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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

Carolina R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me all throughout high school and now in college. They gave me so many college opportunities and other workshops that guided me towards college. They have the best people working for them! Fulfillment Fund's staff is one of the best! They are all truly so wonderful and sweet! They really care about their students and try to build personal relationships with them. They also gave me a mentor which I still keep in contact with. I would most likely not be where I am today without them!! They have opened so many doors for me and I am forever thankful! I love them!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been with the fund for over 15 years. The Fulfillment Fund changed my life in many ways. It gave me an opportunity to learn about the possibilities to attend college, have a career and learn about Mentorship in which I was introduced to through their College Pathways program. As an Alumni, I now am mentoring my second student as a Thank You for all the Fund has done for me. I am an Entrepreneur and hope to inspire others just as the Fulfillment Fund inspired me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me a lot both when i was in High School and now that i am in college. they are always their when i have a question or concern. they give out good advise and won't give up on you no matter what.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me get were i am today. It is an amazing organization and I love being an Alumni.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund has helped me since I was in high school and this organization has been a life changer for me. It helped me apply for colleges and it continues to help me in my education through the scholarship I was awarded. I stronger believe they are a great organization that helps students succeed in their academic goals.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fulfillment Fund Changed my life! I honestly would not be in college if it wasn't for them. I already had the drive and knew that college is where I wanted to be, but they gave me this extra push and were an amazing form of guidance and support throughout my high school years , and college selecting process. Im glad that Organizations like fulfillment fun exist, because they actually care about our well being.
If I can give everyone a shout out in Fulfillment fund I would, but there are simply too many people to thank. But I do want to say THANK YOU to everyone that helped me get to where I am now.

Ive been involved with fulfillment fund since my Sophomore year in High School and now I am a senior in college and Fulfillment Fund is still a great support system.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been involved with the Fulfillment Fund since high school. Since I have been involved with this organization, they have done more for me than I could list here. They are a wonderful organization that relentlessly tries to help all students succeed and any student is lucky to receive their help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been receiving service from the fulfillment fund since my sophomore or junior year in high school. I am now a senior in college. I owe so much of my success to the fulfillment fund organization. Entering into college, I earned a 3,000 dollar scholarship commitment from them which equalled out to my first couple of years in college. Somehow, they have managed to keep me covered twice a school year for my entire college career(assuring me that they wanted to do what they could to see that I fulfilled my dreams of graduating college). This is why fulfillment fund is one of the best programs that I have ever been in, I physically feel them changing my life. There is no guessing where and how they help me. I can still remember names and faces of my high school advisors. I have never felt burdened by fulfillment fund obligations, contrarily- I truly want to do what I can to help them remain a beacon of change in my neighborhood. I wish to one day be a sponsor to a student like myself attempting to excel in a system of education which doesn't intend to serve my best interests.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund is such an extraordinary organization that helps college students reach their future goals. They help instill in many students the wish to receive a higher education. Their dedication has impacted my life, and I hope that they will continue impacting others' lives. YOU ROCK Fulfillment Fund!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has been there for me since freshmen year of high school and I couldn't be more grateful. Classroom visits, college trips, mentors, Destination College, always eager and helpful counselors, and scholarships only describe some of the services that the Fulfillment Fund offered to everyone in my high school. I know I wouldn't be where I am if it weren't for all the support that they provided. Because while I greatly appreciated the fun college trips, and the scholarship money, I know the staff is their most valuable asset. The counselors that worked with me were always calling me to make sure I was on the right path. They gave me advice on choosing a college and even helped me edit my early decision application essays, even visiting me in the school I transferred to my senior year to get them turned in on time. If it weren't for the positive environment that they helped create in my school I'm not sure how passionate or inspired I'd be about my education. Their presence in my school gives me a sense of security because I know that they will help students (like my younger sister) get to where they are meant to be.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Fulfillment Fund has impacted my life tremendously. As a high school student it provided me with mentorship and guidance towards applying to colleges and universities. Through their constant reminders about deadlines and their counseling programs I am now able to have a higher education at a prestigious college in the East Coast. After graduating high school their support continued in a form of a scholarship which helped me pay my tuition gap for my first and second year of college. As a Fulfillment Fund scholar, I also benefit from programs within the Fulfillment Fund like the internship program, all which I am very thankful for. The Fulfillment Fund is a great organization that helps unprivileged students attain a higher education.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Being an alum of the Fulfillment Fund, I can attest to how wonderful the organization is. I was introduced to them by chance when I switched schools and was placed into an English class where the students happened to be selected to be paired with the Fund. That semester we were reading Shakespeare's The Tempest, after which The Fulfillment Fund provided the means for our class to travel to all the way to Ashland, Oregon to experience the play in person at the Annual Shakespeare Festival. That trip forever changed my life in that it exposed me to things that I never thought I would have the opportunity to see or do. It was an enlightening and bonding experience for our class from educational, social and culture aspects. Because of the Fund, I became much more serious in my academics and future ambitions. They continued to provide the resources and support that I needed in my education and still do to thousands of students. I choose to continue to volunteer with them in varying aspects because of the impact they have had in my life.

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.