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Ways to give

Donations to the DVC Foundation allow for direct student support in the forms of scholarships, emergency grants, and wrap-around funds to help students concentrate on their studies.

You have many options for becoming a donor to the DVC Foundation. All donations are tax-deductible.

Areas of greatest need

These gifts allow the DVC Foundation Board, in conjunction with the college President, the flexibility to meet the changing needs of the DVC community. For example, donations can go toward scholarships, cover the cost of student attendance at academic competitions, or update a research facility.

In 2017, the DVC Foundation gave $150,000 for a program called “Take One On Us” that encouraged students to attend full time by paying for a class and extra books, thus doubling their chances of finishing their educational goals. 

Corporate donations

Corporate donations support our close to 22,000 students in a variety of ways, such as program support, matching your charitable gifts, unrestricted grants to areas of greatest need and in-kind gifts to the college. DVC’s corporate donors include Wells Fargo, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Andeavor, PG&E, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway, and Ross Stores.

President’s Roundtable

Members of the President's Roundtable make a minimum gift of $1,200 per year, which is the average annual cost of DVC tuition. For a minimum of $100 per month, you can ensure success for students who desire to change their lives through higher education. Contributions to the President’s Roundtable are unrestricted gifts.


Every year, hundreds of deserving students apply for–and receive–over $300,000 in scholarships and grants from individuals and organizations through the DVC Foundation. Funds cover tuition, books, cost of living and other academic program needs. With your help we can provide significantly more scholarships for students facing financial barriers.

Program support

Puente Group PhotoIndividuals and organizations invest in the college and contribute to student success by funding a variety of campus programs and learning communities. Campus programs range from the new DVC Food Pantry, to Speech and Debate, to Chemistry, to Athletics, Umoja and Puente.  For a full list of programs, please contact the DVC Foundation.


Contact DVC Foundation 

Foundation Development Officer Janice Bross
Telephone 925-969-2025