In order for the CMC Foundation to help as many students as we can, we are required to think outside the box. Where some might see challenges, we see opportunities!

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Fund Sueños (Dream Fund)

This cutting-edge philanthropic initiative at CMC provides access to higher education financing for students who have workforce authorization but are not eligible to receive federal financial aid. The program utilizes donor-funded income sharing agreements to help eliminate the up-front cost of tuition for students who often struggle to finance postsecondary education. 

Teacher Education Stipend

The “Rural Colorado Grow Your Own Educator” grant program through the Colorado Department of Higher Education will provide $5,000 in matching funds for every $5,000 raised. These funds will be used to provide support to teacher candidates during their yearlong, unpaid student-teaching fellowship.

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Photo: Male CMC student smiling in class.

No Barriers Fund

The No Barriers Fund offers assistance for student emergencies or unexpected needs. Funds are distributed on a case-by-case basis and can cover anything from groceries to utility bills to car repairs. Awards from this fund have an immediate impact and have made a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of CMC students. 

Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit

When you make a donation of $250 or more to the CMC Foundation for a qualifying program at Colorado Mountain College, you can qualify for the Colorado Child Care Contribution Credit, which decreases the after-tax cost of gifts by more than 50%!

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For more information about CMC's special initiatives, please contact:
Kristin Heath Colon, CMC Foundation CEO