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 2017, Arizona Friends of Foster Children granted more than $1,000,000 in awards for kids in foster care to participate in every day, ordinary activities that constitute childhood, as well as post-secondary scholarships. It’s the first time we’ve ever surpassed the seven-figure mark. But we’re not satisfied. This year, AFFCF has a goal to give $1.5 million in awards for kids in care to play a sport, take a karate class or go a class field trip. 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 promotes the self-esteem and enriches the lives of Arizona’s children 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.
Join us in our mission to give children in foster care back their childhood by making a charitable donation that qualifies for the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit. Learn more here.