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, hundreds of donors support the Foundation’s mission each year. As a result, the Foundation has been able to raise in excess of $10.5 million allowing the Foundation to award more than $3.4 million in scholarships to over 2,000 students, and provide approximately $3.1 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 available at the beginning of spring semester each year. Please check with the Foundation for the exact deadline and application instructions as they may change from year to year. Applications accepted in the spring are considered for awards for the following fall/spring. 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.
The Foundation is grateful to its supporters as it is only with their assistance, that the Foundation can continue to support the College and its students. If you are a student needing assistance or a donor wishing to participate, call us at 303.914.6308 or visit our website at www.rrcc.edu/foundation