Thanks to support from generous donors and philanthropic leaders, the Student Relief Fund is providing emergency aid and other essential support to students. When emergency needs arise, whether they result from the ongoing pandemic, natural disaster, economic disruption or other, yet unimagined, challenges, the Foundation for California Community Colleges is there to help. More than 2,000 community college students statewide received between $350 and $500 in emergency financial assistance in the last two years. Still, immense need remains across the system.
For our students who are low-wage earners and those laid off from jobs, students who lack adequate technology, and students who are parents or are caring for elderly family members, receiving emergency assistance or related support such as free laptops makes a big difference in their ability to take care of themselves, stay enrolled, and continue on their path toward a rewarding career.
You can help by donating today
Your donation will help provide relief to students attending California Community Colleges. Research indicates that emergency financial assistance of $500 prevents students facing a crisis from dropping out. Donations of every size add up and demonstrate to struggling students that we care about their dreams of a better livelihood for them and their families.
- $500 ships a student a laptop and mobile hotspot with one year of internet connectivity.
- $5,000 provides emergency cash grants of $500 to ten students facing financial hardship to pay for food, books, household utility bills, or other essential needs.
- $15,000 extends hotspot service to 500 foster youth whose internet connection is expiring.
Donate today to support community college students. As part of our student-centered approach to distributing emergency aid, we will be guided by students’ priority needs.