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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pathways to Hope

Friends of Tulare County is proud to present Pathways to Hope, a 20-page bilingual print publication with California News & Review. This English/Spanish-language newspaper was a result of the Listos California Grant, in collaboration with Self-Help Enterprises and the California Office of Emergency Services. 

The purpose of this project was to take a look at various services within the county as we face the COVID-19 pandemic and share personal stories,  as well as to offer hope, resources, and programs that are available for Tulare County. Targeted topics within the newspaper focused on mental health, suicide, homelessness, substance use, foster care, child abuse, domestic violence, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES). This community partner-driven activity included Family Services of Tulare County, DA's Office Victim Witness, Tulare County Task Force on Homelessness, Kings/Tulare Homeless Alliance, Tulare County Suicide Task Force, Tulare County HHSA, Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging, TCOE, and Visalia Unified School District. 


Pathways to Hope (English)


Caminos Hacia la Esperanza (Español)