April 2021
Good news! You now have a little more time to make a donation to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation and still get an AZ state tax credit on your 2020 income taxes. In addition to extending the deadline for filing and paying individual state taxes, the state has also set May 17, 2021 as the deadline to contribute to certified qualifying foster care charitable organizations to claim the tax credit on your 2020 individual income tax return.
MAY IS NATIONAL FOSTER CARE AWARENESS MONTH
There are more than 423,000 children and youth in foster care across the country, with nearly 14,000 in the state of Arizona. There are many ways that you can help the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation bring awareness to the needs of children and youth in foster care here in our state.

  • Follow us on social media (see links at the bottom of this email) and share our posts to your network
  • Share your own story of foster care with us
  • Donate to support life-changing AFFCF programs

No action is too small or too big! No matter how you choose to help children in foster care, AFFCF thanks you!
KEYS TO SUCCESS SPOTLIGHT: AARON
Aaron is one of 182 youth actively participating in AFFCF’s Keys to Success program, which empowers youth to make informed decisions about their future and builds skills that will help them win in both career and life achievement.

Aaron was 19 years old and living out of his car for almost a year, until it broke down and was towed. We met him after he’d been placed into a group home shortly thereafter. He told us that he didn’t graduate high school and hadn’t attended school in over a year. Read more...
Making a contribution to Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation is a win-win. You win by earning a credit on your Arizona state taxes. Individuals can contribute up to $500 and joint filers can contribute up to $1,000 and receive a dollar-for-dollar credit on their taxes. Young men and women in our Keys to Success program, like Aaron, win when they are supported in their education and employment goals. You can contribute through May 17, 2021 and count it toward your 2020 taxes.
SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT: SARAH
Sarah is graduating from the University of Arizona this spring. She is one of 69 students in the AFFCF scholarship program. In her own words, she describes the importance of having a support system while in college:

I am graduating with a Bachelor's of Science in Public Health from the University of Arizona in May 2021. My plan after graduation is to apply to and be accepted into Baylor’s Accelerated Nursing Program (ABSN) in Texas. I am extremely hard-working and committed to my academics and career goals. Read more...
When you make a foster care tax credit donation to the Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation, you are telling young adults like Sarah that they have support as they push forward in their education and futures. Your donation is also eligible for a dollar-for-dollar credit on your 2020 Arizona state taxes if you donate by May 17, 2021.
AFFCF PREFERRED PARTNERS
AFFCF is pleased to welcome five new businesses to our growing preferred partners list:
Phoenix
Our preferred partners provide a discount on their services/activities for children in foster care here in Arizona. See our complete list of preferred partners at affcf.org/partners.

If you own a business that provides activities for children, we’d love to have you join our list of preferred partners. Apply at affcf.org/beapartner.