Innovation & Impact
Annual Report 2021-2022

Innovation Means...

FoundationCCC President and CEO Keetha Mills.
The Foundation has embraced its role as a hub for innovation as we’ve responded to the broad and evolving needs of our state and system. We’ve tested and tried new, bold approaches, scaled programs to expand our impact where it’s needed most, stayed true to the Vision for Success, and leveraged the power of community colleges to change lives and help improve social and economic outcomes.
— KEETHA MILLS
PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
The Foundation has been an important partner in helping remove the barriers to success that exist for our students and communities. We at the Chancellor’s Office are grateful for their support and innovative spirit, and look forward to continuing to work in partnership as we drive towards achievement of the Vision for Success and a more equitable future for our state.
— DAISY GONZALES, PhD
Interim Chancellor, CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES
California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Dr. Daisy Gonzales.
By the Numbers

Impact Metrics 2021-22

$ 0 M

In Annual Impact

delivered across our five areas of impact

0 %

of every dollar

directly delivered through programs and services

$ 0 M

raised

to help us meet our mission in coming years, with thanks to donors, philanthropies, public partnerships, and corporations

$ 0 M

relief dollars distributed

to Californians through state agency partnerships

$ 0 M

in cost savings

realized for students, faculty, staff, colleges through the CollegeBuys purchasing program

$ 0 M

distributed

to six grantees in phase one of the California Regional K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program

$ 0 M

scholarships and emergency aid awarded

to students through the Finish Line Scholars Program, the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment, and the Real Estate Education Endowment

$ 0 M

wages paid

to students and other community members through work-based learning experiences

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students connected

to resources addressing food insecurity, mental health, financial stability, and other basic needs

Increasing Resources

FoundationCCC has embarked on a mission to grow its impact and expand the amount of resources brought in to benefit the largest system of higher education in the nation. Since 2018, we’ve more than doubled our dollars which go directly back into program and service delivery to help meet the needs of students, colleges, and communities.

Annual Support by Areas of Impact

Our work at FoundationCCC focuses on five key areas of impact: student success, workforce development, equity, community impact, and system support. We operate just over 50 programs and services across these areas that are designed to be at the forefront of innovation and excellence in higher education.

Endowment Management

FoundationCCC secures and manages over $100 million in endowment funds in perpetuity for student scholarships, real estate education, and nursing education. Additionally, FoundationCCC’s newly-launched Innovation Fund now totals over $10 million, which is available to provide flexible investments in innovative programs, services, and solutions in education.

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 meet the needs of our students, colleges, and California communities.

We approached the year with a forward-looking, fearless focus on the future and asked ourselves “how could we help our state recover and emerge from the pandemic better and stronger than ever?”

Together, we sought out new ways to answer this call. We found solutions to help accelerate how we get relief dollars, emergency aid, and student scholarships into the hands of Californians. We continued to push forward the Vision for Success with the California Community Colleges, a reminder of what it means to take radical approaches to student success with equity at the core. We expanded student peer-to-peer outreach programs on campuses to connect students with resources addressing basic needs and environmental equity. We launched new workforce programs that addressed long-standing social and economic inequities in the education-to-employment pipelines.

All of this, and more, 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. Innovation is a key core value at FoundationCCC, as our mission – more urgent than ever – requires us to act with open minds and embrace the power of creativity, resourcefulness, and continuous learning to address inequities and meet community needs.

San Diego Mesa College student in a classroom.
Student meets with a career advisor.
A smiling happy recent graduate.

Photos (from top to bottom): San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Continuing Education, San Bernardino Valley College

Innovation means

ensuring students have the financial support they need to succeed

The California Community Colleges can lift students out of poverty and put them on the path to a better life through higher education and future job opportunities – but financial barriers can prevent them from finishing this journey to success. Through the generosity of donors and in partnership with local colleges, FoundationCCC provided students with full-time scholarship support and emergency financial aid to help them reach their goals.

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student scholarships awarded

across 115 of the California Community Colleges

$ 0

in relief aid delivered

to students and faculty impacted by Northern California’s devastating wildfires, along with Wi-Fi hotspots and internet subscriptions

Student on campus working on a laptop.
Group of students on campus looking at a laptop together.
A happy and smiling recent college graduate.

Photos (clockwise from top left): Cuyamaca Community College, Santa Ana College, San Diego Community College District

Innovation means

getting relief dollars to those who need it most

Leveraging our statewide reach and financial systems infrastructure, we partnered with several state agencies this year to distribute critical relief dollars into the hands of vulnerable individuals and families, core participants of the California communities our colleges serve. These efforts helped address their extraordinary and evolving needs caused by the pandemic.

$ 0 M

in relief funds provided to Californians

SUPPLEMENTAL RATE PAYMENTS FOR FAMILY CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

FoundationCCC expanded its partnership with the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to provide funding to help stabilize family child care providers as they recovered from the pandemic. This work helped keep child care establishments safe and up and running, so parents could return to work and/or continue their education.

$ 0

in financial support disbursed

to California child care providers

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family child care home providers connected

with these urgently-needed, one-time relief payments

COMMUNITY IMPACT CALL CENTER SUPPORT

To provide support and help quickly connect Californians with these urgently-needed funds, FoundationCCC expanded its statewide Community Impact Call Center to support the CDSS Golden State Grant Program, CDSS Pandemic EBT Program, and the California Air Resources Board Diesel Program.

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conversations with community members

where call center agents answered frequently asked questions and helped remove barriers to connect more community members with public resources

A person from a call center answers a client calling with a question.
Innovation means

reaching students where they are

Success is only possible if our students have access to the essential food, housing, and wellness resources they need which allow them to thrive. Several of FoundationCCC’s outreach programs expanded in the last year to help address students’ unmet basic needs and long-standing challenges which were only further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAMS

Trusted recommendations come from people we know. The Student Ambassador model, led by FoundationCCC, trains community college students to serve as on-campus advocates that help connect their peers with valuable programs and resources. With just over 250 student ambassadors across 33 colleges, this year’s cohort was our largest yet.

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students connected to resources

addressing food insecurity, mental health, financial stability, and other basic needs

Student volunteer at a community impact on campus event.
Students fill bags of food at a community impact event on campus.
Student ambassadors answer questions at a tabled event on campus.

Photos (clockwise from top left): Diablo Valley College, Los Angeles Community College District, San Monica Community College

NEW AMBASSADOR AREA OF FOCUS: ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY

Through a partnership with the California Energy Commission and in support of its IDEAL Communities Project, FoundationCCC piloted the IDEAL Zero-Emission Vehicle Student Ambassador Program. Community college students were engaged to conduct research and outreach activities which raised awareness of zero-emission mobility and will help the state reach its climate and equity goals, including 100 percent zero-emission vehicle sales by 2035.

Student participants cited the program as an experience that has changed their career path and how they see the world – several students were even connected to employment opportunities related to climate and environmental equity.

STATEWIDE FOOD & HOUSING INSECURITY

Many California community college students are suffering from food and housing insecurity, which can often be detrimental to their academic journeys. Over the past year, FoundationCCC continued to raise awareness of CalFresh, California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, to ensure students and their families had access to the food they need to succeed, and helped support efforts at the state level to address homelessness and rising levels of living costs.

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individuals reached

with CalFresh informational resources through an online digital media campaign conducted in partnership with Elevance Health Foundation, and 303,700+ CalFresh food insecurity resources distributed to students on campus

San Diego Mesa College hosts a Farmers Market.
Photo: San Diego Mesa College

STUDENT AND FACULTY MENTAL HEALTH

College students are juggling more responsibilities than ever before, including coursework, financial stress, caregiving, or living on their own for the first time – stressors which were only heightened over the last several years. FoundationCCC programs and resources over the past year to help them maintain mental wellness in order to focus on their educational goals.

0

campus toolkits delivered

with materials and instructions on how to effectively promote the Crisis Text Line, a free, 24/7, text-based confidential crisis assistance service which supports student mental health

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conversations

initiated through the California Community Colleges-specific Crisis Text Line code word “COURAGE”

CREATED STRONGER PATHWAYS TO HEALTH

through a partnership between the California AfterSchool Network and the Department of Health Care Services, who worked together to use Federal Opioid Prevention funding to connect children and families participating in California’s Expanded Learning programs to mental health, nutrition, and substance use intervention and treatment services

Student on campus does homework outside of her classroom.
Photo: Grossmont Community College
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college faculty and staff trained

on CalFresh eligibility changes and effective outreach strategies through a partnership with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and the Chico State Center for Healthy Communities

$ 0 M

in public benefits distributed

directly to students as a result of FoundationCCC’s outreach efforts, which accrued 2,700+ CalFresh application submissions

0

COLLEGES SUPPORTED

through technical assistance on planning and construction grant applications to help secure state funding for projects which would result in 7,500+ new units of affordable housing

Innovation means

preparing people for good jobs in an evolving economy

A diverse and prepared workforce is critical to meeting the needs of our nation’s evolving economy. In the past year, FoundationCCC focused on connecting Californians to paid work experience and supporting practitioners to ensure the equitable delivery of career and training programs.

Automotive technology students work on a car engine together.
$ 0 M

in wages distributed

to over 3,900 learners participating in internships, apprenticeships, and student jobs through the Career Catalyst employer of record service

$ 0 M

DISTRIBUTED TO COLLEGES AND COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS

participating in Fresh Success, which supports low-income Californians with education and training that will lead to better employment and a path to economic self-sufficiency

0

clinical experiences provided

to students in nursing and allied health education through the Centralized Clinical Placement System, which expanded into the Fresno region to support healthcare development in the Central Valley

GROWING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS ACROSS CALIFORNIA

FoundationCCC’s Grow Apprenticeship California program is a community of practice and program which supports the statewide expansion of apprenticeships in new and innovative sectors. This year, the group hosted seven statewide technical assistance training workshops reaching over 325 new workforce practitioners from organizations across California. 

The “Building and Growing Apprenticeship with Equity in Mind: An Equitable Apprenticeships Toolkit” was also launched to provide individuals designing pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs with tools to intentionally encourage and support the inclusion of apprentices who reflect the full diversity of our communities — in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, primary language, disability, age, sexual orientation, and other factors.

Photo: El Camino College

STRENGTHENING EDUCATION-TO-WORKFORCE PATHWAYS

In partnership with the California Department of General Services and the Office of Public School Construction, FoundationCCC helped launch the California Regional K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program, a statewide strategy for strengthening education-to-workforce pathways and ensuring that education, vocational, and workforce programs work in partnership to address the income, racial, and gender inequalities in education and employment.

Through this partnership, $108.6 million was distributed to six grantees in phase one of the project.

Photo: Santa Monica College

DIVERSIFYING THE MEDICAL FIELD TO IMPROVE HEALTH OUTCOMES

In June 2022, the California Medicine Scholars Program was launched through a $10.5 million investment by the California Department of Health Care Access and Information and philanthropic support from The California Endowment, The California Wellness Foundation, and The California Healthcare Foundation. The program’s mission is to strengthen the California community college to medical school pathway.

As its first established action, the program awarded funds to four recipients to establish Regional Hubs of Healthcare Opportunity, which will bridge gaps between community colleges, four-year universities, medical schools, and community-based health clinics. Together, these hubs will work to recruit 200 students in its first year, helping to build the pool of potential doctors from underrepresented backgrounds to diversify our health care workforce in areas of need.

Photo: Evergreen Valley College

Innovation means

supporting clean communities for all Californians

California’s community colleges span the state, serving the diverse communities in which they are deeply rooted. FoundationCCC partners with State programs, such as the Smog Check Referee Program and Replace Your Ride, to connect communities with resources in transportation and energy to help improve their lives, and prepare them for climate-driven transformations that are already underway.

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community member support calls

fielded through the Smog Check Referee Program, which helps improve the smog check process and reduce air pollution for all Californians

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direct services in clean mobility

provided to community members, including vehicle repair cost waivers that provided greater access to mobility

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Replace Your Ride applications

processed to help low-income Californians replace their older gas-powered vehicles with electric and hybrid ones, reducing their fuel costs and cleaning up our air

Sacramento City College students walking on campus
Student at Long Beach City College works on a car during an automotive class.
Long Beach City College student works to install solar panels.
Photos (clockwise from top to bottom): Sacramento City College, Long Beach City College, and Long Beach City College
Student on campus works on his laptop before class.
Student in a classroom works on her laptop.
Student takes an online class on her laptop.

Photos (clockwise from top left): Los Angeles Valley College, Cerritos College, MiraCosta College

Innovation means

providing access to affordable products and technology for colleges and students

FoundationCCC’s CollegeBuys program provides strategic statewide contracting for the California Community Colleges. It delivers institutional effectiveness through resource pooling resulting in deeper cost savings, equitable pricing and terms, technology access for students, faculty, and staff, and best pricing with vetted system partners, and helps develop professional purchasing professionals across the system. This year, CollegeBuys expanded its contract library by 16 new partnerships, with over 70 contract renewals and amendments which led to significant cost savings for students, colleges, faculty, and staff.

Additionally, FoundationCCC operates the Facilities Utilization, Space Inventory Options Net (FUSION) facilities management program, which tracks conditions and helps model costs for campus updates. Together, these two efforts show ways provide even greater access to discounted technology resources and support the system’s online education ecosystem and on-campus safety measures to ease the California community college student experience during and as they recover from the pandemic.

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corporate vendor partners

joined together to provide lowest cost options for goods, materials, and services to our community colleges

$ 0 M

in cost savings

realized for students, faculty, staff, and all 116 colleges through CollegeBuys contracts

EXPANDED

the Systemwide Technology Access Collaborative to include over 100 colleges working together to centralize procurement of essential online education tools and create access to deeper discounting

0 M

campus square footage assessed

over the course of this year through FUSION technology, a program which tracks 90 million square feet across the 115 campuses to ensure that buildings are maintained to provide students, faculty, staff, and community with a safe environment

Innovation means

delivering support for students historically underserved by higher education

UNDOCUMENTED COMMUNITIES

Supporting the estimated 70,000-90,000 undocumented students who attend the California Community Colleges is essential to our state. FoundationCCC’s undocumented student initiatives take a holistic approach and help create more sustainable practices to institutionalize supports for these students. In the last year, FoundationCCC has supported statewide efforts to raise awareness of these dollars and other resources including Community College Immigration Legal Services Program which provides free immigration legal services, including education and outreach services, to students, staff, and faculty.

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students connected to immigration policy support

through monthly webinars hosted in partnership with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center

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faculty, staff, and community-based organizations

provided with professional development to support undocumented students

DEVELOPED

the Legal Services Appointment Portal to help students, faculty, and staff access free immigration legal services on California community college campuses

LAUNCHED

the Undocumented Student Support eHandbook in partnership with the Chancellor’s Office to serve as a resource and job aide for UndocuLiaisons on campuses

FOSTER YOUTH

Each year, approximately 4,000 youth in California age out of foster care, and many are left unequipped and unprepared to navigate the higher education system. FoundationCCC remains committed to supporting them in this journey, as they make the transition to adulthood.

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current and former foster youth

provided with financial aid and support to help them transition to independent living

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laptops and hot spots disseminated

to current and former foster youth to help with continuation of learning in a virtual or hybrid learning environment

$ 0 +

awarded to 18 community colleges

through the Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success—Independent Living Program (YESS–ILP), which provides former foster youth with services that focus on life skills training and academic performance with the objective of achieving self-sufficiency, college degree or certificate completion, and employment

Three happy smiling college students hang out on campus.

Photo: Citrus College

Students quickly walking to class on campus.

Photo: College of San Mateo

Innovation means

accelerating key reforms to achieve the Vision for Success

The Vision for Success is the California Community Colleges strategic plan and guiding north star. It calls on our system to rethink and reframe how colleges are structured to put students front and center and eliminate racial, ethnic, and geographic attainment gaps. What was already a needed focus became even more important as students navigated multiple crises, including the pandemic and resulting challenges, and a nationwide reckoning with systemic and institutional racism.

FoundationCCC’s Success Center for California Community Colleges supports the Chancellor’s Office through policy, research, and data work that helps advance the Vision for Success by accelerating key reforms that close achievement gaps and increase completion rates across all student groups.

CLARIFYING STUDENT PATHWAYS

A key component of the Vision for Success, Guided Pathways is a truly transformative framework which asks colleges to redesign programs and policies to ensure students can reach their end goals – whether that be a certificate, degree, or transfer to a four-year university. The adoption of these reforms has shown promising results across the country, though some disparities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic require more to be done to serve adults and close racial equity gaps. FoundationCCC continued to focus efforts this year on identifying opportunity gaps and developing innovative solutions that break down barriers and increase the number of students earning community college credentials.

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which helps clarify educational pathways to increase equitable student certificate and degree completion and transfer

DESIGNED AND FACILITATED

the “Pathways to Equity Change Regional Convenings” which were held statewide to provide colleges with support in their implementation of campus equity reforms

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Guided Pathways Regional Coordinators

serving the Central Valley, Inland Empire, and Imperial Regions provided tailored coaching to faculty and staff to help improve student success through equity-centered, student-focused design efforts

LAUNCHED

the “Program Pathways Mapper” tool, in partnership with Kern Community College District, which displays core, general, elective, and developmental courses by term to help students identify a clear path to degree or certificate completion

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Student Engagement Innovation Grants awarded

to colleges, which provided funding to participate in equity-centered student engagement strategies to strengthen Guided Pathways on campus

INCREASING SUCCESS FOR DIVERSE STUDENT GROUPS

This year, the Success Center represented the California Community Colleges in nationally supported workgroups, including the Student Success Network, Strong Start to Finish, and Lumina Foundation’s Adult-Learner focused Strategic Enrollment Management network, and the national Racial Equity for Adult Credentials in Higher Education (REACH) Collaborative.

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California community colleges engaged through REACH

to integrate high-value, non-degree credentials and culturally sustaining supports in degree pathways

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colleges supported

to develop strategic goals and tactics focused on adult students (age 25+), and Black and African American, Hispanic, and Indigenous students

DATA ANALYSIS & STRATEGIC THOUGHT PARTNERSHIP

As a strategic thought partner to the Chancellor’s Office, the Success Center participates in special projects and provides detailed research on emerging practices and data analysis to better understand the community college student experience and examine the effects of existing policies. 

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college partners piloted

a new “Report Streamlining tool,” which comprehensively streamlines how the Chancellor’s Office collects and analyzes data from colleges to gain a clearer sense of progress towards the Vision for Success

PILOTED

direct assessment competency-based education programs to provide an innovative learning modality that offers students an affordable, flexible option for obtaining a degree

PROVIDED

data analysis, report writing, and assessment review support for the 2020-2021 Student Equity and Achievement Program, which requires colleges to implement equity plans and address disparities in success indicators, such as access, course completion, and number of degrees and certificates awarded

Students listen to their instructor in a college classroom.

Photo: Los Angeles Pierce College

Students work on a computer in a technology class on campus.

Photo: American River College

DEVELOPING FACULTY AND STAFF ACROSS THE COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Equitable access to professional development opportunities ensure that every professional is prepared to support student success as our system collectively works towards the Vision for Success. To help support the development of California community college faculty and staff, and to create more diverse, safe, and inclusive campuses, FoundationCCC partners with the Chancellor’s Office to create space for shared learning and networking, and the embedding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility competencies and criteria into existing policies and practices.

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colleges integrated into the Vision Resource Center

the system’s learning management and professional development platform which now connects 137,000+ California community college professionals to professional development modules

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events and conferences

hosted on behalf of the Chancellor’s Office by FoundationCCC’s Conferences and Events team, which helped to center the Vision for Success in all professional development efforts

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new customized learning modules

created in the Vision Resource Center to support successful implementation of the Vision for Success, with a focus on Guided Pathways and educating professionals on implicit bias and cultural competency

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CEOs and Trustees engaged

across 9 community college districts through the Board Fellowship, a collaboration with the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, which helps community college leadership and boards better align efforts to address inequities and support reforms that increase student success and serves as a model for the Chancellor’s Office to engage new leadership in the Vision for Success work

PARTICIPATED

in the Vision for Success DEIA Implementation Workgroup, and co-designed and developed an Employee Evaluation and Tenure Review Title 5 regulatory structure that establishes Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility competencies that define the minimum skills, abilities, and knowledge college employees need to acquire to teach, work, or lead in the system

CONVENED

the first in-person Purchasing Conference since 2019, with over 180 purchasing and procurement individuals, both from colleges and corporate partners, to foster professional development toward greater systemwide collaboration/coordination

Innovation means

scaling mission-aligned statewide programs

At its core, FoundationCCC’s work is about improving education and economic mobility in California. By partnering with statewide programs and providing fiscal sponsorship and management services, the organization’s Collaborative Impact program incubates, scales, and sustains creative endeavors to improve opportunities and outcomes across the state. 

Professor and student look at a map of California together.

Photo: Cosumnes River College

SMOOTHING THE PATH TO COLLEGE AND CAREER FOR STUDENTS

FoundationCCC’s long term Impact Partner, the California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI), provides student and educator-facing tools to help California students move seamlessly from K-12 to college and career. Authorized last year through AB 132 legislation which formally established California’s Cradle-to-Career System, CCGI helped bring awareness to tools available on CaliforniaColleges.edu and moved thousands of students to the next step in their planning journey.

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transcripts transmitted to the California Community Colleges

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University of California applications submitted

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FAFSA and California Dream Act Applications launched or submitted

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California State University Apply applications launched or submitted

$ 0 M

in grant funding

secured to support 6 Collaborative Impact Partners

NEW IMPACT PARTNERS

were welcomed: the Men of Color Action Network, a support network which focuses on the systemic change needed to cultivate a learning environment that optimizes the success of male students of color, and ASAPconnect, which works to advance excellence throughout our state’s expanded learning programs by supporting and developing comprehensive, coordinated, and exceptional technical assistance providers

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colleges provided

with capacity-building support and technical assistance from Career Ladders Project covering a range of areas such as Guided Pathways and student-centered redesign

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briefs and tools published

by Career Ladders Project highlighting dual enrollment, workforce development, student services redesign, and guided pathways

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EXPANDED LEARNING SITE COORDINATORS

school districts and community-based organizations provided targeted technical assistance by longtime Impact Partner, California AfterSchool Network, to improve the quality of afterschool programming for hundreds of thousands of children, youth, and families

Innovation means

investing for the future

We’re proud of our work to date, though we recognize there’s more to be done to support our students, colleges, and communities. In 2021, FoundationCCC launched a new Innovation Fund that now totals over $10 million to proactively invest flexible resources in programs, services, and solutions aligned with the Vision for Success and which support innovation in education.

This year, our Board of Directors committed to a $500,000 investment across three aligned and intersectional opportunities which will help accelerate work in new spaces and help us fulfill our role as a hub for innovation.

CLIMATE ACTION

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IN FORESTRY & FIRE SAFETY

WORKFORCE EDUCATION POLICY & DATA SUPPORT

FoundationCCC will continue to seek out investment and incubation opportunities that respond to the evolving needs of our state and the California Community Colleges to ensure we’re well-positioned to respond as new challenges emerge.

Three students walk together on campus.
Campus with unique architecture.
Happy student walking through gardens on campus.

Photos (clockwise from top left): Modesto Junior College, Santa Monica College, City College of San Francisco

Our Funders and Partners

The generous support of the following funders and partners make our work possible. We also acknowledge and thank our partners at the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, districts, colleges, and local college foundations for their collaboration and support as, together, we increase our impact and ability to achieve the goals and commitments in the Vision for Success.

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Nonprofits and Philanthropic Foundations

Philanthropy supports innovative solutions that create opportunities for students and improve educational outcomes. We’re grateful for the support of our major funders listed below who invested in education and workforce solutions at scale that address inequalities statewide.

  • Adventist Medical Center
  • Angell Foundation
  • Ballmer Group
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • California College Pathways
  • California Community Colleges Student Financial Aid Administrators Association
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Federation of Teachers
  • California Health Care Foundation
  • California Workforce Association
  • Career Technical Education Foundation
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Chef Ann Foundation
  • Clovis Community Medical Center
  • Collective Impact Solutions
  • College Futures Foundation
  • Community Behavioral Health Center
  • Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond
  • Community Regional Medical Center
  • Community Services Employment Training
  • East Bay Community Foundation
  • ECMC Foundation
  • Elevance Health Foundation
  • Emerging Bilingual Collaborative
  • Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
  • Faculty Association of California Community Colleges
  • Golden 1 Credit Union
  • Golden State Opportunity
  • Goodwill Industries of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties
  • Growing Inland Achievement
  • Growth Sector
  • Heising-Simons Foundation
  • Jay Pritzker Foundation
  • JobTrain
  • John Burton Advocates for Youth
  • JPMorgan Chase Foundation
  • Kaiser Permanente Northern California
  • Kaweah Delta Health Care District
  • Leonetti / O’Connell Family Foundation
  • Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc.
  • Mellon Foundation
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Michelson 20MM
  • Mother Lode Workforce Development Board
  • MUFG Union Bank Foundation
  • National Philanthropic Trust
  • Pledgling Foundation
  • Sacramento Metro Chamber Foundation
  • Schwab Charitable
  • S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
  • Sierra View Medical Center
  • Silver Giving Foundation
  • STEM Next Opportunity Fund
  • Stuart Foundation
  • The California Endowment
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • The Carl & Roberta Deutsch Foundation
  • The James Irvine Foundation
  • The Kresge Foundation
  • The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
  • The Teagle Foundation
  • Thrivent Charitable Impact and Investing
  • Tipping Point Community
  • Toole Charitable Foundation (Monte Toole Family Foundation)
  • Valley Children’s Hospital
  • Vanguard Charitable
  • Walter S. Johnson Foundation
  • WestEd
  • Worksystems, Inc.
  • Yellow Chair Foundation

Individual Donors

FoundationCCC wishes to thank the hundreds of individuals who supported the Innovation Challenge and who helped students and campus community members through donations to Student Relief, Wildfire and Disaster Relief, and the Tim Bonnel Memorial Scholarship Benefiting Foster Youth. Special thanks to all the generous donors who gave to FoundationCCC programs and Collaborative Impact Partners, and provided unrestricted support that helped us respond to emerging needs.

Educational Institutions

A commitment to the betterment of our communities means we must work together to strengthen all our state’s education systems and streamline pathways to and through the California Community Colleges. FoundationCCC partners with institutions spanning K-12 and all three segments of California higher education, aiming to close gaps between systems and help individuals navigate and achieve college and career goals.

  • California Institute of Medical Science
  • California State University Fresno
  • California State University Office of the Chancellor
  • Clovis Adult Education
  • CSU Chico Center for Healthy Communities & Chico State Enterprises
  • Delano Union School District
  • Everett Community College
  • Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
  • Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts
  • High Desert Medical College
  • Institute of Technology
  • Miami Dade College
  • National University
  • Oxnard School District
  • Pacific Union College
  • Porterville Adult School
  • Riverside Community College District
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • San Joaquin Valley College
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Tulare Adult School
  • Unitek College
  • Visalia Adult School

CALIFORNIA COLLEGE GUIDANCE INITIATIVE

The California College Guidance Initiative (CCGI) works to smooth the path to college for California students and unify the efforts of the institutions that serve them by combining data-driven tools and infrastructure with capacity building and student-focused curricula. To achieve its vision where all California students have equitable access to training and education to achieve success, CCGI forges partnerships with schools from K-12 and through college and career.

Public Agencies

A commitment to the betterment of our communities means we must work together to strengthen all our state’s education systems and streamline pathways to and through the California Community Colleges. FoundationCCC partners with institutions spanning K-12 and all three segments of California higher education, aiming to close gaps between systems and help individuals navigate and achieve college and career goals.

  • California Agricultural Labor Relations Board
  • California Air Resources Board
  • California Department of Child Support Services
  • California Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Automotive Repair
  • California Department of Education
  • California Department of General Services
  • California Department of Health and Human Services
  • California Department of Health Care Access and Information
  • California Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Boating and Waterways
  • California Department of Rehabilitation
  • California Department of Resources and Recycling
  • California Department of Social Services
  • California Department of Technology
  • California Energy Commission
  • City of San Jose
  • County of Fresno
  • County of Kern
  • Madera County Workforce Investment Corporation (Workforce Development Board of Madera County)
  • National Science Foundation
  • Office of Planning and Research
  • Santa Barbara County Department of Social Services
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District
  • VA Central California Health Care System
  • Verdugo Workforce Development Board
  • Workforce Development Board of Santa Barbara County
  • Workforce Development Board of Solano County

Business (Employers, Vendors, and More)

Partnerships in the business sector are critical to the success of the CollegeBuys procurement program and securing cost savings for students, faculty, and staff, and in connecting Californians to paid, industry work experience.

Partners with a single asterisk are supporters of the California Community Colleges Film Commission Fund. Those with a double asterisk are recognized as members of the California Community Colleges Corporate Roundtable, a group of business leaders which generate support for FoundationCCC programs and initiatives. This year, the group raised over $598,000 in financial support for our colleges and students.

  • Adobe**
  • Agati
  • Amazon
  • Amazon Business
  • B&H Photo
  • Back Breaker Films, Inc.
  • Big Indie Ricardos, Inc.
  • Blackboard**
  • CampusLogic**
  • CDW-G**
  • Civitas Learning, Inc.**
  • Clinical Training Institute
  • Community Playthings
  • ComputerLand**
  • ConexED**
  • Cornerstone
  • Dell Technologies
  • EAB (Starfish)**
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Esri
  • Fastenal**
  • Fisher Scientific**
  • Free Scone Productions LLC
  • GonLED
  • Grainger**
  • Hanson Bridgett LLP
  • Haworth**
  • Hop, Skip & Jump Productions Inc*
  • Keenan & Associates
  • Konica Minolta
  • Krueger International (KI)**
  • Labster**
  • Laerdal Medical Corporation**
  • Link-Systems International
  • Microsoft**
  • Minim Productions, Inc.
  • Netflix Productions, LLC*
  • Ocelot (CareerAmerica)
  • Office Depot**
  • Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • Pathways Consultants
  • PepsiCo**
  • Pipelines to Possibilities, LLC
  • PlanetBids
  • Proctorio**
  • Pronto**
  • Redistricting Partners**
  • Saint Agnes Medical Center
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • SAP
  • SHI International
  • Soggy Bottom Enterprises
  • Staples Energy
  • Steelcase**
  • The KYA Group**
  • The Wonderful Company
  • ThinkEDU
  • TimelyMD**
  • Topanga Productions Inc.
  • Top Hat**
  • U.S. Bank**
  • Unicon
  • WAXIE Sanitary Supply**

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