When you donate to First Place for Youth, you help young people in foster care on the path to their full potential. With your generous support, First Place provides life-changing services to teenagers and young adults in the transition from foster care to independence.

YOUR DONATIONS ARE LEVERAGED NEARLY 3X BY PUBLIC FUNDS

Public contracts do not fully cover the cost of First Place’s programs. Help us close the funding gap and ensure our young people receive the comprehensive support they need to succeed in school, work, and life. $1,300 closes the monthly gap for one participant in our My First Place program. 

Prefer to give by check?

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

FIRST PLACE FOR YOUTH
426 17TH STREET, STE 100
OAKLAND, CA 94612

Make a one time gift below, or join our monthly giving program 
to make a continuing commitment to foster youth.

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 Lauren Chiarulli (lchiarulli@firstplaceforyouth.org / 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 cmiller@firstplaceforyouth.org / 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 Lauren Chiarulli at lchiarulli@firstplaceforyouth.org 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 lchiarulli@firstplaceforyouth.org to coordinate sending your in-kind donation.

Prefer to give by check?

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

FIRST PLACE FOR YOUTH
426 17TH STREET, STE 100
OAKLAND, CA 94612