Orphan Kitten Club Inc

Saving the lives of the tiniest felines

Spring Valley, CA   |  orphankittenclub.org

Mission

The mission of Orphan Kitten Club is to build innovative programs that save the lives of the tiniest felines.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder, Board Chair

Hannah Shaw

Main address

PO Box 633

Spring Valley, CA 91976 USA

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EIN

81-3503227

NTEE code info

Other Services (D60)

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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?

Kitten Nursery

The Orphan Kitten Club kitten nursery program is dedicated to saving the lives of kittens, with a special focus on caring for orphaned neonates and kittens with medical needs. We provide 24-hour care, expert medical support, and a loving, enriching environment where kittens can truly thrive during their first months of life.

Our newborn kittens are raised in one of our state-of-the-art neonate nurseries, which are equipped with cozy incubators and everything needed to care for bottle babies.

Once our kittens are fully weaned, they graduate to our clubhouse, where they learn how to play, climb and explore in our socialization room, which was built specifically to engage & entertain pre-adoption age kittens!

Once our kittens are healthy and at least 8 weeks of age, they are available for adoption in the Southern California region.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Orphan Kitten Club is committed to innovating kitten welfare in the United States. In 2019, we launched the very first grant program in the world to specifically fund the care and protection of neonatal kittens. Since launching, we have awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to save the lives of the most vulnerable felines!

We currently support over 50 strategic partner organizations throughout the United States who are dedicated to saving kittens’ lives. These organizations are eligible to apply for kitten-focused programmatic funding during our bi-annual grant cycles. We invest in impactful, innovative, fiscally responsible organizations, and we fund everything from kitten kits to kennels and incubators, from emergency surgeries to kitten-focused staff positions. At any time throughout the year, they are also eligible to apply for emergency funding for special medical cases.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Orphan Kitten Club believes in ending the cycle of reproduction that leads to kittens being born outdoors–and ultimately orphaned or surrendered to a shelter. Recognizing that every kitten in our nursery had an origin story that began outside, we developed a unique Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program that specifically focuses on sterilizing community cats in the neighborhoods where our kittens are rescued.

Population(s) Served

Orphan Kitten Club loves all animals! We are actively expanding our programs to better serve orphans of various species. When we have the ability to help a baby animal in need, we offer our nursery services whether the animal is a kitten, puppy, or even a little piglet. Check out the stories below to learn about some of our favorite non-feline rescues.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

Where we work

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve Non-profits from around the country with our Mightycat Grant program. We host Zoom calls and have follow-up reports where we ask for feedback for the organization's representative.

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

    zoom calls, follow-up reports,

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In our Zoom calls we host before a Programmatic Grant Cycle we open it up to questions at the end. Some of the partners had requested more immediate responses to individual grant requests and increased amounts. We took that into consideration and raised the grant amount by $1,000 to help with the growing cost of vet care. We also have trained a new staff member on how to process grant requests so that now 6/7 days of the week a staff member is available to help.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has leveled the playing field and made things seem less intimidating. I feel like we are able to communicate better with our partners now after hosting informational sessions on Zoom.

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

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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?

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

Financials

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Orphan Kitten Club Inc

Board of directors
as of 08/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Hannah Shaw

Kitten Lady


Board co-chair

Michelle Kucerak

The Humane League

Lee Domaszowec

PhoenixFire Strategic Consulting

Rachel Wallach

Oaks Veterinary Urgent Care

Andrew Marttila

The Cat Photographer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/21/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/23/2022

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Data
  • 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 seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.