Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (Phoenix, AZ)

Name

  • Name:Ms. Kris Jacober
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation
  • Address:1645 E. Missouri
    Suite 450
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:602-252-9445
  • Main fax:623-487-3392

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation (AFFCF) is to provide awards for social, athletic and educational activities and opportunities that promote the self esteem and enrich the lives of children in foster care.

  • Overview:
  • We reach out to youth ages 15 - 17 where they live - in group home settings, with kinship caregivers or in foster families. Youth ages 15-17 enrolled in the Keys to Success program work with a Career Development Specialist to identify their interests, skills and abilities and create an individualized career plan based on those items. The Keys to Success program is a new program for AFFCF, designed to capitalize on what we do best, meeting the individual needs and aspirations of children in foster care. The process begins with a the Indigo Assessment, a 32 page assessment of each youth's interests, skills and abilities. The following sessions between the youth and career development specialist focus on the development of an individual service plan for each youth that includes employment, educational, career and personal development goals and long and short term goals to achieve them. This may include education development and referrals to support service offered by the AFFCF or outside providers. The CDS is also required to facilitate a connection to the training or education that best fits the chosen profession, including a university or community college tour as well as guidance through the college enrollment process. KTS has established partnerships with Maricopa County Community College District, ASU, and Maricopa Skills Center in order to connect youth to the resources available to them and maximize opportunities. ➢ In the final session the CDS will take the youth to shop for an interview outfit and present interviewing skills.

    The next step is for youth to work with an employment specialist to gain work experience and/or paid employment that best aligns with their career objectives. Members of the youth's Keys to Success team continue to follow up with the youth to ensure successful employment.

    Along the way, AFFCF supports the employment efforts of youth in the Keys to Success program with awards for interview clothing, transportation (bus passes and bicycles), tutoring support, GED support, etc.

    Additional elements of the Keys to Success program include a volunteer oversight committee that is responsible for recruiting employers, program evaluation and program enhancement. There is also a quarterly 'camp' experience that is a 'reward' for youth who have achieved goals in their individual service plans. The camp experience includes visioning exercises, a career fair and leadership skill development activities.

  • History:
  • The Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation was founded by two members of the Foster Care Review Board in Arizona who recognized there was no funding available for children in foster care to participate in simple childhood activities. Over the years our giving guidelines have expanded to include athletic registration and equipment, tutoring, dance, karate, gymnastics, swim and other lessons, music lessons and equipment rental, prom dresses, special event clothing, apartment set ups for youth aging out of foster care and more. We are the only organization in the state that provides funding for these activities for children in foster care. Approximately 20 years ago, AFFCF began funding post secondary scholarships for youth attending community colleges, universities and trade schools.

    Over the past 31 years, AFFCF has provided awards for approximately 28,621 children, totaling more than $6.3 million. Since our inception, we have not said 'no' to one child who requested an item or activity that is included in our guidelines. The Keys to Success program provides a new way for us to enrich the lives (and future livelihood!) of youth in foster care through a unique program that meets their individual needs and desires.

  • Year established:1983
  • Endowment:Unknown

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:86-0468850

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:860468850
  • Organization Name:ARIZONA FRIENDS OF FOSTER CHILDREN FOUNDATION
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% TEASURER
  • Organization Address:1645 E MISSOURI AVE STE 450
  • Organization City:PHOENIX
  • Organization State:AZ
  • Organization Zip:85016-3035
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 1984
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):326
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Care and housing of children (orphanage, etc)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P32Z
  • Asset Amount:$3,451,127
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$4,365,064
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,963,326
  • Last Updated:2/21/2018 4:54:17 pm

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