It’s Back to School Time

Sometimes the difference between a good school year and a not-so good school year lies in the little things. Especially for kids in foster care.

 

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL TIME

Sometimes the difference between a good school year and a not-so good school year lies in the little things. Especially for kids in foster care.

There are currently just under 13,000 children in foster care in Arizona. They don’t have a voice or a choice in where they live. But they can choose to have a Disney Princess or Spiderman backpack, colored pencils or crayons and whatever other school supplies they want with funding from the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation.

School Supplies Assistance

Miss the deadlines for a backpack giveaway? Not to worry. We updated our funding guidelines this year to include school supplies for children in foster care. The maximum AFFCF can consider funding for school supplies is $50 per child, per year and excludes office items such as printer ink and file folders.

Other School-Related Awards

Books
The maximum AFFCF can consider funding for books is $50 per child per year. 

Field Trips
The maximum AFFCF can consider funding for a school field trip is $450.

School Program Fees (K-12 Grades)
AFFCF can consider funding trade/vocational program fees for youth who are in grades K-12. 

School Pictures
The maximum AFFCF can consider funding for school pictures is $50 or senior pictures for $200.

School Yearbooks
The maximum AFFCF can consider funding for a school yearbook is $75.

Tutoring
AFFCF can consider funding up to $400 per month for up to 2 hours per week of one-on-one tutoring.

Please review our complete funding guidelines with regards to frequency and payment method.

Just Like Every Other Kid

There are so many things in that aren’t normal for a child in foster care. They see their classmates come back to school with brand new backpacks and shiny new school supplies. You can help them be just like every other kid and not “that kid in foster care” by making a donation to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation.

AZ FOSTER CARE TAX CREDIT

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is a Qualifying Foster Care Organization (QFCO ID #10023). That means your donation to AFFCF is eligible for the Foster Care Tax credit. Individuals can give up to $500 and couples up to $1,000 and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their Arizona state taxes. Please consult your tax professional for complete details on the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit.

DID YOU KNOW?

Of every dollar donated to AFFCF:

  • 89% goes directly to programs
  • 11% goes to administration and fundraising

AFFCF is committed to being good stewards of the funds we receive to achieve our goal of serving every child in foster care in Arizona.

TAX BENEFITS OF YOUR CONTRIBUTION

If you expect to break even or get a refund on your Arizona state taxes, the amount you donate will be added, dollar for dollar, to your refund. If you expect to owe income tax to the state, your contribution will directly reduce the amount of your debt, also dollar for dollar. This creates a win-win situation for your favorite charitable organization and your budget.

Eligible nonprofits must receive certification as a Qualifying Foster Care Charitable Organization (QFCO). These organizations meet an immediate community need for Arizona residents who live in poverty and spend at least 50% of their operating budgets on providing these services, in addition to other state requirements.

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