Innovation Impact Report
delivered across our five areas of impact
directly delivered through programs and services
to Californians through state agency partnerships
to students through the Finish Line Scholars Program, the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment, and the Real Estate Education Endowment
through work-based learning experiences
across multi-year contracts raised through philanthropy, public partnerships, corporations, and donations
FoundationCCC has embarked on a growth-minded mission to “double our impact” through programs and services which benefit our California Community Colleges, students, and communities.
FoundationCCC provided over $115 million in annual support across our five areas of impact.
FoundationCCC secures and manages endowments in perpetuity for student scholarships, real estate education, and nursing education.
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 critical 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 the Foundation, 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.
Leveraging our statewide reach and significant investments in 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 communities our community colleges serve and are embedded in.
Photos (clockwise from top left): need college, Santa Ana College, San Diego Community College District