The San Francisco Foster Youth Fund continues to establish itself as a hard-working charity that succeeds in helping many deserving children to pursue their personal interests and dreams. The SFFYF Board feels confident that residents of the San Francisco Bay Area will continue to support the crucial goals of SFFYF. The board is also committed to a goal of obtaining corporate under-writing for our largest and best-known fundraiser, the annual softball tournament.
It is the belief of the San Francisco Foster Youth Fund that no child should be deprived of essential life experiences and enriching activities, even if circumstances around them have created limitations in their family’s financial resources. Dramatic rises in the cost of raising children, and in the cost of programs and services that enhance the experience of childhood, call for continued efforts to make funds available for at-risk children and youth. Additionally, the necessity of a college education as a stepping-stone towards a successful adulthood has never been greater.
Fulfillment of these relatively simple needs can make a significant difference in the lives of foster children and other children receiving child welfare-related services. The Board of Directors is proud of its work at helping children in one of the most culturally and economically diverse cities in the nation. As a new century dawns, the Fund serves as a model of what can happen when concerned community members work together to see that life always provides rewards for children, even those with the fewest material advantages.