August 2021
For the Fall 2021 semester, AFFCF awarded 21 new students the AFFCF Scholarship. Fifty one students renewed their scholarships, which bring the total number of AFFCF scholars for the Fall 2021 semester to 72. Of the 21 new students, 14 are starting college and seven are students who are partway through college. New scholarship recipients will be studying at Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, Northern Arizona University, the University of Denver and the University of Arizona, as well as the Maricopa Community Colleges and Pima Community College. Read more...
When it comes to helping children and youth in foster care, the T.W. Lewis Foundation is an organization that deserves a lot of credit. Their generous contributions to AFFCF in 2021 alone exemplify their commitment to uplift a population of children and youth who oftentimes get overlooked.

Earlier this year, the T.W. Lewis Foundation, made our summer by providing us the funds to promote our Save Their Summer initiative statewide. When our requests during May, June and July shot up more than 50% from the same months the previous year, T.W. Lewis helped fund the increase in childhood activity awards. They also continue to support young men and women transitioning to adulthood through our Keys to Success program. 

AFFCF is grateful for the continued support of the T.W. Lewis Foundation. Together, we are changing lives and helping young people in foster care be winners!
Meredith DeAngelis is the Chair of AFFCF's Board of Directors. She says she's learned a ton about foster care since joining the Board. Here's what she has to say in her own words...
"I joined the board in 2013 because I wanted to use my marketing expertise to do something good for the community. At the time I knew very little about foster care. I had no idea that once these kids turn 18 years old they are on their own. I never really thought what it would be like to not have the support of my parents growing up until I got involved.

I have learned that children in foster care have gone through too much pain and yet they choose to have careers as therapists, teachers, nurses, law enforcement, etc. so they can improve the lives of others. The most important thing I have learned is that these kids need our support and encouragement. If we don’t help them, who will?" 
Meredith DeAngelis
AFFCF is pleased to welcome the following business to our growing list of preferred partners:
Our preferred partners come from all areas of Arizona and provide a discount on their services/activities for children in foster care. View the complete list of our preferred partners at

Own or know a business that provides activities for children? Become a preferred partner today. Apply at
Don't miss out on some of AFFCF's upcoming events:

Volunteer Orientation
September 16, 2021 | 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Come learn about the different volunteer opportunities at AFFCF, as well as a little bit about our history and how we do what we do. If you'd like to attend, either in person or virtually, please RSVP to our outreach coordinator, Kim Searles at

Slider Throwdown
November 14, 2021 | 12PM - 3PM

AFFCF is currently seeking Slider Throwdown sponsors and in-kind donations to our silent auction. If you have a business and are interested in sponsoring this year's event and/or contributing to our silent auction, please contact Kim Searles at or 602.775.5781.