Kids at Heart

Supporting foster, adoptive and kinship children to encourage the success of the family.

Fort Collins, CO   |  www.kidsatheartfundango.org

Mission

Our mission is to support foster and adoptive children to encourage the success of the family.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Ethan Dexter

Main address

6501 Brittany St

Fort Collins, CO 80525 USA

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EIN

81-4474284

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

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Programs and results

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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?

Fundango

Fundango is our monthly kid connection event. Through a variety of activities and a relaxed atmosphere of fun, trained and background-checked paid staff and volunteers offer positive behavior modification, self-esteem building, relationship building and opportunities to build healthy family connections to their biological siblings. Foster and adoptive kids share the experience with other children who have similar life experiences. Foster and adoptive parents enjoy a break from parenting and adult time together.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Camp Fundango is our outdoor education program, an intensive, independent and confidence-building experience. We host an adventure weekend at Camp Teen Fundango, a day-trip with EDUCO, and Camp Fundango serving seventy families throughout Colorado. Kids discover the natural world and a clearer sense of themselves.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

The twice per month Teen Connect providing opportunities for up to 14 kids to participate in rock climbing in two different groups on Saturdays. This program is only designed youth who are 13 to 18 years of age.

Indoor rock climbing provides teens with many direct and indirect benefits. Plus, it’s fun! A few benefits are:

Goal setting (and achieving)
Decision making (positive, sustainable judgement)
Responsibility, Trust, Commitment
Problem solving, Creativity, Improvisation

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Larimer County DHS 2022

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?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Suggestion box/email,

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

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), 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, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

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Kids at Heart

Board of directors
as of 09/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ethan Dexter

Kami Chase

Food Bank

Dick Freitas

Retired CPA

Kim Cochran-Ward

Fort Collins Police Department

Maribeth Olsen

The Young Ascenders

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • 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 9/30/2022

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data