Educational Institutions

California Mathematics Council Community Colleges Foundation

Providing scholarships for community college math students.

aka CMC^3 Foundation



To provide scholarships in the form of financial awards to students enrolled in community colleges and to provide financial support to student‐related mathematics‐specific activities at community colleges under the purview of the California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges (CMC^3).

Ruling Year


President, CMC^3

Jen Carlin-Goldberg

Main Address




education, scholarships





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

We are focused on providing financial assistance to community college mathematics students in northern California through student scholarship programs: general scholarships, student speaker scholarships, and poster contest scholarships.

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Student Scholarships

Where we work

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our goal is to provide a minimum of $7600 in students scholarships each fiscal year.

The Foundation solicits donations from members of our partner organization, California Mathematics Council, Community Colleges (CMC^3) and hosts fundraisers at CMC^3 conferences. This year, we are also exploring social media fundraising platforms such as through Facebook.

We have access to member lists that allow us to contact members directly. We also have a presence at each of the CMC^3 conferences where board members actively engage conference attendees on behalf of the Foundation. We manage a website with a donation link through PayPal and a Facebook page that is followed by more than just the CMC^3 membership. We have met our scholarship goals each year for the past several years and feel that we are now in a position to expand our scholarship program.

In addition to the scholarships that we have funded in the past, we are looking to fund at least one additional student speaker scholarship. If we can increase our donations, particularly through the use of social media platforms, we believe that we will attract new donors and possible attract full scholarship sponsorships. If our annual revenue increases by $500, we will be able to fund an additional speaker scholarship.

We have increased our scholarships in the past 2 years to include small scholarships for all poster session participants in addition to the poster contest awards. We have also been able to increase the general scholarship fund to $6000. For a small organization, this is a major accomplishment. Next, we would like to add another student speaker scholarship. After that, we will likely look to increase the funds for our general scholarship program and expand our student poster contest.

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California Mathematics Council Community Colleges Foundation

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