Guided by our core values and commitment to give back to the community, the mission of the Andrés y María Cárdenas Family Foundation is to create positive change in the Northeast San Fernando Valley by providing educational resources and financial assistance to deserving and ambitious students.
HOW WE HELP
The Foundation firmly believes that every student should pursue their dreams of a collegiate or vocational school experience and achieve their educational goals. Each year, the board awards scholarships to high school and college students who are attending, or have attended, one of our ten partner high schools in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. The Foundation has identified the four cornerstones for student success: Perseverance, Investment in Education, Family Support, and Connection to a Network. In addition to high-achieving students, the Foundation seeks to honor students who embody the qualities of hard work, perseverance, and a commitment to the community.
Since its inception, the Foundation has raised nearly $1.5 million and awarded over 1,400 scholarships. Today, the Andrés and María Cárdenas Family Foundation continues aggressively pursuing scholarship dollars for students from the San Fernando Valley seeking educational attainment.
Students must be a current high school senior attending one of the following schools in the Northeast San Fernando Valley: Arleta, Cesar Chavez Learning Center Academies, James Monroe, Kennedy, North Hollywood, Panorama, Polytechnic, San Fernando, Sylmar, and Van Nuys. Full-time students attending Los Angeles Mission College are also eligible to apply.