About the CCD Foundation

What We Do

The Community College of Denver Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on developing resources to benefit CCD and its students through partnerships with businesses, foundations and individuals in the Denver metro area.

Through scholarships to students, programmatic and faculty support, and capital enhancements, the Foundation invests in deserving CCD students — ensuring they have access to a high-quality, relevant education.

Our contributors are people like you, who understand the value of higher education and who care deeply about helping others overcome obstacles and reach for their dreams.

Your generous donations make our work possible.


  • To work collaboratively with individuals, foundations, and companies to ensure CCD students have the resources to reach their educational goals.
  • To serve as ambassadors for CCD in the community.
  • To support CCD’s commitment to serving a diverse community where all students can learn, grow, and be challenged.


To offer life-changing educational opportunities for CCD students through scholarship and program support.


To develop a sustainable source of revenue to support CCD, its students, faculty, staff, and programs.

Students who attend college full time have a higher graduation rate than students who attend part-time. Many CCD students are first-generation, low income, non-traditional and/or parents who must work to support their families, and thus 74 percent of CCD students attend part-time. View additional demographics and statistics about the current student body here.

The CCD Foundation funds scholarships that contribute greatly to educational persistence by providing resources to students so they are able to complete certificate and degree programs in a timelier fashion.