how we help
The Foster Youth Education Fund empowers former foster youth in the Sacramento region to achieve their higher education dreams. Without parents or a support system to lend a helping hand, they turn to us for basic education necessities. Since 2002, FYEF has been providing funds for tuition, housing, books, computers and campus transportation through scholarships created with the generous support of our community.
- In 2016, FYEF granted over 50 scholarships.
- Scholarships are granted through an application process to students in the Sacramento region for tuition, books, computers or campus transportation.
- Each year in Sacramento County, approximately 250 youth "age out" of the foster care system. Many end up unemployed, homeless or in jail.
- FYEF was created to reach the former foster youth trying to break the cycle by pursuing a college degree.
- FYEF is a 501c3 nonprofit, tax ID# 20-0680594.
The Foster Youth Education Fund also works with the Guardian Scholars Program at California State University, Sacramento. With community and institutional support, this proven program maximizes state and federal funds, providing housing, tuition and support services for the youth, with amazing results.
- Kim Grimes
- Brendan McGuire
- Jonathan Pearson
- Virginia Williams
- Janelle Willis