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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. During the 2015-16 academic year donor contributions to the foundation reached 1.3 million to benefit our students. Financial support provided to the college from the Foundation (scholarships, direct student aid, programs, etc.) was $491,873, and to campus programs $470,911. Over 2,300 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, or food assistance. Donors make a difference in how we impact our students' success.

Target demographics: Individuals of any sort, seeking to gain access to higher, affordable education.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,362 students receive support in the form of a scholarship, textbook or other means.

Geographic areas served: Coastal North San Diego County

Programs: textbook assistance, scholarship funding, and direct student aid, in the forms of gift cards, bus passes, and gas cards.

Community Stories

76 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a major donor to the Foundation and the College, I see every day how my investment in Mira Costa College is paying dividends beyond my wildest hopes. I am grateful that I am able to help the next generation of students become more productive members of society by assisting them to fulfill their dream. If you are not yet a donor, I urge you to do so today as the need of our students is great, and the benefits to everyone are long lasting.

"Hap" L'Heureux

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Donor

Rating: 5

I graduated from Mira Costa College in 1974 and received a scholarship to support my tuition and books. I have never forgotten the giving spirit of those that helped me. My degree at Mira Costa College allowed me to move on and get a Bachelor of Arts degree. My wife and I have chosen to help others just like ourselves by giving to various programs at the College. There is no greater feeling than to help others....its an investment......that has a very high return.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to sincerely express my gratitude and thanks to MiraCosta Scholarship organization! I'm very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as a multiple recipient of your scholarships. Every single one of the scholarship you gave me was a big help to my family. God bless MiraCosta forever!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation enabled me to receive a scholarship that relieved the financial pressure that comes with being a student. I also received a computer and printer through one of their programs that made it possible to work, go to school, and be able to do my homework at night when the library is closed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation is amazing!! The personal encouragement the Foundation provides to the students at MiraCosta is unparalleled! The financial support the Foundation provides comes from their strong dedication in raising money to help ease the stress that comes with the costs of obtaining a college education! Thank you MiraCosta College Foundation for making my journey less of a bumpy road!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation helps students continue to achieve their academic goals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love MiraCosta College! The teachers are great, and there are many programs that can help you reach your goals. Staff from the EOPS program have counseled me, they motivate me to keep going even trough difficult circumstances. I am greatfull to be part of MiraCosta College.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a first-generation low income student i am very grateful to MiraCosta for all the support it has given me. Thanks to the MiraCosta College Foundation, I was able to spend more on my academics. I am now one semester away from earning my bachelor's degree at Cal State Fullerton.

Client Served

Rating: 5

MiraCosta has made it possible for me, being an AB540 student and single mother, who doesn't get any type of federal aid to not only finish the prerequisites for the Registered Nursing program, but the program itself with zero student loans! I am forever grateful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

MiraCosta has made a difference in my life by making it possible for me to receive a quality education, while being a single mom! The scholarships and assistance from the staff and faculty are amazing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had nothing but positive experiences at Mira Costa! All of my teachers have been extremely helpful and the counseling staff always helps point me in the right direction.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a current student and at MiraCosta. I am so thankful for the work done by the MiraCosta foundation because they allowed me to pursue a better life. Because of their support, I have been able to focus on my education, get involved and serve the community, and even get involved in research. I will be transferring to a UC in Fall. I owe much of this success to the opportunities provided by the MiraCosta foundation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I really enjoy attending MiraCosta College and it wouldn't be possible without the help from MiraCosta College Foundation. It has help ease the burden for my children and I as I am a single mother. It also gives me the opportunity to show my children that it is never too late to go back to school and a higher education is achievable if you put your mind and heart to it. Thank you MiraCosta Foundation!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The foundation office does great work in supporting MiraCosta College students! They work so hard to help them succeed.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It has been amazing attending MiraCosta college. The Miracosta College Foundation has been extremely helpful. Beyond all the obstacles I can feel relieved that as long as I am here I can get some time of help. With the scholarships that are provided I could take more time and focus on my studies rather than work a full time job. It's just great. Thank you to those who make it happen you all make a difference.

Donor

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College foundation does excellent work in supporting students seeking a higher education. I am proud to be a donor to such a great cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mira Costa College Foundation has been extremely helpful as I pursue my educational goals. Since I have decided to work part time in order to focus on gaining new and marketable skills, the financial help has made it possible for me to fully concentrate on my studies.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the Mira Costa College Foundation they have allowed me the opportunity to pursue my dreams of becoming a Nurse. I would not have been able to do it without their financial assistance. Thank You Mira Costa!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so thankful for the Mira Costa College Foundation this program helps a lot of us with some of our financial burdens and that is so great...Thank you!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a non-traditional student returning back to college was very challenging. I am not only a non-traditional student returning back to college after 13 years I am also a mother of a ten-year old. Due to my decision to return back to college it has placed tremendous financial hardship on my family and if it wasn't for the Mira Costa College Foundation it would be extremely hard to make college a reality for me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

MiraCosta College Foundation is more amazing than Shake & Bake, and they really help!

Listen, I am a mid-30s, financially struggling, unemployed, hardworking, determined, and dedicated college student. However, because of a few of those descriptors, I would have had to abandon school and taken ANY job that would have me (on more than one occasion). MCCF has helped me see my college quiet through, uninterrupted, to this point: an AA in Dramatic Arts, an AA in Automotive Technologies, a Certificate of Accomplishment in Automotive Technologies (with Highest Honors), and currently pursuing my Certificate in Business.

Frankly, I would have none of this yet without the MiraCosta College Foundation, the encouragement of its representatives, and the contributions of its donors!

Thank you to everyone involved!