The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education

Our Programs

These unique educational initiatives were created to serve specific geographic areas or students with specific obstacles or needs to achieve results that elevate the skills and earning potential of Virginia’s workforce.

Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative

Because Virginia’s community colleges have the geographic reach and the capacity to help in these areas, the Rural Virginia Horseshoe Initiative is making higher education accessible and affordable where it’s most needed.


For youth who have experienced foster care, adolescence is a search for someone who is willing to invest in their future. Here in Virginia, that search can end in success thanks to Great Expectations.

VFCCE Fellows Program

VFCCE Fellows pursue academic and career success while strengthening their leadership skills in the community.

College Attainment for Parent Students (CAPS)

Advancing a Two-Generation Anti-Poverty Solution in the Commonwealth

How Your Contribution Benefits Students

Whether through a VFCCE signature program, a student success or program accelerator fund, or as part of a foundation endowment, your donation directly impacts the lives of community college students throughout Virginia.

FastForward Fund

FastForward is a short-term workforce credential program to train Virginians for top, in-demand jobs across the Commonwealth.

Talent Pipeline Expansion

Virginia’s community colleges are unique in their ability to rapidly develop new programs to address the demands and opportunities presented by a dynamic information-driven economy.

Student Success Fund

The VFCCE Student Success Fund provides essential support services that help students master the skills necessary for acquiring and keeping a good job, such as resume writing, interviewing, financial literacy, continuing education, and specialized training.

Foundation Endowments

The Virginia Foundation for Community College Education works with donors to establish dedicated funds in support of community college programs that align with individual philanthropic priorities.