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Foundation for California Community Colleges

Sacramento, CA   |  www.foundationccc.org

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Foundation for California Community Colleges

EIN: 68-0412350


Mission

FoundationCCC’s mission is to benefit, support, and enhance the missions of the California Community College system. As the statewide nonprofit organization supporting the largest system of higher education in the nation, FoundationCCC works to benefit students, colleges, and communities by reducing barriers to opportunities and accelerating paths to economic and social mobility. We believe in the unique power of community colleges, and the people and communities they reach and serve, to be the building blocks of a better future, capable of achieving the possibilities of a more just, equitable, and thriving world. We see our role as connectors, accelerators, problem-solvers, and trusted partners, serving as a hub for innovation and as an intermediary for transformative change at scale.

Ruling year info

1999

President and Chief Executive Officer

Keetha Mills

Main address

1102 Q Street Suite 4800

Sacramento, CA 95811 USA

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EIN

68-0412350

Subject area info

Equal opportunity in education

Vocational post-secondary education

Community college education

Undergraduate education

Law education

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Population served info

Young adults

Economically disadvantaged people

At-risk youth

Students

Teachers

NTEE code info

Community/Junior College (B41)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Student Success - Advancing student success to achieve a more equitable future

Access to education and student success are key to improving social and economic outcomes. The California Community Colleges’ Vision for Success guides FoundationCCC’s work to increase completion and transfer rates, close equity gaps, and help students achieve their goals.
By operating programs like the Student Success Center, we’re working to expand and deepen the culture of student-centered innovation, center equity in colleges’ implementation of reforms, and continue to evolve in response to the needs of our students, communities, and state.

Programs and partners:
Active Learning in Undergraduate STEM Education
ASAPconnect
California Acceleration Project
California AfterSchool Network
California College Guidance Initiative
California Community Colleges Student Affairs Association
California Education Learning Lab
California Guided Pathways Project
Career Ladders Project
Cradle-to-Career Database Project
Program Pathways Mapper
Student Success Center

Population(s) Served
Students
Teachers

A diverse and prepared workforce is critical to meeting the needs of our nation’s evolving economy. FoundationCCC workforce development programs seek to enhance work-based learning opportunities for high school and college students and improve the equitable delivery of career and training programs to ensure individuals can enter the workforce and achieve good, paid jobs.

In alignment with state priorities and the California Community Colleges Vision for Success, FoundationCCC continues to actively work to reduce the skills gap in California and grow our economy.

Programs and partners:

Breaking Barriers to Employment Initiative
California Medicine Scholars Program
California LAW
Centralized Clinical Placement System
Career Catalyst
Fresh Success
Grow Apprenticeship California
LAUNCH Apprenticeship Network
Nursing Education Investment Grants
Regional K-16 Education Collaboratives Grant Program
Student Training & Employment Program (STEP)

Population(s) Served
Students
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Community colleges offer an affordable opportunity for individuals looking to improve their social and economic standing. However, college access and completion rates can be impacted by factors including family income, race and ethnicity, disability, veteran status, immigration status, and mental health.

Our programs provide resources and basic needs support to help individuals overcome barriers inside and outside of school. Through wraparound efforts, we are working to improve student outcomes, close equity gaps, and ensure everyone has the opportunity to succeed.

Programs and partners:
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Student Achievement Program
CalFresh Outreach Project
California Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach: Community Connect Program
California Low-Cost Auto Insurance
Community College Student Ambassador Program
Foster Youth Support
LGBTQ+ Initiatives & Student Support
Men of Color Action Network
Student Health and Wellness
Undocumented Student Support

Population(s) Served
Students
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Community colleges are vital institutions located in every community and region of California. When they thrive, our communities thrive, too. FoundationCCC leverages its reach, network of colleges, and understanding of California’s diverse populations to connect individuals with resources and programs that help them when they need it most.

We raise awareness of public benefits available to students and families, and reduce stigma surrounding programs to help communities succeed.

Programs and partners:
Community Engagement and Outreach Services
Golden State Grant Program
Supplemental Rate Payments for Family Child Care Providers
Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental Equity Student Ambassador Program
Replace Your Ride
Smog Check Referee Program

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Students

Guiding our Climate Action efforts is the Center for Climate Futures, a collaborative initiative of FoundationCCC and the California Community Colleges’ Chancellor’s Office.

Climate change is already impacting the health, livelihood, and safety of individuals across California. As the largest system of higher education in the nation, California Community Colleges are well-positioned to help mitigate these challenges with their physical and operational footprints, deep community ties, and essential roles in workforce development. These areas represent immense opportunities to help California communities build resilience to climate change and evolving climate policy.

Programs and partners:
California Resilient Careers in Forestry
Community Outreach and Engagement
IDEAL Communities
Replace Your Ride
Smog Check Referee Program and Student Technician Training

Population(s) Served

System support provided by FoundationCCC also includes fiscal sponsorship and management services, which benefit mission-aligned partners and helps achieve mutually beneficial goals to better the state of California and higher education.

Programs and partners:
Corporate Roundtable
Network of California Community Colleges Foundations
Enterprise and Procurement Services: CollegeBuys, SchoolBuys, CivicBuys
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Skills Scholarships
Keenan Insurance Scholarships
California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment
Educating for Change Scholarship
Finish Line Scholars Program
Real Estate Education Endowment
Native American California Community Colleges Students Scholarship
Tim Bonnel Memorial Scholarship
Collaborative Impact Program
FUSION
Student Centered Design Lab

Population(s) Served
Students
Students

Where we work

Awards

Silver, Multi-Page Publication: LaunchPath Brochure (Circle of Excellence District Awards) 2016

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Bronze, Visual Identity Systems: LaunchPath (Circle of Excellence District Awards) 2016

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Silver, Individual Sub-Website: Step:Forward Campaign Website ( Circle of Excellence District Awards) 2015

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Women Who Mean Business (Keetha Mills) 2019

Sacramento Business Journal

Bronze, Circle of Excellence, General Publications (The Student Journey to Success Project) 2020

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Silver, District VII Awards, General Publications (The Student Journey to Success Project:) 2020

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

40 Under 40 (Jorge J.C. Sales) 2022

Sacramento Business Journal

Most Admired CEOs (Keetha Mills) 2023

Sacramento Business Journal

District VII Awards, Marketing: Micro-sites (Fundraising): Annual Report 2021-2022 2023

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

District VII Awards, Special Events: Online (Series): Pathways to Equity | Learn. Act. Change 2023

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

District VII Awards, Videos: Promotional (Long): Innovation & Impact Annual Report 2021-2022 2023

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Silver, Circle of Excellence, Marketing: Micro-sites (Fundraising): Innovation + Impact Microsite 2023

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Bronze, Circle of Excellence, Special Events: Online (Series): Pathways to Equity 2023

Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)

Gold, Medallion Award; Innovation + Impact Microsite 2023

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR)

Paragon Award; Innovation + Impact Microsite 2023

National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR)

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

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Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In scholarship funds awarded to students across all FoundationCCC scholarship programs, including the Finish Line Scholars Program, the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment, and more.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Scholars supported across 115 community colleges

Number of phone calls/inquiries

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

485,000+ Conversations with community members - call center agents connected families to public benefits and resources. 138,000+ Community member support calls fielded - Community Impact call center

Number of people received immigration service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

No-cost, free legal services appointments scheduled for California Community Colleges students, faculty, and staff through the new Find Your Ally tool.

Additional revenue and wages generated attributable to the organization's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Wages (in dollars) paid to students and community members through work-based learning experiences.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023

Financials

Foundation for California Community Colleges
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.54

Average of 2.14 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

14.7

Average of 15.2 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

26%

Average of 25% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Foundation for California Community Colleges

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Foundation for California Community Colleges

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Foundation for California Community Colleges

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Foundation for California Community Colleges’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $2,081,971 $2,839,728 $3,096,567 $11,344,101 $21,111,813
As % of expenses 3.6% 4.1% 4.1% 10.9% 14.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $1,727,020 $2,360,783 $2,618,963 $10,882,733 $20,705,806
As % of expenses 3.0% 3.4% 3.5% 10.4% 14.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $60,405,711 $68,905,758 $104,353,955 $113,927,306 $157,674,314
Total revenue, % change over prior year 47.2% 14.1% 51.4% 9.2% 38.4%
Program services revenue 75.0% 82.8% 53.1% 80.0% 86.4%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.5% 1.8% 1.0% 1.5% 1.6%
Government grants 0.0% 7.4% 4.6% 5.0% 6.0%
All other grants and contributions 21.5% 7.2% 38.0% 12.1% 5.7%
Other revenue 1.0% 0.8% 3.4% 1.3% 0.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $57,151,270 $69,944,050 $75,190,102 $104,123,257 $145,542,189
Total expenses, % change over prior year 42.5% 22.4% 7.5% 38.5% 39.8%
Personnel 50.1% 60.7% 54.4% 55.2% 59.1%
Professional fees 25.0% 15.5% 14.4% 12.6% 12.5%
Occupancy 2.8% 3.3% 2.3% 2.0% 1.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 8.6% 8.8% 6.8% 12.3% 15.3%
All other expenses 13.5% 11.7% 22.1% 17.8% 11.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $57,506,221 $70,422,995 $75,667,706 $104,584,625 $145,948,196
One month of savings $4,762,606 $5,828,671 $6,265,842 $8,676,938 $12,128,516
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $782,686 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $62,268,827 $77,034,352 $81,933,548 $113,261,563 $158,076,712

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 11.9 9.4 17.5 15.1 14.7
Months of cash and investments 24.0 18.8 34.4 25.2 23.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.2 1.4 1.8 2.6 3.6
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $56,614,235 $54,543,038 $109,777,415 $130,616,200 $178,610,797
Investments $57,834,504 $55,011,199 $105,891,897 $88,465,087 $103,798,223
Receivables $14,011,051 $13,698,428 $32,339,519 $41,657,552 $39,040,023
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $2,481,930 $2,924,411 $2,863,168 $2,253,502 $2,249,958
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 40.1% 38.7% 54.1% 76.2% 94.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 42.0% 42.4% 55.5% 58.9% 61.5%
Unrestricted net assets $7,436,699 $9,797,482 $12,416,445 $23,299,178 $44,004,984
Temporarily restricted net assets $27,805,223 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $40,321,517 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $68,126,740 $63,148,853 $99,897,008 $84,949,627 $81,583,555
Total net assets $75,563,439 $72,946,335 $112,313,453 $108,248,805 $125,588,539

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President and Chief Executive Officer

Keetha Mills

Keetha Mills is President and CEO of the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FoundationCCC). Under Ms. Mills’s leadership, the FoundationCCC has expanded its overall impact through the development and delivery of nearly 50 mission-aligned programs and services across five areas of impact: 1) Student Success; 2) Workforce Development; 3) Equity; 4) Community Impact; and 5) System Support. Since her appointment in 2012, the FoundationCCC has significantly increased resources totaling more than $70 million in annual support for the California Community Colleges (CCC) and its students. Inspired to further this success, the FoundationCCC has launched an ambitious goal to double its impact by 2028. Mills has challenged her team to create innovative solutions and forge valuable partnerships that will lead innovation and bring great solutions to scale to benefit the California Community Colleges.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Foundation for California Community Colleges

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 05/31/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Geneve Villacres

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Term: 2024 - 2022

Manuel Baca

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Patrick Mulvaney

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Nitasha Sawhney

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Stephan Castellanos

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Geneve Villacres

Tik Tok

Elmy Bermejo

U.S. Small Business Administration

Kate Wright

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/31/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Contractors

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Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

Solicitation activities
Gross receipts from fundraising
Retained by organization
Paid to fundraiser