iFoster is a national non-profit which provides discounted resources to foster youth and caregivers.

iFoster bridges the gap between youth in the child welfare system and the external corporations, foundations and government agencies who have the resources to help them succeed. with currently over 45,000 members in all 50 states, reaching almost every foster youth, iFoster has built the largest and most inclusive online community of young people and organizations in foster care.

On behalf of the community, iFoster negotiates and collaborates with hundreds of partners who can provide the resources and opportunities that are central to foster care youth becoming successful, independent adults. Using iFoster’s programs and services decreases family needs, improves child and caregiver well-being, improves life-satisfaction, improves grades, and can help youth successfully transition to independence.

iFoster services can be accessed by transition age foster youth (16-24), caregivers (foster, kin, guardian, adoptive) or an agency with youth and family clients. Membership is free.

Services include:

  • 24/7 Online Resource Portal with Hundreds of Free or Deeply Discounted Resources

    Over 300 partners providing free or deeply discounted prices for educational, employment, health, recreational, and daily living products, services and opportunities.  

  • Assistant and Digital Locker

    An online personal assistant that helps transition-age youth manage their life. A digital locker to store documents in a safe place, find resources, apply for programs, and keep track of it all.  

  • Jobs

    The iFoster Jobs Program trains and supports transition-age youth (age 16 to 24) to earn competitive, liveable wage jobs with career paths. Currently operating in CA and soon to be in NV and NY, the iFoster Jobs Program provides opportunities for part-time and full-time jobs that come with benefits, scholarships and tuition reimbursement for post-secondary education, and career advancement.

    Source: iFoster

    More information:    support@ifoster.org