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.


Foster Mother’s Day 2019

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We are so excited to share that Foster Mother’s Day, our annual celebration of foster parents and families, is now Foster Families DayThis year the event will take place on Saturday, May 11th ( the day before Mother’s Day) and will be hosted at The Getty Center in Brentwood!

We are thrilled to take the event to The Getty, which has planned a full suite of arts-related activities to honor our guests, including: an origami garden, a catered brunch, a family photo station, workshops, guided tours of the museum, gifts, books, and more! 

Our event volunteer slots are already filled but we have several pre-event volunteer opportunities available, which you can find on our sign-up page

We so appreciate your support and hope you will join us in honoring our community’s foster families!

If you have any questions, please email:

2019 spring volunteer opportunities

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Looking back on 2018!

As a result of all of our wonderful community of donors, volunteers and partners, Foster Care Counts and Foster Nation: 

  • Provided $337,500 worth of grants to over 34 organizations including Guardian Scholars program, local grassroots organizations and other nonprofits supporting foster youth and families. 

  • Hosted our 10th Annual Foster Mother's Day to 2,200 foster parents and children from 34 different organizations

  • Served over 1,200 foster youth at the TAY Shop with free, new and gently used, professional clothing and essential items.

  • Funded over 240 new laptops to foster youth in college in 2018. To date, we've funded 2,518 laptops for foster youth students.

  • At Celebration I, presented 14 scholarships to high school grads who had committed to pursuing a college education. At Celebration II, we were able to gift each of the 175 students a special graduation present in acknowledgement of their hard work and achievement. 


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 

Foster Care Counts is excited to announce ‘TAY Shop at 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. TAY Shop 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