Think of Us confronts the most challenging problems in child welfare, integrating individuals with lived experience into the process every step of the way. We are committed to this critical work until every person impacted by the foster care system has the conditions they need to heal, develop, and thrive.

Every donation counts

The youth and families impacted by foster care can’t wait any longer. 7.1 million children were involved in a child welfare investigation in 2020, and at any given moment, approximately 400,000 young people are in foster care. While the full scope of the impact of child welfare is gradually being uncovered, our work impacts millions of children, birth families, kinship caregivers, and beyond.

What your donation does

We work to drive system-wide change by identifying high-impact reform opportunities across the system, shaping everything from Federal policies to on-the-ground practices. Our Direct Impact team, which built and operates our Virtual Support Services (VSS) in California, Georgia, DC, and Boston, provides much-needed support for families in urgent need of resources.

It recently helped a Boston-based family providing informal kinship care to two young relatives find furniture and access food assistance so that their home would meet the requirements for an official foster care placement. We also helped a young man in Atlanta get his first apartment and purchase clothes for job interviews as he transitioned out of care. These are just two of the over 2,200 caregivers, children, and family members VSS has supported as of October of 2022. Each interaction creates proof points for how government service design and delivery can be improved and re-engineered by and for those impacted by the foster care system.

Where your donation goes

Our operations are highly efficient, with 88% of every dollar going to generate positive impact. We partner closely with the leading, most trusted child welfare organizations across the country to identify the most high-impact opportunities to drive catalytic change. We then partner with individuals with lived experience and leading experts to design and build innovative, scalable solutions. So, you can be assured that your gift is funding equitable, evidence-informed, and cost-efficient solutions that are helping youth and families today and working toward a brighter future. Together, we can create a system that provides the millions impacted by foster care with the conditions they need to heal, develop, and thrive.

With Think of Us, they actually offer more support than the foster care system. I feel like they understand me.

 - transition-aged youth in Atlanta working with VSS

Donor FAQ

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Is my donation tax deductible?

Yes. Think of Us is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. To claim a donation as a deduction on your US or state taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record.

What is your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)?

82-1157215

Is my donation secure?

Yes. Think of Us accepts donations via a platform called Donorbox, which uses Stripe’s token mechanism to keep your information secure. This means our donation process is PCI compliant. You can read more about Donorbox’s robust security measures here.

Where can I mail my donation?

Think of Us
700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Suite #200
Washington, DC 20003

How else can I give to Think of Us?

Please reach out to donations@thinkof-us.org for alternative ways to donate such as stock, employer matches, donor advised funds, check, and wire transfer.

Become an investor

Our funders join us in challenging norms and creating change. They are the individuals, corporations, and institutions who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us, providing the financial support and holistic partnership that makes our work possible. Together we're putting in place the conditions for all children to heal, develop, and thrive.