Welcome Student Support Ally!

Foster Love has secured funding to provide safety net funding for college students with foster care experience.

Foster Love works exclusively with college campus foster care support programs and government agencies to provide these resources directly to their students in a quick and efficient manner.

Once the student has connected with Foster Love staff, the student can expect approved requests to be funded within a 72 hour period given all necessary documentation has been received and verified.

See how we eliminate barriers.

Our Collective Impact

Foster Love has partnered with private donors, college foster care support organizations, nonprofit partners, and government agencies to deliver over $8 million dollars in academic assistance directly to college students.

  • Rapid Response

    In 2021, over $110,000 in funding was distributed to bridging the technology gap college students in foster care face.

  • Family Fellowship
    58 Student Scholars
    90% Graduation Rate
    38% Go on to Pursue Doctorates
    100% Find Employment in their Fields
  • Shopping Sprees
    $16,000 Donates by Macy's for Foster Youth
  • American Industries Scholarship
    Up to $10,000 Awarded to Scholarship recipients pursuing vocational education

How It Works

This is how we eliminate barriers for rapid support.

How it works workflow

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Student Qualifications

To qualify for Rapid Response funding, the student must be referred by an authorized referral partner.

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Apply to become a partner agency and learn how to refer students for basic needs assistance.

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Academic Services

Only 3% of foster youth graduate college— we need everyone's help. Check out some of the ways you can help.


Partner Testimonials

  • Foster Love has made a positive impact in our scholars day to day lives. They were able to focus on their academics without the constant stress of securing their basic needs. It was a much-needed relief of help and support
  • Foster Love has assisted several of our students with funds and materials that they would not be able to get otherwise and in a timely manner. We are appreciative for their initiatives in supporting students in their college goals.
  • Our FACES students have benefitted so much from the Tech Packs provided by Foster Love. They have commented that having quality technology has made their online and in-person courses so much better. These tech packs have created equity and access for often underserved students, closing the digital divide!
  • Foster Love has given me safety and security in the face of adversity. When COVID-19 first happened I was terrified for my future and worried that I would face homelessness. Thanks to Foster Love they provided funding to avoid homelessness and avoid going hungry. Words do not describe how incredibly grateful I am to be a part of such a wonderful organization.
  • My experience in accessing support through Foster Love was straightforward and supportive. During the winter break of 2020/21, as well as this current summer break, I was both housing and food insecure. By Foster Love helping me afford to stay in Winter Break housing and assisting me with purchasing groceries, it helped take the stress off of my shoulders.
  • They have been kind and quick to respond. They went above and beyond to make sure I was okay and made sure to help in any way possible. With COVID-19 ruining so many of my school opportunities they stepped in and helped immensely. Foster Love has meant Exactly what they stand for, helping others rise up to their full potential because no one should have to do it alone!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the Rapid Response Program?

A safety net program for college students with foster care experience that provides flexible resources to quickly address the challenges threatening the student’s ability to transition to and through college.

What are the student eligibility requirements to access the program?

All of the following criteria must be met:

  • Student must be a current or former foster youth age 17 or older regardless of their length of time in care. (For eligibility purposes, foster care status includes kinship care, adoption, and probation youth with an order for out-of-home placement).
  • Student is currently enrolled at a college or university regardless of credit attainment, GPA, or academic standing. High school and GED seniors may qualify for this program with limited funding.
  • The eligible student has an urgent need that, if not addressed, would prevent them from continuing with their college education. The student must be referred by their college campus foster care liaison.
No exceptions will be made for individuals that do not meet the eligibility criteria. No age cap is placed on the student applicant. Students are not eligible to self-refer. 

What types of expenses will the program pay for?

The program provides basic needs support including housing, meal assistance, educational technology, transportation, personal utilities, and other urgent needs related to the student’s academic success.

How does the safety net program work?

Your program must first apply to become an authorized referral partner. Approved partners will then be able to refer students to Foster Love. We then assess the student’s needs and provide the resources necessary to address the students’ requests.

Additional FAQ

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Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Please contact RR@togetherwerise.org or submit an inquiry through our Contact Us page. A Foster Love team member will promptly respond to each inquiry. Office hours are from Monday through Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Learn More About Foster Love

Foster Love is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to change the way young individuals experience the foster care system in America.

Through a network of individuals, corporate partners, hudnreds of foster agencies, social workers, CASA advocates, and college campuses, Foster Love is able to bring enriching programs to individuals across the nation.

Foster Love faciliates different types of activities nationwide. Whether you participate as an individual, as part of a group, or corporation, you can help foster youth in your community with a fun team-building project. Your kindness makes a difference not only in the lives of your co-workers, friends, and family buy also in the lives of individuals with foster care experience. Donations are distributed through our partners and kept local to your community.