Our Story 


Our Mission

College Success Foundation provides a unique integrated system of supports and scholarships to inspire underserved, low-income students to finish high school, graduate from college and succeed in life.

Our History

College Success Foundation (CSF) was established in 2000 by Bob Craves and Ann Ramsay-Jenkins to provide college scholarships and mentoring to low-income, high-potential students. The foundation evolved from former Washington State Governor Gary Locke’s 2020 Commission of the Future of Post-Secondary Education, which recommended the establishment of an independent, nonprofit organization to build and sustain public understanding of the need for higher levels of educational attainment and lifelong learning.

Since CSF was established, we have been a leader in improving college access for thousands of underserved, low-income students in Washington state and District of Columbia. Today CSF supports thousands of scholars academically, financially, socially and emotionally through our integrated system of supports and scholarships. Our student supports begin in middle school, continue through high school and college, and extend into our scholars' post-college years to ensure success in life.