Click on the links to the right to donate to SMCCCF's Emergency Fund or Undocumented Students Emergency Fund to support the immediate needs of our students during this unprecedented pandemic and time of economic hardship. You can also click below to support members of our community who have been affected by the devastating California wild fires.
Eric Torres is a Skyline College student who is set to graduate this semester with his Associate Degree in Business Administration.
As a single father, Eric applied for and received funding from the Foundation's Emergency Fund so he could feed his son and stay on track to graduate college.
Aimee Kanadjian describes her high school experience as really tough. “I didn’t have the support I needed and I didn’t succeed academically at all." That all changed when she enrolled in Cañada College, where she has been on the Dean's List every semester and is in the honors program.
At the age of 16, Mario Guzman had to rebuild himself. He had just moved to the United States and in this new and unfamiliar country he had to attend high school, learn English, find friends, and imagine a future for himself. At Skyline College, Mario found himself and his future.
Allison Fuller has ties to the College of San Mateo that go back nearly 20 years. It’s a connection she speaks of fondly and openly, as she talks about the importance of nurses and the vital role they play.
More than a scholarship, the Promise Scholars Program covers student fees, transportation, and textbooks, and provides crucial support and counseling services. The program removes barriers that prevent many students from pursuing the dream of higher education. Read more about the Promise Scholars Program or donate to support promise scholars.
There are many ways of giving to help students in need realize their dreams. Learn how you can support the Foundation's work in providing scholarships for low-income students and funding for programs crucial to student success.
Donating is…my way of paying it forward. I’m a firm believer in giving to others and being a donor is one of the ways I choose to give back.
— Danielle Powell (Professor of Communication Studies, Skyline College)