FRC Foundation


To support the mission of Feather River College by:

Serving as a liaison between the community and the college.

Facilitating public contributions and fundraising efforts to help the college.

Enriching the college's student life, programs, and events.


The Feather River College Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit public benefit corporation with the express purpose of assisting in the achievement of superior programs and education for Feather River College.

The Foundation adheres to its main mission by receiving funds from the public through fund raisers and donations. It then makes contributions to the educational and community programs of Feather River College. It is run by a Board of Directors and Members who assist in the development of programs and projects that benefit the students and the college’s programs.

How to Give

There are a variety of ways to give to the Foundation, such as a permanent endowment, annual gifts, matching gifts from you and your employer, one-time cash gifts, wills and bequests and charitable gift annuities. Annually, the FRC Foundation finances dozens of student scholarships, but is forced to turn down many qualified applicants because of limited funds.

IRS Status

The Feather River College Foundation is a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It qualifies as a public charitable organization under Section 170\ (b) (1) (A) (vi) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Foundation are fully tax-deductible according to the schedules established under income tax and estate tax regulations. The Foundation’s tax identification number is 68-0188281.

The Community Host Program

The FRC Community Host Program is program introduced by the Foundation a few years ago as a way to better incorporate FRC students into the community. The program pairs up  Plumas County families with one or two students from the college just for the sole purpose of offering students a friendly face around town. This program is proving to be vital to the integration of many FRC students, some of whom come from oversees to attend our college.

Follow the link for more information of how to become involved in our Community Host Program.


The goals of the Foundation are to:

  • Increase private funding to support students' scholarships and special needs of the college;
  • Increase the public’s awareness of the college’s and students’ financial needs;
  • Communicate the strong relationships between the college and the Plumas County community;
  • Work to finance educational areas that enhance the growth of the Plumas County area economy;
  • Establish FRC as the premier training and education center of the area; and
  • Increase the self –sufficiency of the Foundation.

Board of Directors

The Foundation is made up of a Board of Directors who are all volunteers and members of the community. They believe in the mission and the values of FRC serve on the FRC Foundation Board to guide its activities and investments. The foundation is a tax-exempt, charitable organization, meaning that all donations are tax-deductible.

Call 530-283-0202, x256 for more information on the Foundation.

Housing and Businesses

Along with scholarship development, the Foundation also works on projects to enhance the programs and student experience at Feather River College. In a collaboration between the college and the Foundation, students have both on and off campus housing through the FRC Residence Halls, the Meadows Apartments, and the Pines. The Foundation also owns the Feather River Fitness Center, a community and student gym that fills a fitness need in the area.

College Support

The Foundation works closely with the college president and the elected college’s Board of Trustees to raise external funds for college priorities. The college’s general fund provides the Foundation Office with office space, equipment, materials and supplies, staff salaries, meeting and other operational expenses. The support provided to the Foundation by Feather River College is essential in ensuring that contributions from private support are spent on programs and scholarships.

Check out the Foundation's Blog for Updates!