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For Kids Foundation

We provide or align resources so every child can thrive.

aka For KIds Foundation   |   Reno, NV   |  https://www.forkidsfoundation.org

Mission

Serving as a safety net for children who fall through the cracks, For Kids Foundation provides one-time funding for the unmet needs of Northern Nevada children (from birth to age 21) when there is no other known resource available.

Ruling year info

2003

Board Chair

Cesar Quintanilla

Board Vice Chair

Lindsey York

Main address

P.O. Box 5153

Reno, NV 89513 USA

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EIN

75-3093964

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

For Kids Foundation provides financial assistance for urgently needed medical, dental, and psychological services when there is no other resource. We help the kids who "fall through the cracks" of existing agencies and programs to help the kids no one else will.

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?

Awards for Children in Need

Our mission IS our program. We consider every application for assistance, regardless of the nature of the request or the source. The requirements are only that the request is for the direct benefit of the child, no other agency will fund it, and the child is 21 years of age or younger.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Community Foundation of Western Nevada 100% Giving Board 2017

Community Foundation of Western Nevada 100% Giving Board 2018

Community Foundation of Western Nevada 100% Giving Board 2019

Community Foundation of Western Nevada 100% Giving Board 2020

Community Foundation of Northern Nevada 100% Giving Board 2021

Community Foundation of Northern Nevada 100% Giving Board 2022

Community Foundation of Northern Nevada 100% Giving Board Award 2023

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.

1. Raise awareness of our mission
2. Identify children in need
3. Gain community support
4. Fund Program Awards

All activities are designed to 1) help identify children in need and 2) gain support of the community.

Before COVID-19 pandemic, our activities involved sharing our Program through networking events through the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce; speaking and live presentations to local service groups (Lions, Rotary, women’s clubs); phone calls and mailers with Program information periodically sent to organizations serving children (doctors’ offices, Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs, 4H groups, social workers, schools, and sport clubs) to help share our Program and identify children in need; and two to three fundraising events per year.

During COVID-19, we had to cancel our April fundraising dinner/dance and discontinue attendance at live speaking/networking events. We have moved to Zoom or other online platforms for networking. We have stayed in touch with donors through eNews through Constant Contact and social media (primarily Facebook).

Post-COVID-19, we continue to schedule presentations (either in person or via online platforms) and have resumed attending networking and other community events. We are planning our 6th Annual Golf Tournament for May 13, 2022.

Each fall and spring school starts, we send out informational brochures to teachers/counselors/service providers to share with students in need of our assistance and revisit local service provider offices.

For Kids Foundation's leadership team (Chair, Board of Directors, and Executive Director) is passionate about serving children in our community. Each person comes to the organization with their skillset and connections and desire to further our mission.

Our Program has quadrupled since 1/1/2018 (from 80 applicants a year in 2017 to ~400 applicants in 2023).

We have increased our reach to more rural locations in Nevada.

Our Annual Golf Tournament (primary annual fundraising event) has grown from 30 attendees in 2017 to sold-out event (144 players and 20 hole sponsors) in 2023.

We utilize online resources to present to service clubs and service providers throughout the State to share our Mission and identify children in need of our financial aid.

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 using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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For Kids Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Cesar Quintanilla

Front Office Staff

Term: 2021 - 2024


Board co-chair

Lindsey York

Apple

Term: 2022 - 2025

Tayona Tate

Compass

Michael Norman

Retirement Sherpa

Kyle Robertson

New American Funding

Allie Berkowitz

Private Family Financial

Cesar Quintanilla

Front Office Staff

Lindsey York

Apple

Megan Evans

Washoe County School District

Fabby Franco

Acme Title and Escrow

Janell Garcia

University of Nevada, Reno

Michelle Harrington

Bluetree Dental

Michelle Engebretson

Retired, Charter School Principal

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/23/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

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The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/09/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • 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.