When state and local funding for worthwhile local programs runs short, Friends of Tulare County (FTC) steps in to help fill the gaps.
Accepting donations on behalf of the County of Tulare, FTC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that accepts donations on behalf of programs and services provided by the Health & Human Services Agency, Tulare County DA, the Fire Department, Fish & Wildlife, Parks & Recreation, Probation, Step Up, the Suicide Prevention Task Force, Homelessness programs, and the County’s Emergency Relief Fund. Donations made to FTC stay right here to help support folks in our own community.
Recent donations received through FTC include over $120,000 to Animal Services, nearly $10,000 to the CWS Toy Drive, and a grant of over $200,000 from Listos California that was used for local COVID-19 messaging.
Friends of Tulare County was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2003. It is an all-volunteer organization consisting of a seven-member unpaid Board, and all work performed by FTC representatives with regard to solicitation of donations and applications for grant funding is performed by unpaid volunteers.
Additionally, county employees may make donations through payroll deductions by filling out the FTC County Payroll Deduction form found on the FTC website.
To donate to one of the programs listed on the FTC website, simply click on the Donate button found at the bottom of each program’s page. Alternatively, you may mail a check payable to:
FRIENDS OF TULARE COUNTY
5957 South Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
(Make a note of the specific program to which you wish to donate on the memo line.)
FTC welcomes your support of their efforts to add joy and inspiration to the lives of those in need and to increase the overall well-being of the community in which we all live and serve.