Established as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization in 1967, the College of DuPage Foundation raises monetary and in-kind gifts to increase access to education and to enhance cultural opportunities for the surrounding community. Thanks to Foundation supporters and friends, the Foundation has invested millions of dollars in student scholarships, expansion and enrichment of programs, and other education essentials.
At COD, students find world-class instruction at a reasonable price. Even so, many students can't afford to access the incredible value COD has to offer. With the help of partners from the community, the Foundation is helping students to realize the value of a lifetime.
The mission of the College of DuPage Foundation is to obtain and steward contributions to expand educational and cultural opportunities for the College of DuPage community.
To be a national model for community college foundation effectiveness.
The values of the College of DuPage Foundation align with those of the College of DuPage.