System Support

What We Do  /  System Support

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



ASAPconnect works to advance excellence throughout our state’s expanded learning programs by supporting and developing comprehensive, coordinated, and exceptional technical assistance (TA) providers.

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California Wildfire and Disaster Relief

The California Community Colleges Wildfire and Disaster Relief Award—initiated through an inaugural gift by Evergreen Valley College—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.

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Collaborative Impact Program

The purpose of the Collaborative Impact Program is to incubate, scale, and sustain solutions to California’s opportunities and challenges through intentional partnership with mission-aligned programs and organizations.

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Corporate Roundtable

The Corporate Roundtable 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 Corporate Roundtable 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.

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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Innovation Challenge

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!

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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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Tim Bonnel Memorial Scholarship

To honor Tim Bonnel’s extraordinary service as a system leader and foster youth advocate, the Foundation for California Community Colleges in partnership with the California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrators Association and Tim’s children, Sarah Brockmeyer and William Bonnel, have established a scholarship in Tim’s memory benefiting foster youth.

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Former Programs

California Community Colleges GIS

The Foundation worked 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 enabled users to combine different data sources with a standard set of system maps.

Contact Us

Corporate Roundtable

Brett Chaponot
Associate Director of Program Development
T: 916.498.6733

the NETWORK of California community college Foundations

T: 916.498.6709
F: 916.325.0844

Collaborative Impact Program


Facilities and GIS programs

Shirley Singh
Director Facilities, Systems & Services
T: 916.498.6785

System Awards

Melissa Conner
Chief Advancement Officer
T: 916.325.0118
F: 916.325.0844

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.

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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