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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations, Public Foundations, Sports, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: The Forever Young Foundation serves underprivileged, at-risk, and physically challenged children, giving them academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities they would otherwise never receive.

Target demographics: children facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing them with academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities currently unavailable to them.

Geographic areas served: Arizona, Utah, Northern California and Africa

Programs: Benefiting children suffering from medical challenges and disabilities through providing healing opportunities to both body and spirit. This is accomplished through offering programming, building music therapy centers (sophie's place) in hospitals, and supporting organizations focused on finding cures for childhood diseases

providing educational opportunities for children in underserved areas through building schools, funding scholarships, and making state of the art technology available

supporting at-risk children through the funding of multimedia technology centers (forever young zones, 8 to 80 zones), providing scholarships to behavorial treatment centers, and funding community partners focused on improving opportunities for disadvantaged youth

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 Suzanne61

Client Served

Rating: 5

I know first hand how awesome FYF is! In 2007 I was blessed with two beautiful twin boys born with a horrific disease known as EB. I was at the end of my rope and losing hope that I would be able to get my babies to the best physicians for their condition. Then along came FYF. They are my living angels. Some how, some way, they found out about my situation and got us out of NJ and to California to Stanford University. Although no miracle was found, I was able to get the piece of mind knowing that I did everything possible to save them. My two short months with Kyle and Zack are so precious to me. I cannot find the words, nor do I think there is any, to express my sincere gratitude to Steve Young and his amazing team and angels (Michele to this day keeps in touch with us which means so much to me)!!! During our visit to California, Steve Young let us stay in his home, supplied us with experienced help to educate us on how to care for my sons. Knowing how stressed we were, he even gave my husband and I a few hours to go out on a date, something we had not done in a very long time. I thank God everynight for bringing them to me!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate enough to work with this organization and see their work first hand. They are dedicated to giving everything back to the community. Their dedication to helping kids is remarkable. I attended the grand open of a children’s wing in Arizona and the integrity and the detail that was given the project was jaw dropping. This was a space that was going to change the lives of hundreds of families of sick children. There nothing I would not do for this organization.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer for Forever Young Foundation, I am continuously impressed by the work of the organization. While headed up by the amazing Steve and Barb Young, the staff are the stars who help make everything come to pass. The time spend in Ghana, the 8 to 80 zones in hospitals across the country, and Sophie's Place for music therapy are committed to giving the heart and soul to kids in efforts for a brighter tomorrow. I'm so thankful for their work, presence, and astounding desire to change lives.

Review from Guidestar

Thomas Palani M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is doing vital work contibuting to Sophie’s Place and Anasazi among many, many others. I am grateful to be able to help where I can.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I absolutely LOVED volunteering with Forever Young Foundation. I have volunteered a couple times in the past and every time I leave wanting to come back. Not only do some of the nicest, funniest, spunkiest people on the planet work there, but the change they make in the community is incredible. Steve Young and the staff raise so much money for the kids and always do it with a smile on their face. It's powerful to see. I will definitely keep coming back.

Review from Guidestar

Amy Pack S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation has impressed me from the moment I first learned about the organization. I have seen the work they do and the faces of those they serve first hand. They are nothing but professional and warm as they support education in Africa, collaborating with a competent team on the ground, or provide the resources for thousands of sick children to benefit from music therapy.

Review from Guidestar

Seth Adam Smith

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is an incredible organization. In fact, I really can't say ENOUGH good things about them. Everyone who works there is kind, caring, generous, and always very helpful. I've known them for over ten years and during that time they have always been consistent in their efforts and absolutely dedicated to doing the most good for the most people. Truly, a magnificent organization.

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is an incredible organization with unparalleled dedication to their cause. I have witnessed firsthand the joy they bring to hospitalized children and can't help but walk away inspired. From top to bottom this is the kind of foundation all others should aspire to be. Feel very fortunate to have been in their presence on multiple occasions and can testify that the good will is infectious. Looking forward to the next time I can attend an event of theirs.

brookslaich

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation, with the leadership of Barb and Steve Young, is comprised of the most positive, encouraging, and generous people one could ever imagine! They are an organization of people with big smiles, and even bigger hearts. The team is fueled by kindness, and the fulfillment that comes with living a life of service. Their mission is a focus of passing on hope and resources to children in need. Their impact is immeasurable, but is noticeably displayed in the interactive and therapeutic hospital rooms they create, and in the faces of the youth they serve! The Foundation serves children not only nationally, but internationally as well, with a growing presence in Africa. Their vision of service for all underprivileged youth, coupled with the tireless commitment to the execution of that vision is why I am very proud to be a member of the Forever Young Foundation team, and would encourage you to join us as well!

Brooks Laich

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is a true blessing to so many people. It's so awesome being apart of an organization that helps with children and making their lives better during hard times. Not to mention, being surrounded by so many amazing people who have the best intentions. HUGE fan of FYF!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is an amazing foundation. They support many other wonderful organizations. The individuals apart of this non-profit are incredible people.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've helped with Forever Young Foundation events for about 15 years now. I am blown away by the profound impact it brings to so many children & veterans in need. As an Olympic medalist, I'm asked to do a number of charitable events and the Forever Young events is easily one of the most rewarding I do. I'm so fortunate to be connected with a charity that puts so many smiles on faces that have lost so much!!
Nikki Stone
Olympic gold medalist Aerial Skiing

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young stays true to their mission statement and is truly a charity of action. Donations are carefully distributed to fufill their mission statement of helping childern in need. Couldn't meet more honest and wonderful people that head up this organization.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have worked with the Forever Young Foundation for nearly 10 years now and the amount of effort and dedication that Barb & Steve, along with the FYF Team puts into helping these children is simply amazing! We are proud to be a part of the FYF family and encourage others to be a part of it as well.

1 Gary45

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the Forever Young Foundation for 20 years. However It doesn't take long to see the impact of this organization. You see the passion and the commitment from the staff( as Steve Young likes to say "we are lean and mean in our commitment to getting every dollar to the right place"). Over the years I've had the pleasure of meeting kids that had their lives turned around by The Anaszi Foundation which Foreveryoung donates to. I've also experienced the joy that SOPHIE'S PLACE music therapy rooms have given to patients at Children's Hospitals. To tell you how committed I am to this wonderful charity I have named FOREVERYOUNG.ORG as a beneficiary in my will.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation takes care of so many children in need. They do a really good job of surrounding themselves with great people who are willing to continuously support the children who are underprivileged.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation is an amazing foundation. All who are involved with the foundation has made a great impact in so many children's lives and I'm happy to have contributed in some way.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation is an exceptional organization that is making an impact on the community. Sophie's Place is providing hope for sick children and allows for kids to use music therapy to communicate and cope with their sickness. It is truly touching to see the children in the hospitals heal through music. The Forever Young Foundation also has wonderful staff who are passionate about their mission and each year they continue to make a difference.

Stacy26

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Forever Young has had a positive impact on our community. We are grateful for their generosity and support of our young people. Thank you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with the Forever Young Foundation for the past five years and have worked first hand with them in their efforts to help the people and children of Africa. I love how much effort and care they put into taking care of not only people in need right here in the US, but people all over the world! They have helped educate countless adults in Ghana and continue to teach and train them on how to run effective businesses. They have aided non-profits in Ghana who in turn can benefit the people who are struggling and in need in their country. They have helped build schools, improve schools, donated countless school supplies, helped train educators to improve curriculum, provided eye exams and given free glasses to thousands, offered free services to improve non-profits and help build their business plans. They've built long lasting relationships with the people of Africa and many of them would call the Forever Young staff family. Perhaps my favorite part is that this foundation does all of this charitable work with love - showing and giving love freely to those they come in contact with. It is such an honor to be associated with the Forever Young Foundation and hope they will keep their international efforts alive!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the wonderful pleasure to partner with Forever Young Foundation on a variety of successful fundraising events and also serve as a volunteer for their golf tournament events. They conduct themselves with integrity, professionalism, passion, care for the people they serve and are absolutely a pleasure to work with. They work with a very lean team with great efficiency and effectiveness. Their work is incredibly important to the audiences that they serve here in the US and also abroad in Africa. They are a stellar organization doing very important work with a rockstar team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved in charitable efforts much of my life, and have worked with foundations that help lift groups of people around the world. I sit on the board of African Equity, and have spent several years living in Africa working as a missionary to better the lives of people. I say this to make the point that one of my lives passions is charitable work, and I do not know of an organization that does a better job of lifting its targeted public than Forever Young.

I went on at trip to Ghana in West Africa with the FYF last year. The organization of the trip was wonderful, the people were amazing, and the impact the FYF was having was obvious everywhere we went.

I would strongly recommend getting involved with the FYF however possible. They are effective with donation dollars, organized with events and trips, and working to better peoples lives.

Paul