Veterans Services

Contributing toward the support of our local veterans through the VSO General Fund is a great opportunity for the members of the community to give back and thank veterans for their services.

At-Risk Youth (Human Services)

The funds donated to the Human Services At-Risk Youth fund benefit youth who are participating in an employment program and working to make the transition to adulthood and self-sufficiency. This program helps youth in need of emergency monies for necessities such as transportation, work apparel, utilities, medical, dental, and prescription expenses.

Tulare County Parks–Lily Pond

For more than five decades the Lily Pond was a popular water feature in Mooney Grove Park. Due to the increasing cost of repair and maintenance over time, the Lily Pond is been non-functional for the past 15 years. To avoid demolition and to honor the history of the Lily Pond, the County is seeking donations from the community to help repair and restore the Lily Pond.

K/T AAA - Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging

The Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging helps provide programs and activities for local senior citizens, from arts and crafts to Medicare counseling, line dancing to home-delivered meals. Your donations to the Area Agency on Aging will help us continue to provide a wide range of services and activities to encourage older Americans to remain healthy, active, and involved in the community.

Step Up

Your donations to the Step Up program will be used for collateral items (i.e., T-shirts, backpacks, etc.), venue rental, event food, printing, speakers' fees, awards, materials, and other items associated with Step Up—a movement to encourage youth to participate in extracurricular activities, foster positive associations, and connect to constructive social networks.

Homeless Fund

Donations to the Homeless Fund will help supply toiletries, clothing, identification card/application fees, furnishings, or cooking utensils/appliances, or may fund expenses like a utility bill or car repair for those experiencing, at risk for, or exiting homelessness.

Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPTF)

SPTF envisions a county without suicide and aims to accomplish this by implementing a full range of strategies, starting from prevention and early intervention. Your donations to the SPTF will help increase prevention and early intervention services, and help our community members better understand and recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide risk.

AmazonSmile Can Benefit Friends of Tulare County

Many of you already contribute to Friends of Tulare County (FTC), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the safety, health, and well-being of all residents of Tulare County. FTC strives to assist underrepresented populations of all ethnicities and cultures through donations, charitable giving, and grant funding.

But did you know that by shopping AmazonSmile that 0.5% of eligible purchases will be donated to a charitable organization of your choice? There is no difference from the platform except that a donation will now be made on your behalf. Please consider choosing Friends of Tulare County (FTC) as your charitable organization. FTC strives to assist underrepresented populations of all ethnicities and cultures through donations and charitable giving. The money stays in Tulare County. Each quarter, the AmazonSmile Foundation makes donations to eligible charitable organizations like FTC. 

When you shop using the link, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase value to your favorite charitable organization, such as FTC, at no additional cost to you! AmazonSmile customers can now support Friends of Tulare County (FTC) using the Amazon Shopping app on iOS and Android mobile phones. Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations.

  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device.
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap "Settings."
  3. Tap "AmazonSmile" and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charity every time you shop. You’ll find the same great prices, selection, and convenient shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charity.

Consider supporting our Friends of Tulare County, a non-profit striving to assist Tulare County’s underrepresented populations through charitable giving. It accepts donations on behalf of the County that in turn provide financial support for a wide range of programs. For more information & how to donate, call 624-8000 or send an email to