Our mission is to guide and financially support young adults who come from a background of abuse and neglect, the majority of whom have spent time in foster care, so that they become positive contributors to the community.
Businesses are invited to join our business membership program, where they benefit from advertising and media exposure, networking events, member-to-member discounts and more. Our members understand the value of serving their community and reap the benefits of being recognized for their ethic of giving back. We are a 501(c)3 organization and our Tax ID is 46-5330950.
We have 2 parts to the organization: A Business Membership side which charges monthly dues. These dues cover the administrative and overhead costs; and The Charitable Side that supports at risk young adults that are aging out of the foster care system.
When Realities has fundraisers, we are able to put all fundraising dollars into the Charitable side. This also allows us to support all overhead costs from our Business Membership dues. Businesses know their dues are a marketing/advertising expense (not a charitable donation).
Be a Conscious Consumer
Realities also promotes their Business Members in the community as “heart-first” businesses. Conscious consumerism is real, and many people are shifting their spending power to companies that show commitments to philanthropic endeavors.
Learn more about the Realities for Children Model and philosophies by listening to this interview with RFC Executive Director, Sydney Bergen.