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Qualified Foster Care Charitable Organization


There are about 14,000 children in the foster care program in Arizona. Funding of QFCO’s provide a wide variety of services, clothing, shelter and furniture to support these kids.

Contributions for the 2020 tax year can be made through April 15th, 2022.

  • Maximum contributions are $500 for filing single, or $1,000 for filing jointly.
  • Uses Tax Credit Form 352.

Is this donation a dollar-for-dollar tax credit off my Arizona State taxes?
Yes. Up to the maximum yearly donations set by the state, this donation is a dollar-for-dollar tax credit off your Arizona State taxes.

What organizations can receive a Qualified Charitable Tax Credit Donation? Only organizations that have been approved by the State of Arizona to operate as a Qualified Charitable Foster Care Organizations.   A list of current organizations that are approved to take these funds can be found on this website.

Can a taxpayer claim multiple tax credits in the same taxable year? Yes.

Can I recommend a specific child receive my donation?   No.

What forms should an individual use to claim these credits? Arizona Form 352.

Must the credit for contributions be claimed in the year of donation? No. Credit eligible donations from January 1 through April 15 of a calendar year may be used as a tax credit on the prior year’s tax return. For example, qualifying donations made January 1, 2021 to April 15, 2021 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2020 or 2021 Arizona income tax return.

Looking for organizations to donate to?

AASK (Aid to Adoption of Special Kids) – Ensuring every child in foster care in Arizona has someone who cares deeply about them.

Advocacy31nine – Advocating for the educational success of children impacted by foster care in Arizona.

Agape Adoption Agency – Providing services in a loving, cooperative environment that supports the permanent placement of some of the world’s most vulnerable people – children who don’t have parents who can meet their long-term needs.

Arizona Association for Foster & Adoptive Parents – Serving the foster, adoptive and kinship families who care for  Arizona’s most vulnerable children.

Arizona Baptist Children’s Services – Providing hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries.

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation – Funding fun for children in foster care.  From summer camps, to swim lessons, to baseball; we are here to improve the lives and enhance the self-esteem of children in foster care across Arizona.

ASA Now – Supporting and strengthening the most vulnerable population by providing the necessary education and skills needed to flourish and thrive. Watch our video to learn more.

AZ Helping Hands – Providing essential needs for children in foster care through our programs promoting safety, permanency and health.

Boost a Foster Family – Providing kinship families items and services required for foster care licensure while creating safe environments for Arizona’s vulnerable foster children.  Watch our video to learn more.

Canyon State Academy – Offering you a chance to receive a quality education, to discover a passion in sports, the arts or vocations and (most importantly) the opportunity for personal growth and successful transition.

Child Crisis Arizona – Providing children and youth in Arizona a safe environment, free from abuse and neglect, by creating strong and successful families.  Watch our video to learn more.

Cuddle Outreach – Comforting and providing quality emergency supplies for children in crisis, to prevent the cycle of abuse by showing children how to focus on their talents and strengths, allowing them opportunity to succeed in their future.

Florence Crittenton – Giving every girl whose life we touch safety, hope and opportunity.

Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona – Transforming children’s trauma to resilience through the arts. Every child who has experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect, and/or homelessness has access to resilience-building arts programs and caring adult volunteer mentors Watch our video to learn more.

Gap Ministries – Standing in the GAP to provide Help for Children, Healing for Families, and Hope for our Community.  We believe generational cycles of poverty, addiction, and a growing foster care system can be healed One Life at a time. Watch our video to learn more.

Generation Justice – Working to mend the child protection system and bring a permanent end to innocent children enduring violence.  Watch our video to learn more.

Hope Community Services – Creating lasting solutions for children and families by providing innovative programs to foster safe and healthy communities within Arizona. Watch our video to learn more.

Hope & A Future – Serving abused and neglected children living in the foster care system. Our programs of summer camps, life skills, mentoring and college scholarships provide the children the necessary tools to be successful in life.

Jessie’s Closet – Offering a children’s boutique designed just for foster children and the families that support them.

La Paloma Family Services – Providing foster care, therapeutic foster care, and group homes for children and youth in Pima County.

More than a Bed – Providing support to Foster, Kinship and Adoptive families for the children in their homes.  Watch our video to learn more.

StreetLightUSA – Offering program services that combine a Christ-Centered and a clinical approach to treat the whole child as she recovers from the trauma of sexual exploitation and human trafficking.  Watch our video to learn more.

The Good Works Project – Providing meaningful support for Arizona’s most vulnerable children.


Click here to view the complete list of Qualified Foster Care Organizations (PDF)
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