Foundation for California Community Colleges

Foundation for California Community Colleges

1102 Q St
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 498-6730

Melissa Conner
Vice President, Advancement

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 1998
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: 2000
Number of sponsored projects: 10

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
Our fees range from 8 to 17 percent, depending on the types of services solicited by the sponsored organization.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values
  • Type of service
  • Minimum budget
  • Other: The Foundation for California Community Colleges will consider providing fiscal sponsorship services based on the following guidelines: project or initiative funding totals at least $30,000, including the Foundation administrative fee; the Foundation receives an administrative fee to cover its direct and indirect expenses; project or initiative is aligned with the System Strategic Plan and the mission and primary goals of the Foundation; project or initiative is typically operated by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, a district or a college; risk and liability to the Foundation can be reasonably managed.

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Disaster relief
  • Drug treatment
  • Economic development
  • Education
  • Environment/sustainable growth
  • Festivals and events
  • Health/nutrition
  • Housing
  • International development
  • Mental health
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Political advocacy/social justice
  • Social services
  • Transportation
  • Women
  • Youth development
  • Other

Services we offer projects:

  • Auditing
  • Bill paying
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Computer IT
  • Human resource management
  • Insurance
  • Legal services
  • Organizational development
  • Payroll
  • Receiving property and stock donations
  • Tax reporting
  • Other: communications, media relations, and website design services

Organization description:
The Foundation for California Community Colleges is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides fiscal sponsorship services for community college districts and government, as well as independent education programs. Educational programs have the advantage of the Foundation’s close relationship with the community college system, while state agencies have the convenience of entering easily into contracts with the Foundation because of its unique status as the official foundation for the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Currently, the Foundation manages more than $2.9 million in pledged funds, and considers new projects that are in alignment with its mission.