Why Give to College of Alameda

Your generous gift to the College of Alameda helps us advance educational opportunities for students and provide innovative instructional programs to prepare students for the 21st century workforce. Through the Peralta Colleges Foundation, College of Alameda receives contributions from individual donors and alumni, corporations and businesses, and community organizations.

Alameda Promise

The College of Alameda Promise Scholarship (Alameda Promise) provides a pathway for eligible Alameda high school graduates to attend College of Alameda for one year without paying enrollment or other fees (based on 12 units/semester plus other fees). The Alameda Promise also provides students with intensive academic support, college transfer assistance, priority registration, and a textbook stipend of $250.

Your gift will make a substantial difference in the life of an Alameda Promise student. A tax-deductible donation of any amount to the Peralta Colleges Foundation, designating the “Alameda Promise Fund” will help academically talented students achieve their dreams. The Peralta Colleges Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

  • $1,200 supports 1 Promise Student
  • $2,400 supports 2 Promise Students

Any size donation will contribute to student success.

Download the Program Brochure

Designating Your Gift to College of Alameda

The Peralta Colleges Foundation manages donations to the College of Alameda. Please be sure to designate that your gift is for College of Alameda at the time of your donation. If not specifically designated for CoA, your gift will go to the Peralta Colleges General Fund.

In addition to designating your gift to College of Alameda, you may also designate that it is to be used for a specific purpose across the College, such as support for the College of Alameda Promise scholarships, or a specific program or department. All such designations must be made in writing at the time your donation is received. Please note that our donation website does not allow for this level of designation, so you will need to forward an email with this request along with your gift receipt to at the Peralta Colleges Foundation.

How to Make a Gift to College of Alameda

There are many ways you can make a gift to support College of Alameda students and programs.


Simple and secure, you may make a one-time gift or set up recurring monthly donations through your credit card online through the Peralta Foundation’s secure site Be sure to select College of Alameda on the Designation tab to ensure that your gift will go straight to us! If you wish to further designate your gift to the College of Alameda Promise or a specific program or department, you will need to forward an email with this request, along with a description of your gift, to

By Mail

Please send your check made payable to the Peralta Colleges Foundation and designate College of Alameda in the memo line.  

Mail to:

College of Alameda
Attn: Office of the President
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway
Alameda, CA 94501

Matching Gifts

Your employer may have a program that will match your charitable contribution to College of Alameda. Check with your Human Resources department to see if this is an option in your workplace.

In-Kind Donations

The Peralta Colleges Foundation accepts gifts of tangible personal property on behalf of the College of Alameda. These gifts may include items such as art, equipment, instruments, and other education-related items that have value to the College. Specific IRS reporting requirements and District policies determine gift acceptance. For more information, please contact:

LaNiece Jones
Peralta Colleges Foundation

Gift Of Stock

To make a gift of stock, please ask your broker to contact:

LaNiece Jones
Peralta Colleges Foundation