The mission of Nebraska Friends of Foster Children (NFFC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is to provide for unmet needs and enhance opportunities for Nebraska children in foster care.
NFFC aims to improve the lives of foster children by accepting and funding requests for items and experiences normally out of reach for foster care families with limited budgets. Requests often include school supplies, driver's education classes, sport and school activity fees, summer camps, graduation caps and gowns, senior pictures, prom attire and music or dance lessons.
Enriching Lives, Fulfilling Dreams
NFFC believes that these life-enriching activities, which are often taken for granted, are the type of experiences that help counterbalance the upset, change and pain of a child being placed in the foster care system. These activities become necessities to build character and confidence in children who have been placed in our foster care system.
NFFC is the only organization in Nebraska raising private funds that directly benefit the children in foster care. NFFC considers all requests. During Fiscal Year 2014, NFFC provided funding for 275 Nebraska foster children in need; an increase of 220% from the prior year.
Background & History
Nebraska Friends of Foster Children was formed in 1992 by foster parents and community volunteers from Omaha and Lincoln who desired to supplement the limited state maintenance payment for foster care which covers only the basics of life, such as limited food, clothing and shelter.
The founders recognized that children taken out of their homes and placed in foster homes often do not have access to the same opportunities for childhood experiences as their peers. Nebraska Friends of Foster Children levels the playing field by providing funding for the child in foster care, so he or she can take part in the life-enriching activities that are typically the norm for other children.
How to Give to NFFC
As an all volunteer organization, Nebraska Friends of Foster Children ensures that more than 95% of the money it receives reaches the children it is meant to serve. Your contribution to NFFC is tax-deductible.
Or, mail your contribution to:
Nebraska Friends of Foster Children
P.O. Box 541034
Omaha, NE 68154