City Colleges of Chicago Foundation

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The City Colleges of Chicago Foundation

Supporting the whole student through scholarships, students supports and innovative programming, empowering social economic mobility and racial equity where Chicagoans take part in building a stronger and more just city.

Our Mission

Fueled by the generosity of Chicago’s philanthropic community, the City Colleges of Chicago Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, raises charitable contributions to support community college students from all backgrounds in reaching their academic and career goals.

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Ways to Give

You can make a difference in a City Colleges student’s trajectory in so many ways. Right now, you can:

  • Donate to an unrestricted fund (this is our greatest need)
  • Donate to the student emergency fund
  • Give to one of the seven City Colleges or to another specific fund

Make a lasting impact:

  • Establish a named scholarship
  • Leave a legacy through an endowment fund

Please contact us at or (312) 553-2541.

Your Contribution

The cumulative impact of a gift to CCCF is far-reaching. Contributions support:

Innovative Programs

Innovative programming prepares students for the future workforce and forges clear pathways to college from Chicago Public Schools


Scholarships create access to a quality, affordable education

Student Supports

Student supports, from emergency funding to housing coordination, ensure City Colleges is meeting our students’ needs

Student Impact

City Colleges students are determined and resilient – and you can directly help them achieve their academic and career goals. Here are just a few of the countless students who have been impacted by the generosity of our City Colleges of Chicago Foundation donors.

Emon Fowler

When I decided to return to school, I chose Kennedy-King College because it was close to home and affordable.

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Leslie Guzman

Leslie Guzman’s life hasn’t been without challenges, but she has had opportunities and made choices that have helped her create a successful path for herself.

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Kendall Ricks

In 2020, Kendall Ricks decided to take advantage of some extra time in his schedule.

Read Story
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Why I Give

As an alum, I have a deep appreciation for the institution’s commitment to education and community development, values that have continued to resonate with me throughout my career. By giving back, I hope to enhance the educational experience for current and future students, fostering an environment that nurtures curiosity, critical thinking, and personal development. This donation represents not only a financial contribution but also a heartfelt expression of gratitude for the role the institution has played in shaping my professional journey and the lives of countless others.
Bianca, donor and Daley College alumna

City Colleges of Chicago empowers all residents of Chicago and beyond to better themselves, their families, and their communities.

Theresa, donor and City Colleges employee

This small gift is to encourage, inspire, and feed inspiration to those future students pursuing their dreams. Education is empowering, and having the inspiration to pursue one is outstanding.

Evelyn, donor

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There are so many ways to give – explore our donation opportunities by clicking the button below.

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For more information regarding giving, named scholarships, and endowments contact:

Maria Esther Lopez
(312) 553-2541

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