Wildfire and Disaster Relief: Information for Colleges

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updated September 22, 2022

Thousands of California community college students, faculty, and staff are being impacted by devastating fires burning across our state and other natural disasters. Our thoughts are with all those affected. Recovery and rebuilding takes significant time and resources, but your generous donation will help to ease this process. Past recipients of donors’ support have used funds to relocate and to replace laptops, supplies, transportation, clothes, and food lost or destroyed in hasty evacuations.

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As hubs of their communities, our colleges serve as evacuation centers, information centers, deployment centers, helipads, providers of first responders, and more. We are grateful for the critical role our community colleges play in their communities. Please give now to support our community college family.

In the midst of a crisis, fundraising can be difficult or impossible for our community colleges. The Wildfire and Disaster Relief Award reduces the administrative burden on colleges most impacted by the wildfires and delivers aid quickly to those who need it most. You also can still help local college communities support students and staff by donating to the specific college foundations listed below. This list will be updated as we are informed of communities urgently needing support.

  • College of the Siskiyous
  • Sierra College
  • Mt. San Jacinto College

To add your college to the list above, please email gifts@foundationccc.org. Impacted colleges can find more information here about how to receive Wildfire and Disaster Relief support.

"We either have friends or family who have been tragically impacted. This is why it is vital for our community college family to come together to help the students, faculty, and staff affected rebuild." Keith Aytch, President, Evergreen Valley College

Wildfire and Disaster Relief: Information for Colleges

The California Community Colleges Wildfire and Disaster Relief Initiative is intended to help affected community college students and staff recover from the 2022 California wildfires and related disasters. California Community Colleges in regions impacted by the wildfires are eligible to apply to receive funds. Colleges may apply for first round funding, capped at $3,000 per eligible college, at this time. Guidelines and the application portal can be found here.

We know that disaster relief is an evolving situation. If you have questions about how to apply for Wildfire and Disaster Relief support or if your college is eligible for funding, please contact Jodi Samuels, Director of Strategic Support for Colleges and Scholars, at advancement@foundationccc.org.

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You can reach us at gifts@foundationccc.org where you'll receive a personal reply.

CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES WILDFIRE AND DISASTER RELIEF AWARD

The California Community Colleges Wildfire and Disaster Relief Award serves as a statewide fund for individuals or organizations who would like to donate in support of California Community College students and staff affected by wildfires and other natural disasters. The fund was initiated through an inaugural gift by Evergreen Valley College in 2017 and has distributed more than $124,000.

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Donations by check can be sent to FoundationCCC, Resource Development, 1102 Q Street, Suite 4800, Sacramento, CA 95811, specifying Wildfire and Disaster Relief.

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

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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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