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About Us

Transforming Lives and Communities

The Dallas County Community College Foundation was created in 1973 to support the important work of the DCCCD and its seven college network: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. Our network educates and trains more than 160,000 credit and continuing education students each year.

The Foundation raises funds to support our students and our community. We provide student scholarships, support educational programs at the colleges, and work with other organizations to help remove barriers for students, identify and develop resources, and solve problems in our community.

Since its creation, the Foundation has raised more than $74 million in private donations and distributed more than $39 million in scholarships and grants to support thousands of students in DCCCD and its colleges.

In 2015, the DCCCD Foundation awarded approximately 3,400 scholarships totaling $1 million. Over a third of the Foundation's scholarship opportunities are funded by permanent endowments, such as the internationally recognized Rising Star program.

Priority Initiatives

The Foundation seeks private support from individuals, corporate and foundation partners to support the priority initiatives of DCCCD and its seven colleges.

The priority initiatives for 2017-2020 include: