Kraddick Fund for Kids dba Kidd's Kids

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aka Kidd's Kids   |   Las Colinas, TX   |  www.kiddskids.org

Mission

Our mission is to provide hope and happiness by creating beautiful memories for families of children with life-altering or life-threatening conditions.

Ruling year info

1979

CEO-Chief Happiness Officer

Caroline Kraddick

Executive Director

Kelly Kemp

Main address

220 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Ste C-210

Las Colinas, TX 75039 USA

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Formerly known as

Kraddick Foundation

EIN

75-2577436

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

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Research shows and physicians agree that wish trips have both a positive and long-term health benefit and improve quality of life for kids who receive them. Kidd’s Kids provides group trips for the entire family, who due to the on-going financial impact of caring for a sick child, would never be able to take a trip like this without our organization. The friendships they make provide them with an ongoing support network. The hope and beautiful memories these trips create enable, empower, and energize the children, their families and their community.

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?

Kidd's Kids November Trip to Walt Disney World with the Kidd Kraddick Mornin Show

Kidds Kids takes 40-50 Kids with life-altering and life-threatening conditions and their families to Walt Disney World. This annual trip is all-expense paid in November 5 days and 4 nights. Our mission for this trip is to provide hope and happiness by creating beautiful memories for the kids and their families. Applications and nominations are submitted for the trips and the staff works with a team of volunteer doctors to choose the families. To date Kidds Kids has served nearly 10,000 kids and immediate family members. .

Population(s) Served

Glam fun from blow outs, hairstyles, manicures, lunch and gifts for girls and boys stuck in the hospital. We bring the Glam Squad to them for a day of hope and happiness

Population(s) Served

2017 Kidd's Kids added a New Program that serves teens ages 13-18 years old. Kidd's Kids takes teens diagnosed with life-threatening and/or terminal illness and their families to Give Kids The World Village in Central Florida. Give Kids The World Village is a 79-acre resort that exist only for the fulfillment of wishes granted to children who have been granted a wish through a partnering wish-granting organization. Our teens and their family are provided accommodations, meals, entertainment and theme park tickets. The trip includes 3days at Walt Disney World, 2 days at universal and 1day at Sea World.

Population(s) Served

We strive to get families back toghether during reunions. We aim to partner with a fun location for the familes to share their memories and visit with the Kidd Kraddick Morning SHow cast.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Our goal is to continue to be able to provide all expense paid group trips to Walt Disney World. Our goal is to also build programs to provide on-going support to the kids and families we serve.



Our key strategy is to involve more corporate donors in Kidd’s Kids Day and to more build more volunteer opportunities for corporations. We are using the musical talents of our CEO and her individual platform to raise awareness and donations through her music. We are working to continue to improve our presence on social media and to take advantage of various programs such as Google Ad grants and Amazon Smiles. For the first time we are embarking on a campaign to reach Chief Relationship Officers at corporations to increase employer/employee match programs. We are also working with partnering with other non-profits to raise awareness.

We have a small but passionate staff who are dedicated to the mission of the organization. In addition to the many talents of our CEO, we have promotional support from the nationally syndicated Kidd Kraddick Morning Show which reaches a network of over 2M radio listeners weekly. We have expertise in media and continue to improve our on-line and social media presence.

We have created beautiful memories and provided hope and happiness to over 1000 sick children and over 5000 family members. 2021 is our 30th year and we plan on the organization to continue for many years to come. We have had a long standing relationship with the nationally syndicated Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and a volunteer medical support staff who take all the worry out of the group trip. We also have the support of Southwest Airlines who provides a charter flight for the trip and individual travel passes for families unable to take the charter.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    The creation of our private Facebook groups exclusive to the year they attended trips together allow for meaningful post and conversation amongst the families and our Kidd's Kids staff. Their support of each other and willingness to participate on awareness campaignsfor fundraising is infinite to pay it forward to families to come.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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

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Kraddick Fund for Kids dba Kidd's Kids

Board of directors
as of 6/8/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michael Peay

Foley Gardere

Term: 2014 - 2020


Board co-chair

Dr. Daniel Guzman

Cook Children's Forth Worth

Term: 2016 - 2018

Kellie Rasberry

Kidd Kraddick Morning Show

Leslie Gunawan

JP Morgan Chase

Caroline Kraddick

Kraddick Fund for Kids

Dan Guzman

Cook Children's Forth Worth

Christine Ashmore

Morgan Stanley

Shawn Nunn

Yea Networks

Dr. Jay Mack Slaughter

Private Practice

Amy Vanderoef

Amy Vanderoef LLC

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Yes
  • 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/28/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/28/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.