Impact Report

Reflections on educational impact made through investments by The Howley Foundation



The Howley Foundation is proud to share our inaugural Impact Report with the community. Not only does it illustrate how far we’ve come since Nick and Lorie Howley granted their first scholarship 20 years ago, but it showcases some of our valued partners and how they’re changing lives.

Scholarships and education-related grantmaking for promising students of need are at the root of our work and have also led to our investment in new schools, capital improvements, workforce development programs, and in-depth collaborations. As we continue to look for additional ways to make a difference through educational philanthropy, we are encouraged by the progress being made in creating opportunities for social and economic mobility. In sharing these stories, we hope you will be, too.

Key Impact Areas


The Howley Foundation sponsors scholarships to help all students with economic need, to receive the best education possible. Learn about support at the high school level and the college level.

Capital Support

Through The Howley Foundation, Nick and Lorie Howley provide select capital support so that grantees can develop and improve upon physical spaces to meet specific expansion or other clear goals that make a meaningful and measurable difference to their mission delivery. Learn more here.

Workforce Development

The Howley Foundation supports a wide range of educational opportunities, including post-secondary workforce development programs, by providing strategic grants that incorporate student scholarships and wraparound services to help ensure student success. Click here to learn more.

In-Depth Partnerships

When Nick and Lori Howley join forces with an educational model that works, they are often inspired to provide additional support that moves The Howley Foundation mission forward. Two excellent examples of successful, in-depth partnerships are: ASPIRE Nurse Scholars Program and Cristo Rey Network.

Creation and Growth

The Howley Foundation invests and supports growth and expansion of schools through The Drexel Fund, which allows for more students to receive a high, quality education from key schools and successful educational models.