Support Our Impact

Your donation is an investment in brighter futures for young people who’ve grown up in foster care

Prefer to give by check?

Make it payable to First Place for Youth and mail to:

426 17TH STREET, STE 100

Your generosity ensures we can reach at-risk, transition-age foster youth with our life-changing services, giving them what every kid deserves: a chance to reach their full potential.

Visit our Sustainers Circle page to join our monthly giving program. 

Make a gift of stock

Donating stock to First Place is a simple process and often provides tax advantages. You may avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the stock, as well as receive an income tax deduction in the amount of the stock’s value upon the date of transfer to First Place.

Please notify Claudia Miller ( / 510.272.0979 x 299) about your plans to donate stock so that we can track your gift. Then download the Stock Donation Form and mail it to your broker to initiate the transfer.

Make First Place part of your legacy through planned giving

Including First Place in your estate plans is a powerful demonstration of your belief that all young people deserve support. Establishing a bequest to First Place or making a charitable gift from a retirement plan are simple ways to ensure future resources for our work with transition-age foster youth, without impacting your current lifestyle.

Contact Claudia Miller at / 510.272.0979 x 299 for more information about legacy giving.

If you have already included First Place in your plans, please let us know!

Host a Party With a Purpose

Support at-risk foster youth by hosting a Party with a Purpose: bring together friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to learn about our work and impact, generating donations toward our work with foster youth in your community. Check out our Party with a Purpose FAQs for more information, and contact Claudia Miller at to learn more and to schedule your event.

Donate as you shop online

You can give more without spending more by using the Amazon Smile program and listing First Place for Youth as your charity of choice, and by using Goodshop at thousands of other online retailers.

Send items for foster youth in our programs

Whether they’re joining First Place from a group home, foster homes, shelter, or from living on the street, our program participants rarely have more than a small bag of belongings when they come to us. Your donations of brand new clothes and supplies are received with excitement and gratitude by the foster youth we serve as they move into their first apartments, continue their educations, and start new jobs. View our Wish List for specific items, and contact Lauren Chiarulli at to coordinate sending your in-kind donation.