The DCCCD Foundation provides 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.

Worried female student

Emergency Aid Fund

Help students who are on the verge of suspending their educational pursuits when financial emergencies arise.

Food and Hospitality Insitute student in front of pots and pans stand

Food & Hospitality Institute

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

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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Jason Bolds

Eastfield College

Jason returned to school to pursue his passion in the automotive industry.


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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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Veronica Sanders

El Centro College

Mother of three finds her passion in Interior Design at El Centro College.