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Santiago Canyon College Foundation

 ORANGE , CA 92869
[P] (714) 628-4790
[F] (714) 628-4801
[email protected]
Syed Rizvi
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Organization DBA --
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Employer Identification Number 33-0794988 00000



Mission StatementMORE »

The mission of the Santiago Canyon College Foundation is to sponsor various gift-giving opportunities, increase public awareness, and participate in campaigns needed to provide for the scholarship, program and capital needs of Santiago Canyon College.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Santiago Canyon College Foundation is to sponsor various gift-giving opportunities, increase public awareness, and participate in campaigns needed to provide for the scholarship, program and capital needs of Santiago Canyon College.


FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $97,767.00
Projected Revenue $111,391.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Offers credit, apprentice, non-credit programs

Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Santiago Canyon College Foundation is to sponsor various gift-giving opportunities, increase public awareness, and participate in campaigns needed to provide for the scholarship, program and capital needs of Santiago Canyon College.


Background Statement

The Santiago Canyon College Foundation (SCCF), established in 1998, is an independent 501(c) (3) organization whose primary objective is to acquire sufficient monetary and in-kind donations from individual, corporate and foundation sources to assist Santiago Canyon College (SCC) in meeting its core goal of providing a high quality, innovative and accessible learning environment to a diverse student community.

The SCCF board of directors currently consists of nine members drawn mostly from the communities in and immediately surrounding the City of Orange. Professional pursuits represented on the board include education, manufacturing, banking, marketing and law. In addition to volunteer members, the board has three ex-officio voting members: the SCC Foundation Executive Director, the President of SCC, and the Chancellor of the Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD).  Keeping in view the priorities of the college, board members work as a team to develop broad goals for the foundation, oversee the investment of assets and distribution of funds per donor intentions, review foundation policy and governance documents, participate in fundraising and outreach efforts, provide expertise to the college, and connect the college with new friends and supporters.

In addition to its governing board, the foundation relies on SCC staff members to provide day-to-day support for its operations. The Vice President of Student Services provides leadership to the College Advancement Office and serves as the executive director of the college foundation. The executive secretary for the Office of the Vice President of Student Services provides limited gift processing, correspondence, logistical and meeting coordination services.  SCC’s financial services office provides financial tracking and reporting services. A full-time development coordinator under the Office of College Advancement provides support and advice to foundation board members as needed.  

As of June 30, 2018, the foundation held approximately $1.4 million in invested assets on behalf of the college. In fiscal 2018, donors contributed approximately $435, 000 to the College through the foundation. Funds were put to a variety of purposes, including student scholarships, SCC’s award-winning Model United Nations program, Community Science Night, and the Veterans Service Office, to name only a few. 

In 2013, after a series of state funding cuts forced SCC to eliminate all of its full-time advancement staff, the foundation board redoubled its efforts to find ways to support the college. The board developed its first-ever Five-Year Strategic Plan (2014-19) to serve as a blue print for its fundraising and outreach efforts on behalf of the college. Strategic plan goals included expanding board membership, establishing clear fundraising goals for the foundation and developing a community outreach strategy to gain greater awareness of the college’s contributions to the community.

Impact Statement

Through its foundation, Santiago Canyon College provided over $340,000 in private scholarship support for students in FY 2017-18. The foundation also supports several important college programs and events, including the Hawks Nest Food Pantry, Community Science Night, the annual performing arts showcase, Model United Nations, and the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, to name a few. 

Needs Statement

With state support for public universities and colleges falling in real terms, the SCC Foundation will play an increasingly important role in helping Santiago Canyon College secure the resources it needs to insure that all qualified students have access to a quality education, regardless of their economic circumstances. To that end, the foundation seeks more donations to support the greatest needs of the college, including money for scholarships, lab equipment, other academic supplies and materials, academic research and conference travel for faculty and students, and student enrichment and success programs.

CEO Statement


Board Chair Statement

Today Santiago Canyon College’s overall budget from the State of California has recovered significantly.  However, the part of the budget which supports student enrichment activities and even some core programs still suffers.  As a non-profit 501 (c) (3), the Santiago Canyon College Foundation (SCCF) provides a way for private donors to support a number of programs essential to a well-rounded student experience.  SCCF raises financial resources to help bridge the budget shortfall so that students of all backgrounds get life-changing academic and leadership opportunities at college.  

Here is how donated dollars help SCC students. SCCF was able to provide private scholarships totaling more than $340,000 in 2017-18. We assisted the college with reinstating SCC’s award-winning Model United Nations (Model UN) and Forensic Debate Team programs. We also helped the college sustain programs like the Student Leadership Institute, the student art acquisition program (for a permanent student art collection exhibited throughout the campus), Community Science Night (annually attended by more than 1,000 local elementary school students – and future scholars) and the performing arts Holiday Showcase (celebrating diversity.) We provided support to veterans through the Veterans Service Office and to disadvantaged students served by EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services.) Contributions to SCCF also supported the library, athletics, undergraduate research opportunities, stipends for the speaker program, conference and competition travel and more.

SCC is an affordable local community college, but it is much more than that. It is a spirited, young community college that is helping to produce the well-educated, engaged, world citizens of the future.

In 2017, for the third year in a row, Santiago Canyon College (SCC) was included on the list of “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For me, it is a simple leap of faith to say that SCC is not only a “Great College to Work For.”With its top-notch faculty and staff, stellar academic and transfer track record, modern facilities, easy and accessible location, many student activities, award-winning sports teams, great honors program, and thriving adult education, apprenticeship and career technical education programs, all at low cost – it is also a “Great College to Attend!”

As SCCF board members, we are proud members of SCC’s “team” and we are grateful for support from individual donors and business and community partners. Your financial contributions elevate the educational experience at SCC and make a world of difference for SCC students.

Thank you!

Larry Cohn

SCCF Board President

Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

The SCC Foundation accepts pledges or outright gifts of cash, checks, stocks, mutual funds and bonds. It also accepts donations by credit card, either over the phone or online. Donors can also give to the foundation through their wills or trusts. In addition, the foundation accepts a variety of in-kind gifts, subject to the academic and physical needs of the college.  Volunteers are an integral part of the SCC Foundation's work, serving as board or committee members or supporting events and other outreach efforts. Some of the college's academic departments also recruit volunteers to participate on advisory boards that assist in developing educational and training programs that better align with industry needs. 

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
North Orange County
Santiago Canyon College serves Orange, Villa Park, Orange Park Acres, Anaheim Hills and North Tustin. Students enroll from other geographic areas as well, including North Orange County and western Riverside County. There is also a small but growing number of international students.

Organization Categories

  1. Education - Higher Education
  2. -
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Offers credit, apprentice, non-credit programs

  • Offers 65 associate degrees, 17 associate degrees for transfer and 94 credit and non-credit certificates to approximately 15,400 students.
  • Sponsors a range of co-curricular student activities, including Associated Student Government, Model United Nations and Speech and Debate.
  • Hosts vibrant Honors Program for qualified students
  • Home to award-winning sports teams that compete in the Orange Empire Conference
  • Offers the most comprehensive water utility sciences program in Orange County
  • Hosts one of the state's largest apprenticeship and trade training programs in California
Budget  $52,000,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Postsecondary Education
Population Served General/Unspecified Hispanic, Latino Heritage
Program Short-Term Success  None specified
Program Long-Term Success 
Over it's 22 year history as an accredited community college, Santiago Canyon College has gained a reputation for offering a high-quality, student-centered college education to all qualified students. SCC has made a particular effort to develop strong programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), but also offers a broad range of majors in both the sciences and humanities.  The college recently graduated its 25,000th student. It has also recently been named the 13th best community college in the US by, a leading authority in college rankings and resources.
Program Success Monitored By  None specified
Examples of Program Success  None specified


CEO/Executive Director Mr. Syed Rizvi
CEO Term Start July 2018
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience

Mr. Syed Rizvi began his duties as Executive Director of the SCC Foundation in July 2018. He also serves as the Vice President of Student Services and provides leadership to the College Advancement Office at Santiago Canyon College (SCC). Prior to his current appointments, he served as the Dean of Enrollment and Support Services. Syed is an experience educational leader with over 27 years of relevant, diverse, and increasingly responsible management experience.  He has been a member of our college community since January of 2002.

Former CEOs and Terms

Name Start End
Karen Bustamante July 2016 June 2018
Dr. John Hernandez July 2009 June 2016

Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
-- -- --


Award Awarding Organization Year
-- -- --


Affiliation Year
-- --

External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
-- --


None specified

Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 4
Number of Volunteers 9
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 2
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 3
Male: 1
Not Specified 0

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies And Procedures Under Development
Business Continuity of Operations Plan No

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? Yes
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Tri-Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Tri-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Tri-Annually

Government Licenses


CEO Comments


Foundation Comments



Board Chair Mr. Larry Cohn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Healthcare Systems Management Group
Board Chair Term July 2018 - July 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Addison Adams Esq. Adams Corporate Law Voting
Mr. Larry Cohn Healthcare Systems Management Group Voting
Dr. John Hernandez Santiago Canyon College Foundation/SCC Exofficio
Mr. Kyle Kneubuhl WNB Commercial Voting
Ms. Rebecca Martinez Brick, LLC Voting
Mrs. Mary McMullin Retired Educator Voting
Mr. Syed Rizvi Santiago Canyon College Exofficio
Dr. Raul Rodriguez Rancho Santiago Community College District Exofficio
Mr. Mark Schmidt AFAB Packaging Voting
Mrs. Michelle Scolaro Seven Gables Realty Voting
Mr. William Underwood Consultant Voting
Ms. Snover Uppal ChaiLeaf Tea Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
-- -- --

Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 2
Caucasian: 8
Hispanic/Latino: 3
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: 0
Other (if specified): 0
Gender Female: 4
Male: 9
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 50%
Board Orientation Yes

CEO Comments

None specified.

Foundation Comments


Standing Committees

  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Marketing


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year July 01, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Projected Revenue $111,391.00
Projected Expenses $97,767.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents

2017 Audit Report

2016 Audit Report

2015 Audit Report

2014 Audit Report

IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $539,711 $379,133 $279,475
Total Expenses $375,527 $440,999 $356,742

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$397,714 $277,197 $183,517
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- $0 $0
Individual Contributions -- -- --
Indirect Public Support -- $0 $0
Earned Revenue $109,572 $0 $0
Investment Income, Net of Losses $14,831 $31,847 $67,041
Membership Dues -- $0 $0
Special Events $17,594 $14,173 $11,653
Revenue In-Kind -- $0 $3,424
Other -- $40,155 $18,111

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $340,740 $346,051 $291,365
Administration Expense $34,787 $55,180 $52,918
Fundraising Expense -- $39,768 $12,459
Payments to Affiliates -- $0 $0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.44 0.86 0.78
Program Expense/Total Expenses 91% 78% 82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 14% 6%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $1,676,169 $1,481,530 $1,585,514
Current Assets $211,616 $324,209 $277,918
Long-Term Liabilities -- $0 $0
Current Liabilities $17,509 $23,289 $33,088
Total Net Assets $1,658,660 $1,458,241 $1,552,426

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities 12.09 13.92 8.40

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value $1,358,458.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage(If selected) 4%
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Purpose --
Campaign Goal --
Capital Campaign Dates -
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount --
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? --

CEO Comments

None specified

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.


Other Documents

No Other Documents currently available.