Community Foundations

In addition to applying for the SSU Scholarship Program, we recommend that all students start their scholarship searches locally. Community foundations typically offer scholarships to residents of the counties they serve. Below is a list of California counties and the community foundations that serve them. Not every county has a community foundation, and every community foundation doesn't necessarily have a web site. You should select the foundation located in your county of residence to find out more about potential scholarships.


North Valley Community Foundation

Humboldt/Del Norte/Trinity

Humboldt Area Foundation

Los Angeles

California Community Foundation


Marin Education Fund


Community Foundation of the Napa Valley

San Diego

San Diego Foundation

San Francisco

San Francisco Foundation

San Mateo/Northern Santa Clara

Peninsula Community Foundation

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Foundation Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz

Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County


Shasta Regional Community Foundation


Solano Community Foundation


Sonoma County Community Foundation


Ventura County Community Foundation