Ways to Give
Whether you are making a one-time gift, setting up a recurring monthly gift, or establish a planned gift, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your generosity is making a positive impact in the lives of students throughout the Yuba Community College District.

Gifts to the Foundation provides opportunities for, and support the success of students at Yuba College on its Marysville, Sutter County and Beale Air Force Base campuses; and at Woodland Community College on its campuses in Woodland, Lake County and Colusa County.

There are many ways you can give to help make a difference in the lives of students. To discuss any of the options or take a tour of a campuses or a program, please contact Jay Lowden, Foundation Director at jlowden@yccd.edu or 530.740.1703.


Cash Gifts
Annual gifts made using cash, checks, money orders or credit cards help provide scholarships, support student services or specific educational programs. You can easily make a gift online by clicking here; or you can complete the contribution form and return it to the Foundation or drop it off at any of our campuses. A gift made by check or money order should be made payable to the YCCD Foundation. For assistance in making a gift by credit card contact the foundation at 530.740.1703 or foundation@yccd.edu.

Gift Contribution Form

Gift in-Kind
The Foundation considers in-kind gifts of tangible items, services, and expertise that directly benefit our students and faculty. Examples of in-kind gifts include: Tangible goods: such as computers, software, furniture, or office equipment;  Services: such as meeting space, printing and mail services, or administrative/ financial support; Expertise: such as legal, tax, business advice, marketing, website development, and strategic planning.

In order to expedite the acceptance of in-kind gifts, please contact the Foundation office at foundation@yccd.edu or 530.740.1703 to verify that the donated item(s) being considered will be used for the benefit of students. Following that conversation complete the Foundation’s Gift-In-Kind Form.

2019 Gift-in-Kind Form

YCCD Faculty & Staff Giving
Some of our most treasured contributors are current and former employees on our campuses throughout the District. While employed by the district, classified staff, administrators, faculty and board members can easily donate directly to the Foundation to support a program, project or scholarship of their choice with an annual gift or through a monthly gift through payroll deduction. For payroll deductions please complete the Employee Giving Form.

Employee Payroll Deduction Form 

Matching Gifts
Companies will often match gifts made by employees. More than 1,000 companies in the U.S. have corporate matching gift programs. For information if your company has such a program, please contact your company’s human resources department for guidelines and processes.

Legacy Endowments – A Gift that Gives Forever
With a minimum gift of $12,000, you can establish a named endowment for a scholarship to honor or recognize an individual or family, to support a program or to support a facility. The principal of the endowed gift is invested to provide annual support for the purpose you intended for the benefit of generations of future students.

For additional information please refer to our Endowment guidelines or contact Jay Lowden, Foundation Director at jlowden@yccd.edu or 530.740.1703.

Endowment Agreement

Guidelines for a new endowment


Planned gifts provide you with the means of truly making a lasting legacy for the benefit of students. By including the Foundation in your estate plans you have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy that will provide lifetimes of financial support the foundation, while possibly providing significant tax savings to your heirs. Through a bequest in your will, establishing a trust, or including the Foundation as the beneficiary of your life insurance you can support your favorite program, establish a scholarship, or support the greatest need on the campus of your choice.
Bequests & Wills
A bequest is typically the simplest method to include the Foundation in your estate plan. You can designate us as the beneficiary of a specific sum or a percentage of your estate. The gift may consist of cash, securities, insurance proceeds, real estate, and/or personal property.  A bequest may be made through your will or through a living trust, and should be directed to the Yuba Community College District Foundation. Please refer to the Sample language that can be used when considering a  bequest. Please also, consult with your legal adviser.


Charitable Remainder Trusts
Charitable remainder trusts offer a way to donate property and still retain an income source. When you make a gift through a charitable remainder trust, you donate assets into a trust, naming the Yuba Community College District Foundation as the trust recipient. The trust will then pay you income for life or for the joint lives of you and your spouse. After your death, or the death of the surviving spouse, the assets within the trust are distributed to the Foundation. For additional information you can contact the Foundation. We highly recommend that you seek the advice of your financial/estate planner to determine the best course of action for you.

Real Estate Gift
Real Property includes all gifts of real estate. Gifting a residence, vacation home, land or farm that has appreciated in value can help avoid capital gains taxes while providing a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property.

In considering whether to accept a gift of real estate, the Foundation weighs its potential value to support our students and colleges and determines whether a management plan can be implemented to maximize potential.

Life Insurance
Gifting a new or existing life insurance policy may provide a charitable income tax deduction when you name the Yuba Community College District Foundation as beneficiary and owner of the policy

Tangible Personal Property
Gifts of tangible personal property, such as artwork, collections, equipment, jewelry, and wine, to the Foundation should have a use related to the Foundation’s exempt purpose. Gifts shall be accepted with the approval by the Foundation and the district.