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About Us

The mission of the College of the Redwoods Foundation is to support the Redwoods Community College District through establishing partnerships and collaborations that benefit CR’s students, local businesses, and the community.


The Foundation focuses on generating resources to promote student enrollment, student success, economic development, community health, and equitable opportunity.

The Impact of Your Giving

Your gift matters.

More than 180,000 students have attended College of the Redwoods since the college's opening in 1964.  Your gift to support CR students is an investment in the people and economies of Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity Counties.

If you are interested in donating to an existing scholarship fund, creating a new scholarship fund, funding an internship program, or collaborating with the Foundation to benefit our local communities, please contact:

Marty Coelho
Executive Director, College Advancement & the CR Foundation
(707) 476-4325

Room & Board Scholarship

The Redwoods Room & Board Scholarship Fund supports CR students who are experiencing homelessness or who are housing insecure.  This scholarship provides semester grants so that these students can live in CR's residence halls and have a meal plan in the cafeteria.  The goal is to ensure these students have the opportunity to focus on their education rather than on their daily survival. 

College of the Redwoods was the first college in the nation to provide on campus housing and meal plans for its students experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness.

Learn About our new Room and Board Scholarship

Your support means student success!

Meet Caw-Tep Sylvia, graduate from our Klamath-Trinity Education Center.

View More Student Success Stories

Dash of Color

College of the Redwoods hosts the annual “Dash of Color,” a community family fun event supporting the CR Foundation, as well as the football and track & field programs. This color run is a non-athletic, all ages event, where walkers/joggers/runners move through color stations where volunteers toss colored starch.  It’s not toxic, environmentally friendly, and a great deal of fun for all!  In April of 2016, over 500 participants enjoyed the event.

Contact Us

Contact Information

College of the Redwoods Foundation

 Marty Coelho, Executive Director
Fax: 707-476-4402

 Student Services/Administration Building, Second Floor

7351 Tompkins Hill Rd
Eureka, CA 95501

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