Help Us Make A Difference

FOLA is truly blessed to receive contributions from individuals, including donations through United Way, and donations from organizations, including law firms and churches. It is contributions such as yours that allow us to provide services and programs to those whose lives are impacted by incarceration. We deeply appreciate your contributions.

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit. All donations are tax-deductible.

There are a number of ways you can contribute to our organization:
Click the button below for an online donation:


Send a check to:

Friends Outside in Los Angeles County
261 E. Colorado Blvd., Ste. #217
Pasadena, CA 91101


Your Company Can Help:

  • Make a personal contribution that’s eligible for your employer’s corporate matching gift program—we welcome corporate donors!
  • Donate a memorial gift or honorary gift to recognize and commemorate a special person, event, or anniversary
  • Make a charitable gift of the remainder of your retirement plan assets


Leave Friends Outside in Los Angeles County (FOLA) a Legacy of Hope:

Make FOLA a beneficiary of your will, revocable trust or estate plan, it’s a long lasting legacy that will benefit our society for years to come.

Sample Bequest Language:

One of the easiest and most frequently used methods to make a planned gift to Friends Outside in Los Angeles County is through a bequest. A simple statement in your will or living trust is all it takes. For example:

“I give to Friends Outside in Los Angeles County, a non-profit corporation located in Pasadena, California,

the sum of $______ or ______% of my estate


the sum of $______ or ______% of my estate, whichever is greater (or) smaller


all the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used as follows: for the organization’s general endowment fund or however the Board of Directors chooses to use this bequest.”

An unrestricted bequest — the last example — is of special value because of the flexibility it provides the organization.

Should you have a special interest or would like to give to a particular project, please discuss your bequest intention with the Executive Director, Mary Weaver, to ensure your objectives can be met. You can reach Mary at (626) 795-7653 or

We encourage donors and potential donors to seek professional advice for all questions pertaining to your personal philanthropic endeavors. Use of any information from this site is for general philanthropic opportunity purposes only and does not represent tax, investment, accounting, or legal advice either expressed or implied.