Human Services


confronting abuse - changing lives

aka Royal Family KIDS

Santa Ana, CA


Create life-changing moments for children in difficult places.

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Ruling Year


Chief Executive Officer

Paul Martin

Main Address

3000 W MacArthur Blvd Suite 412

Santa Ana, CA 92704 USA


child abuse, foster kids, camp, clubs, mentor, volunteer





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Children in the foster care system often live a tumultuous life without solid guidance or a positive role model. Their lives lack the confidence, respect, and joy that every child deserves. Royal Family KIDS (RFK) paves the way for churches to respond to the foster care crises in their respective communities, by providing a sustainable program consisting of summer Camps and Mentoring Clubs for foster children ages 6-12. RFK partners with churches, trains regional ambassadors and local volunteers, and works to sustain the local programs through a variety of fundraising events, conferences, and resources. RFK has equipped hundreds of churches to respond to the local foster care crisis with a highly respected, relational program, and over 100,000 children have come through RFK since it was founded in 1985.

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our mission is to serve every foster child, ages 6-12. Currently, through the volunteers at our local church partners, we are serving more than 8,600 children across the U.S.

We have a staff of regional ambassadors at RFK who are dedicated to introducing our program and vision directly to churches throughout the country. They reach out to churches in their respective regions in efforts to launch new camps. Additionally, they work with our volunteer directors who are familiar with our platform and vision, and who open doors for our ambassadors to prospective churches. We have nine regions identified throughout the U.S., and our long-term goal is to recruit and equip an ambassador leading each region throughout the nation.

The ongoing RFK communications plan, beginning in 2018, will provide further awareness and visibility to the general public, making the establishment and alignment for these new church partnerships a more attainable goal.
Further, we have operationalized our innovative Camp and Mentoring Club training program which began over 30 years ago, and we continue to review and revise as needed.

Our ambassador program encompasses goals and objectives that pass through a review and metrics process throughout the year. Throughout the year—with the dedication and efforts of our local directors, regional ambassadors, and partner churches, we increase the number of Camps and Mentoring Clubs across the U.S. Our metrics system provides actionable data by which we make real-time adjustments when needed, as well as informed decisions moving forward.
In addition, donations made to RFK are a measurable indicator of the progress we are making throughout any given year.
Further, we have a solid database of testimonials from alumni—those foster children who have attended a RFK camp and/or mentoring club earlier in life and have returned as adult volunteers.

To date, 110,400 children have attended Royal Family KIDS Camp. We have trained over 90,000 volunteers. In 2017 alone, we served over 8,600 children and had 14,000 active volunteers. There are currently 230+ camps around the world, with 26 of those located outside of the U.S.
Royal Family KIDS will continue to build momentum by expanding its outreach to churches, increase the level of public awareness and engagement through public events, film, podcasts and other marketing campaigns. RFK will also continue to recruit church partners, train and equip volunteers, and sustain its dynamic network by expanding conferences for its volunteers.

External Reviews

Awards & Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Affiliations & Memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member



Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Organizational Demographics

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