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Michelson 20MM Foundation is an affiliated organization of Michelson Philanthropies. For more than a decade, it has served 20 million minds–the approximate number of post-secondary students in the United States–by advancing open educational resources, smart justice, student basic needs, digital equity, and intellectual property education.

The world of educational equity gained a formidable ally when Dr. Gary K. Michelson learned of a group of professors who pooled their personal funds to help bright, struggling college students afford textbooks so they could stay in school. In 2010 he contributed his own funds towards textbook scholarships but was committed to finding enduring solutions to tackle the root of the problem. That philosophy has underscored all that we do to advance systems change solutions across our portfolio of work. If the voice inside your head screams when you see injustice and you want to put your finely honed talents to work to drive fundamental advancements to creating a more just world- join us in fighting the good fight today!

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What Our Team is Saying

“I’m a Mexican immigrant; son of a cook and a housekeeper who shares a lived experience with the students and families that the Michelson 20MM Foundation strives to serve. I work to honor the countless sacrifices of those that came before me and the struggle of those hoping to leverage education, para una vida mejor.”

– Miguel Leon, Senior Program Manager

“As the first in my family to go to college, I know first hand the life changing impact of higher education. I am grateful to work at an organization dedicated to expanding access to this transformational power and supporting scholars in achieving their highest academic potential. Additionally, I am inspired daily by my colleagues’ passion for equity, student success, and innovation.”

– Emily Blake, Program Officer

“I was blessed to be born into a circumstance where I had opportunities and support to pursue my educational goals. However, not everyone is so lucky. Working at 20MM I can work to create a world where all students have the ability to achieve their dreams and thrive.”

– Ryan Erickson-Kulas, Programs Director

“It’s great to work for an organization that not only strives to make an impact in the education space but also fearlessly sets out to do so in the most innovative ways.”

– Rachelle Mulumba, Program Coordinator

Benefits and Perks

Health Insurance

For our employees, we pay up to 95% coverage and for our employee’s dependents we pay up to 75% coverage.

Retirement Planning

Generous 401k match program with access to Vanguard retirement planning support.

Paid Time Off

Generous paid time off package, with a sabbatical offered during the fifth year.

Employee Events

Whether in the office or working remote, team building events keep our teams close.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Learning and development opportunities are available across the Michelson Philanthropies network of foundations.

As a part of Michelson Philanthropies, the Michelson 20MM Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.