How to Help

Want to make a Difference? 

Every day, whether it's you or the student sitting next to you, we face life hardship that gets in the way of our academic success. Be bold and make a difference! Any and every type of donation is greatly appreciated by the Student Equity department. All monetary/tangible donations are used to directly support our food insecure, homeless, foster youth, or formerly incarcerated students experiencing severe hardships. 

We are happy to provide an in-kind donation receipt. For tangible donation items please provide a recipet of items purchased for donation.

Questions? Contact us at (760)355-5736 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Thank you for your interest in making a difference! 


Options for Monetary/Tangible Donations: 

Monetary Donations:

                        * Any form of payments being mailed please send to the following mailing address: Imperial Valley College Foundation, 380 E. Aten Rd., Imperial, CA 92251.

If donating via check, cash or card, follow the directions below: 

  • Check: 

          - Pay to the order of: "IVC Foundation" 

          - Indicate in the Memo: "IVC Homeless Students" or "IVC Campus Food Pantry"

  • Cash:

          - Pay in person at building 10 in the cashiers office. 


          - Mail payment to "Imperial Valley College Foundation, 380 E. Aten Rd., Imperial, CA 92251."

  • Card: 

         - Pay online at 

         - Indicate in the Memo: "IVC Homeless Students" or "IVC Campus Food Pantry."

                                                                                    * Online card payments are subject to a 5% card processing fee by the issuing bank.

Tangible Donations:


Frequently Donated Items

Food items 

  • Microwaveable Meals-- Mac n' Cheese Cups, Cup o' Noodles 
  • Pop-Tab Canned Tuna, Chicken, or Beef, Tuna & Crackers Kits 
  • Granola Bars,Protein Bars, Fruit Cups, Pop-Tab Canned Fruit 
  • Rice, Beans, Pop Tab Raviolis, Apples, Oranges, Water Bottles 

 Hygiene items

  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, and Shower Towels 
  • Toothpaste, Toothbrushes Deodorant, Lotion, Mouthwash 


  • Tangible or monetary donations provide textbooks or bus passes. 


If interested in volunteering, please contact the email above.