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About Us

Who We Are

Giving Back, Transforming Lives, Ensuring Success

The Dallas County Community College Foundation supports the seven-college district through leadership, innovation and resources. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the level of excellence of DCCCD and its seven colleges, their students, programs and employees.

The colleges of DCCCD include Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. Together, all seven colleges educate and train more than 100,000 credit and continuing education students each semester.    

The Foundation provides student scholarships, supports professional development and fosters innovation in educational programs.

Since its creation in 1973, 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 and employees 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.

What We Do

DCCCD Foundation Services

Strategic planning
Proposal development
Tracking and reporting
Scholarship management
Program implementation and management

Priority Initiatives

The Foundation also provides interaction with public and private funders to support the priority initiatives of DCCCD and its seven colleges, including:

LevelUp Scholarship
Food & Hospitality Institute
Early Childhood Education

The Foundation also raises funds to support the seven colleges with a variety of resources, including:

Scholarship Opportunities
Staff Development
Other Key Areas

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Success Stories

Our students and alumni are making a difference and giving back to their community. These are some of their stories.

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In Focus

Planned Giving

You can make a lasting difference for future students by starting a planned gift today.

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1601 South Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215-1816

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