CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION OF LAS VEGAS
Celebrating 40 Years

New Name, Same Heart

Formerly the CASA Foundation

SUPPORTING CHILDREN WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN IN FOSTER CARE SINCE 1983 
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Happening April 27th, 2024

We are excited to invite you to participate in our first-ever “FORE YOUTH” golf tournament! This fun event will make a direct impact on thousands of youth in our community by raising funds for tutoring and to support foster and aged-out youth who are or who have been in foster care. 

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The Mission

The mission of The Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas is to provide tutoring and support the unmet needs for children and young adults who are or have been in foster care in Clark County, Nevada.

Diversity & Equality Statement

Diversity & Equality Statement Our vision and mission mirror our key conviction that all individuals have a place and merit, decency, equity, and inclusivity. Our solidarity comes from our variety and we praise the obvious and undetectable characteristics that make every individual one of a kind, including race, sex, age, sexuality, capacity, religion, public starting point, sex personality, and different characters. We focus on adjusting our way of life and strategic approaches to be a guide of variety, value, consideration, and a place for all individuals.

About Us

For 40 years, the Foundation has been committed to making a difference in the lives of children who have been or are currently in foster care in Clark County, Nevada. Up until 2022, the Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas operated as the CASA Foundation.  It was established in 1983 to promote and support the efforts of the Clark County Court Appointed Special Advocate Program and previously provided funding, volunteer recognition, and program assistance.  The Foundation has updated its mission and continues to identify and provide funds for the unmet needs of children in foster care and the youth that have aged out of the foster care system in Clark County, Nevada.

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Unmet Needs Program

Current Spend 2022 -2023 $33,242.82


Providing 
Great Opportunities for Child


Foster youth often do not get to take part in activities and opportunities that most kids take for granted. Participating in an extracurricular activity can be beyond a child in foster care’s reach. The result is that many youths in care not only feel different and separate from their peers, but they also miss out on opportunities and experiences that allow them to build skills and relationships. All children in care want to be treated like “normal” kids. Experiences to achieve “normalcy” include participating in various activities such as school events, camps, sports, music, and the like. The goal is to ease the stigma that affects many foster youth and help smooth their path to adulthood through social activities and other experiences.

Current Spend
2022 -2023 $33,242.82


Sports - Baseball, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Martial Arts, Volleyball, Boxing

Specialty Camps- Summer camps, Winter Camps, STEM camps, Taekwondo Camps -

Lessons- Art, Music, Dance, Gymnastics, Horseback riding

School Activities- Homecoming, Prom, Sport Uniform and gear, school trips, leadership trips

Medical & Dental Devices- braces, helmets, walking devices

Aged-Out Youth Assistance- AOY Assistance Rent, Utilities, transportation, food, applications, GED tutoring, driving lesson

Travel- Flight assistance for reunification with family out of state
Miscellaneous- Just Ask!


Why We Need to Support Nevada's Vulnerable Youth


  • There Are More Than 3,400 CHILDREN In Foster Care 

  • On Average Children In Foster Care Spend MORE THAN 1 YEAR In Care

  •  n Average Approximately 300 Children Age 

  • Out 75% Of Children In Foster Care Perform Below Their Academic Grade Level. 

  • During Their First Year In Care, Most Children Experience Instability, Moving 2-3 Times. 

  • All These Children Have Faced Loss And Trauma In Their Lives. 

  • Up To 80% Of Children In Foster Care May Have Significant Mental Health Issues. 

  • The Child Welfare System Is In A State Of Crisis, Due In Part To The Devastating Opioid Epidemic. 

  • 1,900 Children Are Victims Of Abuse Or Neglect Every Day. 

  • 5,274 Documented Abused And Neglected Children Reside In Nevada. 

  • More Than 4,400 Children Are In Nevada’s Foster Care System On Any Given Day. 

  • Children Spend An Average Of 13.2 Months In Care.





Tutoring Program

Another critical need, vital to the future success of at-risk children in foster care, is education. The majority of foster children supported in our tutoring program have a major grade deficit. Our goal is to bring them to their current grade level. On average, students in foster care require 5.9 grade levels in math and in reading equivalent to 190 tutoring hours totaling $6,860. We have been very successful in changing the lives of these children in order for them to gain confidence in themselves moving forward in school. Partnering with the Tutoring Club, a local company that provides professional tutoring services throughout the Las Vegas valley, the Children’s Foundation of Las Vegas works to give each student the extra help they need to be successful academically. Our effective 10-year partnership with the Tutoring Club provides a team of highly qualified tutors, at cost-effective rates.  

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