About The Los Rios Foundation

The Los Rios Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The Board is comprised of community leaders in the Sacramento region dedicated to raising funds and implementing the programs of the Los Rios Foundation to further its mission.  The Los Rios Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit entity.  

The Los Rios Foundation’s Mission is to invest in the students of the Los Rios Community Colleges to help them achieve their aspirations through education.

The Los Rios Foundation Programs include:
■ Student Scholarships
■ Staff and Faculty Mini-Grants
■ Providing funding for equipment, building upgrades & new structures that will enhance the Los Rios colleges
■ Student Emergency Fund

Scholarship Awards:  Partnered with the college foundations, the Los Rios Foundation has awarded more than 600 Scholarships.  Since 2005, more than $1.8 million has been awarded to deserving students furthering their education.

Student Emergency Fund:  This fund helps students with unexpected emergency situations that may cause the student to drop out of school.  Since its inception in 2009, $108,844 in Student Emergency grants have been awarded to 191 students. 

Annual Fund:  The Annual Fund is a fundraising campaign pooling many small gifts from loyal donors, providing a predictable and unrestricted annual funding source.  Last year, the Annual Fund raised $141,920.

Capital Campaign:  In 2010, the Los Rios Foundation completed its first Capital Campaign, raising over $16 million over five years to fund Programs of Distinction:
■ ARC:  Culinary Arts
■ CRC:  The Winn Center for Construction & Architecture
■ FLC:  Harris Center for the Arts
■ SCC:  Nursing Program

1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, California  95825
Telephone 916-568-3075  Facsimile  916-286-3657
foundation@losrios.edu