DVC Foundation

You Believe, They Achieve!

Graduation capsThis season we are thrilled to announce the John Muir Community Health Fund is offering a dollar for dollar match, up to $15,000, for new individual donations made to the DVC Food Pantry in Pleasant Hill and meal program in San Ramon. We still need $10,000 to reach our goal by December 12. If you've been waiting, now is the time to make your donation count twice. 

Donations are critical for our students to reach their educational and career goals. When we learned of the high incidence of food insecurity on our campuses, we opened the DVC Food Pantry spring 2018 and the San Ramon food program this fall. With your help, we can fund these programs for another year.  In addition to the food programs, donations to the DVC Foundation will: 

  • Ensure the food programs are stocked and serve as student community resources for years to come,
  • assist the 23% of DVC students who are first generation college students;
  • provide mentors, academic learning communities and financial support for emergency needs;
  • additionally support educational opportunities for all students. 

Fulltime tuition at DVC is an affordable education for many students at $1,300 per year. However, for students with financial need or complex life situations, this tuition, coupled with the cost of critical wraparound needs such as food, books and supplies, transportation, and childcare make it seem impossible to achieve the education they so desire.

Together, we can inspire our DVC students to achieve their dreams. 


Our mission 

DVC Foundation's mission is to develop resources and relationships for DVC that ensure institutional excellence, and result in an exceptional educational experience for its students. 

Ways to give

  • Possibilities Roundtable, Student Success, Food Programs
  • Corporate Donations
  • Scholarships

  • "Thank you for helping me fulfill my dream goal. As a first generation college student whose parents have no educational background, I never thought I would go this far with my studies. Being part of the Puente project has given me a boost of confidence to continue moving toward my goal of becoming a pediatrician. The DVC Foundation Scholarship will cover my Science and Math books when I transfer for UC Santa Cruz."

    - A.C.

  • "Thank you for funding the DVC Foundation Scholarship. Your support makes college possible for us. Because of your support, I am transferring to U.C. Davis and will achieve my goal of becoming the first in my family to graduate college."

    - L.A.