preferred partners

They make fun happen.

Preferred Partners

For nearly 35 years, the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation has been funding social, athletic and educational activities for children in foster care. In our history, if the request is within our guidelines, we say yes.

When searching for activities for your child, please consider one of our preferred partners. Our preferred partners have played an important role in making fun happen for children in foster care, by providing fun activities that are funded by AFFCF awards. 

AFFCF deems a vendor a preferred partner primarily on the basis that the vendor provides a discount for children in foster care. However, every child’s needs are different, and AFFCF does not — and cannot — determine if the goods and/or services offered by a particular vendor are suitable for a particular child. It is solely the applicant’s responsibility to determine if the goods and/or services offered by a vendor, whether an AFFCF preferred partner or not, are right for the child in question.

Want to become a preferred partner? Download our application packet or contact our outreach coordinator, Kim Searles, at to learn more.


Gymnastics & Dance

all starz logo

2634 Airway Ave.,
Kingman, AZ 86409

Locations: 1

Contact: Brandee Proffit
Tel: 928.757.1800

Waive $25 registration fee; 20% off all classes per student

Gymnastics & Dance

15801 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Locations: 2

Contact: Debbie Fanning
Tel: 602.992.5790

15% off classes and/or camp


5633 E Speedway
Tucson, AZ 85712

Locations: 1

Contact: Jill or Megan Maltos
Tel: 520.721.9477

Waive registration fee ($25 individual/$40 family)

$52.20/month for one class per week
$100.80/month for two classes per week


1020 E Ray Rd, Ste 7
Chandler, AZ 85295

Locations: 1

Contact: Ann Bode
Tel: 480.813.7827

Waive registration fee ($35 – $55)

$48/month for one class per week
$89.60/month for two classes per week


2161 E Pecos Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Locations: 2

Contact: Wendy Mullen
Tel: 480.404.6191

$25 annual insurance fee
$71.10/month for one lesson per week for children in foster care (10% discount off monthly fee)


Locations: 2

Contact: Ricardo Ramirez
Tel: 520.433.1236

ISR self-rescue swim classes for $50/week (1/3 off regular priced classes)


9040 E Jomax Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85262

Locations: 1

Contact: Karen Gray
Tel: 720.985.7535

$125/month for equine-assisted learning and coaching sessions (Regular rate of $240/month)

Driving School

13771 N Fountain Hills Blvd #114-349
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Locations: 3

Contact: Joe Zahara
Tel: 480.495.2906

Discounted rate of $412 for the gold package.

Central PHX/North PHX

7824 N. 12 St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Locations: 2 (Central and North Phoenix)

Contact: Nicolas Veaco
Tel: 480.499.5419

Waive annual registration fee ($30 for one child/$40 for a family)

AZ Dance District


6222 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Locations: 1

Contact: Rendee Combs
Tel: 602.218.6175

50% off dance tuition; regular rates shown on on website

Dance & Cheer

2155 W Gila Butte Dr
Queen Creek, AZ 85140

Contact: Jenna & Trey Colburn
Tel: 480.939.9163

Waive $35 registration fee for children in foster care.

Regular fees

$60/month for one class per week
$100/month for two classes per week

Performing Arts

19756 N. John Wayne Pkwy., Ste, 107
Maricopa, AZ  85138

Locations: 1

Contact: Ceylan Gentilella
Tel: 520.483.8915

15% discount to all participants for each class


Locations: 1

Contact: Sarah Kate Tillman

$25 off tuition and a free pair of tights


3244 E. Guadalupe Rd. #108
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Locations: 2

Contact: Austin Walker
Tel: 385.245.3785

Waive annual $35 registration fee

I am Beautifully made

1701 N 211 Dr
Buckeye, AZ 85396

Locations: 1

Contact: Camille Bineyard
Tel: 602.899.9526

10% discount on all classes and events.

of Music

12211 W Bell Rd, Ste 100
Surprise, AZ 85378

Locations: 1

Contact: Shawna Morby
Tel: 520.721.9477

Discounted rate of $100/month (plus free method book in the first month) for children in foster care.


12825 N Tatum Blvd, Ste A2
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Locations: 2 (Paradise Valley and Scottsdale)

Contact: Elizabeth Burnham
Tel: 480.499.5419

$89.10/month for one class per week (10% discount)

- music lessons


Locations: In-home music lessons available throughout Arizona

Contact: Loni Lebanoff
Tel: 863.521.3892

14% off regular rate (reg. rate $35/half hour lesson)

Swim School

2850 W Ina Rd, Ste 130
Tucson, AZ 85741

Locations: 1

Contact: Cristi Santiago
Tel: 520.877.7946

Waive registration fee ($50)

Kids Club Programs

14414 N El Mirage Rd
El Mirage, AZ 85335

Locations: 2

Contact: Annie Ansell
Tel: 623.271.4752

Waive $20 registration fee for children in foster care at both El Mirage and Surprise locations.

$25/month for programs

Swim School

Locations: 3

Contact: Kathy Hubbard
Tel: 602.971.4044

Group Lessons: $60 per month
Semi-Private Lessons: $92 per month

Chris-Town YMCA

5517 N. 15th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85015

Locations: 1

Contact: Stephanie Schumann
Tel: 602.433.6332
Website: www.valleyymca./chris-town

Member rates on all programs including swim lessons, swim team and youth sports. Applicant needs to provide documentation that shows the member rate of the activity for which he or she is applying.

in Phoenix

Locations: 10

Contact: Kathy Rowe
Tel: 602.363.8202

10% off tuition, use code AFFCF2018 when registering online. Classes last 12 weeks and fees range from $170 to $210 for one child.

Swim Kids USA


2725 W. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202

Locations: 1

Contact: Lana Whitehead
Tel: 480.820.9109

10% off regular rates per child



PO Box 446
Phoenix, AZ 85001

Contact: Amber Checky
Tel: 402.216.9355

$400 for children in foster care (published camp price regularly $495)

a Future

909 W. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Tel: 602.258.5860

Discounted camp fee of $400

AZ Camp 180

PO Box 4774
Arizona City, AZ 85123

Contact: Virginia A. Coco
Tel: 717.814.2794

$100 off published camp price  ($495; AFFCF price is $395)


8776 E. Shea Blvd 106-472
Scottsdale, AZ 86260

Tel: 844.411.2267 ext. 8

Discounted rates as follows: 
My Summer Place Camp – $400
STEAM Camp – $300
Imaginarium Entrepreneur Camp – $200
Outdoor Adventure Camp – $300

t.r.a.c. camp

2950 W Ray Rd
Chandler, AZ 85224

Contact: Kathy Lehnerz, Director
Tel: 602.748.7557

Discounted fee of $400


USA Martial Arts

Locations: 8

Contact: Robin DePalma
Tel: 480.855.0799


$107.20 for beginner program (20% discount)

One full 8-month scholarship is available for each of their 8 locations.

i9 Sports East Valley

2658 E Virgo Pl
Chandler, AZ 85249

Contact: Grant Gunkel
Tel: 480.231.8006

Number of locations: 16

$20 off each registration

Discounted registration fees:
Lacrosse – $145
Basketball – $179
Flag football – $145
Soccer – $145
Baseball – $139

(Desert Kids Fitness)

Locations: We hold classes at over 30 schools and day care centers in the metro Phoenix area

Contact: Scott Karlin
Tel: 623.738.5867

$40.80/month (15% discount) for one class/week

Martial Arts, Inc.

Locations: 10

Contact: Michelle Lee
Tel: 480.831.1111

  • $90 to $112.50/month, depending on location (10% discount, regular rates $100 – $125/month)
  • Free Uniform ($45 value)
Mesa West

2458 W Keating Ave
Mesa, AZ 85202

Locations: 1

Contact: Scott Goodenough
Tel: 480.648.3413

Discounted rate of $89 per youth (Normal rates start at $139)

Family Karate


6570 E. 6th St., Ste. A
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Locations: 1

Contact: Lori Morris
Tel: 928.308.5397

– 20% discount on traditional karate class tuition
– 20% discount on Mighty Might Karate Class (ages 3 – 7)

east mesa karate

9303 E. Baseline Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85209

Contact: John Baker
Tel: 480.986.7177

Number of locations: 1

Three months of karate for $300, plus free uniform


20235 N Cave Creek Rd #104-241
Phoenix, AZ 85024

Contact: Arin Finger
Tel: 480.235.9184

Number of locations: 12

$109 registration ($20 off regular rate of $129)

Keene's ATA Martial Arts

6740 W Deer Valley Rd, Ste D106
Glendale, AZ 85310

Locations: 1

Contact: Ann Keene
Tel: 623.561.5425

$99/month for basic program (regular fee of $135/month)

mighty kicks


2782 W. William Lane
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Locations:  20+ locations (serving Phoenix, East Valley and Scottsdale)

Contact: Wayne Pirmann
Tel: 248.701.0526 / 480.420.6125

15% off classes
Regular rate before Sept. 1,  2019 = $104;     after Sept. 1, regular rate = $117 (name       vendor on AFFCF application as Mighty         Kicks East Valley)

Queen Creek Unified School District         Elementary regular rate = $72
(must register via Queen Creek Unified         School District, name vendor on AFFCF         application as Queen Creek USD)


85 W Combs Rd, Ste 101-232
San Tan Valley, AZ 85143

Locations: 1

Contact: Emily Ruiz
Tel: 480.227.8278

$10 off current registration fee


5814 W Peoria Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302

Locations: 1

Contact: Janene Minton
Tel: 623.792.5738

Waive $30 annual registration fee

20% discount off regular tuition rates:
$48/month (regularly $60/month)
$60/month (regularly $75/month)
$88/month (regularly $110/month)

Football & Cheer

Locations: 1

Contact: Tara Barney
Tel: 480.234.1191


Football – $375 ($25 off regular registration of $400)
Cheer – $300 ($25 off regular registration of $325)

Martial Arts

8172 E State Route 69
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Locations: 1

Contact: Ann Keene
Tel: 623.561.5425

$63.75/month for basic program (regular fee of $85/month)

Martial Arts

Locations: 1

Contact: Brian Skinner
Tel: 928.234.9713

5 classes a week for $60/month

Baseball Academy llc

13954 W. Waddell Rd., Ste. 103
Surprise, AZ 85379

Locations: 3 (It’s All in the Game, Marley Park and Gateway Park)

Contact: Christopher Nelson
Tel: 623.330.0057

10% off of total 3 months bill


218 W Hampton Ave, #8
Mesa, AZ 85210

Locations: Southeast Valley and West Valley Tackle

Contact: Stacey Brumby
Tel: 480.539.8990

$20 off the current registration fee; documents required

Rise Athletics


18521 W. QueenCreek Rd. #105-208
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Locations: 3

Contact: Kristin Hodge
Tel: 602.391.8876

– 10% off registration for any child in foster care




Locations: Tutoring provided in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson

Contact: Corina Gastony
Tel: 480.545.2475

$10 off hourly rate (regularly $40)


Locations: Mobile tutoring, serving North Phoenix and Scottsdale

Contact: Tina Kanelos Jones
Tel: 480.428.8322

Discounted rate of $55/hour (regular rates: $70 – $80/hour, depending on grade level)

Gilbert - Val Vista Lakes

Locations: 1

Contact: Jose Penaloza
Tel: 480.813.1153

10% off currently monthly fee
(Regular rates = $145/month for first subject; $135/month for second subject)

Please note this vendor requires a minimum enrollment period, depending on the child’s grade level. AFFCF funding is not guaranteed for the full enrollment period. Be sure to review our Award Guidelines for more details.



Locations: In-home tutoring available throughout Arizona

Contact: Loni Lebanoff
Tel: 863.521.3892

Regular rate of $50/hour discounted to $42/hour


Locations: In-home tutoring available in Phoenix & Tucson metro areas

Contact: Cindy Martell
Tel: 602.788.8867

$50 off any package; contact for hourly rates


8190 W Union Hills Rd #120
Glendale, AZ 85308

Locations: 1

Contact: Renee Larsen
Tel: 623.537.3611

Discounted hourly rate of $46/hour (regularly $52/hour)

Succeed, LLC

1921 S Alma School Rd #303
Mesa, AZ 85210

Locations: All work done in the community or in our corporate office in Mesa, AZ

Contact: Sonya Beck
Tel: 480.818.8797

Discounted rate of $50/hour per student (regular rate is $60/hour per student)

Consulting, LLC


8206 W Hilton Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85043

Locations: 1, will travel for other services

Contact: Eboni Cotton
Tel: 602.403.0939

Discounted hourly rate of $40/hour per student, 10% discount for each additional child in the same family

Ethnic hair care

of hope, llc


Locations: 1

Contact: Soncerea Swift
Tel: 602.284.7934 / 480.709.8828

Discounts as listed:
$100 (styling time up to 180 minutes) for the following services:
– Cornrows/layers (normally $145 and up)
– Tree braids (normally $145 and up)
– Single braids/box braids (normally $135 and up)
– Goddess braids/under braids (normally $125 and up)
– Kinky twist (normally $135 and up)
– Feed-in braids
– Sew-in

– Basic cornrows (styling time up to 120 minutes)

All clients will receive a consultation and other hairstyles available upon request. For hairstyles not listed above, cost documentation will need to be provided. All stylists are fingerprinted. Services can be provided in-home or at Foiled Salon in Mesa.