Founded in 1981, the Orphan Foundation of America serves thousands of young people in foster care across the United States. Whether it's providing them with college scholarships, connecting them with mentors and internships, sending them care packages, or testifying before Congress, OFA is a passionate champion of foster youth.
The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program offers funds to foster youth and former foster youth to enable them to attend colleges, universities and vocational training institutions.
Every student is eligible for up to $5000 or the total cost of attendance as estimated by their college or technical school. The funds may be used for tuition, school supplies, a computer, and approved living expenses including rent, health care and child care. Students receiving funds prior to their 21st birthday may continue to receive support until age 23.
Currently, OFA administers federal funds for our nine state partners. The current logo is not used on the website. The website will be undergoing a redesign in the near future with the logo foremost and center.
Our current logo can be found at:
We put the state name over a graduation hat. The symbol is the same but the state name changes.