July 2021
CAA FUNDING UPDATE
If you know someone who is in foster care or was in foster care (ages 14 to 26) in Arizona, they may be eligible to get money to help with education, housing and even re-entering care. Things they can get help with include:
  • Rent
  • Tutoring
  • Driver’s education
  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • And more!

If they are eligible, they have a maximum award amount of $2,000. They can split the maximum award amount among multiple applications. For example, if they need help with rent that costs $1,000 and their car needs repair that costs $500, they can submit one application for rent assistance and a second application for auto repair.
STILL TIME TO SAVE THEIR SUMMER!
There's still time to Save Their Summer! You have until July 31, 2021, to apply for a Save Their Summer award for your child. This one-time only award of up to $100 may be made for each child in your home. Board games? Water table? Arts and crafts? You name it, AFFCF will consider funding it. If you are a licenses or unlicensed caregiver or a CASA, click the button below to apply before July 31!
KEYS TO SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT: GALADRIEL
Galadriel is one of 197 youth actively participating in AFFCF's Keys to Success program, which empowers youth to make informed decisions about their future and build skills that will help them win in both career and life achievement. Her KTS employment development specialist, Noelle, shares a little bit about Galadriel's journey in the Keys to Success program:

The first time I met Galadriel, affectionately known as Dri, I was blown away by her vivacious personality. Read more...
You can support the work of the Keys to Success program by making a contribution to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. Individuals can contribute up to $500 and joint filers can contribute up to $1,000 and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their Arizona state taxes. Give today at affcf.org/give.
SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT: AMANDA
In January 2021, we highlighted one of our AFFCF scholars, Amanda, a modern language major at Northern Arizona University. At the time, Amanda was preparing to study abroad in France at Université Savoie- Monte Blanc for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 semesters. She took some time to update us on her study abroad experience:

"I had a great semester and passed all my classes at the Université Savoie- Monte Blanc. Read more...
Amanda is one of 54 students in our scholarship program and this month AFFCF will consider an additional 22 scholarship applications. Without the scholarship, many youth would not have the means to pursue their educational dreams. You can support these young men and women by making a foster care tax credit donation to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. Even better, you can receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your Arizona state taxes, up to $500 for individuals and up to $1,000 for couples. Please consider a donation today!
AFFCF PREFERRED PARTNERS
AFFCF is pleased to welcome the following business to our ever-growing preferred partners list:
KNOWLEDGE & LIFE LEARNING
Our preferred partners come from different corners of the state and provide a discount on their services/activities for children in foster care in Arizona. You can see a complete list of our preferred partners at affcf.org/partners.

Own a business that provides activities for children? Become a preferred partner today. Apply at affcf.org/beapartner.