The mission of San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation is to promote student success and program innovation by providing special financial support for Cañada College in Redwood City, College of San Mateo and Skyline College in San Bruno.

It is due to the ongoing generosity of donors since the Foundation’s inception in 1966 as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, that thousands of students have attended college and realized a better life than they ever imagined.

For the 2009-10 school year, 699 scholarships were awarded, totaling $415,259, and $400,532 in program support was provided.

The Foundation’s growing endowment funds total approximately $5 million. Support comes in many forms – gifts of cash, securities, vehicle donations, bequests, volunteers, sponsorships, grants and in-kind gifts.

The Board of Directors is made up of dedicated people who champion the development effort and build meaningful relationships between the colleges and community in order to advance the mission of San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation. The experienced staff is committed to helping donors reach their philanthropic goals.