The Children’s Trust Fund (CTF) provides financial, educational, and emergency assistance
to current and former foster youth
from Orange County, California, with an emphasis on those who are pursuing higher education after emancipation (release from the dependency system at age 18).
Since its inception in 1986, millions of dollars have been distributed
to thousands of local foster youth through Orangewood's Children's Trust
Fund. The success of this program over the years is a result
of the support of many generous community members who have donated
the funds. The Orangewood Children's Trust Fund support
is subject to availability of these donated funds each year.
»»If you are a current or former foster youth interested in applying for a CTF grant/scholarship, please visit our new Orangewood youth site at www.ocf4you.org for more information.
|Funding Categories |
Higher Education Scholarships (ages 18-25): Up to $3,000 per academic year for community college and vocational/trade school and up to $5,000 per year for university. Higher Education Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, school supplies, and living expenses.
Emancipated Foster Youth Grants (ages 18-21): Up to $500 per fiscal year to assist with groceries, personal hygiene items, work/training expenses, bicycle for school/work transportation, rent, utilities, bus pass, some medical/dental/vision expenses, and other miscellaneous living expenses. For those who are prepared to get their CA Driver License, up to an additional $300 may be available for driving school.
Dependent Foster Youth Grants (ages 0-18): Up to $250 per fiscal year to support school
expenses, work/training expenses, extracurricular activities
(school/sports), camperships, bicycle for school/work transportation,
some medical/dental/vision expenses, etc.