The DCCCD Foundation provides student scholarships, supports educational programs and works with other organizations to help remove barriers for students. We identify and develop resources that help solve problems in our community.

Funding Priorities


LevelUp Scholarship

Help put adults on the pathway to an in-demand career immediately after they complete their studies.


Food & Hospitality Institute

Help expand the Food and Hospitality Services Institute at El Centro College to meet industry and workforce demands.


Early Childhood

Early Childhood Education

Help expand Early Childhood Education across the colleges of DCCCD in order to meet education, community and workforce gaps.


By the Numbers


In scholarships and grants awarded yearly


Private dollars secured since Foundation's inception


Success rate of STEM Institute scholars

Success Stories

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Chad Houser

El Centro College

Chad gives troubled adolescents the opportunity to redirect their lives through Café Momentum.


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Kyndale Chamberlain

Cedar Valley College

Kyndale fulfilled her immediate career goal of becoming a licensed veterinary technician.

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Delia Peña

Brookhaven College

Delia wants to create affordable prosthetic limbs for children and veterans.