Charitable Donations

Whether you give once or on a regular basis, your donation can change the story for children in foster care by providing experiences and activities that shape their childhoods.


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.


AFFCF has earned the Excellence in Giving Transparency Certificate, by submitting 175 strategy, leadership, financial and impact data to Nonprofit Analytics. You can leare more about our cost-effectiveness here.


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


AmazonSmile is a simple way to support AFFCF every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is the same as, with the added bonus that Amazon donates a portion of your purchase to AFFCF. On your first visit, select Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation to receive donations eligible purchases before you begin shopping.

Register your Fry’s VIP card to earn money for AFFCF every time you shop! Visit Fry’s Community Rewards to create an online VIP account. Once registered, go to the Community Rewards page, click Enroll Now. and search for Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation on the Find Your Organization screen. Select Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and click Enroll. Please note, you must re-enroll in the Community Rewards program each year after August 1.


Of every dollar donated to AFFCF:

  • 88% goes to programs
  • 12% 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 $1,000 for joint filers and up to $500 for individual filers for voluntary contributions you make during any taxable year. For more information visit the Arizona Department of Revenue’s website at and/or consult your tax professional.

Are there any other ways I can give to AFFCF?

You bet! There are many ways you can contribute. In fact, it can be easy as linking your Fry’s Community Rewards card or your AmazonSmile account to AFFCF, volunteering your time, holding your own fundraiser, etc. Contact our outreach coordinator, Kim Searles, at to learn more.

How many children does AFFCF serve?

In 2019, Arizona awarded 8,121 grants to more than 4,100 children throughout the state. The total of these awards was more than $1.5 million.

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.

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