FriendsGiving Raises Record Amount for Foster Success

Feb 15, 2024 | News

Donations increased from previous year to help young adults transitioning out of foster care. 

INDIANAPOLIS –Foster Success recently raised a record $73,833 as part of the nonprofit organization’s FriendsGiving 2023 fundraising campaign thanks to generous donors and sponsors. The organization’s annual campaign raised $63,000, with about $15,000 in matching funds, in 2022.

Foster Success is the only statewide nonprofit organization supporting teens and young adults transitioning out of Indiana’s foster care system.

FriendsGiving is Foster Success’ holiday season fundraising and awareness campaign. It encourages those who have the privilege to spend time with their family and friends during the holidays to help support those who do not. The funds raised during this campaign help Foster Success ensure young adults transitioning out of the foster care system receive the support and resources they need to succeed.

“This year’s campaign included a new, sold-out signature event – Taste of Thanks,” said Foster Success Chief Development and Communications Officer Travis Tester. “The event helped us raise even more funds to educate our young people about finances, get them connected to health and wellness programs, and assist them with purchasing their first car or getting their first apartment.”

Here is a recap of 2023 FriendsGiving:

  • $73,833 raised
  • 94 first-time donors
  • 28 peer-to-peer campaign fundraising pages created



Foster Success is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to hear, support and empower teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care on their journey to self-sufficiency. Foster Success provides financial, educational, and social support to the 24,000 young people with foster care experience throughout the state at the most critical time – when they are about to or have already transitioned out of the foster care system, most often with no family or economic support.  More information about Foster Success can be found at, on Facebook, on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FosterSuccessUS.

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