The RRCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1991 to provide financial support to the college and its students, and to increase public and business awareness of the college’s important role in the community. The Foundation exists because of generous individuals who believe in the value of a college education and that college should be accessible to everyone.
The Foundation began with one donor, a board of directors, and the Foundation staff, all of whom aspired to assist students and make a difference in their lives. Now, nearly 20 years later, we have hundreds of donors who help us each year. The Foundation has raised more than $8.2 million, awarded more than $3 million in scholarships to more than 2,000 students, and provided approximately $2.5 million to the college in support of mini-grants for innovative faculty and staff, the Teaching Chair program that recognizes excellence in the classroom, instructional equipment, and other initiatives that have merit but no source of funding.
Each year, more than $500,000 is distributed to support the students, faculty and staff at the college.
Scholarship applications are accepted year-round. The deadline for submission is early June of each year. Scholarships are competitive and are awarded only once per year on the basis of both need and merit.
The Foundation accepts and manages a variety of gifts, including cash, pledges, stock transfers, planned gifts, and bequests. Gifts may be designated for specific purposes or for the area of greatest need as determined by the Foundation board and college administration.
Only with the assistance of people who care can we continue to meet our goals and successfully assist our students. If you are a student needing assistance or a donor wishing to participate, call us at 303.914.6425 or visit our Web site at www.rrcc.edu/foundation