KIDS 4 CHANGE

Make a Little Change

Pacifica, CA   |  http://www.kids4change.org

Mission

To instill in children that even small group contributions can improve the quality of life of others. To introduce children to small group democracy and engage them through local good works, gifting and microlending.

Notes from the nonprofit

Member of California Association of NonProfits.

Ruling year info

2009

President, Co-Founder

Jody Holman Webster

Main address

630 Reina Del Mar Ave

Pacifica, CA 94044 USA

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EIN

26-3015185

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (P19)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are an all-volunteer organization. We have the will, but time is scarce. We are working to find ways to launch more projects. One solution has been to create an arm, Teens 4 Change, for older kids to run their own projects with our supervision.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Project Overview
At the kick off each new project, children research and learn about distinctive social, economic, political and health-related characteristics {and inequities} around the world and within their own communities, ranging from the fallout of natural disasters to the consequences of social and political events.
In choosing their projects as a group, children in Kids 4 Change experience first-hand the nuances of working within a democratic decision-making process (including anonymous voting), and the value of working as a team and supporting one another to achieve a common goal.
By creating a fund of their own, they learn how to earn, raise, invest, manage, share and track money and the importance of following up on commitments.
Throughout the process of researching and choosing recipients of the funds, children will come to appreciate their own quality of life and standard of living compared to other regions and communities around the globe.
Recognition and gratitude toward the children at the end of each project will instill in them the sense of accomplishment, reward and pride that comes from helping others. The Project Cycle
Kids 4 Change projects will take place two to four times a year. During each project, participants will follow an operational cycle as follows:
Choose the charity and lending target
Choose a fundraising mechanism & service project
Perform the outreach, participate in service, target potential donors and speak about the organization and mission
Track, recognize, reinvest
Age Appropriate Decision Making
As children’s understanding of the process grows over time, they will be able to make more decisions on their own and research projects more in depth. The organization, therefore, will develop age-appropriate assistance guidelines and tools for raising and distributing funds. For instance:
Grades K- 2 will be presented for each project with a list of 2-5 giving and service options for each fundraising effort, service effort, charitable donation and micro-lending project. Children may add other ideas of their own to the list. The only stipulation to these projects is that they must have communication materials available (letters, photos, website, video or in-person visiting opportunities), in order for the children to see the results of their efforts first-hand.
Grades 3-5 will be presented with 1-2 ideas, as above, and they may add additional ideas to their list.
***Kids will be required to commit to involvement in one full project, however they may choose to skip projects throughout the year.

Population(s) Served

Children organized a clothing a food drive to donate to victims of the fires. Monetary donations were made to 3 organizations supporting victims. They will also be participating in a hands-on community service in early Nov.

Population(s) Served

Kids opened and ran a shave ice stand to raise funds for Houston victims

Population(s) Served

Kids made packets to deliver to the homeless population of San Francisco Bay area. Item donations were made by local community.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

National Honoree for Real Action Hero Award- runner up 2011

Good-Well Giving Group

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We have incorporated projects with two schools in the area, but are looking to include more projects and more schools. Overall, we are hoping to widen our area of reach within the local community.

We have engaged college and highschool students to train under the purview of our Board of Directors/Program Managers. We are in discussions with local schools and teachers to help implement our goals.

Our Board is a diverse group with professional expertise that helps our goals: an elementary teacher, a university professor, a volunteer teacher, an adolescent therapist and a medical expert. Together, our outreach and community ties help to recruit funds and volunteers for each project. We are also all parents and have access to networks through our own children.

Pilot program at Sea Crest in Half Moon Bay was successful and requests for another program have been welcomed. We have donated to over 20 organizations, and completed several projects a year. We have launched an additional arm called Teens 4 Change for older adolescents.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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KIDS 4 CHANGE

Board of directors
as of 4/29/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jody Webster

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Term: 2015 - 2018


Board co-chair

Kim Jones

Kids 4 Change

Term: 2015 - 2018

Jody Webster

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Amy Mayo

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Kim Jones

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Stephanie Hanepen

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Julie Deardorff

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No