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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

19 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!!!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a private practice pediatrician, I would like to personally thank Barb and Steve Young for their continued healing influence on my patient's lives.
By utilizing the Forever Young Zone and soon to be completed Sophie's Place, the Forever Young Foundation has helped advance our hospital's goal to implement complimentary and integrative modalities of medical care to heal the mind, body and spirit of each of our sickest children.
The Foundation's unwavering commitment to contribute to my patient's care has allowed us all to learn from their recovery.
The Youngs say "Be Your Own Hero"!!!!
The Currans say "Music IS Therapy"!!!!!!
Children simply say "Thank You"!!!!!!!!!!!

David M. Curran, MD, FAAP
Immediate Past Chair, Dept of Pediatric Medicine
Cardon Children's Medical Center
Managing Partner
East Valley Children's Center

Rick69

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation stands out in its mission, its staff, and the community they have created. The true reach of their impact may never be fully known, but any FYF donor can tell you what a fulfilling experience it is to be part of Forever Young. Of special note for me, is their commitment to expanding the capacity and expertise of the nonprofits they support through the Forever Young Institute. This game-changing approach is indicative of the manner in which they go about doing good and in the process, elevate the entire nonprofit sector.

Zachary W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been fortunate to work with the Forever Young Foundation on the Sophie's Place in Sacramento and have admired their support, consistency, follow through, and willingness to help. The team at FYF is available when needed, has the experience and expertise to plan and execute spectacular events with high profile celebrities, and relationships with a wide variety of professionals that enable their mission of enriching and healing the lives of children.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is one incredible organization, doing such impactful work! Sutter Children's Center is so thrilled to have partnered with the Forever Young Foundation to build our brand new Sophie's Place! Seeing how FYF has found such a beautiful way to create a lasting legacy for Sophie Barton, using her love of music to bring healing to children and families in hospitals, is truly inspiring. FYF's strong support of music therapy is helping to bring awareness to this very important field, and we are so grateful.

2 Brianna12

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed working along side of the Forever Young Foundation. Their amazing continued efforts in the communities they have served are inspiring to everyone who has had the pleasure of working with them. Their dedication to evolving and staying current with partnering charitable needs is admirable and I am excited to watch the foundation grow especially with their newest initiative Sophie's Place. Sophie's Place is life changing for so many children and a blessing to so many hurting families. I feel honored to have gotten the privilege to know those a part of the Forever Young Foundation and wish them great success in their future endeavors.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been able to work with the staff of Forever Young Foundation, and have been continually impressed time after time. Not only with their kindness, but how they operate Forever Young. Having spent the past 2 years actively growing a foundation with a small staff, I know what to look for within an organization. Forever Young has a strong moral compass that is obvious to those that dive into the interworking of their organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a senior director at 1736 Family Crisis Center and have had the pleasure of working hand in hand with The Forever Young Foundation for several years because they are helping us out an 8 to 80 Zone in our newest youth shelter for homeless youth. The staff at TFTF are deeply committed to helping youth. Every time we have needed their support they have instantly been there to help us create a space for another 8 to 80 Zone. Every interaction with staff has been pleasant, educational and shown their deep commitment towards helping youth.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Forever Young Foundation as a photographer for the past 6 months and have witnessed firsthand their incredible love and spirit for all they serve. At each event, they make sure each individual is treated with the most love and respect possible, and strive DAILY to grow the support for children in need. MAGICAL people working for a MAGICAL foundation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is one of the most passionately committed organizations I have encountered. The management staff is responsive and accountable and cares deeply about maximizing donor dollars. They truly care about outcomes and how their efforts affect other's lives in a positive way. This organization deserves even more credit than they receive.

Bravo!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough about the Forever Young Foundation. The compassion, outreach and drive that this foundation has for making a different in the lives of the individuals they work with is breath taking. If they say they are going to do something, it happens. They have changed the lives of so many individuals and families and these changes reach far into the communities. Incredible visionaries who never seem to stop working!! Thank you for all you do.

Swift Charities

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Forever Young Foundation is a charity that was founded in 1993 by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Steve Young, focused on passing on hope and resources for the development, strength, and education of children. The Foundation serves children in many parts of the world facing significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing them with academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities currently unavailable to them. The organization is truly amazing and the work their team does is inspiring!

Kirk R.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Steve Young's ability to connect with and inspire kids and families has been on full display since he was a player at BYU and later during his Hall of Fame NFL career. He played with a grit and determination that lifted his teams to great success and he has transferred those skills and traits to his work in the community. Now the excitement and inspiration he provides has only expanded through the great work the Forever Young Foundation has done and continues to do support children in need. The passion he has to serve children and their families is shared by his wife Barb and the entire Forever Young team and has led to impactful partnerships and innovative new programs all designed for the betterment of children. Seeing the reaction of joy children have when he and Barb visit the Forever Young Zones is incredibly uplifting. I can only imagine what kind of interaction and excitement they will generate with their new Sophie's Place music therapy initiative. With all of the challenges kids face these days, we need a lot more people like Steve and Barb Young and foundations like Forever Young to join the cause.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation has blessed the lives of thousands of families. Its reach is global, but its impact is profound on a very personal level. Steve, Barb, and the rest of Forever Young team are personally invested in the well-being and care of each client served--whether an economically disadvantaged student, a child battling a life-threatening disease, or a teen struggling to overcome destructive behaviors.

My organization has partnered with Forever Young for almost 20 years to provide healthcare services to financially challenged families with a child in crisis. Through the hopeful, smiling eyes of parents and children exiting our program, I have witnessed first-hand the impact of Forever Young's life-saving work. I could not endorse it strongly enough! Thank you Steve, Barb, Sterling, Michelle, Stephanie and JP for your boundless compassion and love for children in need!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working as an educational consultant for the Forever Young Foundation for the past 5 years. I also teach every day in a state of the art multimedia classroom built by FYF. With funds and support from FYF, I have have been able to design and build multimedia classrooms for youth in Florida, New Orleans, Houston, Hawaii the San Francisco Bay Area. These studios have allowed these children to find expression and creativity in areas where no resources existed. Through FYF gifts, these young people have been empowered to gain professional skills, find their own voice and advocate for their communities through multimedia. I know this because FYF has sent me to each location to provide hands on training with youth and their mentors.

Forever Young doesn't do "red tape". Forever Young does results. FYF asks "Where is the need?" and "How can we fill it as quickly and effectively as possible?". I have had the pleasure to see the immediate and long term impact of FYF programs on the lives of youth. FYF sets the standard for serving today's youth with vision and creativity.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Steve Young and The Forever Young Foundation have been supporting The Taylor Family Foundation for nearly 2 decades, helping to fund our summer camp for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses in Northern California. FYF consistently supports TTFF in their mission and aids in many different ways. Ways they’ve helped include attending our annual Day in the Park event and helping put together Live Auction packages with “meet and greets” with Steve Young, also giving to our “Kid to Camp” campaign, which helps raise the crucial funds to bring these kids to camp for free, FYF helps children all across the world, and The Taylor Family Foundation feels extremely lucky to count them as a supporter and a partner

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am CEO of Cardon Children’s Medical Center and have been delighted that the Forever Young Foundation is a partner in the care, healing and learning of our hospitalized children. Their love of children and passion for children learning and growing up to be great citizens is evident in all they do and all they fund. "Be your own hero" is the guiding principle used in our Forever Young Zone and our nurses, doctors and child life staff follow that each day they work with the children and do things for the children and families. Thank you to the Young family and their Foundation for helping support children’s care at Cardon Children’s Medical Center.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Forever Young Foundation has helped thousands of young people find hope and the often life-saving resources necessary to overcome significant personal challenges. Steve Young and his remarkable team have provided numerous scholarships for disadvantaged youth, non-profit leadership training, and healthcare resources for young people in extreme need. Forever Young's reach is international, and it has provided educational opportunities for young people as far away as Africa. In my work with those struggling with addiction, depression, and school failure, I have witnessed first-hand the tremendous social impact made possible by changing just one life. Forever Young, through its tireless work, has made life-saving and life-changing experiences a reality for many of my students, and I (not to mention their families) will be forever grateful.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The work of Forever Young in the area of Education sets the barometer for not only athlete foundations, but all other non-profit foundations in general. From the Forever Young Media Zones broadening the multimedia learning opportunities for disadvantaged inner city children in the States to Engage Now Africa creating sustainable change with the network of successful schools and micro-credit lending, Forever Young is never satisfied with the status quo and continues to look for new and emerging opportunities to make an impact on Education 4 All!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With over thrity years experience as an executive in the non-profit field, I've had the privlige of working and collaboarting with many different organizations. Forever Young Foundation has always been a pleaure to interact with on behalf of my organization - Primary Children's Medical Center. From the founders to the donors, the leadership and excellent staff and volunteers, all have been genuinely interesting in partnering for the good of all involved.
Forever Young Foundation is transparent, flexible and energetic. The Foundation listens and collaborates as a donor rather than mandate. Steve and Barbara Young truly have the goal of finding the best means to serve in the most effective way those they are working to benefit.