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Kids In Need Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/20/2015: Kids In Need Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 04/16/2015: KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION

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Dayton, OH

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Kids In Need Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/20/2015: Kids In Need Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 04/16/2015: KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION

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Physical Address: Dayton, OH 45439 1989
EIN: 31-1437587
Web URL: www.kinf.org 
NTEE Category: P Human Services
P99 Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
P Human Services
P99 Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
P Human Services
P99 Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
Year Founded: 1995 
Ruling Year: 1995 


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Mission Statement

The Kids In Need Foundation is a national 501(c)(3) charitable organization with offices in Dayton, Ohio, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1995, the Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. The Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers includes 34 affiliates and 2 jr. affiliates where teachers from low-income schools go to obtain free school supplies for their students. In addition, the Kids In Need Teacher Grants program provides preK-12 educators in the U.S. with funding to support innovative learning experiences for students. Our School Ready Supplies program distributes backpacks filled with supplies in communities not served by Resource Centers. The Second Responder® program provides free backpacks filled with school supplies to students affected by natural disasters. The Kids In Need Foundation has distributed $650 million in school supplies since its founding, directly benefiting 4.2 million students and 120,000 teachers annually, and has awarded $1.6 million in grants to teachers. Kids In Need has received Charity Navigator’s highest four-star rating, indicating that it operates in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2011

Total Revenue $48,303,454
Total Expenses $48,136,996

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Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2011

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Leadership

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Mr. David H Smith

Profile:

With more than 30 years experience working in the school supplies and office products industry, Dave Smith brings great knowledge to the Kids In Need Foundation as its executive director. Dave was there when the Foundation was established in 1995. Over the years he served as a volunteer on the Board of Directors, chairing the Board for two years, and served on various committees. In 2006, the Board asked Dave to assume the executive director’s position for the Foundation, which he did, and he has led Kids In Need toward increased national awareness for the purpose of serving more children in need. Dave is a native of New Jersey but has lived in Minneapolis for more than 30 years.

Leadership Statement:

Although we serve 2.4 million students annually, it is important that we continue to help more children.  The need is so great, and with school budget cuts and a generally poor economy, more and more families cannot provide the basic school supplies needed by their children.  Kids In Need must acquire new donors to see that all students are able to participate in classroom learning experiences.

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Programs

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Program Description:

The mechanism for the distribution of school supplies is our growing network of Resource Centers. Each Center has the look and feel of a small store and teachers are allowed to 'shop' without spending a dime of their own money. There are 24 Resource Centers throughout the country that make up the National Network.

Program Long-Term Success:

The Kids In Need National Network of Resource Centers distributed more than $100 million in free school supplies to children and teachers throughout the USA.

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Program: Teacher Grants Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Category:
Education
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

The Kids In Need Foundation awards more than $100,000 annually to certified K-12 teachers for creative classroom projects costing between $100 and $500. Descriptions of the winning projects are published in the Award Winning Project Ideas, available on the Web site and offered free to teachers.

Program Long-Term Success:

In 2007, the Foundation reached the $1 million mark in grants awarded to teachers through its Teacher Grants program. The first annual Teacher of the Year Awards were announced in 2008 during the Foundation's GALA.

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Program: School Ready Supplies Program (GuideStar Exchange,
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Education
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

The Kids In Need Foundation also partners with local companies in communities not served by Kids In Need Resource Centers to provide school supply kits to students most in need.

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Program: Resource Centers (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$48,000,000
Category:
Human Services
Population Served:
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

Program Long-Term Success:

There were three Resource Centers in 1997-98, and now there are 29.  That is not to mention the large number of similar free stores for teachers that are scattered across the country but are not formally part of the Kids In Need National Network.  The National Network of Resource Centers serves 2.2 million students and 100,000 teachers annually.

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Program: Second Responder® (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

Second Responder® provides free backpacks filled with school supplies to students in communities affected by natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and wild fires.

Program Long-Term Success:

Since the Kids In Need Foundation was founded in 1995, we have distributed more than $650 million in free school supplies to more than 30 million low income students in the United States. The number of Resource Centers in the National Network has grown from three Centers in 1997 to 34 Centers in 2015. In 1997, we awarded funds to 25 teachers. In 2014, we awarded funds to more than 520 teachers. The number of programs offered by the Kids In Need Foundation has grown from the two original programs, Resource Centers and Teacher Grants, to four programs, all focused on providing free school supplies to students most in need.

Program Short-Term Success:

In 2014, the Kids In Need Foundation broke its own records. We distributed $118 million worth of schools supplies to 4.2 million students.

Program Success Monitored by:

We survey the Resource Centers in the National Network and the teachers we serve.

Program Success Examples:

All the things you gave us was all the things we needed mostly the pencils because we couldn’t afford a lot of pencils. I just want to thank you for all the things -- Tina "I love the supplies you gave out. I was surprised when I got them. Lucky I didn't faint. I went home like I just got a million dollars." Vincent I am a second grade student in Mrs. Culpepper’s class. Thanks for giving her a chance to get supplies for our class. Everything she got we needed to make our class the best. - Dollimesia I really thank you for the supplies and support you have put in our school. The pencils and paper. I really thank you for the love your company put in us. -- Xavier My name is Shanetris. I am in the third grade. I would like to thank you for giving us all the wonderful things for our class. I want you to know how wonderful you are. I wish that I knew you. Sometimes I want to say thank you so loud that everybody can hear me. You gave me the only surprise I ever had. Thank you for your support. Yours truly, Shanetris

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Children from impoverished families arrive every day at school willing and ready to learn, but lack the needed supplies like pencils, paper and notebooks. Teachers, seeing this need every day, will buy the needed supplies by spending their own money. The Kids In Need Foundation seeks to ease this financial burden by providing an avenue for teachers to obtain these supplies free-of-charge through the Kids In Need National Network of 29 Resource Centers. The Foundation also awards grants to teachers for innovative classroom projects through the Kids In Need Teacher Grants program, as well as assists in the development of community school supplies giveaway programs through its School Ready Supplies program. We do this on a permanent, national basis because of generous corporate partners and sponsors. With more corporate, individual, and community support, the Foundation will be able to serve even more of the more than 16 million children living in poverty who could benefit from the Foundation's year-round work.
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