AZ Foster Care Tax Credit
Kids in foster care win.
WHAT IS THE AZ FOSTER CARE TAX CREDIT?
Every dollar you donate to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation will be reimbursed through the AZ Foster Care Tax Credit. It’s really simple – you get what you donate back. Here’s how it works:
- Donate to AFFCF.
- Get a code for your donation (QFCO ID #10023/Tax ID #86-0468850).
- Give the code to your tax preparer.
- Get reimbursed dollar-for-dollar when you file your state taxes (i.e. If you owe money it will be applied toward the tax liability. If you don’t owe state taxes, the same amount you donate to AFFCF will get refunded to you by the State of Arizona!)
Easy! You win. Kids win. The maximum you can donate and get a dolllar-for-dollar tax credit is $526 for individuals and $1,051 for couples.
For those who prefer to mail in a tax credit donation, you can download our Printable Donation Form here. Once you complete the form, mail it along with your donation to AFFCF, 360 E. Coronado Rd., Ste. 190, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
You can also make your foster care tax credit donation by phone at 602.252.9445.
Our 4-star charity rating means AFFCF is accountable, transparent and financially healthy. And that means you can feel good about selecting our organization for your foster care tax credit donation.
WHAT YOUR DONATION DOES
Pays for six months of services to a participant in Keys to Success, a program designed to help young people aging out of foster care to lead successful, independent lives
Provides much-needed tutoring for a child who is below grade level
Buys supplemental clothing and books for a child in foster care
Buys a weighted blanket/vest for a child who struggles with severe anxiety because of his or her circumstances
Buys in-state theme park admission for a child who desperately needs a little fun
MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT AFFCF
You can support Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation simply by shopping at Fry’s, with Fry’s Community Rewards! Sign up with your Fry’s VIP card and select the Arizona Friends of Children Foundation for your charity. Every time you shop and use your VIP card, you are giving children and youth in foster care the same opportunities that every other kid has.
Visit Enroll today and start shopping! Please note, you must re-enroll in the Community Rewards program each year after August 1.
Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. Your company may match, fully or in part, your contributions, which means you can make an even greater impact for children and youth in foster care.
Check with your company’s human resources team to see if your company matches donations.
When you transfer stock to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, you win, we win! You win because the tax deduction is the same size as a gift of cash (if you’ve owned the asset for more than a year) and you avoid paying capital gains tax. Young people in foster care win by being able to participate in activities that build their self-esteem, enrich their life experiences and ensure their successful transition to adulthood. It’s a win-win-win!
If you are 72 or older, you can avoid paying taxes on your required minimum distributions (RMD) from your IRA by sending them directly to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Best of all, your gift will allow AFFCF to continue our mission of creating opportunities to build self-esttem and empower children and youth in foster care by funding services to enrich their life experiences and ensure their successful transition to adulthood. Learn more!
If you have a donor-advised fund through Schwab® Charitable or Fidelity® Charitable, you can recommend grants to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation through the links below. More sponsoring charities may be added in the future, so please check back if your fund isn’t currently listed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Of every dollar donated to AFFCF:
- 85% goes to programs
- 15% goes to administration and fundraising
We are committed to being good stewards of the funds we receive and ensuring our goal to reach every child in Arizona’s foster care.
How Does AFFCF Raise the Money to Pay for Awards?
AFFCF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We receive no funding from federal or state government. Our funding depends entirely on generous individual, foundation and corporation donors.
Who Receives My Donation?
Your donation to AFFCF goes to provide an athletic, educational or social activity or an item to a child in foster care in Arizona that would not be paid for in any other way. AFFCF funds awards for such items and activities as apartment set ups for youth aging out of foster care, summer camp, class photos, gymnastics, karate, music or swimming lessons, prom expenses, school field trips, post-secondary scholarships and more.
Does My Donation Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Yes! AFFCF is a qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization. Arizona law allows you to claim a tax credit of up to $1,051 for joint filers and up to $526 for individual filers for voluntary contributions you make during any taxable year. For more information visit the Arizona Department of Revenue’s website at www.azdor.gov and/or consult your tax professional.
Are There Any Other Ways I Can Give to AFFCF?
How Many Children Does AFFCF Serve?
Since our beginning in 1984, AFFCF has paid more than $1,650,000 in awards serving more than 80,000 children and youth in Arizona.
What Is the AFFCF Funding Process?
You simply need to complete our application. Along with the application, we require documentation from the vendor/provider (a flyer, a screenshot of a website, an email from the vendor/provider, etc.) that shows the cost of the activity/service. Our application also requires the contact information for the child’s DCS/tribal caseworker as we do verify that the child is a ward of the state of Arizona. For tutoring assistance requests, we do ask for additional documentation. Please see our award guidelines for more details.
If your request falls within our guidelines, it will be approved once we have received documentation and a response from the caseworker. PLEASE NOTE THAT AFFCF CANNOT CONSIDER FUNDING ANYTHING THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR PRIOR TO RECEIVING APPROVAL FOR THAT SPECIFIC REQUEST.