Butte College Foundation

Ways to Give

There are many ways you can support Butte College, students, and programs through our tax-deductible Foundation. Consider leaving a lasting legacy to Butte College in your estate planning. Your donation can make a difference in the lives of our students. To discuss any of the options below or take a tour of Butte College, please contact us

Here are some of the ways you can donate to make a difference today:

Gifts of Cash

Your gift of cash or via credit card is tax deductible and can change lives. Your donation can be specified for a scholarship or program. Cash gifts to the Butte College Foundation can also be made by check or money order. A gift made by check or money order should be made payable to the Butte College Foundation. You may donate online easily and securely, call us at (530) 895-2359 or email foundation@butte.edu

Leave a Legacy Endowment

With a minimum $5,000 contribution, you can establish an endowment to create a scholarship in the name of a loved one, support a program, or establish a grant. Your donation is tax deductible and directly benefits students for life. Contact us today for more information at 530-895-2359.

Get the Guidelines For Establishing An Endowment

Get the Endowment Agreement.

Gift of Life Insurance

Consider leaving a life insurance policy that names Butte College as a beneficiary.

Name Butte College in Your Will or Living Trust

A gift to Butte College that specifies an amount or percentage of an estate, home, or farm. Here is some sample bequest language you may provide to your attorney. ( SAMPLE )

Naming Opportunities

If you are interested in naming a building at Butte College, please contact us at (530) 895-2359 or email foundation@butte.edu. If you would like to schedule a tour of Butte College to discuss other opportunities to renovate or improve current facilities, we are available to meet with you.

Payroll Deduction-Butte College Employee

Through Butte College employee payroll deductions, employees can choose to directly support student scholarships, college programs, and specific departments. Every dollar donated is more than a gift; it is an investment in Butte College. Your monthly donation will automatically be deducted for 10 months and is tax deductible. Call us at 530-895-2359 or visit us on the third floor of the SAS building. Download the Payroll Deduction Form

Real Estate

Donating a residence, vacation home, land or farm that has appreciated in value can avoid capital gains taxes and provides a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of the property. Call us at (530) 895-2359 or email foundation@butte.edu

Retirement Accounts

Consider donating a retirement fund or IRA that names Butte College as a beneficiary.

Student Scholarships

One of our greatest needs is for student scholarships. With an active scholarship committee, we can offer scholarships to those students who meet the criteria you choose. While tuition is reasonable, the combined cost of educational and living expenses means that many students require financial aid.

Stocks and Securities

You may opt to donate appreciated stock to the college and receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the gift. Additionally, you may avoid paying capital gains on the appreciation.


You have the opportunity to "Give the Gift of Education." A student's average tuition & fees range from $678 for a full time student and $387 as a part time student. Please consider helping a student with your tax-deductible donation. Adopt-a-Student Form

Contact Us for More Information:
Butte College Office of Institutional Advancement,
Public Relations, Marketing, and Foundation
Student and Administrative Services Building, 3rd Floor, Room 355
3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville CA 95965
530 895-2359