Funders and Sponsors

Thank you to our funders and sponsors. Without their support, our work would not be possible.


The California Endowment

The California Endowment, a private, statewide health foundation, was established in 1996 to expand access to affordable, quality health care for underserved individuals and communities, and to promote fundamental health improvements in the health status of all Californians. Since its inception, The Endowment has awarded grants totaling more than $1 billion to organizations in California.


The US Department of Education, Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE)


California Community Colleges, Chancellor's Office

The California Community College system serves more than 2.9 million students and is the largest system of higher education in the world. Community colleges offer all of the courses needed to complete the first two years of requirements for a university degree; they also offer hundreds of programs in vocational and technical fields, and provide courses for those who need to catch up or brush up on the basics in order to succeed with college-level work.


Located in Sacramento, the Chancellor's Office is the administrative branch of the California Community College system. This state agency provides leadership and technical assistance to the 108 community colleges and 72 community college districts in California. It is also responsible for allocating state funding to the colleges and districts.


The Chancellor's Office operates under the guidance of the Board of Governors, which sets policy and provides long-range planning and guidance to the Chancellor and his staff.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people - at home and abroad, providing credible information to enhance health decisions, and promoting health through strong partnerships. CDC serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.


The Bernard Osher Foundation

The Bernard Osher Foundation was established in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a businessman and community leader. His philanthropy has benefited a wide range of educational, cultural, environmental, and other organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the State of Maine. One of the Foundation's priorities is the Osher Scholars Program. The City College of San Francisco is one of more than two dozen post-secondary campuses in the Bay Area and Maine that provide financial assistance to Osher Scholar students who exhibit both high academic performance and economic need.


The Carl Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act


The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD)


Blue Cross of California Medi-Cal Program