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College Futures Foundation


Last profile update: 04/16/2018
Last grant data update: 07/20/2017

At A Glance

College Futures Foundation

(formerly The College Access Foundation of California)

1 Front St Ste 1325

San Francisco, CA United States 94111-5702

Telephone: (415) 287-1800


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Education conversion foundation
  • Organization that normally receives more than 33 1/3% of its support from contributions, etc.






Established in 2005 in CA (created from the sale of Chela Education Financing); foundation status changed to an independent (private) foundation in 2010.

Purpose and Activities

Foundation staff and leadership believe that improving college achievement is essential to California's future, and that college success should be an option for every student. College Futures works to remove systemic and institutional barriers to college success, enabling students to access the knowledge, financial aid, and other resources they need to earn college degrees and choose their own futures. The foundation's goal is to increase the rate of bachelor's degree completion by California students who are low-income and historically underrepresented in higher education.