Innovation Challenge

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In a time of great change, the challenge is to innovate.

The Foundation for the California Community Colleges is rising to the challenge of these unprecedented times by providing bold, entrepreneurial, and creative solutions to the obstacles facing our communities, our colleges, and our students. Join the Innovation Challenge with your generous contribution today!

Your gift will be a catalyst for student-centered transformative change throughout California’s education systems by building the capacity of the Foundation for California Community Colleges for action at the moment of opportunity. It will also increase our ability to assist our students and colleges when emergency needs arise, whether they are the result of the ongoing pandemic, natural disaster, economic disruption, or other, as yet unimagined, challenge. 

The Foundation for California Community Colleges has stepped up, with dedication and tenacity, to the disruptions we have all been experiencing. Last year alone, more than $78 million was delivered through programs and services to colleges. An astonishing 648,000 community college students received technical assistance and support so they could continue learning remotely to stay safe during the most uncertain pandemic times. With help from our donors, greater than $700 million in endowment, scholarship, emergency aid, and relief dollars were distributed to those in need.  

Your gift today will help the Foundation for California Community Colleges provide innovative solutions and vitally needed services to our colleges and students in need.

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to support the FoundationCCC’s Innovation Challenge.

Individual donations make a difference

Your donation will help address challenges our colleges and students face every day in these difficult economic times. Every dollar makes a difference. Please give generously today online here or by mail to FoundationCCC, ATTN: Resource Development, 1102 Q St., Ste. 4800, Sacramento, CA 95811. Please write in the memo line “Innovation Challenge.”

Foundation giving and donor advised funds

Philanthropic foundations can contact us at to learn how we can partner to create high impact solutions to the challenges community college students are facing during these unprecedented times. Donor advised fund holders may direct their gift to the Foundation for California Community Colleges, Attn: Resource Development, 1102 Q St., Ste. 4800, Sacramento, CA 95811. The Foundation for California Community Colleges is a qualified nonprofit organization, tax ID 68-0412350. 

Corporate partnership

Corporate gifts, employer matching gifts, and sponsorships are deeply appreciated. Please contact for more information.

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Thank you for supporting the California Community Colleges and community college students through the Innovation Challenge!

Cares Act Extension

Did you know that you may be able to deduct charitable contributions this year even if you don’t itemize deductions on your tax return? Due to an extension of the CARES Act, individuals may be able to deduct up to $300 of charitable gifts (up to $600 for couples married and filing jointly) for donations made in 2021, without itemizing. Consult your tax advisor for details. Your gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Foundation for California Community Colleges is a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID 68-0412350).  Give Today!

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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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