Kinship Funds

Kinship Funds is a reimbursement grant of up to $300 for youth in any type of kinship placement where the care provider is not receiving a foster care stipend.​

Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) is Iowa’s Foster Care Youth Council that meets in Councils throughout the state. AMP seeks to unleash the full potential for personal growth among Iowa’s foster youth ages 13-22. Together, they provide opportunities to build life and leadership skills while advocating for positive change to Iowa’s child welfare system.

Summarized by the motto, “Nothing about us, without us,” AMP is a youth engagement program.  AMP involves young people as advocates for themselves and as a voice for system-level improvements in child welfare laws, policies and practices. When supported through productive partnerships with adults, youth can be authoritative advocates for making foster care more responsive and effective.

  • Camps, conferences, and activities
  • Legislative advocacy
  • Grants


Iowa children and youth in foster placement or kinship placement. Eligibility varies by program and grant.

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