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 transform lives and the Denver community by supporting the students of the Community College of Denver through scholarships, programs and facilities.


The Community College of Denver Foundation inspires civic, business, foundation and philanthropic individuals to offer support that ensures a world-class education and economic opportunity for the entire Denver community.   

Our Values

  • Integrity – we value honesty and transparency in our work and relationships
  • Inclusiveness – we respect people, value diversity, and are committed to equity
  • Stewardship - we value and recognize the contributions of donors and volunteers
  • Efficiency – we value the prudent investment and use of all resources
  • Excellence – we value best practices in governance, finance, and board development


  • Make education accessible and affordable for all members of our community
  • Foster a culture of diversity in all our operations and programs of support
  • Secure endowment funds that sustain future scholarships and programs
  • Achieve excellence in all governance, finance and board practices

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.