System Support and Services

What We Do  /  System Support and Services

Providing a hub for collaboration and services for efficiency, quality, and reach.

As the official nonprofit supporting the Chancellor’s Office and the California Community Colleges, the Foundation operates at the statewide level, developing and managing systemwide resources and tools, and providing a hub of collaboration and services for mission-aligned partners. The Foundation’s programs and services support the priorities of California Community Colleges, helping to advance and accelerate systemwide initiatives. They also support our local colleges and partners, helping them navigate and coordinate within a large and decentralized system. By facilitating collaboration, accelerating innovation, and increasing systemwide resources, the Foundation has become the trusted partner of the California Community College system.

Current Programs

Chancellor's Circle

The Chancellor's Circle is comprised of a group of business leaders and philanthropists whose support helps to advance the goals of the California Community Colleges. Becoming a member of the Chancellor's Circle provides an opportunity for individuals and businesses to be involved with our Community Colleges in meaningful ways and to make a significant contribution to our students and our state.

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California Community Colleges GIS

The Foundation works with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the college research community to provide geographic information systems (CCC GIS) data and tools to all California Community Colleges. CCC GIS enables users to combine different data sources with a standard set of system maps. It is a useful tool for district researchers, chief business officers, planners, and facilities managers.

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Facilities Research (FUSION)

FUSION (Facilities Utilization, Space Inventory Options Net) is a database of over 80 million square feet of California Community College facilities that tracks the condition assessments and develops cost modeling for maintenance projects, enabling colleges to plan budgets and help facilitate the passing of much-needed bond measures.

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Fiscal Sponsorship

The Foundation provides fiscal sponsorship services for Community College districts and government and independent education programs. Educational programs have the advantage of the Foundation’s close relationship with the Community College system, while state agencies have the convenience of entering easily into contracts with the Foundation because of its unique status as the official foundation for the California Community College Chancellor's Office.

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Network of California Community College Foundations

The Foundation remains committed to developing and attracting additional philanthropic support for the system. We are also the major source of funding for the Network of California Community College Foundations, which provides leadership, training, and networking to support the resource development capabilities of local college foundation. 

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Real Estate Endowment

The California Community College Real Estate Education Endowment provides financial support to enhance real estate education in the California Community Colleges. The goal of this program is to increase the number of real estate practitioners who are able to enroll in real estate education courses at the community colleges.

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Student Scholarships

The California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment provides over 3,300 student scholarships each year. Over 90 California Community Colleges participated in fundraising efforts that resulted in a $70 million scholarship endowment that will forever support our students.

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System Awards and Support

Supporting the California Community Colleges is our primary goal. We sponsor all major statewide awards given by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Academic Senate, as well as a variety of other awards. We also provide staff development training and technology support, including website development and hosting services. Each year, we have increased our direct support to the system. 

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Contact Us

Chancellor's Circle or Network

Nancy Pryor
Director of Communications 
1102 Q Street
Suite 4800
Sacramento, CA 95811
T: 916.498.6702
E: npryor@foundationccc.org


Fiscal Sponsorship

Barbara Webster-Hawkins
Grants Development Director
T: 916.325.0117
F: 916.325.0844
E: bwebster-hawkins@foundationccc.org


Facilities and GIS programs

Walter Kerns
Director of Facilities, Systems and Services
T: 916.325.8571
F: 916.325.0844
wkerns@foundationccc.org


System Awards

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer
T: 916.325.0118
F: 916.325.0844
mconner@foundationccc.org

Key Partners

  • California Community College's Chancellor's Office
  • The RP Group
  • ESRI
  • PepsiCo
  • The College Board

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.

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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 114 colleges and 72 districts, serving 2.1 million students.

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