Our Mission

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.

How We Make An Impact

  • Triumph Scholarship Fund – Providing educational scholarships for college and vo-tech schools.
  • Four-year degree scholarships to CU – In collaboration with the CU Guardians Scholars Program and corporate sponsors, we provide four year scholarships to youth who have aged out of foster care.
  • Transitional housing – Designed for youth who have aged out of foster care who are attending college or vo-tech school.
  • Nonprofit agency support – We provide assistance to local nonprofits serving at-risk Boulder County youth. View a list of our affiliate agencies here.

Everything that is done in the world is done by hope.

Anne Frank

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Mother Teresa

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Anne Frank

A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.

Kahlil Gibran

Your contribution is more than just financial.