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About the Foundation

Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation for California Community Colleges is to benefit, support, and enhance the missions of the California Community Colleges. 
The Foundation is the statewide non-profit supporting the California Community College system, the largest system of higher education in the nation. Incorporated in 1998, the Foundation serves as the official auxiliary to the California Community Colleges’ Board of Governors and the systemwide Chancellor’s Office. The Foundation’s programs and services reach all 112 Community Colleges and 72 districts, and several have expanded nationwide. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and receives no direct state or public support.   
The Foundation is the trusted partner of the California Community Colleges— facilitating collaboration, accelerating innovation, and increasing systemwide resources.

Services and areas of expertise:
  • Program and grant management
  • Systemwide purchasing contracts
  • Fiscal sponsorship
  • Learning programs for at-risk students
  • Workforce development programs
  • Health care education solutions
  • Resource development
  • Endowment management
  • Student scholarships and awards
  • Air quality programs
  • Facility research and GIS data services
  • Information technology solutions


  Foundation Strategic Plan  
Strategic plan coverThe Foundation's strategic plan highlights our mission and values and outlines our vision for the following five years.
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