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The Fostered Adventures giving program is an opportunity for you to provide affordable, monthly support to Shared Adventures, founded in 1994 by Foster Andersen

Be a program sponsor in one of these categories: Outdoor Education, Paralympic Sports, and/or Social Adventures. Or sponsor an artist or gardener for our free, weekly art or garden classes that are held year round! All donations are tax-deductible.

Fill out and print your Fostered Adventures application online.

Shared Adventures takes our participants out onto the Bay with experienced guides, as well as local State Parks to provide our participants with a well-rounded understanding of the Santa Cruz area.
A program that involves youth and adults with disabilities in ongoing sports and physical activity, regardless of skill level. Horseback Riding, Archery, Table Tennis, and Rock Climbing are just a few of the lessons we offer.
This program provides social gatherings such as Dance Parties, Bowling, Local Sports Events, Movie Nights & more in a safe and nurturing environment. Participants develop critical social skills and have opportunities to make friends!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does my donation go?

All funds donated to Fostered Adventures will go towards creating and implementing Shared Adventures activities, purchasing supplies and food, renting facilities or equipment, entertainment costs, and outreach for the activities. Fostered Adventures will also fund a Scholarship Program, so people with limited resources are able to attend Shared Adventures’ activities at no cost!

How do I sign up for my Fostership?

It's easy!
1. Choose a Program you would like to make your monthly donation to. The recommended donation for each program is $20 per month, but you are welcome to donate any amount you wish. You may also choose more than one Program to donate to.
2. Complete the Application Form fully and send it to us. We’ll need a credit card number to put on file for your monthly donation. We also ask for a home address and/or e-mail address so we can keep you updated on how your donation is being used.

Can I donate anonymously?

YES! If you choose, you may donate as an anonymous sponsor. We still need your first name, last name, and other information to maintain data accuracy, but your name will not be used in any public newsletters, information, or online resources. You also will not receive Quarterly Updates or Scholarship information if you choose to be an anonymous sponsor.

What forms of donations do you accept?

At this time, the Fostered Adventures program accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit cards. We do not accept cash or checks for the Fostered Adventures program. If you wish to donate to Shared Adventures with cash or check you may send your donation to: Shared Adventures, PO Box 396 Santa Cruz, CA 95061.

Can I cancel my Fostership?

You can cancel your subscription as a sponsor under the Fostered Adventures program at any time. Just call Shared Adventures and give us your name and address to confirm your cancellation. Please keep in mind that you must be a sponsor for at least 6 months to receive recognition on our website, Newsletters, and Annual Report.

What about the security of my information?

Shared Adventures is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect from you. We use PayPal to process credit cards monthly, which adheres to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Shared Adventures will never share your information with any outside resources. Shared Adventures strives to keep your information secure and up-to-date so we are able to ensure the appropriate use of your information. If at any time your information changes, you may call us at (831) 459-7210 to update your information. Our office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11am-5:30pm