own home. We like to meet face-to-face with our donors and supporters, so if you are interested in becoming a volunteer (time donor), please contact us.

We are now accepting financial donations from individuals and corporations.  We accept cash (check or credit card donations) but we are also interested in receiving non-financial donations, such as payment-in-kind donations–donations of facilities and conference use, as well as equipment and software.

You can mail a personal or professional check directly to us or can pay by credit card using PayPal. We will acknowledge each contribution and maintain immaculate records of our sources of funds and will return a receipt for tax-purposes.   Please indicate if you represent the following:

  • First Generation Professional & College Graduate
  • First Generation College Student
  • Corporate Sponsor
  • Second or Third Generation Professional & College Graduate

To update your information, use the contact us form. Indicate your contact information, name, title, address, and URL, and share any comments you believe may be helpful to potential college students—or students in college—or even first-generation college graduates in the workplace. We will verify the information, and once approved, will update our site. The site will be marketed to members of the K-20 educational community as well as corporate sponsors and government sectors.

Supporters are welcome to donate to the First Generation Foundation, a 501 c (3). Donations are not required to be listed as a supporter on the First Generation website, but full contact information is required. In addition to donations, we offer fee-based services for corporations and colleges, business organizations and non-profit associations—in exchange for donations. Services include presentations, special projects, consulting, coaching, and training regarding imperatives and initiatives that strengthen educational, workplace, and societal commitment to first-generation outreach.

Sources of revenue are used to offset direct service expenses—searching for new sources of information, updating the website portal, discarding outdated news, marketing, and community outreach.