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Since our founding in 1998, the Foundation for California Community Colleges has worked closely with leading higher education organizations, nonprofits, government agencies, and select corporations to maximize benefit to California's Community Colleges.

Find links to our partner organizations below:
 
 
  College-Related Organizations  
 
 

California Community Colleges System Office

www.cccco.edu
The System Office is the administrative branch of the California Community College system. This state organization provides leadership and technical assistance to the 112 community colleges and 72 Community College districts in California. It is also responsible for allocating state funding to the colleges and districts. As the official auxiliary organization to the System Office, the Foundation for California Community Colleges’ programs and services support the missions of the System Office.

Network of California Community College Foundations
www.ncccfweb.org
The Network of California Community College Foundations enhances and supports the resource development capabilities of California Community College foundations through leadership, training and networking. The specific goal is to help community colleges to become more effective fund raisers and more efficient managers. The Foundation for California Community Colleges is the main supporter of the Network.

Community College League of California
www.ccleague.org
The League provides leadership in the education and development of community college governing board members, chief executive officers, and staff to ensure the continued strength, diversity, vitality, and effectiveness of the colleges' educational programs and services. The Foundation for California Community Colleges works with the League to support the System Office.

All 112 California Community Colleges
www.cccco.edu

Association of Chief Business Officials
http://acbo.org

California Partnership for Achieving Student Success Development Program
www.cal-pass.org

California State University
www.calstate.edu

Foster & Kinship Care Education
www.cccco.edu

System Office Facilities Unit
www.cccco.edu

Systemwide Architecture Committee

www.cccetc.org/committees/sac.php

The Research & Planning Group
www.rpgroup.org

University of California
www.universityofcalifornia.edu

 
 
 
  Nonprofits  
 
 

ACT

www.act.org
ACT provides assessment, research, and information services in the areas of education and workforce development. The Foundation for California Community Colleges offers discount test sets for colleges through its purchasing programs.

The Bernard Osher Foundation
www.osherfoundation.org
The Bernard Osher Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. The Osher Foundation provides post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation, with special attention to reentry students. On May 6, 2008, The Osher Foundation made a generous $50 million donation to California's Community Colleges—the largest gift ever made to a community college system.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
www.gatesfoundation.org
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation aims to improve lives in developing countries and the United States. The Foundation for California Community Colleges has received two Gates Foundation grants to plan, open, and operate 21 early college high schools as part of a nationwide initiative.

California Institute for Nursing & Health Care
www.cinhc.org
The California Institute for Nursing & Health Care is dedicated to developing solutions to California’s nursing shortage and other nursing related issues. The Foundation for California Community Colleges has partnered with CINHC to develop the Nursing Resource Center.

The California Endowment
www.calendow.org
The California Endowment was established to expand access to affordable, quality health care for all Californians. The California Endowment is a major funder of the San Francisco Welcome Back Center, for which the Foundation for California Community Colleges provides fiscal services.

The California Wellness Foundation
www.tcwf.org
The California Wellness Foundation is a grant making organization that aims to improve the health of Californian’s through promotion, education, and prevention. The California Wellness Foundation funds the San Francisco Welcome Back Center, for which the Foundation provides fiscal services.

Carnegie Corporation of New York
www.carnegie.org
The Carnegie Corporation of New York provides grants in two areas: international peace and education. The Carnegie Corporation supports the Foundation for California Community Colleges’ Early College High School Initiative.

Corporation for National and Community Service
www.nationalservice.org
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides training and grants to help develop and expand volunteer organizations. Through the Corporation for National and Community Service’s AmeriCorps and Volunteers in Service to America programs, the Foundation for California Community Colleges provides service-learning opportunities for students and community members.

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
www.packard.org
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations with an emphasis on Northern California. The Packard Foundation has provided funds for the Foundation for California Community Colleges on behalf of the Career Ladders Project.

Ford Foundation
www.fordfound.org
The Ford Foundation awards grants to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. The Ford Foundation supports the Foundation for California Community Colleges’ Early College High School Initiative.

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
www.moore.org
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation seeks to advance environmental conservation and scientific research around the world, in addition to improving the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Moore Foundation funded the Foundation for California Community Colleges’ and California Institute for Nursing & Health Care’s Nursing Resource Center.

The James Irvine Foundation
www.irvine.org
The James Irvine Foundation provides grants in the areas of arts, youth, and California. The Foundation for California Community Colleges has received Irvine Foundation grants to develop and implement a system-wide strategic plan and the Career Ladders Project.

Jobs for the Future
www.jff.org
Jobs for the Future partners with corporate, nonprofit, and government leaders to advance educational and economic opportunities for those struggling in today’s economy. Jobs for the Future is the lead coordinator for the nationwide Early College High School Initiative.

United Student Aid Funds Inc.
www.usafunds.org
The Foundation for California Community Colleges serves as the fiscal sponsor for USA Funds Inc.

Walter S. Johnson Foundation
www.wsjf.org
The Walter S. Johnson Foundation provides grants to programs that encourage and prepare youth to participate in their education, their workplaces, and their communities. The Foundation for California Community Colleges manages a grant from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation on behalf of the Career Ladders Project.

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
www.hewlett.org
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to address issues in education, the environment, global development, the arts, philanthropy, and the San Francisco Bay Area. The Hewlett Foundation funds the System Office’s Basic Skills Initiative, for which the Foundation for California Community Colleges serves as the fiscal sponsor.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

www.wkkf.org
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities to create conditions that encourage success. The Kellogg Foundation supports the Foundation for California Community Colleges’ Early College High School Initiative.

 
 
 
  Corporations  
 
 

Adobe

www.adobe.com
Adobe is a leading software company and has teamed with the Foundation to offer discounted licensed software to college campuses, faculty, staff, and students.

ComputerLand of Silicon Valley
www.uscollegebuy.com
ComputerLand is a national organization of independent resellers of technology products and services. The Foundation for California Community Colleges works with ComputerLand to distribute software bought through the Foundation’s purchasing programs.

ESRI
www.esri.com
ESRI designs and develops geographic information systems (GIS) software. The Foundation works with ESRI to provide discount GIS software to college campuses for instructional and administrative purposes.

Journey Education Marketing
www.journeyed.com
Journey Education Marketing offers discounts on software and technology products for students, educators, and schools. Journey Education Marketing has teamed with the Foundation for its individual software purchasing programs.

Microsoft
www.microsoft.com
Microsoft is the worldwide leader in technology software, services, and solutions. The Foundation partners with Microsoft to provide discount software to campuses, faculty, staff, and students.

WellPoint Inc.
www.wellpoint.com
WellPoint is the nation’s leading health benefits company. The Foundation manages the WellPoint Endowment for Nursing Education, which aims to expand nursing education in California.

Wimba
www.wimba.com
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning software applications and services to the education industry. The Foundation partners with Wimba to provide the California Community Colleges easy access to Wimba Voice software.

 
 
 
  Government Agencies  
 
 

Air Resources Board

www.arb.ca.gov

California Department of Consumer Affairs
www.dca.ca.gov

California Department of Education
www.cde.ca.gov

California Department of Social Services
www.cdss.ca.gov

First 5 California Commission
www.ccfc.ca.gov

Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
www.ohs.ca.gov

Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services
http://dcfs.co.la.ca.us

South Coast Air Quality Management District
www.aqmd.gov

 
 
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