“I took my sister and ran away from an abusive home. We were hungry and in fear almost every day.
I may be a statistic, but I decided a long time ago what that statistic would be. I am a statistic of success. I am a statistic of gratitude.
“I didn’t have anyone to help me plan for college. I had to find a job by myself. So, I was completely alone before Keys to Success.
Without Keys to Success I would not be where I am today. A successful college student.”
we fund fun for children in foster care
Welcome to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation!
Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation has been ‘funding fun’ for children in foster care for more than 34 years. From summer camps to swim lessons to baseball, we are here to ensure kids in care have the same opportunities to enjoy their childhoods just like every other child.
In 2018, Arizona Friends of Foster Children granted more than $1,500,000 in awards for kids in foster care to participate in every day, ordinary activities that constitute childhood, as well as post-secondary scholarships. Our goal is to reach every child in foster care in Arizona. Anyone can apply for an award on behalf of a child in care; the only requirement is the child must be a ward of the state of Arizona, which AFFCF verifies through DCS. for a complete list of the activities we fund, visit our awards guidelines page.
Why It Matters
More than 25 children will enter foster care in Arizona – today alone. Many times they come with little more than the clothes on their back or what they can carry in a trash bag. They may have never ridden a bicycle or sat down for a family meal. They may be struggling to keep up in school or never dared dream of playing a sport. The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation changes the story for kids in foster care by funding social, athletic and educational activities and items that provide them with quality experiences while they live through very difficult circumstances.