November 2022 “Citizen of the Month”- City of Las Vegas, NV

2021 “Family Advocacy Champion Award” from Voice for Adoption

September 2021 “CASA of the Month” from Las Vegas CASA

August 2021 America First Credit Union “Give Back” Winner from Channel 13

2019 Champion for Change Award from North American Council on Adoptable Children [NACAC]

2019 Community Service Award from UNLVs Greenspun School of Urban Affairs

2018 Clark County, NV Proclamation recognizing Foster Kinship and September as Kinship Care Month

2017-2021 The state of Nevada recognizes September as Kinship Care Month

Ali Caliendo Big Give Nevada Donation Drive

2013-2017 Nevada Big Give Top Three Finalist

News and Media:


September 2021: Rubies LV Podcast- Kinship: Realites, Trauma, and Support

September 2021: Channel 3 Superhero Thursday: How Foster Kinship Helps Families

August 2021: Morning Blend “Give Back” Winner Ali Caliendo

April 2021: Aging and Awesome: The Power of Grandparents, Foster Kinship

April 2021: Advocates Say Families Providing Hidden Foster Care Deserve More Guidance

October 2018: Fox5 More Girl Scout Bronze Award Costume Drive for Foster Kinship

August 22, 2018: NPR “Foster parents often struggle to find doctors to treat the kids in their care”

July 27, 2018: Backpack, supply giveaway helps Las Vegas children prepare for school 

July 30, 2018: Ali Caliendo interviewed on the Time to Be You Podcast with Laura Berens

April 7, 2018: Foster Kinship gives underprivileged students makeovers for prom

March 30, 2018: Ali Caliendo interviewed on The Shameless Mom Academy podcast.

December 2018: NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt “Gift Card Scam”

November 2017: Caring for the Caregivers: Foster Kinship on Vegas PBS Inside Education.

December 16, 2016: Fox 5 Vegas “Foster Kinship Provides Christmas Gifts to 300 Children” 

May 11, 2016: City of Las Vegas “Daily Dose” 

May 10, 2016: WBKE Radio “Making a New Path”

May 5, 2016: Featured in the Clark County “Caregiver Courier” 

November 14, 2015: Fox 5 Coverage of 4th Annual Fall Festival

June 15, 2015: Foster Talk with Dr. John- Kinship Caregivers Toolbox

April 23, 2015: Civil Engagement Interview on KUNV

July 22, 2014: Channel 3 Child Haven Facility Dealing with Overcrowding Problem

February 6, 2014: Channel 8 Open Your Heart Gala News Coverage

November 25, 2013: Ali Caliendo on the Neon Roundtable

September 9, 2013: KNPR State of Nevada “Grandparents Raising Kids: Kinship Care in Nevada”

August 22, 2013: Las Vegas Review Journal “Backpacks Boost Foster Children as School Nears”

August 21, 2013: Channel 8 News Coverage of the Back to School, Back to Basics Event.

August 10, 2013: Las Vegas Review Journal View “Temple members help organize donations for kids at Child Haven”

August 7, 2013: Channel 5 News “Backpacks, school supplies needed for foster students”

November 26, 2012: Las Vegas Review Journal “Grandparents open homes, hearts to children

November 26, 2012: Las Vegas Review Journal Slideshow “Non-profit helps grandparents raising more kids”

November 24, 2012: Channel 8 News Story “Non-profit connects kids in need with family”

November 17, 2012: El Mundo “Celebraron a los abuelitos Estamos para ayudar y alentar: Ali O’Donnell”

November 9, 2012: Channel  8 News Coverage of Kinship Family Night

October 16, 2012: Las Vegas Review Journal View  “Woman uses inheritance to help relative caregivers”

March 23, 2012: Good Maker Winner: Foster Kinship brings hope to Las Vegas families