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Fiscal Sponsorship

Current Projects

The Foundation for California Community Colleges has been providing fiscal services to government, education, and community-based programs since 2000. Currently, the Foundation manages more than
$2.9 million in pledged funds. Below are several programs sponsored by the Foundation.
  Acceleration in Context  

Acceleration in Context is a comprehensive initiative with the central aim of introducing accelerated curriculum and pedagogy into a broad cross-section of disciplines and programs across the state. AIC takes a multi-faceted approach to practice and curriculum, operating from the position that structural changes go hand in hand with curricular and pedagogic redesign.
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  • Build a dialogue that reevaluates how students learn and helps them master
    Basic Skills
  • Help institutions engage in innovative solutions and design their own models of Acceleration 

Quick Facts

  • Partnered since 2011
  • Supported by a grant from the Walter S. Johnson Foundation

  California College Guidance Initiative  

California College Guidance Initiative works to ensure that all 6th-12th grade students in California receive a systematic baseline of guidance and support as they plan, prepare, and pay for college. CCGI partners with K-12 school districts to support students, counselors, parents, and community-based organizations with technological tools that help guide the college planning and preparation process.
Visit the California Community College Guidance Initiative website>


  • Empower students to take control of their educational paths
  • Provide a continuum of support from K-12 to college

Quick Facts

  • Partnered since 2013
  • Supported by the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, the College Access Foundation of California, and the
    Walter S. Johnson Foundation

  Career Ladders  

Career Ladders strengthens the role of Community Colleges in providing education and career advancement opportunities through research, policy initiatives, and strategic assistance.
Visit the Career Ladders website >


  • Enhance workforce and economic development in California by increasing
    the supply of skilled workers
  • Establish a system of career ladders throughout the state that will provide all citizens, particularly low-income individuals, an opportunity to attain jobs that provide a living wage

Quick Facts

  • Partnered since 2003
  • Funders include The James Irvine Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

  CCC Student Mental Health Program  

The CCC Student Mental Health Program focuses on prevention strategies that address the mental health needs of students and advance the collaboration between educational settings, county services, and the community at large. Components include faculty and staff training, peer-to-peer behavioral intervention teams, and online suicide prevention trainings. Regional training seminars will be held at selected campuses each year.
Visit the Student Mental Health Program website >


  • Reduce gaps in mental health services at Community Colleges
  • Encourage awareness and collaboration within the greater community

Quick Facts

  • Partnered since 2010
  • Funded through the California Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)


  From Pipeline to Pathways  

From Pipeline to Pathways is supported through a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education research grant. Over the course of three years, “From Pipeline to Pathways” will seek to identify strategies to help local programs that are struggling with how to expand access to and completion of technical education, while also providing professional development tools to help STEM programs implement more flexible and accessible career pathways. 


  • Help local programs improve technical education
  • Support career pathways for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) students

Quick Facts

  • Partnered since 2010
  • Funded by the National Science Foundation

  Transitions Clinic Network  

The Transitions Clinic Network (TCN) is an established network of community health centers caring for at-risk, chronically-ill, recently released individuals from prison in over six states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, with additional centers emerging nationally. In July 2012, TCN was awarded $6.8 million by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to leverage this network of vulnerable, high-risk Medicaid patients returning home from prison, to enhance the coordination of care and the capacity to manage chronic disease for more than 5,000 of these patients.
Visit the Transitions Clinic Network website>

Program Goals

  • Develop a culturally sensitive workforce of primary care providers and community health workers with a past history of incarceration, training them to care for individuals recently released from prison
  • Promote maximal health improvement for individuals released from prison to generate cost savings for the public
  • Assure sustainability of existing programs by developing a protocol to efficiently replicate TCN programs in other community health centers.

Quick Facts

  • Partnered since September 2013
  • Funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Several formerly incarcerated community health workers talk about the importance of this program's work in the following short digital stories, shot by the Center for Digital Storytelling:

  • Emory—“Hope and Transformation”
  • Jermila—“A Step Forward”
  • Juanita—“Everyone Has Purpose in Life”
  • Ron—“A Grandma’s Love”
  • Shawn—“Empowerment”
  • Tracy—“From Deliverance to Recovery”


Umoja, a Kiswahili word meaning unity, is a community and critical resource for at-risk and economically disadvantaged students and actively promotes student success, with an emphasis on African American students. Components include college orientation and assessments, counseling sessions, Student Educational Plans, sponsored courses and activities, and financial aid workshops.

Visit the Umoja website>


  • Help students achieve their educational goals: transfer, certificate, or degree
  • Enhancing the cultural and educational experiences of California Community College students

Quick Facts

  • Partnered since 2008


  Welcome Home  

Welcome Home is a training program for faculty and staff designed to increase awareness of military culture and the mental health needs of student veterans with a focus on integration of services. Resources and training will be provided through yearly Veterans Summits that focus on understanding and dealing with mental health issues and helping student veterans succeed in the college environment.


  • Train Community College faculty and staff to support veterans and recognize mental health issues
  • Help institutions engage in innovative solutions and design their own models of Acceleration 

Quick Facts

  • Partnered since 2010
  • Funded by the Zellerbach Family Foundation and JP Morgan Chase

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