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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Student Services

Mission: The mission of the Fulfillment Fund, established in 1977, is to make college a reality for students growing up in educationally and economically under-resourced communities.

Programs: High school program: 9th 12th grade students attending fulfillment fund partner schools receive classroom-based instruction, one-on-one college and financial aid counseling, sat preparation, college site visits and experiential learning activities. Our programs open young peoples eyes to the possibility of higher education, and change their beliefs about what they are capable of achieving. The lessons of the fulfillment fund high school classroom curriculum are focused on five themes: high school graduation, self-advocacy and empowerment, influences of culture on decision-making, self-assessment and critical reflection, and college readiness. During the 2012-13 academic year, the fulfillment fund extended its high school program to serve more than 600 students attending two high schools in economically underresourced communities in clark county, nevada. This program is now incorporated as fulfillment fund las vegas, an independent nonprofit organization.

mentoring program: the fulfillment fund matches students with a caring, committed adult mentor volunteer who provides one-on-one support and guidance on the students path to high school graduation and transition to college. The fulfillment fund provides in-depth training to all mentors, as well as ongoing support to each mentor-student team.

post-secondary services: fulfillment fund students matriculating to college are eligible to compete for fulfillment fund college scholarships. As students progress through college, the fulfillment fund scholarship program provides tuition support and guidance in directing students to academic, career and workforce training services at their college so they can complete their degree and embark on a professional career. As they graduate from college, fulfillment fund alumni are encouraged to support the organization and the next generation of students by becoming donors, mentors, volunteers and ambassadors. In this way, the work of the fulfillment fund perpetuates a cycle of giving in the community.

Community Stories

87 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is an open environment where i was able to thrive and find my true colors. They have been with me since middle school and i still have close ties to them while in college. the fulfillment fund was helped me though school and does well with students by partnering them with a mentor who is well engaged in the students life academically and socially. i am pleased and grateful to have been part of such a great and inspirational program. due to them i was able to get through high school and get accepted into a great university. Thank you Fulfillment Fund for the hard work you put in a student and for the chance you have given me.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has been there for me from the beginning, they have helped me in finding a college during my high school days. They have continued their support in college, by providing the necessary information to be successful and get closer to graduating with a degree. Their commitment to their students goes above and beyond. I am very fortunate to be a part of their program.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has helped me push myself forward in a way that I possibly would not have been able to without their support. They started helping me since high school, with various information pertaining to college. Most of the information being crucial to applying and being successful in college. I think that their help has extended to places I did not think it would go, I am really appreciative of their effort.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being a intern at the Fulfillment Fund has been a life changing experience. Being able to help inner city students prepare for college is the most rewarding, thing I've ever done in my young career life, I hope to continue to support the Fulfillment Fund in any other way that I can in the future.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund helped me believe in myself. I remember when I first applied for the scholarship I didn't feel like my personal statement was much. I always thought that because my personal statement was so bad I didn't get into anywhere good because my College isn't well known. However the people there like Karina and David were so supportive of my college decision and were rooting me on. They told me to never give up and when I called them because my first year in college was quite difficult they told me that everything would be okay because I have made it this far. So thank you fulfillment fund for inspiring us and teaching us to never give up on the dream of receiving a higher education.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me in so many ways possible, that a simple thank you would not be enough! The work they do helps many students achieve greater things than what they ever thought possible. From personal statement workshops to college fairs, the vast amount of college exposure they give to students is truly helpful in guiding us to the right path for a higher education. I thank Fulfillment Fund for all that they do and hopefully they will be able to continue helping many more students attend college.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The fulfillment fund has helped me find the school of my first choice and provided me with various opportunities to explore places out of my reach for travel in order to help me on my college search. With their scholarship, I have been able to pay off almost all of the gap I owe to the school, thus lifting the stress of financial aid off of my parents' shoulders. Thank you, Fulfillment Fund, I appreciate all the opportunities I have received from being a part of the group.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The mentoring and college counseling program is a big part of what makes Fulfillment Fund special for me. I am still visiting my mentor (Ruby) and we keep in touch while I am in college, even after graduating high school! I sometimes don't see her as a mentor but a friend that will always be there, and I will thank Fulfillment Fund for that. As well as I am a double major in the sciences it's hard to work and keeping up with everything, and being a Fulfillment Fund scholar, it relieves me of some stress that I do not have to carry on my shoulders to be in an out-of-state University. Viewers help spread the word of Fulfillment Fund, it is indeed life-changing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started at the Fulfillment Fund as a high school student paired up with a mentor. My mentor helped me through the process of applying for colleges/universities and helped me meet any deadlines for any paperwork needed. Without her and the Fulfillment Fund going to a four year university felt almost impossible not only financially, but also statistically. I was going through a really hard time back then and they couldn't have come into my life at a better time! I am now working as a volunteer with the organization because I want to give to people what they were able to give me, which is hope for a better future!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been part of Fulfillment Fund for the past 6 years and thankful the relationships I have built with the organization. From overnight college trips to supporting me through your financial aid experience, Fulfillment Fund has played a important role in making my dream of going to college reality. I believe Fulfillment Fund is more than just an organization; it is a family of amazing individuals who contribute to many students' lives. I mean it when I say I have the up-most respect for very person who is involved in making Fulfillment Fund a success. The skills and advisement I've gained while being a Fulfillment Fund scholar are truly valuable. I'm grateful for the support and opportunities that I have had through my experience at Fulfillment Fund and look forward to seeing how the Fulfillment Fund family continues to impact students lives one day at a time. I have grown in many ways and will always treasure the opportunities provided to me by Fulfillment Fund. Thank you Fulfillment Fund!

Vernica

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund stepped into my life at a crucial time during my youth. Thanks to the mentor I was matched with I started to see college as a reality and decided to set higher goals for myself. Before the FF I was going to be a cab driver like my family. However, once I was privy to what type of life I could live if I got an education I knew that college was in the cards for me.
Once I was on the right track they helped propel my educational endeavors through various scholarships, stipends for applications, free SAT prep, free college visits across the nation and an opportunity to work with the Women's Leadership Council.
This along with my Pepperdine education led me to my dream job right out of college. I am now an Associate Private Banker at one of the top banks in the world.
Suffice to say that the Fulfillment Fund changed my life and I am forever grateful.

Lizeth G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are great! The Fulfillment Fund is more than an organization they are a second family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Denise and I was a Hamilton High School graduate. The Fulfillment Fund stated working with me in the 10th grade and since then we haven't lost touch. They are always willing to help and advise. I could honestly say that I wouldn't have made it this far in my college career without them. I'm now going into my last year of my undergrad and will graduate with my Bachelors in May!

THANK YOU FF!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I graduated high school thanks to them and I was able to go on to a four year university thanks to them as well. They are awsome and help with a passion.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Seeing the college experiences in movies and television shows was as far as my knowledge went in regards to higher education. As I entered high school I knew I wanted to graduate because that is what my parents have instilled in me since a young girl, therefore my mind was focused on graduating. What came after graduation was not in mind, but then came the Fulfillment Fund and they opened up a whole new door to a wonderland of colleges and universities. From what I needed to do in high school in order to graduate, to the college tours, Destination College and other college fairs, to understanding our financial aid letters and tips on surviving and conquering the real world is what the Fulfillment Fund has done for me. It not only has educated me about higher education, but it has provided me with resources that have been very useful in the work place. The mentors and friends gained from this amazing organization are people who are life changers and I and my family will forever be great flu for everything they have done.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

There are no words to fully describe how great, thankful and important the Fulfillment Fund has been in my life. As the eldest child in my family, I have the role of setting an example to my siblings but being a first generation college student I was afraid college was not going to be an option. That changed when I started high school because I became a member of the Fulfillment Fund. They have helped me in so many ways such as learning about the many colleges, about financial aid, about their applications and with their one-on-one counseling, I was able to get aid in completing the college process. Thanks to their partnership with Marymount College(now Marymount California University) I am a full-tuition scholarship recipient. With this great opportunity, college is now not only an option but my future. Being a Fulfillment Fund scholarship recipient as well, has helped me with books and school material, something I am extremely thankful for. I will remain in the Fulfillment Fund for as long as can and I know they will be equally as important to my brother now that he will be a junior in high school.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund changed my destiny. I was a smart girl going down the wrong direction but the Fulfillment Fund believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. Through their mentorship (especially from my mentor, Maritza Aguilar) and love, I realized my potential.

I am now a Bill Gates Millennium Scholar and a recent graduate from UCLA thanks to the Fulfillment Fund.


Client Served

Rating: 5

Fulfillment fund is one main reasons I attended college. The college counselor and my mentor insured I was on the right track to graduating high school. My mentor is one of the people closest to me and I thank the fund for changing my life and opening many doors for me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was introduced to the Fulfillment Fund in middle school when the organization paired me up with a mentor and introduced me to the idea of college and a better future. The positive impact the Fulfillment Fund had in my life is so grand that I feel confident saying I really wouldn't be as happy and fulfilled in my life if it weren't for this program. I am now a proud alumni and volunteer. I plan to be a mentor in the future.

Yoana R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund made my college career so much easier. Not receiving financial aid was a setback, but with the help of the FF I was able to be okay and make it through college successfully. I am so grateful for all the support I received. It was not only financial but I always felt I had people to count on when I needed something. Thank you FF!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is literally opening doors to amazing opportunities to hundreds of inner city kids. As an alumna of the program, I can truly say that the Fulfillment Fund has had a major positive impact in many of my life stages. Through the program, I had access to college counseling during high school, college application assistance, college integration support, college scholarships, college internships, post-graduate school counseling, post-graduate admission test preparation assistance, and the list goes on. I am now a California licensed attorney and I sit on the board of the Fulfillment Fund Alumni Ambassadors group and other non-profit organizations. Without the Fulfillment Fund, I doubt I would have been able to overcome the many adversities I faced as a young adult including being an immigrant from a foreign country, growing up in a single-parent minimum wage household in South Central Los Angeles, and becoming a teen parent in high school. Gracias Fulfillment Fund!

Ligia R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a UC Davis senior and I can thank the Fulfillment Fund for helping me get where I am now.