About Us

CCC Foundation is dedicated to raising friends and funds to support students and instruction at Clackamas Community College.

One of the top reasons students cite for dropping out or never starting college is finances. We work to build scholarships that help students achieve their dreams, while they build our communities. Studies show that more than 80% of community college students live, work, raise their families, start businesses, shop, and volunteer right where they attend college. They truly are our future!

Many of our students work a full-time or several part-time jobs while balancing family, community, volunteer and personal commitments. Scholarships make a tremendous difference in their ability to attend college. Gifts to scholarship funds have allowed the foundation to make education possible for thousands of students. 

The Foundation is a separate not-for-profit corporation. Thirty community leaders generously volunteer their time, talent, and resources by serving on the board of directors. Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Funds raised through the Foundation benefit students, campuses, and programs across our district. Foundation monies are managed separately from the College. Endowed funds are invested through Arnerich Massena, with oversight by a 6-person Investment Committee appointed by the Foundation Board of Directors.