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Orphan Foundation of America Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/30/2012: Orphan Foundation of America

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: ORPHAN FOUNDATION OF AMERICA ORPH

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AKA  DBA Foster Care to Success
Sterling, VA
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Orphan Foundation of America Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 10/30/2012: Orphan Foundation of America

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 08/11/2014: ORPHAN FOUNDATION OF AMERICA ORPH

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Also Known As: DBA Foster Care to Success
Physical Address: Sterling, VA 20166 
EIN: 52-1238437
Web URL: www.fc2success.org 
NTEE Category: B Educational Institutions
B82 Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards
P Human Services
P32 Foster Care
W Public, Society Benefit
W70 Leadership Development
Ruling Year: 1982 


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Mission Statement

Founded in 1981, the Orphan Foundation of America (OFA)is the only national organization dedicated solely to helping older foster youth make a successful transition to adulthood. OFA's mission is to provide teens leaving foster care with scholarships, leadership development, mentoring support, and independent living skills that will enable them to become productive, self-reliant adults.

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Ms Eileen McCaffrey

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Since Jan 1991

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Program Description:

The Orphan Foundation's programs include the National Scholarship Fund, which grants scholarships up to $8,000 annually to orphans and former foster youth as they pursue college degrees or vocational training. OFA also offers Sponsored Scholarships, whereby a sponsor directly underwrites the college or vocational school training for a particular student, and the CharityWorks Scholars program for youth in the Washington DC metropolitan area. All scholarship recipients are matched with an "e-mentor", who is an adult already established in the student's field of interest, with whom the student will engage in an on-line relationship. All scholarship students also receive semi-anonymous care packages four times a year.

Program Long-Term Success:

Partnered with Casey Family Programs to dramatically expand our scholarship program.

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