Who We Are

Clark College Foundation (CCF) is an independent, self-funded and self-governed nonprofit that partners with Clark College through philanthropy and asset investment. The foundation was established on July 25, 1973 as a 501(c)(3) organization.

Each year, we award $1.3 million in scholarships, special awards and financial support to hundreds of students. In all, the foundation contributes an average of $3.5 million annually to the college for scholarship, program and capital support.

Since its inception, Clark College Foundation has provided Clark College with more than $83 million in college-related support.

In June 2022, we completed a $32 million comprehensive campaign making it the most successful initiative in Clark’s history.


Clark College Foundation is recognized by our peers as one of the top education fundraising shops in the nation. In 2020, we received two prestigious national educational fundraising awards for overall performance and improvement from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

For the past two years (2021, 2020), we have been the recipient of the Bronze Anvil Commendation from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). We won awards from PRSA’s Oregon chapter in 2021 and 2020 (merits) and 2019 (Spotlight).

We won a bronze award from CASE District 8 in 2021 and an Opportunity and Inclusion Endorsement for our writing.

In 2019, we took home an Educational Fundraising Award from CASE. We are the 2017 silver and bronze winner for feature writing and fundraising publications by CASE in District 8; and a 2015 gold winner for campaign fundraising communications.

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1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598

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