Mission: We believe young adults transitioning from foster care in San Francisco deserve to have the financial and emotional resources they need to build stability and success in their lives. Friends of SF ILSP fills gaps in the resources available to these young adults by providing grants and other opportunities in a manner that acknowledges their potential and their dignity.
Results: Since our inception in 2005, and with the help of any donors, Friends was able to support more than 170 recipients with over $190,000. In the future, we hope to expand our reach to provide further support these youth.
Target demographics: Youth emancipating from foster care.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Varies depending on donations received and types of grants or scholarships given out. Also, how many emergency needs arise throughout the year (e.g. money to help with rent, basic school supplies/books, and travel to/from college)
As a young Latina Foster Youth there were a lot of situations where I felt alone and almost defeated, but thanks to the Friends of ILSP Scholarship I was able to gain support and overcome my struggles. Thanks to scholarships like this scholarship I am able to look back at my life and see that even though times were hard there were always there people who cared about me. I was truly blessed to be touched by an amazing support and resource.