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. For a limited time, gifts made to Fund Suenos will be matched up to $25,000!

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.

Photo: Female elementary education teacher candidate reads to a diverse class of 2nd graders sitting on floor.
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. For a limited time, gifts made to the No Barriers Fund will be matched up to $25,000!

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%!

Photo: female education student creates paper-plate masks with pre-K boy and girl.

For more information about CMC's special initiatives, please contact:
Seth Goddard, Director of Development