10,000 Degrees

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


1401 Los Gamos DriveSuite 205San Rafael, CA 94903 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

10,000 Degrees' mission is to achieve educational equity and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to positively impact their communities and the world. Now in our 42st year, 10,000 Degrees is a leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California serving more than 12,000+ students and their families each year in eight Bay Area counties - San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Lake.


10,000 Degrees programs provide comprehensive wraparound support, college and financial aid counseling, near-peer alumni coaching, scholarships, and financial aid management. Unlike most other college success organizations, there is no GPA requirement to participate in 10,000 Degrees programs. Our Fellowship program is a key underlining of our success. Fellows, near-peer coaches who are recent college graduates and often alumni of 10,000 Degrees, are embedded in high school and college campuses to help students navigate life both on and off-campus and throughout their college success journey. In addition to supporting high school students, we are also assisting 3,000 students who are attending 56 community colleges and 170 four-year colleges and universities in California and across the nation.


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