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.
The year Lesley turned ten, her family life collapsed when her mother could no longer afford to pay the rent on their Pacifica home.
Today, after graduating from Skyline College and receiving scholarships from the Foundation, Lesley is realizing her dreams.
Josue “Josh” Gialis and his two sisters were raised by a single mother who tried her best to steer her children towards academic success. Josh knew he wanted to do something meaningful with his life and that higher education was his way out of poverty.
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)