Frequently Asked Questions

When did the SFAAF begin ?

The fund was founded in 2007 to commemorate the life and spirit of Andrew Christopher Stone. 

What is the vision of the fund ?

The SFAAF is an IRS approved non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to the building of families through adoption funding.

When was the first grant awarded ?

Our initial grant was awarded in 2008.

Who is eligible to receive a grant ?

Any US citizen that is working through a licensed adoption agency, has a completed home study and has demonstrated financial need.

What size are the grants ?

The grants range in size from $2,000 to $5,000 depending on the individual circumstances of the grantee.

How do I apply for a grant ?

There are three steps to complete.

Fully complete the online application. Write a letter to the fund describing your adoption story and the financial need you are experiencing. Include two letters of reference. 

When are grants issued ?

The Executive Committee of the fund reviews applications on a quarterly basis.

Where does the SFAAF receive its financial support ?

The fund receives contributions from individuals, foundations and corporations who want to further our mission of building families through adoption funding. 

How much of my donation goes to help families ?

Substantially all of it, except for the minimal operating expenses of the fund. There are no paid personnel, only volunteers.