For Grant Seekers

Thank you for your interest in College Futures Foundation. The Foundation accepts grant proposals on an invitation-only basis.

In 2015, College Futures Foundation refocused its efforts through a three-part strategy with the goal of increasing the rate of bachelor’s degrees earned by California student populations who are low-income and have had historically low college success rates.

We provide partnership and support for those working to open doors and remove the systemic and institutional barriers to college completion.

We award grants to partner organizations that share our commitment to advance the following outcomes:

  • Successful Transitions: Institutions ensure student readiness and effective transitions along the degree completion pathway, with special focus on transitions from secondary school to college, and from community college to four-year colleges and universities.
  • Aligned Institutions: Regional partnerships align leaders, resources, and decision-making among high schools, colleges, and their partners to advance student progress toward bachelor’s degrees.
  • Improved Policy and Practice: Policymakers and practitioners address gaps between policies and practices at all levels affecting student success.

You can find more information about our three-part strategy on our Strategy page.

The College Futures Foundation program team identifies potential grantee partners and invites them to submit grant proposals. We continually scan the field and conduct research to identify organizations that are doing exemplary work that aligns with our program goals and priorities. We also seek to add value above and beyond a direct grant by collaborating or coordinating with other funders and organizations, bringing together grantee organizations working on common issues, or connecting organizations to technical assistance resources.