Although FYI is blessed with an amazing volunteer team, we have expenses that we must incur to deliver our services to the foster youth who need them. Your one-time or monthly recurring general donation helps keep FYI’s operations going.

FYI’s Emergency Assistance Fund helps youth facing a financial crisis that threatens to derail their educational plans. Your donation will help with expenses like car repairs, flat tires, groceries, eyeglasses and emergency transportation.

Help send a youth to camp by donating to FYI’s Retreat Fund. Your gift of $280 sends one youth to Big Bear for a life-changing Empowerment Retreat Weekend.

Sponsor a youth holiday wish list. Shop for and wrap the items that a youth has specifically requested, and make his or her holiday wishes come true!

Donate gift cards for food, gas, Uber and Lyft to help youth with transportation and basic necessities.

Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible. FYI’s federal tax ID number is 82-1034101.


FYI Allies work directly with foster youth to make sure they obtain the resources they need. Allies encourage youth, cheering them on as they work to complete a post-secondary education.


We need local employers who are willing to give foster youth a break by providing part-time employment and helping them learn basic job skills and work ethic.


Finding affordable housing is difficult for foster youth. Please contact us if you have a room to rent or know of any other affordable housing in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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