About the Matsui Foundation

The mission of the Matsui Foundation is to empower students through education and to enrich their lives through knowledge and income opportunity. Established in 2004 by Andy Matsui, president and founder of Salinas orchid grower Matsui Nursery, the Matsui Foundation is funded by the Matsui family and Matsui Nursery, and has granted more than $5 million in scholarships to nearly 200 underserved students in Monterey County. Currently, the Matsui Foundation has committed to fund over $4 million in three-year scholarships for computer science students enrolling in the innovative CSin3 bachelor’s degree program offered by Hartnell College and California State University, Monterey Bay, through the class of 2019.