Catalog 2017-2018 
    Jun 23, 2018  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aims Foundation / Institutional Grants

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Aims Foundation

Aims Community College Foundation


5401 W. 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80634



Executive Director:

Kelly Jackson, 970.339.6583

Alumni Coordinator:

Hayley Hull, 970.339.6662

Staff Associate:, 970.339.6556

Foundation Accountant:

Jennifer Seedorf, 970.339.6619

Generous individuals and organizations, primarily in Northern Colorado, invest in student success at Aims Community College through the Aims Foundation. Since 1979, donors have provided private contributions for student scholarships, to enhance program offerings and to upgrade buildings and equipment. Supporters of Aims also attend special events to benefit educational opportunities at the College.

In 2017-2018, the Foundation will provide support via technology enhancements, capital improvements and scholarship support to help community members achieve their dreams. Generous donors to the Foundation provide a legacy to Northern Colorado by helping families achieve self-sufficiency.    

To receive scholarship information, contact the Financial Aid Office. If you would like to contribute to Aims Community College, contact the Aims Foundation at 970.339.6556 or to donate online, go to

Mission Statement

“The mission of the Aims Foundation is to support the goals and objectives of Aims Community College by providing supplemental resources to ensure success.”

Vicki Sears,
Aims Foundation

Foundation Board

Vicki Sears, President
Ed Chapin, Vice President
Wanetta Elliott
Roger Knoph
Richard Lucio 
Linda Schreiber
Susan Walker

Ex Officio: Aims President, Dr. Leah L. Bornstein
                 VP Community and College Relations, Dr. Geri Anderson

Board of Trustees Liaison: Larry Wood

Making a Difference

The Aims College Promise Scholarship was established by community leaders. It is a scholarship program for School District 6 students who plan to attend Aims Community College after high school graduation. The Funds will provide up to $2,500 for tuition, books and fees.


Office of Grants

Aims Community College Office of Grants


5401 W. 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
Westview, Room 102D



Grants Manager:

Laura DaVinci

About the Office of Grants

The Office of Grants provides leadership in developing and maintaining grant support at Aims Community College. The Grants Manager oversees pre-and post-award activities. The Office assists the College in strategic grants planning, helps Aims faculty and staff develop competitive proposals, coordinates institutional approval of all grant and contract proposals submitted by Aims Community College, and provides support for grants management activities.

Grant Development at Aims Community College

Those interested in submitting a grant proposal must contact the Grants Manager (see contact information). If you have ideas for grant-funded projects, please contact the Office of Grants for assistance in developing proposals. Alternately, if you wish to develop a proposal on your own, please contact the Office of Grants as early as possible in the proposal development process to allow time to obtain institutional approval.

Please see for more information on Aims policies and procedures related to proposal development and approval.

Current Major Grants at Aims Community College

TRiO Student Support Services (Classic and STEM), U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $2,255,515
Project Period: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/2020

These grants will allow Aims Community College to increase the retention, graduation and transfer rates of 280 eligible students.

TAACCCT: Trade Adjustment Act Community College Career Training Grant: Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Program (CHAMP), U.S. Department of Labor

Amount: $2,106,296.00
Combined Project Period: 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2017

This is a statewide consortium creating career pathways in the high-demand advanced manufacturing sector.

Carl D. Perkins, U.S. Department of Education

Amount: $384,807 
Project Period: 7/1/2016 - 6/30/2017

The purpose of this grant is to provide individuals with the academic and technical skills needed to succeed in a knowledge and skills-based economy. Perkins supports career and technical education that prepares its students both for post-secondary education and the careers of their choice. This is a yearly renewing grant.

Adult Education and Literacy Grant, Colorado Department of Education

Amount: $99,785
Project Period: 1/1/2015 - 6/30/2017

The goal of this program is to increase the number of adults attaining their literacy and numeracy skills needed to join the workforce and be successful in obtaining a self-sufficiency wage.

Colorado Space Grant Consortium

Amount: $31,040
Project Period: 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2017

The Colorado Space Grant Consortium is funded by NASA and is a state-wide organization involving 21 colleges, universities and institutions around Colorado. The organization provides Colorado students access to space through innovative courses, real-world hands-on telescope and satellite programs, and interactive outreach programs. The students interact with engineers and scientists from NASA and aerospace companies to develop, test, and fly new space technologies and to support our outreach and teaching programs. Aims Community College will have 8 students per semester participate in the consortium activities. 

WICHE Interstate Passport - First-in-the-World Grant

Amount: $23,250
Project Period: 10/1/2015 - 9/30/2019

The Interstate Passport Initiative is a grassroots effort, conceived by chief academic leaders in the WICHE region, to develop a new friction-free framework for block transfer of lower-division general education based on learning outcomes and transfer-level proficiency criteria. At these academic leaders’ request, WICHE manages this multi-state effort as it rolls out in phases in the WICHE states and beyond. Aims Community College is a partner in this grant.

Tax Help Colorado, Piton Foundation

Amount: $6,000
Project Period: 1/1/2017 - 4/30/2017

Taxpayers who earn less than $53,000 can get help preparing and e-filing their taxes for free at Aims Community College through Tax Help Colorado. This is a yearly renewing grant.