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Emergency Funds

Students, faculty and staff are being impacted by the current  heat and wildfires throughout the area. Whether it is a loss of power, being evacuated due to a fire, of the bad air quality people may have unplanned needs. Through the Emergency Funds of both Yuba College and Woodland Community College we can help meet those needs.  To make a direct gift to support the emergency fund just click on the appropriate link  below:

Yuba College Student Emergency Fund

Woodland Community College Dorothy Minges Emergency Fund

Technology Access Fund

Not all students have online access away from the campus. The Technology Access Fund raises funds to purchase Chromebooks and other devises that can be loaned to students so they have the ability to continue their course work during difficult times. To make a direct gift to the Tech Fund click here: Tech Access Fund Gift

Engineering, Match & Physics (EMP) Award

Since 1987 the Engineering, Math and Physics (EMP) Award is awarded to deserving students in these disciplines at Yuba College. Annual contributions from  alumni, retirees and current faculty and staff fund this important annual award. To support the EMP Award, you can make a direct gift to support this award by clicking here: EMP Award

Scholarship Fund Established to honor and remember long time Yuba College Faculty Neena Gill.

Long time Yuba College counselor and professor Neena Gill died on March 15, 2020 of metastatic breast cancer. She passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

Neena’s career as an academic counselor and professor at Yuba College for the last thirty years brought her immense joy. She spent her career helping women, students from disadvantaged backgrounds, re-entry, and minority students achieve their academic goals. Neena’s passion for mentoring and helping students achieve academic success was so prolific that Yuba College named an award in her honor – the Neena Gill Spirit Award – to annually award one Yuba College member who displays spirit and love for their students – just like Neena.

Neena’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Neena Gill Memorial Scholarship at Yuba College. Gifts to the scholarship fund can be made by clicking here: Neena Gill Memorial Scholarship

WCC Annual Founders Day Dinner Postponed  

The annual Woodland Community College Founders Day Dinner has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The plan is to reschedule at a later date so we can honor the five individuals and one community organization that have been selected as this year’s honorees Honorees include Lance Davis, Gary Sandy, Dennis Schiermeyer, Ana Villagrana and Daniel Walker. the community organization being honored is the Yolo County Farm Bureau.

Mission Statement

The Yuba Community College District Foundation’s purpose is to seek, manage and administer funds for the betterment of student-centered programming and services at the six primary educational facilities that comprise the Yuba Community College District.

Helping Students Succeed in Lake County

Adopt a 5th Grader is a program that benefits deserving students in the communities of South Lake County. It is  part of the Lake Campus Fund of the Yuba Community College District Foundation.

Adopt a Fifth-Grader program helps motivate young students to complete high school and go to college. The program impress upon students at an early age the importance of coeducation; it promotes and recognizes good study and citizenship habits; and the program targets students who might not otherwise be motivated due to difficult circumstances.

A charitable gift of $700 will adopt one fifth grader at a local elementary school in South Lake County. That gift is invested and grow to $1,000 by the time the recipient 5th Grader graduates from high school. By graduating from High School students can receive either a $500 cash award, or a $1,000 scholarship if they choose to attend the Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College.

the goal for the first year of the program is to adopt no-less than one 5th Grader at each elementary school in South Lake County. If you want more information on the program contact Jay Lowden, Foundation Director at

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