PENINSULA COLLEGE FUND

Rating: 4.89 stars   57 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 330 Twin Dolphin Drive Suite 131 Redwood City CA 94065 USA

Mission: To assist low-income, underserved and often overlooked first-generation college students from the Mid-Peninsula in their quest to graduate, and to help them achieve their education and career goals.
Results: Since its inception in 2005, the Peninsula College Fund has defied the odds: more than 97% of Peninsula College Fund scholars have graduated from college or currently attend college on the path to completion. Nationally, only half of first generation college students complete four-year colleges in six years.
Target demographics: Motivated low-income students from the Mid-Peninsula who are the first generation in their families to attend college.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I had the wonderful opportunity to experience an amazing ceremony with PCF! It was lovely and very inspiring! PCF is an amazing organization with true impact in our community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

First of all, I want to thank PCF for all the amazing hard work and interest they put in to help students like me achieve their goals. I am a PCF scholar myself, and I feel very honored to be part of this new family. I am lucky to be part of the PCF family because we support one another and we always know how to have fun and enjoy the activities we do. They offer many things like support, financial help, mentoring, advising, and so much love! Thanks to this organization I am attending college and continuing my education!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

The Peninsula College Fund is essentially an organization that has a mission and actually achieves that mission. Their mission is that through financial and mental support, they help achieve individual's dreams. Most of these individuals are first generation college students, as I am. They not only know how to pick their scholars, but they know that they pick the right ones because they are givers. All of the scholars are strong passionate individuals who do have a desire to succeed. PCF would love to assist every individual in need, but because of financial situations many students are being denied from obtaining this scholarship as the organization gradually grows. PCF also creates a family setting welcoming every new scholar while achieving success or struggling in school. That is the reason why our mentors are also there for. Sometimes students need that extra support and having someone who believes in them.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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