When you donate to First Place for Youth, you help young people in foster care on the path to their full potential. With your generous support, First Place provides life-changing services to teenagers and young adults in the transition from foster care to independence.

YOUR DONATIONS ARE LEVERAGED NEARLY 3X BY PUBLIC FUNDS

Public contracts do not fully cover the cost of First Place’s programs. Help us close the funding gap and ensure our young people receive the comprehensive support they need to succeed in school, work, and life. $1,300 closes the monthly gap for one participant in our My First Place program. 

Prefer to give by check?

Make it payable to First Place for Youth and mail to:

FIRST PLACE FOR YOUTH
426 17TH STREET, STE 100
OAKLAND, CA 94612

Tax ID#: 94-3341034

Make a one time gift or join our monthly giving program using the form below
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Make a gift of stock

Donating stock to First Place is a simple process and often provides tax advantages. You may avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation of the stock, as well as receive an income tax deduction in the amount of the stock’s value upon the date of transfer to First Place.

Please notify Lauren Chiarulli (lchiarulli@firstplaceforyouth.org / 510.272.0979 x 299) about your plans to donate stock so that we can track your gift. Then download the Stock Donation Form and mail it to your broker to initiate the transfer.

Make First Place part of your legacy through planned giving

Including First Place in your estate plans is a powerful demonstration of your belief that all young people deserve support. Establishing a bequest to First Place or making a charitable gift from a retirement plan are simple ways to ensure future resources for our work with transition-age foster youth, without impacting your current lifestyle.

Contact Grace Reddy at greddy@firstplaceforyouth.org / 510.272.0979 x 299 for more information about legacy giving.

If you have already included First Place in your plans, please let us know!

Donate your Car

Bring joy back into your garage and community when you donate a vehicle you no longer use or need to First Place for Youth. accepts cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and other motorized vehicles as an alternative form of giving. Just submit your donation online or over the phone, schedule your free pick-up, and then let CARS, our vehicle donation partner handle the rest. Plus, your donation is tax-deductible! Visit our page on the CARS website to get started.

Host a Party With a Purpose.

Support at-risk foster youth by hosting a Party with a Purpose: bring together friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to learn about our work and impact, generating donations toward our work with foster youth in your community. Check out our Party with a Purpose FAQs for more information, and contact Lauren Chiarulli at lchiarulli@firstplaceforyouth.org to learn more and to schedule your event.

Donate as you shop online

You can give more without spending more by using the Amazon Smile program and listing First Place for Youth as your charity of choice, and by using Goodshop at thousands of other online retailers.

Donating Items and Supplies

Thank you for your interest in donating supplies for Transition-Age Youth. We can not accept donations of items at this time. Please contact Lauren Chiarulli at lchiarulli@firstplaceforyouth.org if you have any questions.

Prefer to give by check?

Make it payable to First Place for Youth and mail to:

FIRST PLACE FOR YOUTH
426 17TH STREET, STE 100
OAKLAND, CA 94612