NFFC, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, was founded in 1992 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 to our program 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 and dance lessons. Requests have also included clothing, winter coats and hats, and even eye glasses. NFFC considers all requests.
NFFC believes that all of these “extras” that are often taken for granted are the type of experiences that help to counter-balance the upset, change and pain of a child being placed in the foster care system. These “extras” become necessities to build character and confidence in children who have been placed in our foster care system.
NFFC is the only organization in the state that raises private funds to provide grants for children in the foster care system directly. NFFC continues to build relationships with state agencies that deal with our constituents and to promote the mission of NFFC in order to serve more children. The collaborative agencies include Nebraska Health and Human Services, Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, Child Saving Institute, Lutheran Family Services, and Uta Halee Girls Village/Cooper Village for Boys.
NFFC is run by an all-volunteer board of directors that oversees everything from finances and fundraising to grant-making.