Community Philanthropy Initiative (Past Work)

From 2015–2020, College Futures partnered with community foundations across California to improve the economic future of their communities by increasing educational opportunity and B.A. attainment. Our work originally focused on growing the number of strategic, needs-based scholarships and related student services so that community foundations could more effectively address their communities’ college attainment gaps. Through this partnership, we also learned that community foundations can be leaders in regional efforts to build a shared vision for seamless college pathways.

Though strategic scholarships are no longer part of our grantmaking, our community foundation partners continue their work to advance college completion for low-income youth and students of color in their communities.

California Community Foundation (serving Los Angeles County)

Community Foundation for Monterey County

Kern Community Foundation

Sacramento Region Community Foundation

Stanislaus Community Foundation

Inland Empire Community Foundation

The San Diego Foundation