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It is the belief of the San Francisco Foster Youth Fund that no child should be deprived of essential life experiences and enriching activities.

Annual College Scholarships
Annual Summer Camp Grants
Annual Sports and Music Grants
Donations Goes To Youth


The San Francisco Foster Youth Fund depends upon public donations to continue its work. You can help! Making a donation through our secure server is fast and easy, and when we receive your donation, we will send you an acknowledgement in the mail for tax purposes. Thank you for your support!

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These youth are high school graduates who strive to continue their studies. The scholarships provide modest financial assistance intended to supplement the student’s other funding. They help with any uncovered expenses, including those small extras which they may not otherwise by able to afford, such as books, clothing, or participation in extracurricular activities

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About Us

The Fund has no paid staff members, and all tasks related to fundraising, decision-making, and provision of services are performed by an unpaid Board of Directors, or individual volunteers designated by the board. The Board of Directors is currently composed of 15 members, drawn from the fields of social services, law, and accounting. Board members are elected for 3-year terms, and officers of the Board are elected annually.

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Community Thrift Store

San Francisco Foster Youth Fund has registered with the Community Thrift Store as a designated charity. Books, furniture, gently used clothes, housewares take your old stuff the Thrift Store and say that you want to donate it in the name of the San Francisco Foster Youth Fund. When the item sells, they will give a significant portion of the sales price back to the San Francisco Foster Youth Fund. Donations are eligible for a tax deduction. The better quality of the donation the more money it will raise for the fund.

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SFFYF hosts several annual fundraising events that have become a familiar part of the landscape in San Francisco’s social services network.

Join us for the Mae Louise Mays Charity Softball Tournament on June 15, 2019.

Despite the economic challenges faced by Americans in recent years, SFFYF donors have continued to help the Fund remain financially stable. Although many non-profits face the prospect of cutting services due to financial shortfalls, our donor network of private individuals, San Francisco city employees and others have generously supported the children served by SFFYF.

I was a very lucky and blessed person indeed to have been able to be a recipient of your organization.
Gabrielle, SFFYF scholarship recipient
Thank you for all you have done for me. I am truly grateful to God for sending someone like you in my life. All the help and support really helped and now I am finished with school. I love you from the bottom of my heart.
Alice J., SFFYF scholarship student who had just graduated
Just writing this thank you card to let you guys know how much I appreciate the check for my cheerleading uniform. Thank you.
Your support and encouragement has greatly helped me on my educational path. I am grateful for this much needed opportunity because as we all know it is very difficult for former foster youth to graduate without help. I plan to graduate next year with 2 associate degrees in music and general education. I then plan to study abroad and earn a Masters of Fine Arts. Thank you again for your support.
S.G., SFFYF scholarship recipient
Thank you for helping me with the prom. I had a great night!
I wanted to thank you very very much for the shoes. Literally I cried when receiving the shoes because I was so happy! I know it sounds cheesy that a person would cry for shoes but I did. I’m so thankful that someone thought about my comfort and safety. I really can’t express how grateful I am with words.
Cassandra, Loves sports and needed new athletic shoes
Thank you for this wonderful scholarship because it makes it possible for me to attend college. One thing I learned in college is that every penny counts!
Vitaliy, Freshman at UC Santa Cruz
First, I got to take karate class, and now I’m taking trumpet lessons. It’s fun and I hope I can keep playing.
Maurice, SFFYF grant recipient