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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Employment, Job Training, Student Services, Youth Development

Mission: Fulfillment Fund makes college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities. Together, we build pathways to college, navigate educational barriers, create support networks, and empower future leaders.

Target demographics: Our mission is to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,922 students

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles

Programs: Fulfillment Fund helps open the eyes of young people who may otherwise not consider college as a possibility. Our unique model includes two primary service lines: College Access programs and College Success programs, which together empower students to not only access and afford higher education, but also to graduate college successfully, build crucial life skills and start a career. At our core, we empower high school students and their families to build a path to college through hands-on, wraparound support services inside schools, equipping kids with the tools necessary to choose institutions, complete applications, and navigate the admissions process. We also help our students overcome their unique financial, cultural, and educational barriers to achievement, and we stick with them from the application process through college graduation. Finally, we build networks of mentors, family members and support systems focused on bolstering our students’ academic and post-graduation career success. Our vision is that all students, regardless of circumstances, will one day have the opportunity to attend college, graduate, and actively participate in transforming their communities and creating a better society.

Community Stories

100 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has done so much for students all across the country that most students wouldn't have went to college if it was for their support. If it wasn't for their support in high school, I probably wouldn't have gone to college. But thanks to them, I did and now they are helping my younger sister the same way they helped me. I can't express how happy I am to be a Fulfillment Fund participant because it means so much to me that the Fulfillment goes up and beyond to help students go to college.

Yxey F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The most supportive and organized nonprofit I've had the pleasure of working with in order to get help in pursuing a higher education! I only wish my younger siblings could be a part of this awesome program

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has really changed my life. They helped me get into college and I honestly believe that I would not be where I am at today without them. I am a student at the University of San Francisco working to get my undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in neuroscience in hopes to pursue a career in AIDs research. The Fulfillment Fund showed me that it was possible to go to college and they showed me the steps on how to get there. As part of the first generation to go to college in America, they helped in answering my most challenging questions on how to succeed in school. The Fulfillment Fund is absolutely amazing and I really appreciate everything they do!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has changed my life. I have been part of the Fund for over 8 years. This non-profit has given me so much from a scholarship to a job. I feel so privileged and blessed to have the Fund in my life. I plan on staying in contact with the Fund for the rest of my life. This organization does so much for our community!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment fund is absolutely great and I am not just saying that because I am a recipient of the Fulfillment Fund scholarship. I am second year college student I can honestly say that the Fulfillment fund has helped me in numerous ways! Getting into college by providing me with the right resources, helping with my personal statement, making sure I had everything I needed, as well as helping pay for my books and more. I couldn't be apart of a greater organization. The individuals involved really have the best interest of the students and community. The Fulfillment fund is definitely a blessing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a recipient of the Fulfillment Fund scholarship and student under their advising, I have to say their mentors and members have been extremely helpful and any aspects of my college experience. As part of the first generation child to attend a university, I didn't have anyone to turn to for help or advice on the matter but thanks to the Fulfillment Fund program at my high school, I had all my questions and concerns answered as well as the confidence to move on forward and attend to colleges and universities in order to further my education. I really have appreciated everything they have done for me and I wish that other students have the same opportunity to experience the amazing things the Fulfillment Fund is capable of.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is one of the few things in life that I can wholeheartedly say I am grateful for. They have helped me pay for my text books and school material and so I consider them life savers because they keep me from falling behind in class. It's really nice to know that someone outside of family does support you and shows that they genuinely care about you and your future. They really want you to succeed. The Fulfillment Fund does a good job at keeping contact with you by hosting events and sending emails that contain scholarship opportunities, internships, and news about other students who have graduated or going above and beyond what they once thought capable of. When I read their stories I get encouraged that one day I'll do that or I will end up succeeding in something I love doing. If you have any questions you can contact them through email or phone and if possible you can stop by and speak with them one on one. So don't be afraid or hesitate to reach out because the Fulfillment Fund will welcome you with open arms.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The fulfillment fund have been really help to me thanks to their scholarship i am able to pay for my books and school material . the program is really helpful an they are always there when evern you need advice or help with college .

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund does a great job of building individual relationships with students. I never saw the Fulfillment Fund as an organization that provides charity. When I think of the Fulfillment Fund, I think of the people who took the time to listen and make me feel like there was someone who cared about my future. These kind of people are hard to come across in LAUSD.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Initially I was hesitant to volunteer as a mentor, knowing the time and emotional commitment that came with the job. However, upon my first mentee meeting, it became overwhelmingly clear that this was no job, but a lifelong relationship...friendship....that I have been blessed to be given. You become so much more than just a role model, you become an extended family member. Fulfillment Fund has done a wonderful job in not only preparing me for my role as mentor, but matching me with a candidate that shares my personality traits and zest for life. The FF staff is readily available to answer questions and is always quick to offer help. In truth, it has been an honor to be involved with this organization.

Drew O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is an excellent NPO dedicated to assisting students in their pursuit for higher education. I have been lucky to be a part of this organization and it has supported me from high school on into college. I am a graduate now and I have to say, the Fund has been a crucial part in my success from then to now.

Ana_6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello my name is Ana Brito. Am currently attending El Camino College, majoring in Child Development. I was introduced to the Fulfillment Fund in High School (10th grade). The Fulfillment Fund was a great help, they took me to colleges and universities around California, apply for college, and understand how colleges and universities work and its requirements. I was also lucky to be chosen to go to Washington DC with other high school students. It was a great experience and I’m thankful that I had a chance to experience something new in my life. I'm also thankful to the Fulfillment Fund for given me the opportunity to explore new adventures. Not only did the Fulfillment Fund help during high school but also when I was attending College, I would receive $50 for books every fall and spring semester. The Fulfillment Fund is a great organization helping high school and college students.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to the Fulfillment I was able to attend two different college trips (before applying for my undergraduate program), a writers conference and gain valuable internship experience during my summers as an undergraduate. They were key in my early professional development and I am very grateful for that.

Stacy-Ann C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization aid me with my journey through high school and beyond...the fulfillment fund provide me with funds for books as well as care packages throughtout college. This organization was truly an encouragement source for me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This non-profit changed my life. It provided me with opportunities that I never thought were possible and to this day continue to help me if I ever need it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was once a mentee in the program and has signed up to be a mentor. It was a life changing experience. Fulfillment Fund is a great program to be involved in. They truly care about your academics and making you a better person in life.

Jesse K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is an awesome organization that helps kids that probably wouldn't have a future if they didn't. They see the rough coal that has the potential to be turned into diamonds and takes the time to help these rocks become beautiful gems! They change lives by being there when no one else is. They create amazing opportunities for people, chances of a life time. This group deserves all awards for amazing non-profits!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund is the best nonprofit organization the world would ever seen. This nonprofit organization has helped disadvantaged students realiaze their academic dreams and their higher education. In my case, Fulfillment Fund made my educational life a lot easier and if it wouldn't be for the scholship that I got from it probably I wouldn't have graduated on time form college since I have many economic difficulties paying for my college tution. Therefore, I salute all the donors, volunteers, people, orgazations etc., involved in Fulfillment Fund. This nonprofit organization is just simply the best for all low economic and disadvantaged students of ethnic background.

Aisha H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This a great organization that services the youths that are often overlooked. They stayed with me from a freshman in high school to a college graduate, providing SAT prep, college trips, stipends, internships, and care packages during finals. They are the very definition of Non-profit, and I can't wait till I am able to give back to the organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment genuinely cares not only about its members, but also the larger community. Often, the fund holds events to help students enter and stay in college. Alumni like myself are always taken into account. The Fulfillment Fund has offered me so many opportunities to succeed. I was lucky enough to have had them recruit me from one of many schools! I am forever grateful to this fund which has inspired me to succeed and always looked out for my well being.

Heidy A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund got me my first computer ever! Will never forget it! It made such an impact in my college years. Their efforts in helping students is unparalleled.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was adopted by the Fulfillment Fund at the mere age of 12 years old. Initially, they connected me with a mentor who helped me believe that I could make it to college, regardless of the obstacles that were in place. In addition, they provided me with the exact knowledge I needed in order to pursue a higher education. Once in college, the Fulfillment Fund continued to support me through their scholarship program and the post-secondary services they provide, such as internship opportunities. Thanks to the Fulfillment Fund I am now the first person in my family to have earned a college degree. Without their services and support, I am not sure that this would have been possible. I will forever be indebted to the Fulfillment Fund because they are the reason for which I now hold a brighter future.

Tania G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund provided me with the guidance and necessary support needed to succeed in college. The FF advisors, mentors, counselors, board members, donors and volunteers truly care for their students. This program gives many underserved students the chance to dream big and be successful in life. Thank you!

Juan G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t even express how much this organization has helped me in my life. The Fulfillment Fund came into my life many years ago since I was in middle school and I thank God they did. From that first encounter with the organization my life changed forever. What this organization does for low income youth is extraordinary. This organization changes the lives of so many students, keeps them in school. The Fulfillment Fund really cares about the students and it really does show.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with the Fulfillment Fund over the years in several capacities. I am currently a mentor to a high school student and I serve on the Fulfillment Fund's Leadership Council, which is a group of young professionals who provide fundraising and program support. The Fulfillment Fund is a wonderful organization dedicated to helping LAUSD students graduate high school and achieve a college education. They have been in L.A. for over 30 years and have a proven track record of success. I am proud to be associated with a group that gets real results and has improved the lives of so many young people.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been with the Fund for over 20 years. I started as a scholar through junior high and high school and scholarship recipient in college and continued working with the fund as a volunteer and now as a donor/sponsor. I have continued with the Fund because it fulfills the promise that through education one can accomplish many things that would not have been possible otherwise. Now as a psychologist and working with an underserved population I am appreciating even more how much the Fund did for me; exposure to new things and environments as well as the freedom to dream beyond my limitations and make those dreams a reality.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund provided be direct services that made a huge impact on my college readiness and effectiveness during the application cycle. I would have never applied to the school's I sent applications to if not for the guidance of the Fulfillment Fund. I graduated fom Brown University which opened up an entire world of opportunities. The Fulfillment Fund made a world of difference in my life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is great at opening doors for people that have been under-served by our community and country. They help out on a number of levels: financially (through scholarships), emotionally (through supportive calls and care packages), intellectually (FF college counselor is amazing and their workshops are great) and various other ways.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for the Fulfillment Fund in many different capacities. Each time I find the experience just as valuable for me as the area I am serving. I have mentored an LA high school student for many years. She is now a successful college student an still views the Fund as a touchstone as she navigates the college world. This is truly a unique organization and their approach has an amazing record of success.

Jorge P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My relationship with the Fulfillment Fund dates back to my high school years (1990-1993). The Fund provided mentoring services for me, scholarships for college and the support network/encouragement that pushed me to greater heights. My goal has always been to give back thru being an active alumnus and assisting wherever possible. I feel that my journey with the Fund will come full circle when I become a mentor myself. I highly recommend the Fulfillment Fund to anybody who is interested in the advancement of inner city youth, and who care to provide the much needed support (and support system) for young people who are in need of encouragement and life experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has been a part of my life since I was a young teen. I have seen the organization blossom and deeply impact numerous lives.
The beauty of their strategy is an approach that not only supports underprivileged students achieve their dreams of attending college but has also built a strong network of incredible staff, alumni, volunteers, mentors, donors and board members.
Support!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to help under served youth in Los Angeles. Through mentoring services, college access programs, college/career counseling and scholarships among other wonderful programs and opportunities, the Fulfillment Fund has helped thousands of students achieve high school graduation, college attainment and college graduation.

The Fulfillment Fund is such a great organization that cares about their students. This organization is dedicated to maintaining the relationship with their students not only throughout high school and college, but also post-college graduation. I give the organization an A for their commitment, dedication, and the outcome of their support. The Fulfillment Fund is truly a college access organization that not only puts students to college but are also successful on getting their students to graduate from college.

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1 Karina S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that really cares about the students they serve.