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The California Community College System.

The California Community Colleges make up the largest system of higher education in the nation, consisting of 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving over 2.1 million students each year. Community colleges offer associate's degrees and industry-specific certificates, pathways for transfer to universities, and four year community college baccalaureate degrees.They provide local opportunities for community members to build technical skills in order to improve their earnings and foster lifelong learning.

The California Community Colleges are an accessible, affordable, and equitable option to our state’s most vulnerable populations, and help to improve the quality of life for those who often face barriers to higher education— including first-generation college students, students in low-income families, rural residents, inner city residents, foster youth, military veterans, and immigrants. 

The California Community Colleges hold a unique power to change the lives of individuals, their communities, and our state through equitable educational and economic opportunity. We truly believe they are a gateway to opportunity for all Californians and the backbone of California’s economy.

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The Board of Governors and Chancellor's Office

Under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, the Chancellor's Office provides leadership, advocacy, and support for the entire California Community College system. The California Community Colleges Board of Governors and the chancellor share a vision of a better future for Californians by exemplifying exceptional leadership, advocacy, and support on behalf of the California Community Colleges. The Foundation works closely with the Chancellor's Office to support system initiatives.

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Contact Us

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer
P: 916.325.0118 ext. 117
F: 916.325.0844
E: mconner@foundationccc.org

Foundation for California
Community Colleges

1102 Q Street, Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811

Toll Free: 866.325.3222
Fax: 916.325.0844

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Supporting our Work

Help the Foundation further its mission to benefit, support, and enhance the California Community Colleges.

The Foundation for California Community Colleges is a 501(c)(3) organization (EIN 68-0412350).

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Who we serve

The Foundation serves as the official foundation supporting the Board of Governors, Chancellor’s Office, and the entire California Community College system, including 116 colleges and 73 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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