Saddleback College Foundation invites you to invest in student success and make an impact in our community for generations to come. Whether you are interested in supporting scholarships, funding classroom resources and faculty innovation, or helping to build the endowment, your gifts will change the lives of many deserving students.

Our Mission

The mission of the Saddleback College Foundation is to enhance the quality of higher education by gaining financial support for academic, athletic and cultural programs of Saddleback College.

Who We Support

The Foundation initiates and coordinates college and community fundraising to benefit the needs of Saddleback College and its students. By raising funds for scholarships and other programs, the Foundation is committed to supporting student success and enhancing the excellent education offered by Saddleback College.

Foundation Team

Guided by a group of dedicated community leaders who advocate for the college, the Foundation strives to make higher education attainable for all in south Orange County.

The Saddleback College Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes as an IRS 501(c)3, Tax ID #33-0390547.


Each year the Foundation awards hundreds of scholarships to deserving students at their Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous gifts made by our donors and the Saddleback College community. 

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Give to Scholarships

Give to Saddleback

This scholarship means the world to me. I will be able to continue with my education and reach my goal of earning a degree. As I go forward, I know it is with the help and encouragement of many who have believed in me. Thank you for being an important part of my story and my success.

Pamela Concar

Each year, there are thousands of deserving students just like Pamela who need financial resources to stay in school. There are many ways to become involved: funding a scholarship, joining the President's Circle of leadership donors, establishing an endowment, leaving a legacy gift through your estate, joining the Foundation Board of Directors, and more. Your gift of any size is highly valued and helps the Foundation direct the support where it's needed most. Thank you for your generosity that changes lives.

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More About the Foundation

Foundation Board of Directors

Meet the directors and officers.


Get information about our committees.

Annual Foundation Gala

Join us for our Annual Foundation Gala

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

Learn about grants available to help eligible students who are facing unexpected financial emergency.


Learn how you can help support a scholarship for students.

Apply for Scholarships

Apply for a scholarship and attend the Scholarship Information Session presentations.

Ways to Give

Learn about ways you can give to Saddleback College.