Avery Foot ObituaryJeff and Shaena Foot began their adoption journey in March of 2013 with expectant hearts. In September 2013, a young woman expecting a child decided they would be the best parents for her baby. On April 9, 2014, Avery Madison Foot was born and joyfully welcomed into their family as a little sister to Caitlyn and a beloved daughter. They delighted in the God-given privilege of being called to be her family. On February 28, 2015, at 10 months old, that calling changed as Avery was unexpectedly taken home to heaven.

In the midst of grief and their new calling to preserve Avery’s memory and build up others through it, the Foots have been led to bless other families pursuing domestic adoption. Partnering with The Sparrow Fund, the Foots have established the Avery Madison Grant, specifically for the purpose of coming alongside and helping families adopting domestically who demonstrate financial need.

Basic Application Process:

Complete the application. Click here to download the form unique to the Avery Madison Grant.

Gather additional documents:
• Copy of your initial home study and any subsequent updates
• Copy of your most recent pay stub(s)
• Letter from your adoption agency. Click here for a sample.

Mail all the documents to:

The Sparrow Fund
Attn: Avery Madison Grant Application Review
124 3rd Ave
Phoenixville, PA 19460

Applications will only be accepted between April 9th and August 9th annually with grants awarded in September. 

You can donate specifically to the Avery Madison Grant with a credit card through PayPal by clicking on the DONATE button below. Donations can be made even if you do not have a PayPal account. Note “Avery Madison Grant” where it says “Add special instructions” to ensure your donation is applied for this purpose.




To donate by check, please make payable to The Sparrow Fund and note “Avery Madison Grant” in the notes field. Mail to:

The Sparrow Fund
124 3rd Ave
Phoenixville, PA 19460