LaGuardia Foundation

LaGuardia Community College is New York’s Launchpad

For over 50 years, LaGuardia Community College has helped New Yorkers and students from around the world make a better life for themselves and their families. We proudly open the doors to an affordable education for 23,000 students each year.  At LaGuardia, you’ll find students with the strongest work ethic, most diverse backgrounds, and greatest drive in New York.

When you donate to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation, you are supporting New York’s future.

LaGuardia Community College is New York’s launchpad, uplifting exceptional New Yorkers from all walks of life to better futures in the best city in the world. As a community college that focuses on affordable, two-year academic, and continuing education programs, LaGuardia launches students who would not otherwise be able to access education and training to four-year colleges, universities, and into the workforce.

If you want to leave a legacy that is bigger than your name inscribed on a plaque…

If you want to help launch generations of low-income New Yorkers into the middle class…

If you want your gift to be woven into the fabric of New York’s future…

Donate to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation.


Uplifting the Future of New York ImageLaGuardia Community College is New York’s launchpad, uplifting exceptional New Yorkers from all walks of life to better futures in the best city in the world. Please see our consolidated Annual Report for 2021-22 and 2022-23 to learn more about our work.

Thank you for your generous support!


Imagine a level playing field for students

Our students have determination, intelligence, and incredible resilience. What our students don’t always have are financial support, mentors and equal access to career opportunities to help them move up the economic ladder.

Financial Support

Many students come from households with less than $25,000 in annual income and some work two or three jobs to afford tuition and living expenses.  As a result, our students may take fewer classes per semester and have a harder time graduating in two-years. With support from our generous donors, we provide:

  • Scholarships to help with tuition and other college expenses so that degree-seeking students stay in school and graduate with an associate degree and transfer to a four-year school.
  • ACE Scholarships to help students in the Division of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE) get the workforce training or English language learning they need to get certifications and jobs.
  • Emergency Funds to cover urgent costs like textbooks, transportation, rent, utilities, or healthcare so students can continue their education without interruption.

Professional Development

Access creates opportunity. We help students build their networks and professional skills and offer financial support in the form of stipend or payroll through:

  • Programs like the President’s Society that teach our students the professional skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive world.
  • Internships and well-paying campus jobs that give our students access to networks and professional opportunities that are taken for granted at other institutions.


Your Donation can Transform Lives

Foundation recipients are two times more likely to graduate than other students
1 x
of Foundation funds go directly to students because we limit overhead and focus on what matters
50 %
of degree-seeking students received Foundation aid
15 x
of continuing education students seeking workforce training and English language fluency received Foundation aid
1 x


More Ways to Give

The LaGuardia Community College Foundation offers opportunities for donors to fund a scholarship. To discuss details please call at (718) 482-5610

Make a gift to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation in honor or in memory of a friend or loved one. Notification of your gift will be sent to the individual or family of the honoree.

For information about planned giving or designating a gift to LaGuardia, please contact:

LaGuardia Community College Foundation
31-10 Thomson Ave,
Room E-517
Long Island City, NY 11101
Tel: (718) 482-5610

Many companies will match your gift to the LaGuardia Community College Foundation, doubling or sometimes tripling its value if they participate in a Matching Gift Program. Check with your employer to see if they participate. Then obtain your employer’s matching gift form and return it to us with your gift.

If you prefer to mail your gift, download and print the contribution form to include with your check or credit card information. Checks can be made out to “The LaGuardia Community College Foundation,” and gifts can be mailed to:

The LaGuardia Community College Foundation
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room E-517
Long Island City, NY 11101

Call (718) 482-5610 or email to request information on how to make a gift of stock that will provide tax benefits to you and significantly help LaGuardia students.