Educational Institutions

Sierra College Foundation

  • Rocklin, CA
  • www.sierracollege.edu/foundation

Mission Statement

THE SIERRA COLLEGE FOUNDATION PROVIDES THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO ASSIST AND INVEST IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF QUALITY EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR SIERRA COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS.

 

The Foundation and its Board's main purpose is to raise funds in support of College Programs and Student Services.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarship
  2. Care Packs for Emancipated Youth
  3. Copmputer For Students
  4. Copmputer For Students
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Placer, Sacramento, Nevada, and El Dorado Counties

ruling year

1974

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Ms. Sonbol Aliabadi

Keywords

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Education, Scholarship, Placer, higher education,

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EIN

23-7241877

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community/Junior College (B41)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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We have offered close to $200,000 in scholarships. We raised funds to bring wireless connectivity to all 4 campuses. We give “care packs” filled with basic items to emancipated Youth attending the College. We give computers to some of our students with the highest financial needs. We hope to raise funds to replace the failing light dimmers at the Theater. We would like to increase the amount of grants to the programs and faculty next year and increase the number of scholarships for students.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarship

Through the generosity of individuals, corporations, and Private Foundations, Sierra College Foundation offers scholarships to deserving students each year. Approximately 150 students receive scholarships annually.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$200,000.00

Program 2

Care Packs for Emancipated Youth

The Sierra College Foundation is seeking funding to purchase care packs for former foster youth attending Sierra College. The care packs include basic items needed to help these students get on their feet and give them a good start to a successful educational career.

In 2007, a group of staff and faculty at Sierra College decided to take action on the growing lack of resources for former foster youth. They came together and formed the College Transition Support Team (CTST), which is a partnership between community foster youth services professionals and Sierra College Faculty and Staff. CTST addresses the needs, concerns and issues that affect the success and retention of FFY students attending Sierra College.

In the midst of compiling educational resources for foster youth, the College Support Team found a major gap in the services provided to these students. That missing piece was how to address the financial need that exists to purchase basic hygiene products and food. It became apparent that these students needed some form of a care pack to get them started. These packs include:

¨        One backpack

¨        2 bars of soap

¨        2 bottles of shampoo and conditioner

¨        2 sticks of deodorant

¨        2 tubes of toothpaste

¨        2 toothbrushes

¨        1 first aid kit

¨        $50 gift card to a local grocery store

¨        Pens, pencils, paper, two notebooks, highlighters, calendar, calculator

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$30,000.00

Program 3

Copmputer For Students

The Sierra College Foundation has established the Computers for Students program to offer free computers to students with the highest degree of financial need. These free computers will allow students to excel in their education and provide them with the necessary tools to successfully complete their degree, certification or transfer to a four year university. Awarded students will be given the opportunity to study and complete projects on their own personal computer that is updated with the latest PC technology.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$15,000.00

Program 4

Copmputer For Students

The Sierra College Foundation has established the Computers for Students program to offer free computers to students with the highest degree of financial need. These free computers will allow students to excel in their education and provide them with the necessary tools to successfully complete their degree, certification or transfer to a four year university. Awarded students will be given the opportunity to study and complete projects on their own personal computer that is updated with the latest PC technology.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

$15,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Placer, Sacramento, Nevada, and El Dorado Counties

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SIERRA COLLEGE FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Sierra College Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Sonbol Aliabadi

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"Education is an investment that never looses its value.  Please invest in the future of our country by investing in our students education."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Dugan

California State University, Sacramento

Term: Jan 2013 - June 2015

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