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Our Mission

The MCC Foundation advances the mission of MCC by attracting resources that increase student access to educational opportunities and support quality programs and environments that respond to the educational and workforce needs of the community.

Over 50% of MCC students require financial aid in order to realize their dreams of attending college. Many MCC students are the first in their families to attend college. The MCC Foundation supports its students by providing scholarships, emergency student aid, academic coaching and special capital projects for MCC’s five campuses.

Support from Our Community is More Important than Ever

We’d like to keep in touch with you and be sure you’re informed about the happenings of the MCC Foundation.

  • To make a financial contribution to the Foundation or to purchase tickets to an upcoming event, view Ways to Give
  • To learn about upcoming events and other ways to get involved with the Foundation, view Events
  • For information about scholarships available through the Foundation, view Scholarships
  • To register for the alumni association or share your story, view Alumni Association.

Strengthening the Tradition of Excellence

Community colleges receive only 12% of the total state higher education allocation despite serving over half of Missouri’s college students. Support from alumni and the community is more important than ever. Severe cuts in state funding to community colleges pose a serious challenge to the college. Private contributions help to guarantee that dedicated and deserving students have the opportunity to benefit from MCC’s programs and services.

MCC Foundation Credentials

The MCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established on April 1, 1976 by the Metropolitan Community College. We are designated to receive and manage gifts on behalf of MCC’s five campuses. The Foundation actively seeks contributions from a variety of public and private sources including individuals, corporations, organizations and other foundations.

The MCC Foundation scholarship and program funds benefit our students and campuses throughout the MCC district. MCC Foundation funds are kept and managed separately from the college. The Foundation acts as a trustee for donations to assure that gifts are distributed in the manner specified by the donor. The MCC Foundation is audited annually by an independent public accounting firm.