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Columbia College Foundation 

Our nonprofit supports student success at Columbia College with scholarships, emergency grants, the Columbia College Promise, mini grants for student and campus activities and improvements, lectures and more. We partner with community organizations and donors to promote quality higher education that enriches the academic, economic, and cultural life of our community.

 Learn more about our work in our annual community report.

 2020 Community Report

CCF Cover 2020

Columbia College Foundation Board of Directors - for further information, click here. 

Investing in the Future: ALL GIFTS MADE to the Foundation have a direct impact on student success and are greatly appreciated, regardless of size. Donors can choose from a variety of projects and programs to suit their philanthropic interests. All donations are tax deductible to the greatest extent permitted by law. Giving options include:

  • COVID-19 Student Resiliency Fund- Support emergency grants and technology for students as they cope with the impacts of the pandemic.
  • Columbia College Promise Program - Learn more about our exciting program for high school students.  Click here for more details about this opportunity: Columbia College Promise
  • Scholarships- Donors can support students directly through named and/or endowed scholarships.
  • Program Support- Allows the Foundation to grant funds in support of various campus activities and student organizations.
  • Library Endowment- Supports expansion and updating of the library's various collections, including books, periodicals, and subscriptions. 
  • General Endowment- The Foundation's key vehicle for long-term stability and asset growth. 
  • Unrestricted- The college's needs are constantly growing; this fund allows the Foundation to provide direct support where it is needed most. 


  • Online -- Donations to the Columbia College Foundation may be made at any time online at our website: .
  • By Check -- Donations by check may be made payable to the Columbia College Foundation and sent to 11600 Columbia College Drive, Sonora, CA 95370. 

For more information and giving options, call 209-588-5055, e-mail Amy Nilson at or visit

Community Report 2019

Audit 2017-18

For Columbia College Employees:

Payroll Deduction Form

Payroll Deduction Form-Faculty

Vision Statement

The Columbia College Foundation promotes quality higher education that enriches the academic, economic, and cultural life of our community.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote student success by providing community resources that support and expand educational opportunities for Columbia College's students.

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