Foundation Impact

Thanks to the generosity of many, the Kishwaukee College Foundation is able to provide support to advance scholarship, innovation, and discovery in our students, faculty, departments, and programs at Kishwaukee College.


All gifts, directly or indirectly, enhance the student learning experience. Whether it’s through the work of faculty receiving Departmental Awards or enhancements to programs, students are the ultimate beneficiary. Yet the greatest impact on our students is through scholarship support. In Fiscal Year 2017, 280 scholarships were awarded, totaling $254,613. More information is available on the Foundation scholarship page.


The Kishwaukee College Foundation encourages innovation and creativity among faculty and staff through its Innovation Awards program. Proposals that enhance student academic and/or cultural experiences or those that increase and enhance the relationship between the College and the community are considered for funding on an annual basis. For more information, please contact the Foundation office.


Each year the Kishwaukee College Foundation awards funds to College departments for program enhancements. These dollars are in addition to regular departmental budgets and are designed to provide a margin of excellence. Among the many programs that receive these funds are Engineering, Adult and Family Literacy, Math and Science Academy awards, and Phi Theta Kappa to name just a few.