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Coastline Foundation

Mission Statement

The mission of the Coastline Community College Foundation is to support students through scholarships, endowment and other financial programs to expand the capacity to meet the diverse needs of Coastline students and the community.

Foundation Overview

In 1984, it became obvious to the Coast Community College District Board of Trustees that private funding had become a necessary supplement to enable the District's three colleges to sustain their high level of quality and innovation. The time arrived to develop new funding mechanisms for our community college system. In November 1985, Coastline Community College Foundation held its first official meeting as an incorporated 501 (C) (3) organization. The foundation serves the college as an independent organization with a full board of directors, staff allocated by the college, and a full range of activities and services to the college and receives gifts of time, talent and resources from hundreds of donors each year, who are committed to changing a student at a time. Coastline Community College is unique in that it serves many communities rather than being affiliated in only one. Founded in 1976, the fully accredited college offers classes at more than 60 sites located in coastal Orange County. In addition to class sites located in Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, and Westminster, many students take classes in their homes online or through telecourses. As a comprehensive college, Coastline offers transfer and A.A. degree programs, occupational certificates, and also serves the needs of adults needing English language skills and remedial education. The Foundation plays a significant role in the life of the college and currently supports campaigns for computer equipment, scholarships, planned giving, and many other programs and services.

The Coastline Foundation continually searches for new and innovative ways to serve the Coastline community. Coastline Community College is a campus without walls, and the Coastline Foundation (like its parent college) knows no barriers. Contact the Foundation at or call (714) 241-6154.

Latest News

#GivingTuesday Campaign – Give the gift of education!

On Giving Tuesday, November 29, charities and organizations all over the world will be participating in a day of giving. Join fellow Coastline Alumni and friends for our online giving drive in support of Coastline students. Right now, we're launching a $10,000 match so you can double your impact! That's right, every unrestricted gift made during this campaign will be MATCHED, dollar for dollar! Your gift today will have double the impact to: help twice as many students, change twice as many lives, and create twice as many dreams come true.

Coastline scholarships help make an education possible for many who could not otherwise afford to attend. Let them build the memories we all share by making a gift of any amount you can this year – the only gift too small, is no gift at all.

Start by donating today, and then post an #UNselfie on social media and share! If you have not already liked us on Facebook, please take an opportunity to do so now! @coastlinefoundation

Newport Beach Campus Campaign
Expand. Invigorate. Educate. That is precisely what will be happening at the new Coastline Community College campus in Newport Beach, which opened for courses in spring, 2013. Naming opportunities of key features of the building are currently available. Leave your legacy by taking advantage of naming opportunities at our newest campus! READ MORE Discover more about the Newport Beach Campus by downloading the campaign brochure PDF Document

Now Accepting Scholarship Donations for 2016-2017
Don't miss your opportunity to offer a student the chance of a lifetime! Establish a scholarship in your loved one's name. Please read further for more information.

Scholarship Application Available to Students in Fall 2016

More than 300 scholarships are offered every year to Coastline students in need. Don’t miss your chance to apply during the 2016-17 application period. The Scholarship Application is now available.

Special Thanks to Our Corporate Sponsors!

The Coastline Community College Foundation offers a special heart-felt thank you to our corporate sponsors, AT&T, Comerica Bank, Edison International, Union Bank and Wells Fargo Bank, for their very generous donations this year.

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Donor Recognition

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Naming Opportunities

Scholarships & Endowments


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Coastline Community College
11460 Warner Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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