Our aim is to chart a new course for students with historically low college success rates by changing policy, practice, systems, and institutions in ways that better support students.
We want to ensure institutions are equipped to support successful transitions from high school to college, and from community colleges to four-year institutions. We partner with institutions to align their leadership, decision-making, and resources across high school districts and postsecondary systems. We focus on regions as a platform for innovation in policy and practice, as well as a promising place to effect enduring change for student success.
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.
Grant Reporting Requirements for Current Grantees
You can access reporting information and forms via the sidebar menu on this page. College Futures Foundation requires:
- Data on students affected by work undertaken with the Foundation’s grants. These include scholarship recipients and students impacted by FAFSA, expanded financial aid guidance, and persistence and completion work supported by the Foundation.
- Narrative and financial reports from all grantee organizations. Please refer to your grant award letter for your reporting schedule.
All grantees receiving College Futures Foundation grants for scholarships are asked to review and abide by the Foundation’s Scholarship Award Policies. (Please note that this document was formerly referred to as “Best Practices.”)