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Imagine a California with equitable opportunities

When you donate with us, you become a changemaker–part of the movement to create better systems and brighter futures for all Californians and the communities they live in.

Your contribution to California Competes makes a difference in building a California where all residents can achieve their education and career dreams and realize their full potential.

If you’re interested in funding our work through grants or sponsorships, please contact Kim Bernet.

Thank you for choosing to support California Competes!
Some of the progress we’ve made with your support in 2022
More than
$700 million

In funding for programs that strengthen the connection from higher education to work

$2 billion

invested in expanding student housing

student parents

will have improved connections to basic needs resources & access to priority registration

When I reflect on how I got to where I am now, it was through the alignment of social services, employers and a higher education institution — and their shared culture of supporting the whole student. With such coordinated efforts, many more students like me — and their families and communities — can find their way to prosperity.
Jairo Salgado Compton College graduate & machine operator in Los Angeles, California
Source: Hechinger Report