You Believe, They Achieve!

Ways to give

Students everyday show what they can do with a little help from donors like you.  

Your gifts allow the DVC Foundation Board, in conjunction with the college President, the flexibility to meet the changing needs of the DVC community. Thanks to donors like you, the seemingly impossible will be made possible.

Individual gifts, for example, can go toward our food programs, scholarships, cover the cost of student attendance at academic competitions, or update a research facility. Donations help fund critical needs.

Areas of greatest need

Engineering studentDonations 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. 

In 2018 - 2019, the John Muir Community Foundation donated $34,800 to help run the Food Pantry. With their $15,000 matching grant this year, we hope to sustain the Food Pantry and new San Ramon meal program for students in need.

Invest in student success

Culinary students Student success is at the heart of the DVC Foundation. Because you believe, your contributions allow us to support student achievement in meaningful ways and remove barriers to success. When you believe, DVC students will achieve. 

DONATE NOW All donations are tax-deductible. 

You have many options for becoming a donor to the DVC Foundation:

  • Possibilities Roundtable
  • Corporate donations
  • Scholarships
  • Program support
President's Circle

Members of the President's Circle 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 Circle go to the areas of greatest need. 

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, Marathon Petroleum, PG&E, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway, and Ross Stores.
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
Individuals 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 

Director of College Advancement Jim Blair
Telephone 925-969-2025