The COS Foundation mission is simple:
We Get, We GIVE, We Grow

The COS Foundation continues to direct gifts from the community directly to the students 
and to the College of Sequoias in ways that directly affect student success.

2017-2018 Scholarships Awarded
 through the COS Foundation

$402,233 in 482 scholarship awards
ranging from $100 to $15,000 and one car!

Actual quotes from scholarship recipients
"You have helped me pay for my future and for that I am grateful. - Sterling

"(this scholarship) has provided me with renewed joy of knowing that other people truly care about my education as much as I do." - Victor
​"You have opened so many more doors in my life." - Dillan
"Rest assured, you invested in the right individual" - Horacio
"I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goal just as you have helped me." - Sherrill
"May (your donation) come back to you 100 times for your generosity." - Constance
"I can't wait to prove to COS I am willing to put in the hard work I need to  in​ order to be a successful student."   -Andrea
"Your generous donation has not only given me and my family financial stability, but also confidence that I will be able to succeed as a student." Brooke




2016-2017 COS Foundation Project Funding Summary

The COS Foundation volunteers and staff are pleased to announce the decision to provide $221,740 in project funding to the College of the Sequoias during the 2017-2018 school year.


More than $340,000 in worthy projects were considered in this process. There were new projects and existing projects requesting an additional year of funding.


Funded Project Detail

​These new projects were supported by the volunteers through the COS Foundation’s application process. These projects are funded through the financial development and investment efforts of the COS Foundation:

Recently Complete Projects
Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Program - $5,600

The PTA Program had a 100% pass rate on the state board examinations during the 2016 summer due to the two projects funded by the Foundation; test prep course and the purchase of the two practice examinations. ​The PTA Program participants have never been able to fundraise enough to pay for both.  Thanks to the COS Foundation, all 24 PTA Program graduates were able to participate in state board exam prep course and practice exams. This resulted in a 100% pass rate and 100% employment rate for all 24 PTA Program graduates!

Student Center - Visalia Campus Remodel - $30,000

New Piano Lab Teacher's Piano and Headphones - $14,540

 Tennis Court Resurfacing - $44,000

Campus Police Patrol Car - $8,000


More Resources Needed

With over $2.2 million​​ worth of requests submitted over the past four years, there are plenty of viable projects in need of resources beyond the Foundation's current capacity. Foundation volunteers and staff are hard at work to raise more and give more.


Community members interested in helping fund similar projects for COS can contact the COS Foundation Office at 559-730-3861 or may contribute online here:



Last Updated: 8/24/2017 1:59 PM