Your philanthropic gifts make a lasting impact at Sacramento City College. With your help, we can provide financial support and unique learning opportunities to our students.

Giving to the SCC Office of Philanthropy is about you—connecting what is important to you—to the college. Whether your philanthropic interest is funding student scholarships or college programs, providing resources for basic needs such as food insecurity, helping our veterans achieve their educational goals or transition to civilian life, supporting our student-athletes, or advocating for arts education, there are ways to achieve your philanthropic goals at SCC.

SCC Fund

The SCC Fund (Annual Fund) is an unrestricted pooled fund used for areas of greatest need and to respond to new opportunities to create innovative educational experiences for SCC students. We also use these funds for our Mini Grant program, which gives faculty and staff the opportunity to propose projects that will improve campus life, enhance student services, and promote teaching innovation.

Panther Cares

The Panther Cares fund gives immediate financial help to students experiencing an emergency, so they can continue their progress towards a certificate or degree. This fund is also the resource for the student food pantry and other basic needs.


Scholarships allow students to focus on school and take more classes while working fewer hours. You may give to an existing scholarship, or you may memorialize a loved one, honor a teacher, or help a student in your field of interest with a named scholarship with a minimum gift of $1,000.

An endowed scholarship will enhance student programs, fund scholarships, and purchase equipment. The minimum gift is $10,000.

Los Rios Promise

The Los Rios Promise guarantees that the first two years at a Los Rios college will be tuition fee-free for full-time students who successfully complete the requirements of the program.

The goal is to encourage students to attend college full-time, so that they can successfully complete their degree programs in a shorter timeframe and enter the workforce ready to succeed.

More information on the Los Rios Promise and supporting the Promise students

Sacramento City College raises funds through the Los Rios Colleges Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization serving all Los Rios community colleges: American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent permissible under law. The fair market value of any benefits provided in return for a contribution may affect a portion of the gift which is tax-deductible. Donations should be made to "Los Rios Colleges Foundation." Federal Tax ID: 94-2506591.