Foster Care Counts improves the lives of youth in foster care and ensures they thrive. We partner with care and advocacy organizations to address the gaps in service and impediments to success and target ways to boost outcomes. Together, we ignite initiatives to empower foster youth, improve access to valuable resources, and incite change on their behalf.


Help Support foster youth in college

Over the past 6 years, Foster Care Counts has raised millions of dollars to support foster youth and families in Los Angeles because of donors like you. At this time of year, our efforts focus on our primary goal: helping students who have grown up in foster care access college, graduate, and go on to secure jobs and financial independence. These kids have overcome enormous odds to make it to college - and all of them are on financial aid and working to make it through school.  Few have family members to stay with when school is not in session.  

In partnership with LA County Department of Children and Family Services and over 20 Guardian Scholar Programs on Southern California college campuses (which offer foster youth enrolled a community of friends, special services and financial support), we've helped ensure that thousands of foster finish their studies and go on to pursue their dreams.

Click here to make an online donation.

If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail your donation to our office at:

11150 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 1500 Los Angeles Angeles, CA 90025 ATTN: Foster Care Counts 

 Questions? Please contact us at or call 310.575.9400 ext.1162


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10th Annual Foster Mother’s Day

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our 10th Annual Foster Mother’s Day such a great success! 

We hosted nearly 2,300 guests and 500 volunteers, in addition to distinguished guests from around Los Angeles, who were honored and grateful to take part in this special day.  

We truly couldn't make this event happen without the help of our amazing volunteers!  

Click here to see Press Coverage and Photos from the event. 

Foster Care Counts is excited to announce ‘The Emporium’, a new community resource in mid-city Los Angeles that offers a range of new and donated goods, from clothing to laptops to basic essentials –all free of charge– to transition age foster youth and families. The Emporium is a collaboration with The Book Foundation, Hope in a Suitcase, and Foster Care Counts.

We're currently looking for volunteers who are able to donate 2-3 hours each week, or each month to be part of our core volunteer team. Volunteer drop-in hours are every Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-3pm.

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To learn more about volunteering, please call 323.746.5800 or email