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.


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.


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.









Support AFFCF every time you shop Amazon at no cost to you, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to AFFCF.

To get started, log into your Amazon Shopping account, go to the main menu, find “Settings” and click on “AmazonSmile.”  Follow the instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your computer/phone.  Search for “Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation” as your charity, and start shopping!








You can support Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation simply by shopping at Fry’s, with Fry’s Community Rewards! Sign up with your Fry’s VIP card and select the Arizona Friends of Children Foundation for your charity. Every time you shop and use your VIP card, you are giving children and youth in foster care the same opportunities that every other kid has.

Visit Enroll today and start shopping! Please note, you must re-enroll in the Community Rewards program each year after August 1.








When you transfer stock to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, you win, we win! You win because the tax deduction is the same size as a gift of cash (if you’ve owned the asset for more than a year) and you avoid paying capital gains tax. Young people in foster care win by being able to participate in activities that build their self-esteem, enrich their life experiences and ensure their successful transition to adulthood. It’s a win-win-win!








If you are 72 or older, you can avoid paying taxes on your required minimum distributions (RMD) from your IRA by sending them directly to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Best of all, your gift will allow AFFCF to continue our mission of creating opportunities to build self-esttem and empower children and youth in foster care by funding services to enrich their life experiences and ensure their successful transition to adulthood. Learn more!








If you have a donor-advised fund through Schwab® Charitable or Fidelity® Charitable, you can recommend grants to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation through the links below. More sponsoring charities may be added in the future, so please check back if your fund isn’t currently listed.


Schwab Charitable

Fidelity Charitable








Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations.  Your company may match, fully or in part, your contributions, which means you can make an even greater impact for children and youth in foster care.

Check with your company’s human resources team to see if your company matches donations.


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.


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 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 to learn more.

How many children does AFFCF serve?

In 2021, Arizona awarded 9,607 grants to more than 4,800 children throughout the state. The total of these awards was more than $1.6 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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