Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1983

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Lloyd M. Gabriel

Second Committee Member

J. Wesley Crum

Third Committee Member

Robert Carlton


The purpose of this project was to conduct a limited search for support of adult basic education proposals among 35 private foundations. Questionnaires were sent, seeking information about foundations' attitudes toward adult basic education, target populations, and potential proposals. The results showed a wide range of attitudes, from indifference to cautious interest to enthusiasm. Suggestions for researching potential sources of support are presented along with the responses of the 35 foundations.