About Us

A Helping Hand Up for Higher Education

Our dream is to help every person in our community striving to achieve a college education and improve their life.

At the SCC Educational Foundation we understand that post-secondary education for all of our citizens is the path to economic prosperity. That’s why we’re working hard to develop the resources to provide high quality, affordable higher education right here in Solano County and Winters.

Solano Community College is making an impact daily by educating over 13,000 local students from diverse backgrounds. Students have an opportunity to select an academic major in nearly 100 career fields. SCC accepts all students, including those that excelled in high school to others lacking sufficient academic preparation for college.

These students know the value of hard work, and embrace the fact that higher education can pull them and their families out of poverty. At the SCC Educational Foundation, we partner with the community and alumni to transform student lives, not with a handout, but with a helping hand up.

Ways to Give

SCC Educational Foundation Activities

Since 2013, SCCEF provided $2.2M to support the College, including $808,000 in donations to departments and programs, $440,000 for student scholarship awards/stipends, $105,000 for the Athletic Department and $57,000 for the establishment of the Alumni Association. In addition, the Foundation has provided $473,000 to produce outreach and fundraising events to help market the College, and generated $190,000 to support Foundation activities (providing a cost savings to the College). SCCEF retains approximately $500,000 in immediately available funds to support nearly 100 College programs.

SCCEF is an independent 501(c)(3) California nonprofit public benefit corporation under the direction of a board of directors, managed by an executive director, and operating out of College offices.