Together we can make a difference beyond our wildest dreams.

At Dreams33, we strive to make the dreams of youth in foster care come true through helping them to further their education.

One Million people.

Make a dream come true for just $20.

Phase 1 of 5 : 100 Donors


Scottie D. donated $500!

Jennifer G. donated $40!

Connie C. donated $33!

Pam N. donated $1!

Laura P. donated $100!

Dream for a Million Logo

Our Mission

Dreams33 is a non-profit foundation providing financial assistance for foster youth who are dedicated to their higher education. Dreams33 strives to make a positive college experience for foster youth by filling the gaps needed to make all students successful.

Our Impact

In Honor/Memory Of:
Victoria Burns on the occasion of her birthday

In Honor/Memory Of:
Zach King

In Honor/Memory Of: John Shelton

For Tori…and in honor of those whose lives you have already changed. 💙

In Honor/Memory Of: Ivica Milicevic

Vince & Jelena Knoss

In Honor/Memory Of:
Ron Xavier

Karen Venturi

In Honor/Memory Of: Our Family and Friends During the Holidays

Happy Holidays from the Castricone Family

Kaydee Castricone

In Honor/Memory Of:
Maria Reilly

Anne Crowley

In Honor/Memory Of: Dad

Helping heals my heart.

Bertha Fajardo

In Honor/Memory Of: Malardino/Fex
Giving to worthy causes instead of giving gifts to family this year. Love your targeted charity, much needed and a wonderful way to pay it forward.

Carla Taylor

In Honor/Memory Of: Scott Wickstrom

Because Scotty loved us all and on this his favorite holiday, we make Dreams come true for others!

Lori Wickstrom

In Honor/Memory Of:
Barrington, Brennan, Chase, Clark, Hurley, Kockos, Meyer, Stancil

Jon & Kathleen Weatherwax

In Honor/Memory Of: Cindi Ebert
This is in gratitude and in memorial of my mom who dedicated her life in education of juvenile hall and had a love for her foster kids she taught.

Melissa Campbell

In Honor/Memory Of: Sydney Donovan

In Honor/Memory Of:
Taylor Henricks

In Honor/Memory Of: Harmon and Sue Burns

In Honor/Memory Of: Tori Dean

In Memory Of: Buzz and Sue
God bless this cause and all the beautiful people who will be blessed by it! Love you Dreams33.

In Memory Of: Sue Burns
To the Dream33 Students, just know an entire village awaits to support you! Tori and Steve, thank you for making Dreams33 a dream come true!

Dani Gasparini

In Memory Of: Buzz and Sue
Hoping to share happy holidays

In Memory Of: Harmon and Sue Burns

Veto Genovese

In Memory Of: Ron Xavier

In Memory Of: Gina Mayer

In memory of Beth Hart.

In Honor:
Ruth Alexander

Thank you Erica and Tori for your amazing generosity!

Great work ladies

Ryan Headley

Happy Holidays!

Bets McKnight

What a fantastic mission and organization!

Heather Washington

The Christmas season is such an important time to share our blessings. So grateful for Dreams33 and the opportunity to support them!

Christina Montalvo

Donation in name of Cody Humphrey 🙂

Merry Christmas!

Bringing some holiday cheer to these foster kids is a good thing. They need to know there is a lot of support from the community. Happy Holidays!

Deanna Reed

Merry Christmas!!

Kari Bernier

In Honor Of: Jonathan and Alexis Leslie
I donated in honor of my niece and nephew, who were in the foster system as young children. Thank you for starting this organization, Tori!

Christina Montalvo

Please direct my donation to where most needed. Thank you for your work! David and Deborah

David Fierberg

I wish I could do more but I hope this helps a little. Thank you for the work you are doing. I hope in the future I can do more.

Nicole MacNaughton

Wanted to support my sister-in-law’s organization, and help those in need!

Scott Humphrey

Thank you for you are doing for these kids! Sending ♥️

Kristie Clark

Proud to support this effort that will make a difference and an impact on many! Best wishes to you all!

The Crowley Family

A little giving goes a long way. Wonderful cause. ❤️

love what you all are doing!!

Brent Brennan

My awareness of foster children’s journey has intensified since my nephew and his wife opened their hearts and home to two sisters this past year.

Theresa Quinlan

Tori, Thank you for caring for so many! Your organization is awesome!! Best of luck! Pam

Pam Shukait

Kids who end up in foster care deserve support to create a meaningful life. What a wonderful organization!

Cory LaZansky

No one deserves more holiday cheer than our foster youth. Many thanks to Dreams 33 for making this a reality!

Eden Orlando

Tori- thank you for being such a beautiful soul and creating such a beautiful organization.

Julie Mandia

What an amazing organization – such a worthwhile cause!

Jennifer Gregg

We love what you’re doing! ❤️

Julia Tomko

Hoping this adds a little extra cheer this holiday…xoxo

I attended junior college and state college as an adult with kids. School changes lives and support makes a big difference!

Lisa Joyce

Congrats on the launch of your non-profit! Wishing the organization much success in the future.

Amy Newby

Love this Cause!

Charlie Gaulke

So proud of you, Tori, and this wonderful organization.

Patricia McGovern

Great cause!

Yvonne Schultz

Knowing “the system” first hand we want foster youth to know they are loved and worth it!

Jennifer Giusti

Thanks for setting up Dreams 33


Dreams33 offers scholarships, grants, and microgrants. Once accepted as a Dreams33 scholar, a student is enrolled in our program for the remainder of their educational journey, as long as they are actively enrolled in school and in good standing. We welcome current college students, as well as graduating high school students, to apply at this time.

Low Educational Attainment

4% of foster youth hold a college degree by age 26, as compared with 36% of the general population.

Foster Youth


General Population


Youth in Foster Care

Over 437,000 children and youth are in foster care.


Without higher education, by age 24, 50% of foster youth will be unemployed.

Our Story

Dreams 33 Founders Erica and Tori met in 2000 and have spent many nights dreaming about ways they could, together, make a difference in the world. Finally, in 2017 Tori read an article in People Magazine about a young woman graduating from USC who had been in the foster care system. The article stated that 3% of foster youth graduated college. Upon reading this, Tori called Erica and said, “I found our nonprofit, 3% is simply not enough.” And from that moment, Dreams33 was born.


The number 33 was Tori’s dad’s lucky number. Without him, Dreams33 would be only a dream in Tori and Erica’s head.
“In Memory of Cindi Ebert – This is in gratitude and in memorial of my mom who dedicated her life in education of juvenile hall and had a love for her foster kids she taught.”

Melissa & Mike Campbell

“Thank you for what you are doing for these kids!”

Kristie & Chris Clark

“In Memory of Sue Burns – To the Dreams33 students, just know an entire village awaits to support you! Tori and Erica, thank you for making Dreams33 a dream come true!”

Dani Gasparini

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