Business: Grants



The Grants Program at the Foothill-De Anza Community College District includes grants from federal, state, and local sources. Some of the federal grants the District participates in, are from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NASA/Ames Internship Program and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) with the United States Department of Education. We have received state grants from the California State Chancellor's Office including Economic Development grants and Career Technical Education (CTE) grants. Currently, we have a multi-year state funded grant, Online Education Initiative. The goal of the grant is to increase the participation of California students through additional online courses to obtain associates degrees and help transfer to 4 year universities.. Finally, we are fortunate to receive funding from local sources including Foundations. In the past, we have had grants with The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for a Community College Open Textbook Project and the Silicon Valley Scholars Scholarship Endowment Fund for educating additional nurses to help meet the demand of skilled nurses in the Bay Area.

The Foundation Office is a great resource for researching private grantor agencies. Private grants from foundations and corporations are deposited into the Foundation because of their 501 C-3 Status and in order to track the various grantor agencies that have supported our educational projects through the years. Tess Chandler, Executive Director and Robin Latta, Assistant Director of the Foundation and the rest of the Foothill-De Anza Foundation staff are eager to assist you in your quest to acquire private funds.

Finally, the District Grants Monitor Adriana Aldana and Accountant, Raine Phan, have an overall monitoring responsibility for all Federal, State, and Local grants. They are pleased to review the grant proposals that are submitted on behalf of the District before they are signed by Judy Miner, Chancellor of Foothill-De Anza Community College or Susan Cheu, Interim Vice Chancellor of Business Services, who are the District's authorized signers. The District Grants staff provide assistance with financial questions including how to prepare financial reports. Also, they provide guidance for questions related to procedures and guidelines for faculty, directors, deans, and vice presidents who oversee the grants and categorical programs.