Change a Life. Give Today.

Did you know that more than 80% of Los Rios students are considered low-income, and even after financial aid, many are still struggling to pay for basic necessities like food, rent and transportation while attending school? Or that the majority of our students are re-entry students who may be responsible for caring for their family as well?


We want to help these students stay on the path to a career and a better life by providing the extra support they need, and today’s the Day to Give! Your donation will go a long way towards helping students realize their goals. Consider the ways a donation could change a life:

  • $25 could help a graduate buy their cap and gown so that they can proudly walk at graduation
  • $35 is the cost of a parking permit for one semester
  • $50 would provide chemistry lab equipment for a semester
  • $100 can help with groceries for a student facing food insecurity
  • $250 could help a student who is a parent pay for childcare costs while in class
  • $300 - $600 is the price of textbooks for one semester for one student
  • $564 is the cost of one semester of full time enrollment fees for one student
  • $1,000 can fund a Student Emergency Fund request for a student who has an emergency need that is catastrophic, such as becoming homeless
  • $5,000 provides a faculty member with an innovation grant to implement a new program that engages students
  • $10,000 can endow a scholarship, and change lives in perpetuity

Donate on May 4th

Give to the Los Rios Colleges
Give to the Harris Center

How you can make a difference:

  1. Spread the word. Tell your friends, post on Facebook, and tweet about it. This is an opportunity to be part of something really big!  
  2. May 4th, make a donation (starting as small as $25) to the Los Rios Foundation at https://bigdayofgiving.org/npo/los-rios-foundation