Stanislaus Futures

Stanislaus Futures is a long-term and large-scale effort to provide low-income Stanislaus County students the opportunity to achieve their college and career goals. Increasing the number of college graduates in Stanislaus County will lead to a vibrant economy and better quality of life for all.

Stanislaus Community Foundation is partnering with local educational institutions and private philanthropists to help students navigate the complicated road to higher education, persist through college, and earn a bachelor’s degree.

Stanislaus Futures has three focus areas:


Educate students and their parents about college options and access to financial aid.

Provide culturally-sensitive college and financial aid preparation and guidance for low-income, underrepresented students and their parents.

Support college counselors trained to help the transition to college and increase FAFSA completion rates.

Compile financial aid information, scholarship links and a common application for local scholarships within the Stanislaus Futures website.


Build and administer strategic, needs-based scholarship funds to students with the most financial need.

Provide scholarships to low-income students who have the potential and drive to succeed in college, but lack the means.

Present opportunities for Stanislaus County residents and corporations to invest in Stanislaus Futures.


Work with high school districts and institutions of higher education to embrace best practices.

Partner with Stanford’s John Gardner Center for Youth & Communities to gather data and identify gaps and opportunities along a student’s path through Stanislaus County’s K-12 system and into college.

Convene working groups focused on key transition points among Stanislaus County Office of Education, local high school districts, Modesto Junior College and CSU Stanislaus.

Please join us to change the future of our community by creating
strategic, needs-based scholarships for low-income youth in Stanislaus County.