The Giving Foundation for Children provides a platform for children with special needs to achieve self-sufficiency through awareness, support services and education. The organization was started by the giving efforts of a then 7 year old curious child, Madison Maya Jayanna, who published a book to help raise awareness for a child named Tripp Halstead with traumatic brain injury.

We provide a support platform for special needs children in need, you can view our causes here. We pride ourselves for being:

  • Community driven
  • Creative campaigns
  • Effective organization
  • Promote education and health/wellness
  • Raise awareness for special needs children

Give with Faith to Change Lives

Founder Justine Jayanna

Our Policy

Giving Foundation for Children does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

Contact Information

Giving Foundation for Children
303 Main St, Unit 890
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

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Meet Our Team

Madison Maya Jayanna Founder

Madison, a published author at age 7 is the inspiration behind Giving Foundation for Children as she wrote and illustrated a creative book to help a sick child in need.

Justine Jayanna President & Founder

Justine has been volunteering in local communities for over a decade and founded GFC along with Madison. Justine while growing up volunteered at schools educating special needs children and has been her passion to support the special needs community.

Donna Thomas Operations

Donna is passionate about causes related to special needs children.

Szu-Wei (Jewel) Huang Coordinator

Jewel is a MBA student at USF and is passionate about causes related to children.

Elizabeth Maderas Project Manager

Elizabeth is a graduate student at USF and is passionate about causes related to children.

Kristi Kelley Operations

Kristi is passionate about causes related to special needs children.

Meet Our Advisors

Kimberly Ogle Abernathy Special Needs Mom and Advisor

Kim is an advocate for Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia (NKH), her daughter, Sophie, was diagnosed at 3 months old with Nonketotic Hyperglycinemia. This is a very rare genetic disorder. It affects 1 in 60,000 births. She hopes to raise awareness about this cruel disease. Find more info on their Facebook page.

Sid Jayanna Techology Advisor

Sid previously worked on the architecture, design and development of our online technology platform and application. Sid continues to support GFC as a technology advisor.