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Fulfillment Fund

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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

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.

Review from CharityNavigator


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.

Review from CharityNavigator

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.