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).

Feliz - Post-Secondary Scholarships

Growing up in foster care, Feliz never dreamed she could go to college.

“Going to college wasn’t even a thought for kids like me.”

Today, with a post-secondary scholarship from AFFCF, Feliz attends South Mountain Community College. Her goal is to earn a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

Your foster care tax credit donations is an investment in young men and women, like Feliz, who didn’t have a future. You are giving them another way out.

Geo - Childhood Activities

Being in foster care when you’re four years old is scary enough. Getting diagnosed with a rare form of adult leukemia is even scarier. When Geo was in treatment, he was sick, in pain and in the hospital a lot.

To keep his mind off of leukemia, treatments and hospitals, he and his foster (now adoptive) mom would talk about all the things they were going to do when he got better. Disneyland was at the top of his list!

With the help of your foster care tax credit donation, AFFCF made Geo’s dream come true and funded a trip to Disneyland. More importantly, he got to see that there is life outside of cancer, outside of foster care and outside of quarantine.

Emily - Keys to Success

Before Emily came into foster care, she didn’t have a lot of life goals and wasn’t planning to go to college. Then she enrolled in the Keys to Success program three years ago.

Today, Emily attends the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, where she is majoring in accounting. For her, the best part of the program is the support she receives.

“So many resources are available from Keys to Success…young people can get help with just about anything.”

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

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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