Clark College Foundation
Clark College Foundation (CCF) is an independent, self-funded and self-governed nonprofit that partners with Clark College through philanthropy and asset investment. The foundation was established on July 25, 1973 as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Each year, we award $1.3 million in scholarships, special awards and financial support to hundreds of students. In all, the foundation contributes an average of $3.5 million annually to the college for scholarship, program and capital support.
Since its inception, Clark College Foundation has provided Clark College with more than $83 million in college-related support. Clark College Foundation’s endowment market value is top 5 in the nation for public community colleges according to the Council for Aid to Education, 2016.
Clark College Foundation is recognized by our peers as one of the top education fundraising shops in the nation. In 2020, we received two prestigious national educational fundraising awards for overall performance and improvement from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
For the past two years (2021, 2020), we have been the recipient of the Bronze Anvil Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). We won awards from PRSA’s Oregon chapter in 2021 and 2020 (merits) and 2019 (Spotlight).