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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 2016-17 academic year donor contributions to the foundation reached 1.4 million to benefit our students. Financial support provided to the college from the Foundation (scholarships, direct student aid, programs, etc.) was $480,981, and to campus programs $1,011,074. 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

86 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

1

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!

1

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.

1

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.

1

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a mother of five it is hard to find time for myself let alone get an education. After all of my financial aid had ran out I was able to apply for a grant threw the Mira Costa Foundation, Osher scholarship which allotted me the moneys needed to pay for my books and motivate me to continue my education on-line at MiraCosta.

Without the wonderful donors and awesome foundation, I would have given up on my education a long time ago. I just received my Certificate of Accomplishment and was able to participate in graduation ceremonies of 2014. After years of hard work it was great to reach my goal. Thank you MiraCost College Foundation.

Good Luck!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am extremely grateful for the financial support from the MiraCosta College Foundation. With the generous scholarship from the foundation, I am given the opportunity to excel in the field of Biotechnology. The scholarship allows me to take more courses to get my AA degree sooner. The staffs of the MiraCosta College foundation are so knowledge and helpful. They work very hard to raise funds for the scholarship programs . They do everything they can to help the disadvantaged students to achieve their goals. The MiraCosta College Foundation makes me feel that MiraCosta College is my second home and indeed, it is.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very grateful for the support the Mira Costa College Foundation has given me during my time at Mira Costa. The financial support allowed me to focus solely on my academics rather than on worrying about finances. I am transferring to UCSD in the fall and am grateful to have saved money on the way to completing my bachelor's degree in bioengineering.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful and appreciative for the financial support I received from the MiraCosta Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of many I am that much closer to obtaining my educational goal having an AA Degree in Multicultural Studies with transfer.Being poor really sucks and every dollar counts thanks to the Foundation I was able to get things that seriously aided in my success like gas, food and school supplies. Please keep this program alive, Thank you all for the wonderful work you do.~Sincerely Courtney

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation has made a life changing impact upon me. I was asked to share my student testimonial at the MCC Foundation's Silver & Gold Holiday Celebration in 2013; as a result, I have begun motivational speaking through-out North County San Diego. Also, I am a recipient of the Mort and Agatha Winski scholarship which has helped me tremendously! After receiving the scholarship I have been able to excel in the classroom and work less hours during finals. I am very proud of Linda Fogerson, Cynthia Rice, and Board of Trustees President David Broad for their dedication to raising funds for students in need like myself. Thank again.

Antoine Stevens-Phillips
Student Trustee (2014-15)

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am so grateful for the financial support I received from the Mira Costa Foundation. This support has helped me plan ahead for my Bachelor's in Biochemistry as I come from a disadvantaged background. I am honored that the foundation recognized my educational progress and rewarded me for it. The foundation is excellent and picking out the students they see need the most assistance based on their academic achievement/success. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Mira Costa College Foundation is a group of angels that help students going through difficult times. I was not going to be able to afford school this next semester. Thanks to the Mira Costa College Foundation, I not only can go to school this next fall semester, but spring as well!!! I can continue to work towards my goals of obtaining a Bachelors in Nursing then apply to the Nurse Practitioner program. Thanks

Client Served

Rating: 5

MiraCosta College Foundation has supported my re-education as a late in life student. I have received tuition support for 4 semesters and they have helped pay for my books. Their support has been a great boost in moral as well as a considerable assistance financially. I can't thank them enough!

Client Served

Rating: 3

The MiraCosta College Foundation has been a great help to me by taking some of the financial pressure off. It shows that MiraCosta has a real interest in its students and the lack of finances shouldn't be a reason for not accomplishing your goal. Thank you so much!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation helped in a huge way make my goal of getting my associate's degree and transferring to a four-year university possible. I have had so many obstacles on the road to getting an education, and the MiraCosta College Foundation helped me glide smoothly over so many of them. I'm now transferring and going to a world-renowned university because I was able to overcome the obstacles I faced thanks in large part to the MiraCosta College Foundation. Thank you, MiraCosta, for every single thing you've done for me.