About Us

Laying the Foundation for Success

Established in 1983, the Foundation is one of the most successful community college foundations in California, having raised more than $39.6 million dollars for Ventura College and its students.

Through this support, the Ventura College Foundation assists the College in facilitating student success and grows the impact and legacy of Ventura College as a vital community asset.  Approximately 8,500 students are supported each school year.  With your help. we can help grow this number.

The Foundation is seeking individuals, corporations and foundations who wish to invest in education.  By improving education, together we can enhance the quality of life and commerce in our county.


Programs & Events

  • Ventura College Promise
  • General Scholarships
  • Textbook Support
  • Phoenix Scholarships
  • Community Campus Tours
  • Alumni & Donor Newsletters
  • Foster Youth Support
  • Weekend Marketplace
  • William & Helen Scarpino Veterans Promise

Foundation Financials & Governing Documents

The Ventura College Foundation is committed to maintaining the highest standards in transparency, accountability, and stewardship of all funds, including grants, contracts, and donor-directed contributions.  Our finances are thoroughly reviewed at regular intervals by our finance committee, executive committee, investment committee, audit committee, and our full board of directors.  The VC Foundation undergoes an annual audit by an independent audit firm specializing in nonprofit organizations, and the VC Foundation audit committee assesses this vendor relationship at regular intervals.  All of this is to ensure our organization's prudent use of resources in achieving our mission to serve Ventura College and its students. 

For More Information, please contact the Ventura College Foundation at 805.289.6461 or e-mail: vcfoundation@vcccd.edu