Established in 1973, the Merced College Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a high quality, affordable, and accessible education for every member of our community.

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Your donation to the Merced College Foundation supports student scholarships, faculty mini-grants, equipment purchases, student book awards, College for Kids, and much more. Your support matters. Learning about giving opportunities.

Making a Difference

Kim CanissoStudents like Kim Canisso excel at Merced College because of its supportive environment and available resources.  Kim chose to attend Merced College because of its low cost but has continued studying here because of the advantages of small classes, flexible class times and the available resources on on campus.  Kim was selected as Merced College's Student of the Month for December, 2016 after being nominated by her professor Roger Putnam, an instructor of Geology and Physical Science. Read more about donor impact at Merced College.

About the Foundation

The Merced College Foundation is dedicated to ensuring a high quality, affordable, and accessible education for every member of our community. The Foundation was established in 1973 to support Merced College through the acquisition of private gifts and through public advocacy for the College’s programs and services. A dedicated volunteer Board of Directors guides these efforts and invites you to join us as we continue to enrich the lives of thousands of students each year. The Merced College Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Our Federal tax ID number is 23-7385578. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Merced College Foundation is to support the programs and services of Merced College that are necessary to maintain excellence in all areas of education and community service through the acquisition and stewardship of charitable gifts, and by promoting and enhancing the reputation of Merced College throughout the local region.

Vision Statement

The Merced College Foundation will assist Merced College in the pursuit of excellence through the acquisition of private gifts. In this endeavor, we will strive to become goodwill ambassadors for the college and stewards of the public trust.

We will develop new friends for the college
and cultivate our current supporters.

We will become the communication link
between the college and community.

We will seek public and private support
for college programs and services.

We will acknowledge our donors
and create opportunities to recognize their philanthropy.

We will celebrate the success of our students
and honor the accomplishments of our alumni.