Maricopa County Community Colleges Foundation

Today’s environment is rapidly changing as a result of COVID-19 and we are focused on supporting our students and the hardships they now face in obtaining their education and/or certifications. Your support has never been more critical. Below are three very important ways that you can contribute to the success of Maricopa Community College Students through Emergency Funds, Food Pantries and the Greatest Needs Fund.

Emergency Funds were established to help students in need across our District so that they can focus on their education and not their financial situation. Donating to Emergency Funds helps students pay for rent, electricity, food, public transportation and so much more during times of hardship.

Food Pantry Funds allow our students to focus on completing their classwork versus focusing on where they are going to get their next meal. These efforts are critical to the academic success for many of our students. Food pantry funds gifts can be used immediately or when in-person classes resume, as our colleges will be poised to stock their pantries to fill this critical need of food insecurity.

The Greatest Needs Fund benefits all students by providing immediate and flexible funding for urgent needs to support programs and initiatives that benefit all ten of the Maricopa Community Colleges. This core source of financing allows our colleges to address gaps that may be prohibiting our students from obtaining educational opportunities available to them. These needs may be due to a lack of resources across a broad range of circumstances, including urgent technology needs, during this time of distance learning.

Cristie Roe Video


Check out this video in which Cristie Roe, English Department faculty member at Phoenix College, discusses how she was able to contribute unexpected funds that she received, to support the Food Pantry at Phoenix College and the difference donations like these make in the lives of our students.