• Organization TypeFunding Agencies, Implementing NGO
  • Staff101-250
  • Founded2000
The College Success Foundation is a nonprofit organization with offices in Washington State and Washington, DC. It provides programs and scholarships to help low-income students attend college. The foundation receives significant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and has raised nearly $400 million for scholarships for almost 8,000 students. The foundation was formed in 2000 as the Washington Education Foundation by two former members of the state's Higher Education Coordinating Board: Bob Craves, a founding Costco executive, and Ann Ramsay-Jenkins, a former chair of the UW Medicine Board, under the terms of the Washington State 2020 Commission on the Future of Post-Secondary Education created by Governor Gary Locke. In 2007, with a $122 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the organization expanded to Washington, D.C. It subsequently changed its name to reflect its broader geographic mission.

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Staff at College Success Foundation have experience in


  • monitoring / evaluation
  • data management
  • development
  • software / web design
  • architecture / design


  • managerial experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • 1605 NW Sammamish Rd #200, Issaquah


Contract Awards

Provide for General Operating Support

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

Provision of General Operations Services

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)