You Win, We Win

Your donation to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is a WIN-WIN. Children in foster care get to be like every other kid and play a sport, go to summer camp, get a class yearbook (WIN) and your donation can qualify for the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit (WIN).

You Win, We Win

Your donation to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is a WIN-WIN. Youth in our Keys to Success program, many for the first time, learn about the job market, and are supported in their education and employment goals (WIN) and your donation can qualify for the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit (WIN).

You Win, We Win

Your donation to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is a WIN-WIN. Students at community colleges, universities and vocational schools are supported in their education dreams (WIN) and your donation can qualify for the Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit (WIN).

Brazille, Joshua & Julian - Childhood Activities

Brazille, Joshua and Julian were recently adopted by their aunt Doris. While in foster care, AFFCF worked with Doris to provide clothing for the family to take beautiful Christmas photos, sports registration fees, summer camp fees and more for each of the children. Doris says, “they didn’t think they were worth it.”

With the help of your foster care tax credit donation, AFFCF wanted them to know they are worth it.

Jacqueline - Post-Secondary Scholarships

“Although I do not have a clear cut plan of what I want to do during my entire life, I am certain that I will be a success on any path I decide because education will be my foundation… I am dedicated to getting an education.”

Your foster care tax credit donations give young men and women just like Jacqueline the foundation for a better tomorrow.

Ryley - Keys to Success

After applying to more than 25 businesses, Ryley followed up personally with each one. The steady stream of “no thank you’s” discouraged this young man, but he didnt give up. When he was out following up on applications, he stopped at a Wienerschnitzel for a drink. He introduced himself to the hiring manager and asked for an application. At that time, they were fully staffed, but two weeks later Ryley had his first job at Wienerschnitzel.

Unfortunately, after six months he lost his job due to the COVID quarantine. With the help of Keys to Success and his Employment Development Specialist, Rina, Ryley submitted an application to Schnepff Farms. This persistent young man went over to the farm on his own and introduced himself. He got an interview on the spot and has been happily working their ever since!

Foster Care Tax Credit donations give young people in our Keys to Success program the skills and the confidence they need to find a job and plan their futures.

AFFCF HAS A 4-STAR CHARITY RATING

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.

EXCELLENCE IN GIVING TRANSPARENCY

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.

DID YOU KNOW?

Of every dollar donated to AFFCF:

  • 90% goes to programs
  • 10% 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.

GIVING FAQs

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 ksearles@affcf.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.

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