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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: The Vision of the MiraCosta College Foundation is to ensure that no one is denied access to education because of financial need and that resources are available to enrich the college experience for all students. In service to that vision, our mission is to promote the interests and the welfare of the college and secure resources that will transform student lives.

Results: Our donors make a significant impact. This fiscal year donor contributions to the foundation reached 1.1 million to benefit our students. Financial support provided to the college from the Foundation (scholarships, direct student aid, programs, etc.) was $324,582, and to campus programs $601,124. During the 2012/13 Academic Year, 1,400 students who might otherwise have been unable to persist and succeed received direct assistance to attend school, be it a scholarship, a textbook, an emergency grant, and/or a computer. Donors make a difference in how we impact our students' success.

Programs: The organization provides funding for the miracosta college scholarship program

the organization provides supplemental financial support for the educational programs of miracosta college.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters



Rating: 5

MiraCosta College has an award-winning theater department that I am proud to support. Giving to the foundation allows me to have an impact on a brilliant program that changes students’ lives and is a rich cultural resource for our community.


Rating: 5

We are pleased to offer our financial support to this foundation. The tireless work put into fundraising and the feedback from students who have been recipients of scholarships, plus seeing results first hand has been very rewarding. The college’s theater department and its students are close to our hearts and we have earmarked some of our donations specifically to them. When we give to the foundation we know that our dollars go to an outstanding program and deserving students. We so appreciate that they keep us in the loop of what is going on at the college and give us many opportunities to support it in different ways. It is an honor to be part of what is going on at MiraCosta. We appreciate everyone who works at the foundation their time, effort and outreach.


Rating: 5

My parents established an endowed scholarship fund through the MiraCosta College Foundation because they believed in the college and the importance of supporting its students. Over the years, it has been my privilege and joy to add my financial support and to continue my parents’ legacy. My parents who lived in S. California enjoyed meeting the scholarship recipients so that they could see who their assistance was helping. My siblings and I who live far away have been fortunate to continue a tradition my parents established. The recipients are asked to share with us what the scholarship means to them. Almost without exception, they express heartfelt appreciation of the aid they received to complete their schooling, what they want to be, and even share their success in grades with us. Many times we continue to stay in touch well after they've completed their work at Mira Costa. As for the school, i've been extremely impressed at my parents choice of educational institutions. It's been our experience that the Scholarship and Foundation personnel are truly interested, concerned, and committed to helping the students make the most of their work and just getting through. I couldn't speak more highly of the administration and the job they do. I wish i was closer to visit and see it first hand but our experience from afar is the next best thing. Anyone wanting their contributions to make a difference, Mira Costa is a great bet.