Your Donation Can Serve Even More Vulnerable Children
Voices for Children is proud to partner with Focusing Philanthropy for the "Brighter Futures" campaign. For every $2 raised by Voices for Children for our CASA program in San Diego County, Focusing Philanthropy will generously donate $1 until the campaign's goal of $600,000 is reached. VFC will use the funds raised through this campaign to recruit, train, and support dedicated volunteer advocates for children in foster care.
In San Diego County, it costs just $2,500 to recruit, train, and support a CASA volunteer for one child for an entire year. Reaching our goal of $600,000 will enable Voices for Children to support approximately 315 children.
Donations to this campaign are tax-deductible and 100% of the funds contributed will go directly to Voices for Children's CASA program in San Diego County. Focusing Philanthropy covers all overhead costs.
Focusing Philanthropy is challenging our donors to give generously! Donations of $1,000 or more made through Focusing Philanthropy's campaign portal will be eligible for the match.
Give the Gift of Life-Changing Advocacy
By Credit Card
Use the donate buttons above to make a credit card gift. Focusing Philanthropy will replenish any processing or transactional fees incurred so that 100% of your donation will go to the "Brighter Futures" campaign.
Checks should be made out to "Focusing Philanthropy" with "Voices for Children" in the memo and can be sent to their mailing address:
1637 16th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Other Ways to Donate
Focusing Philanthropy also accepts donations from Donor Advised Funds, Wire Transfers, and Gifts by Stock Donation. To learn more on how to give using one of these methods, please fill out their pledge form to be contacted by a representative from Focusing Philanthropy, who will help you complete your donation.
"Larry and Cathy Gilson founded Focusing Philanthropy as an outgrowth of their own experience in charitable giving. The ability and opportunity to give money or time in support of a worthy cause is one of the most rewarding human experiences, yet, they found it difficult to find recipient organizations about which they could learn enough to be truly confident that their donations would be well used and have a material impact. The few services they were able to find to help them evaluate potential recipients were mostly limited geographically or lacked sufficient information or analysis to enable them to make donation decisions. They wanted insight and judgment just as they would if they were making any other type of investment decision. They created Focusing Philanthropy in response to these needs, and to share their findings with others who may have similar motivations and experiences.
Focusing Philanthropy seeks to help donors achieve a comparable level of comfort with a more diverse array of worthy recipients to that which they could obtain by visiting local charities. In so doing, we believe the level of giving will increase and very worthwhile organizations will be supported which might not otherwise have been known to motivated donors."
Source: Focusing Philanthropy