About Us

FoundationCCC is the official nonprofit partner to the California Community Colleges, the largest and most diverse system of higher education in the nation.

We work to reduce barriers to opportunity, strengthen communities, and accelerate paths to economic and social mobility for all Californians.

Santa Ana College

We Support


We believe students of all backgrounds deserve equitable access to education and the support they need to achieve educational and career goals.

Community Colleges

We believe in the transformative power of the California Community Colleges system to change lives.


We believe community colleges are the heart of their communities and are key to our state’s success.

San Diego City College

Long-Lasting Impact


as a trusted partner to the
California Community Colleges.



to support students, colleges,
and communities.

Of every dollar

goes directly to program and
service delivery.

Mission Statement

To benefit, support, and enhance the missions of the California Community College system.

Theory of Change

We believe in the unique power of community colleges, and the people and communities they reach and serve, to be the building blocks of a better future, capable of achieving the possibilities of a more just, equitable, and thriving world. We see our role as connectors, accelerators, problem-solvers, and trusted partners, serving as a hub for innovation and as an intermediary for transformative change at scale.

Double Impact Plan

FoundationCCC is planning for the future and embarking on a growth-minded mission to “amplify our impact” by the end of a third decade of service.

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Grossmont Community College

Annual Innovation and Impact Report

As we look back on the past year, we see a time of great change but also one of opportunity that has called on us to work in new ways to address inequities and meet community needs.

Our annual Innovation and Impact Report provides insight into FoundationCCC priorities and successes for 2021-2022, and how all of this work was made possible through innovation – measured risk-taking, testing and trying new, bold approaches, and pushing ourselves to expand our impact where it’s needed most.

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Our Story

For a quarter century, FoundationCCC has worked alongside our partners at the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and Chancellor’s Office to support innovation and excellence.

What started as a small auxiliary organization to fundraise for awards to outstanding faculty, staff, and colleges has since expanded, upholding our founder’s entrepreneurial and opportunistic spirit as a blueprint for success. From key partnerships and big ideas that have propelled us forward, these are the moments that tell the story of FoundationCCC.

Learn more about our history

Our Leadership

Our leaders are connected by a passion for the power of community colleges and committed to helping expand our organization’s impact where it’s needed most to change lives.

They come from diverse backgrounds and have a broad range of experience in education, non profit and business management, finance, philanthropy, policy, communications, technology, and law.

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Join Our Team

We’re cultivating a team of passionate individuals with a strong desire to change people’s lives for the better.

We work collaboratively and aim to uphold an environment where each team member can grow personally and professionally while making a meaningful contribution.

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Media Center

Read stories of our impact, press releases, and insights about our work.