What We Do

The Cardenas Family Foundation provides scholarships and support to students in the San Fernando Valley pursuing higher education, fostering a network of compassionate leaders who elevate their community through service and achievement.

For more than 23 years, the foundation has supported students’ educational goals giving over $1.3 million dollars in support to over 800+ awards of students which leads to additional funding for 1 out every 4 students. 
AMCFF creates generational change in the families of the San Fernando Valley by investing in the education goals, resilience and promise of students in their community.
AMCFF offers services and support to help students and their families navigate and manage the journey of education. 
The foundation has a four step formula for success: 
Identify Promise - Beyond grades and school activities, AMCFF values perseverance, resilience, and ganas -  the singular drive that creates pathways where there are barriers. 
Invest in Education - The AMCFF scholarship is more than a financial award, it is often the seed funding of a dream and the beginning of a generational shift. 
Provide Family Support - The Foundation provides support  to both the student and their family with guidance and services to help them prepare for and manage the journey of higher education.
Connection to a Network - Our scholarship recipients benefit from connections to mentors, networking opportunities and career guidance from top professionals with life and educational experiences similar to their own.