Summer Fun is Back!
Summer camps and other fun summer activities are back! You can help the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Save Their Summer by giving to a special fund…
HELP AFFCF SAVE THEIR SUMMER
Summer campers…summer not! As summer activities slowly reopen this year, AFFCF is here to fund summer fun for children in foster care. If a child wants to go to camp, play baseball or take swim lessons, we’ll fund it like we always do. To see everything AFFCF funds, please visit our Award Guidelines page.
If you’re still not sure about your child attending in-person group activities, AFFCF is re-opening last year’s Save Their Summer award category from May 1 to July 31, 2021 to give children in foster care the ‘stuff’ they need to enjoy fun summer activities at home. Requests made after July 31 will not be considered.
APPLY HERE to request funding for camps, summer sports and all the other typical activities that AFFCF funds AND to request Save Their Summer awards. If you are requesting a Save Their Summer award, be sure to select “Save Their Summer” for the Request Category and let us know what specific items you wish to purchase in the description area. Keep in mind that AFFCF will accept Save Their Summer applications through July 31, 2021.
YOUR GIFT MATTERS TO KIDS IN FOSTER CARE!
AZ FOSTER CARE TAX CREDIT DONATIONS
Your SAVE THEIR SUMMER donation may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar state tax credit under the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit. The maximum amount allowed is up to $500 for individual filers and up to $1,000 for joint filers. Please consult your tax professional for complete details on the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit. AFFCF’s tax ID is 86-0468850 and our Qualifying Foster Care Organization ID is 10023.
For those who prefer to mail in your donation, you can download our Printable Donation Form here. Once you complete the form, mail it along with your donation to:
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.
For your convenience, you download the Qualifying Foster Care Tax Credit Form here.
DID YOU KNOW?
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 www.azdor.gov 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.