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Qualified Foster Care Charitable Organization

There are about 18,000 children in the foster care program in Arizona. Funding of QCFO’s provide a wide variety of services, clothing, shelter and furniture to support these kids.

Contributions for the 2022 tax year can be made through April 15, 2023.

  • 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, 2020 to April 15, 2020 may be used as a tax credit on either your 2019 or 2020 Arizona income tax return.

Looking for organizations to donate to?

A Mighty Change of Heart – Providing personalized duffle bags overflowing with essentials. Foster parents and kinship parents can simply visit our website, fill out a short form with information about their foster child, and we’ll take it from there.

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

FostAdopt Connections – Supporting and empower kinship, foster and adopted children and the people who care for them by providing mentors, connection to resources and the community at large.

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. 

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 essential items (beds, clothes, shoes, underwear, diapers, toys) to the foster, kinship and adoptive families at no charge for the children in their homes.   Watch our video to learn more.

Spreading Threads – Providing gently used and new clothes and items to foster, foster/adoptive, and kinship families in southern Arizona in order to decrease their financial burden and provide clothes that children feel good wearing.


Click here to view the complete list of Qualified Foster Care Charitable Organizations (PDF)
If you do not see the organization you want to donate to on this list, please call us. (480) 865-8081