About Us

The West Valley-Mission Foundation is your partner in change.

We offer donors an opportunity to make a tremendous difference in the lives of students, right here in Silicon Valley. Contact us to learn more. 

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Our Mission

The Foundation is proud to fund student scholarships and support the needs of our colleges' talented faculty, staff and leadership. We seek to foster a culture of excellence that mirrors the innovative and exceptional work of the West Valley-Mission Community College District.
Our two colleges serve the ever-changing educational and economic development needs of Santa Clara County, while preparing students to be competitive in a global economy.

To help our colleges achieve their mission, the Foundation works with donors like you to provide advanced academic and technological resources, comprehensive student services, and enriching experiences for all students.

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  • $7.5M
    Amount distributed in scholarships and program support since 2018.
  • 2,780
    Number of scholarships distributed since 2018
  • 5,000
    Number of donors who invested in our students since 2018

Our friendly and experienced team is eager to work with you.

Contact us to find out more about how you can make a difference by donating to the West Valley-Mission Foundation.

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Our History

The Foundation was incorporated in the 1970s as the West Valley Educational Foundation, and later reorganized as the West Valley-Mission Community College District Foundation. In the decades since, we've worked with thousands of philanthropic families to help our colleges become premier institutions of higher education.

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Our Dedicated Board

This group of loyal community volunteers provides fiduciary oversight and guidance to the West Valley-Mission Foundation.

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