How You Can Help

AZ Foster Care Tax Credits

The Arizona Foster Care Tax Credit program assists the foster youth in our community and reduces your state income tax.  Your donation is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit on your taxes, up to $1,000 per married couple - or $500 per individual. QFCO#10036.


Even if you are currently donating through the Tax Credit Program to an educational nonprofit or another charity in the Valley, Foster Care Tax Credits fall into a separate category, and you are allowed to donate to them in addition.

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SF Charitable Tax Credit Form 

IRS Form 352 www.AZDOR.gov/Forms/Credits.aspx 

Memberships

Our membership opportunities will be posted soon!

Volunteer

We are so grateful for our volunteers!  We also welcome you to become a part of this amazing group of individuals.  Volunteer opportunities are many: you can help support our program projects, help with our events or be there to support our participants who are celebrating their successes. In addition, attending quarterly community meetings and other events make it possible for you to interact with our young people that way, too. Or, you can help us grow our community of donors through a variety of fundraising programs. We'd love for you to participate and welcome your support.

Program Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring one of our eight career paths?

We'd love to have you involved.  Becoming a FINANCIAL BENEFACTOR will help us cover the additional expenses involved in each experience: meals for the teens, program supplies and supervisory help for each experience.  Historically, each career group of multiple experiences throughout the year costs us between $35,000 - $50,000 per year for each category, so we need your help to be able to fund it all.  Here are all the programs we offer - by category.

Self-Care & Wellness

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We also call this the Finding True Self Project and the scope of this project not only spans internal discovery but also the external, with hands-on experiences that include working with related wellness and self-care industry leaders.  On one hand, participants experience enlightenment, self-love and education of self-awareness, mind, body & spirit, compassion, unity and social inclusion.  On the other hand, exposure to the fields of cosmetology, fashion, hair care, makeup, massage and spa.  All these possibilities exist while advancing the stewardship of caring for those less fortunate.

Farming & Agriculture

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Our Balance Project explores a blending of health, science and nature recognizing the importance of the interconnections between them.  The food we consume, how we produce that food and the natural world at large, all part of the cycle of providing food for the world to consume.  These hands-on experiences bring young people together with farmers and ranchers as well as related industry leaders to explore how the world's health and our destiny as a species are inextricably intertwined with the natural world.  Our teens experience growing organic food, composting and farming.

Culinary, Catering & Nutrition

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Giving these experiences fun names makes exposure to them even more fascinating. We call this one the Happy Belly Project.  Working side-by-side with industry leaders, our youth learn about the people and where food actually comes from, what balanced nutrition looks like, in-restaurant and catering service options as well as how to prepare specific dishes and serve them. Our participants experience culinary and hospitality awareness, catering, home economics, farmers market, life skills of eating healthy and event planning.

Creative Expression, Arts & Culture

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Our Peace Project teaches self-expression through a myriad of vehicles.  So, whether it is painting portraits of the dogs participating in our Annual Fashion Paw Tea event or listening to the ancient sounds of music that existed centuries ago, our teens experience a release that helps form free expression.  Experiences include visual arts, exhibits and shows, digital media, fine arts, graphic design, photography, drawing, dance, drama, theater, music, singing and acting.

Construction, Trades & Housing

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The Soul Play Project focuses on humanity, habitats and a sense of community.  Teens gain hands-on experience with problem solving at the very practical level, how creativity is critical to community planning,  the home building industry and how all of us can participate to end homelessness and promote independent living for all foster youth.  Participants experience being exposed to the housing industry, construction and handyman trades.

Environment & Nature

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The Rainmaker Project offers hands-on experience with science, space, natural resources and environmental preservation working with industry leaders.  Their awareness is raised to environmental and green solutions that benefit humanity with zero waste or harm to the earth.  Our young people experience the environment and nature, first hand, earth, wind, water, energy, solar, science, space, waste management, pollution and recycling.

Animal Welfare, Care & Rescue

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The Wild at Heart Project advances the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire and motivate young people to care for our natural world. This hands-on experience brings young people together with related industry leaders to create and support programs and events that raise awareness and generate action to rescue, heal, educate and care for animals and their habitats. 

Individual & Mass Communication

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 The Happiness Project makes our young people aware that happiness is an inside job.  They learn how verbalization can be healing, soothing to others and help lift their spirits.  Experiences range from speaking to their peers, small and large groups - our kids become more comfortable with themselves, understanding the dynamic relationship with others and even experience what it's like to produce and share the spotlight with their own Thought & Service Leader radio show.  This path includes storytelling, advocacy, public speaking, journalism, radio, TV, the impact emotions have on others, being kind, giving compliments and offering words of encouragement.

 

Our Partners

For Profit

  Adam’s Natural Meat

Agave Farms & Agave Environmental

Arizona Biltmore Golf Club

Arizona Game & Fish Department

Balance Rock Ranch

BNC Bank

Bulthaup [lab] Scottsdale

Desert Diamond West Valley Casino

Carefree Consignment

Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine

  Cave Creek Olive Oil Company

CDL Accounting

Cotton & Copper

Crow's Dairy

Curt McCormick & Associates, LLC

Date Creek Ranch

Desert Diamond West Valley Casino

Edward Jones, Nathan Breese

Fountain Hills Charter School

Fry's & Fry's Marketplace

Garden Variety Bees

Gentle Truth Healing

Glendale Flowers & Gifts

GoDaddy

Gretchen Jewell Real Estate

Gustafson & Associates

  Hatton Pet Portrait Studio

Hayden Flower Mill

Horse & Agriculture Magazine

Hummingbird Tiny Home Inn

JC Consulting, Joell Adams

John D'Arco, CPA & Attorney

JW Plumbing

La Madeleine French Bakery & Café

Loan Mountain Memory Care

Microsoft

Mission Linen Supply

ModLuxe Printing

Mountain Sky Farms

Nashwa Farms

N2 Publishing - Cave Creek Living

Orangewood Wines

Phoenix Business RadioX

Phoenix Suns

Pillsbury Wine Company

Play Wirx

Puppies Make Me Happy

Ramona Farms

  Rare Earth Gallery

Rattlesnake Solutions

Rhiba Farms

Rising Tycoons

Roadhouse & The Hideaway Grill

Ron & Joyce Moser

Rulon Financial & Tax

Sacred Drum Medicine

Shari Rowe

Sherry Anshara, Medical Intuitive

Sherry Westlake & Scott Dorman

Sonoran Pasta Co.

Sprouts Farmers Market

SRP

Succentrix Business Advisors 

Sundt

Talking Stick Resort

Target

The Arizona CFO, Steve Hedden

The Consistency Chain

The Farm at South Mountain

The Lazy Lizard, Cave Creek

The Pond Gnome

Transform Your Stress, John Petri

Watercolors by Ann

Western Environmental

Wire 2 Wire Golf

Whole Foods Market

Non-Profit

 Arizona Diamondbacks 

Arizona Herb Association

Audubon Arizona

B.A.C.A - Bikers Against Child Abuse

 Butterfly Wonderland

 Cardinals Charities  

Delia Foundation

Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Foothills YMCA

Desert Kitchen

 Fiesta Bowl Charities 

Four Peaks Animal Rescue

Gen Justice

 Glendale Chamber of Commerce 

Global Peace Warrior & Ttaiko Drummer, Ken Koshio

Keep America Beautiful 

Keep Scottsdale Beautiful

Kiwanis Club of Carefree AZ

 Legacy Tree Foundation 

National Audubon Society

National Wildlife Federation

 Native Seed SEARCH 

Reevis Mountain School of Self Reliance

Reigning Grace Ranch

Rusty's Angels Sanctuary

Sedona Mago Retreat

 Southwest District Kiwanis, Division 13

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center

Tao Healing Center

Tender Little Hearts Mini Tales & Equine Mini Therapy

The National Pollinator Garden Network

Wild at Heart

YMCA Sky Y Camp

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