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How you can help!

One of the simplest and most meaningful ways to support Mary Graham Children’s Foundation is by making a tax-deductible donation at any level.  No donation is too small.  Every donation is designed for people who wish to support local foster youth. Mary Graham Children’s Foundation ALWAYS PUTS OUR KIDS FIRST! Your gift will allow us to provide a variety of support services to local foster youth who have few or no resources during their most trying times. The Foundation’s goal is to help our kids develop both life and job skills through education and art and music therapy programs. 

With your help we can also reduce the stress and great financial burdens put upon foster youth who want to make their way in the world. Not only do we assist them in attending a trade school or college, but more importantly, we ensure that they continue receiving necessary care by pairing them with an adult mentor to assist them make their dreams a reality when it would have otherwise been impossible. 

You can also help by giving your time.  We are always looking for mentors for our students.  Volunteers are needed at our events. 

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Different ways you can donate.


Make a donation online by clicking the “Donate” button below. This will take you to a secure page to donate via our Network for Good portal.


Whether you have been a lifelong or a new donor, you can make a life changing gift through a planned will, trust, life insurance, gift of stock or other gift technique. Gifts may be made in the form of money, property, investments or a portion of an estate. These gifts can provide an education and future career that otherwise would only be a dream. An attorney, accountant or financial advisor can help determine the type of gift that is right for you.


You can help create life-changing experiences and reduce wish costs through donations of in-kind items. Donations of in-kind items help us maximize the amount of funds that are dedicated to our Enrichment Program and Trade School & College Scholarship Program.  We are always in need of donations of brand new stuffed animals.

Our needs to do vary, so please contact our office at (209) 403-5654 for more information planning at the time and their varying needs.  Donated items must be new.



Your donation to the Foundation funds our Trade School and College Scholarship Program. This unique program makes it possible for bright, young adults with no parental support to attend college or trade schools and move onto fruitful careers. Without your support, these foster youth may not have the opportunity to further their education, and may never realize their hopes and dreams.

The support you give will also help ensure that the time our foster youth spend in the Shelter will be as comforting as possible. Your donations allow for the normal childhood outings like taking in a ball game, going to the movies, or attending church. It also allows the bringing in of outside specialist to work with the children on projects such as artwork and music lessons. Without you, these type of activities would just not exist.

The Mary Graham Foundation is a private, nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization and your financial donations are fully deductible. No donation is too large or small.

Thank you for your support, your generosity will not be forgotten.