Educational Institutions

San Bernardino Valley College Foundation

  • San Bernardino, CA
  • www.sbvcfoundation.org

Mission Statement

The San Bernardino Valley College Foundation is a fundraising organization committed to the stewardship of assets and the development of relationships to advance the vision of San Bernardino Valley College.

Main Programs

  1. SBVC Foundation Scholarships
  2. Valley-Bound Commitment
Service Areas

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California

San Bernardino Valley College is located in San Bernardino, California off of Interstate 10, about midway between Los Angeles aned Palm Springs.  The college serves the cities of San Bernardino, Colton, Grand Terrace, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear, and Rialto.

ruling year

1973

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Karen Childers

Keywords

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Fundraising and alumni relations for San Bernardino Valley College.

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EIN

23-7321533

 Number

8142220670

Physical Address

701 S. Mt. Vernon Avenue

San Bernardino, CA 92410

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Alumni Associations (B84)

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We believe everyone should have an opportunity to go to college.  Through its work, the San Bernardino Valley College Foundation supports SBVC in providing quality education and services that support a diverse community of learners.

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

SBVC Foundation Scholarships

The SBVC Foundation awards over $150,000 in scholarships annually to individual students for enrollment fees, books and supplies. Without this scholarship help, many students would not be able to complete their education.
Scholarships can be endowed at $5,000.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$150,000.00

Program 2

Valley-Bound Commitment

The Valley-Bound Commitment is a student success program created to eliminate economic barriers that might prevent low-income students from attending college. The program covers all enrollment fees and textbook costs while providing free parking passes and/or bus passes to ensure daily access to students pursuing their educational dreams for their first year of education at SBVC. It was piloted at Colton High School, which still has one of the highest participation rates in the program. Valley-Bound Commitment was expanded in 2015 to include 215 graduating seniors from 12 local high schools. Valley-Bound Commitment students consistently perform at a higher level of success than non-Valley-Bound students, reaching their goals of transfer and graduation more rapidly, and helping improve their community, creating a new trajectory for their future and the economic future of the region as a whole. This program was developed in response to the reality that the Inland Empire area has one of the lowest college-going rates in the state as only about 25% have attained some type of college degree while that same 25% figure signifies the percentage of 12th graders in the region who continue directly to college immediately after high school. Most Valley-Bound students are the first in their family to attend college and will be the first to graduate. The opportunity to directly improve college-going trends is happening right now for the benefit of future generations and all San Bernardino area businesses and citizens.

San Bernardino Valley College's Valley-Bound Commitment is offering a lifeline to communities and families whose graduating high school seniors who may otherwise not have believed they had access to college based on the patterns exhibited throughout their individual family histories.
For those financially-challenged families who never considered college as an opportunity for their high school graduates, a program like the Valley-Bound Commitment levels the playing field for all. Those who might have otherwise disqualified themselves by the assumed exorbitant expense of college now have the same opportunity to access the bountiful benefits of attending college regardless of the ability to pay for it—a realization not previously comprehended nor imagined.
SBVC and the Valley-Bound Commitment have provided an open door and a great deal of support to light the way to a brighter future for those who may never have imagined college possible. Around campus and in the surrounding community, Valley-Bound Commitment students have also given back to the campus by volunteering over 2,200 hours at charity events, fundraisers and outreach events — including returning to their local high schools to talk about the opportunities available via the Valley-Bound Commitment. The positive economic impact on the region will only multiply over the years to come, as nearly 70% of SBVC graduates remain in the Inland Empire after graduating from SBVC, creating a more prepared local workforce.
To qualify for this program, graduating high school seniors must:• Attend the designated high school for 9th-12th grades and graduate with a high school diploma• Meet economic disadvantaged level as determined by Financial Aid Office • Apply for all existing financial aid and scholarships• Enroll as a full-time SBVC student and take all basic skills courses as determined by placement testing• Participate in the First Year Experience Program• Maintain a 2.0 grade point average or higher• Perform community service (25 hours over 2 semesters)
A vital component of Valley-Bound is the learning communities. While attending college at no cost helps students overcome a financial barrier, another barrier for many is becoming academically successful. The First Year Experience provides a supportive environment for new students:• Early Group Registration for all SBVC classes to help ensure enrollment in desired courses. • Orientation - A variety of special events especially designed to enhance the transition to college. • First Year Experience Counselor to help students with: academic planning, personal counseling, and career development • Learning Community Courses, which help satisfy general education and elective graduation requirements. • Strategies for Success in College course designed to introduce new students to college life and expectations. • First Year Experience Faculty - A team of professional, caring and committed faculty dedicated to supporting the success of First Year Students • Fieldtrips to four-year universities.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$400,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

San Bernardino Valley College is located in San Bernardino, California off of Interstate 10, about midway between Los Angeles aned Palm Springs.  The college serves the cities of San Bernardino, Colton, Grand Terrace, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear, and Rialto.

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

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San Bernardino Valley College Foundation

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Principal Officer

Karen Childers

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Lynda Savage

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