Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Santa Monica College Foundation

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Santa Monica College Foundation is the designated nonprofit 501c3 organization that raises funds and implements programs to fuel Santa Monica College students' success.

Santa Monica College Students Are a Great Investment

#1 in Transfers to UC and CSU campuses, USC, and LMU

#1 in Transfers among Black and LatinX students to UCs and CSUs

29,000 students pursuing degrees in 100+ majors
52% first-generation college students
75% need tuition assistance

Your generosity directly translates into degrees, careers, and dreams achieved.

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Our Impact


Student Stories

Your donation provides direct aid to students facing critical food insecurity during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. 

By the Numbers

Santa Monica College's Emeritus program is committed to life-long learning opportunities for seniors and retirees.  

Media Coverage

Donations to SMC Foundation provide for student scholarships, textbooks and academic programs.  

  • 1992
    Year Founded
  • $19,000
    Total Assets
  • $5,000
    Grant Awards
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News & Stories

The Most Empowers Black...

Press Release | June 30, 2021

We provided The MOST with $17,250 to launch Future Innovators, and after-school program that brings...

WIth Nothing to 'Fall Back On,"...

News | April 3, 2020

"The goal we accomplished today was making a connection outside of just the academics, touching people's lives in a different way,"

How California Community Colle...

News | July 1, 2020

A student walks back to her car after picking up eggs, milk produce and dried goods from the weekly drive-thru food pantry at Santa Monica College.

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