United Friends of the Children


United Friends of the Children (UFC) was founded in 1979 to respond to the unmet needs of Los Angeles County's most vulnerable and underserved population, the foster youth. UFC is dedicated to bettering the lives of foster children and to supporting former foster youth in their journey to become successful, independent adults. Through our housing and education programs, foster youth are provided with the opportunity to graduate from high school, attend and graduate from college, get a job, find housing and have a support system that moves them gradually towards independence. Currently, UFC provides services and support to more than 1,500 foster youth each year throughout Los Angeles County.

How Your Donation Helps

39.9% of your car donation will go toward helping United Friends of the Children with their project: Pathways Transitional Living Program.

24.9% will go toward the project: College Sponsorship Program.

22.2% will go toward the project: College Readiness Program.



  • Prevention of cruelty to children
  • Other inner city or community benefit activities

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1981

Your donations to United Friends of the Children are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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