Venture Philanthropy / Strategic Partnerships

College Admissions Cognitive Advisor

The foundation is a founding partner supporting the development of the College Admissions Cognitive Advisor, an innovative, web-based tool that will provide guidance and information for tens of thousands of high-achieving, low-income, college-qualified students who do not have adequate tools and advisement to guide them through the college admissions process.

Conceived of in 2016, the project brings together a prominent technology partner, the leading provider of information to college-bound students (College Board), and a small group of foundations (Heckscher Foundation for Children, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, ECMC Foundation, Carnegie Foundation, and Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Foundation). The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is developing content for and will curate the College Admissions Cognitive Advisor while the College Board has committed to providing data for and hosting this new technology. This collaborative approach is intended to make the Advisor the “go-to” website for college research, application, funding, and preparation.