Points of Pride

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Making an impact one program at a time.

The Foundation develops programs and services that promote excellence in education and provide valuable learning opportunities for students throughout the state. We also support the system through special initiatives, statewide awards, and direct donations to the colleges and the Network of California Community College Foundations.


Since its founding in 1998, the Foundation has provided over $250 million in direct grants, support, and cost savings to colleges. The Foundation has contributed more than $3 million to the California Community College system.

The Foundation's total investment funds are worth approximately $90 million. Since inception, the Foundation has grown its grant, contract, and fee for service revenues to over $30 million. The Foundation manages the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment, created in 2008 with a fundraising campaign launched through the generosity of The Bernard Osher Foundation. To date, the Endowment has provided over $15 million in scholarship funds for California’s neediest community college students.

Program Accomplishments

Our programs reach all 114 California Community Colleges and 72 districts, and several are expanding nationwide.

  • Workforce Development programs have directly employed over 4,000 students to date.
  • The Foundation’s Student Success Flagship Initiative has raised over $5 million to support student success.
  • The California Connects digital literacy training program served 5,800 Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) students on 35 Community College campuses.
  • The Nursing Resource Center’s Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCPS) has contributed to increasing enrollment capacity in San Francisco Bay Area nursing programs by 20 percent. CCPS is now active in nine regions nationwide.
  • The Career Catalyst program has employed more than 4,700 students with public and private employers.
  • More than 1,000 smog check technicians have been trained through the Foundation’s Technician Training – Bureau of Automotive Repair program. Trainees have helped over 75,000 consumers since 2004.
  • Facilities Utilization, Space Inventory Options Net (FUSION) data has been instrumental in passing $39 billion in state and local capital construction bonds.
  • Our Youth and Adult Services programs have served over 20,000 current and former foster youth and other high-risk student populations through programs, services, and sub grants to colleges.

Our Supporters

The Foundation and our programs have received numerous national and state grants, as well as support from a wide range of philanthropic organizations. Supporters include:

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Strategic Plan

The Foundation is planning for the future and embarking on a growth-minded mission to "double our impact" by the end of a third decade of service. Read more in our Double Impact Plan. Download >

Our Office

1102 Q Street
Suite 4800
Sacramento 95811
Toll Free: 866.325.3222
F: 916.325.0844

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 nearly 2 million students.

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