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Food is sometimes more than food. It sustains and empowers. SMC Foundation’s MEAL PROJECT is stepping up to help Santa Monica College students in need, including students formerly in foster care, homeless students, and Veterans, so they can persist in their education throughout the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

Many students are faced with the sudden loss of their jobs, and thousands were already relying on campus meal programs and food pantries prior to the shift from on-site to online classes. We are also deeply concerned about our Emeritus students, who have been quarantined longer than most, given their vulnerability and high-risk age-group. We have already begun home delivery of healthy meals to students  thanks to donations received so far and our partnership with mission-driven Everytable. Homeless students are receiving meals through rendezvous points. Please help us reach our goal of $2 million - to continue to feed thousands of students facing food insecurity.





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Emeritus Program

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General Fund

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#1 Transfer College: SMC transfers more students to UCLA, USC, the UC system and Loyola Marymount University than any other California community college.

World-class FacultyAccording to Rolling Stone magazine, SMC faculty “are hired based almost solely on their effectiveness in the classroom.”

Offers Top Professional Training Programsstudents are entering high-paying jobs in nursing, computer technology, early childhood education, graphic design and many more after completing exceptional training programs.

State-of-the-Art CampusWith smart classrooms and modern facilities, as well as hundreds of classes offered online, SMC is able to offer exceptional classes to a wider audience. 

About Santa Monica College Foundation

The Santa Monica College Foundation is a dynamic, preeminent 501 c (3) dedicated to ensuring the success of Santa Monica College students who come from diverse local and global communities. The Foundation connects individual and corporate donors, philanthropists, and community supporters with opportunities to effect true change at a world-class educational institution where equity, access, and excellence come together. The Foundation fundraises; develops strategic partnerships for student success such as scholarships, emergency aid, and basic needs support; facilitates investment towards Santa Monica College by stewarding gifts and funds; and fosters faculty and program excellence through fellowships, grants, and more. The Foundation believes in the power of education to change the world, and in that of philanthropy and generosity to be the building blocks of that change.


Donations to Santa Monica College Foundation are tax-deductible.

SMC Foundation is an IRS-recognized 501c3 organization, ID# 95-6047779