About the HCC Foundation
The Houston Community College Foundation supports HCC in its efforts to attract and educate Houston-area students with the desire and the dedication to learn - including many non-traditional students and those facing barriers to higher education.
Established in 1976, we are exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Internal Revenue Service has classified the Foundation as a Section 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) publicly supported charity.
Vision, Mission & Programs
To be the Foundation that helps improve the quality of life in our community by ensuring that any student who wants a Houston Community College education has the resources to do so.
The Houston Community College Foundation helps HCC students succeed by providing scholarships and grants.
The HCC Foundation supports HCC's mission by providing financial assistance in three main areas:
Student Scholarships and Endowments
The HCC Foundation has awarded thousands of scholarships to deserving HCC students. Our fundraising efforts are rapidly expanding, and we expect to award many more scholarships to Houston-area students in the coming years. The Foundation's long-term goal is to build a scholarship endowment sufficient to award a scholarship to all HCC credit-hour students who qualify for assistance as they begin their college career.
Capital Projects and Program Support
The HCC Foundation provides financial assistance to selected HCC programs and capital projects.
Faculty Grants and Awards
The HCC Foundation recognizes our faculty members' key role in achieving HCC's mission. We support their efforts by providing grants for projects that have the potential to advance student learning at HCC. Many faculty proposals request the Foundation's financial support for professional enrichment opportunities and projects to enhance HCC learning environments.