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Kendyl and Friends Foundation Inc

aka 82-1129419   |   Burgin, KY   |  https://www.kendylandfriendsfoundation.org/

Mission

Kendyl and Friends Foundation, INC is to be a charitable, educational, and financial resource to persons living with disabilities. The goal of Kendyl and Friends Foundation, INC is to promote inclusivity and community awareness, further educational opportunities, provide resources, serve as an advocate, and improve accessibility for persons living on a day-to-day basis with their disability(s).

Ruling year info

2017

Founder and Executive Director

Mrs. Crimson Claycomb

Main address

P.O. Box 298

Burgin, KY 40310 USA

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EIN

82-1129419

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is an abundance of playgrounds throughout the state, however, not very many of those playgrounds are designed with special needs children in mind. Often times, inclusive equipment cannot be retrofitted into an existing area to give a special needs child the opportunity to participate with their peers.

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?

Kendyl and Friends Playgrounds

There are thousands of playgrounds all over Kentucky however, very few of  those playgrounds offer the proper surfacing material that will accommodate individuals with mobility issues such as walkers, gait trainers, or wheelchairs due to paralysis and/or other special needs. ALL Kendyl and Friends Playgrounds provide a fully accessible flooring, inclusive play towers that will accessible via ramps, double-bay wheelchair swings, mirage/inclusive swings, wheelchair accessible merry-go-round, sensory/communication panels, and other adaptive, ADA, inclusive equipment.

We are proud to say that Kendyl and Friends Foundation has completed nine, fully inclusive playgrounds throughout the state of Kentucky!

Population(s) Served

Thousands of people gather at local parks every weekend to participate in Little League Baseball. However, when The Overcomers play, America's greatest sport is taken to another level!Every Fall, Kendyl and Friends Foundation hosts The Overcomer Baseball League, a non-profit program designed and modified to allow ALL disabled and/or special needs children the ability to participate in a team sport. Donations and grants allow all players to play at no cost to their families. Volunteers assist players throughout the game while parents get to sit in the stands, cheer for their children, while bonding with other families who share a common understanding of raising children with disabilities. Interpreters are also provided for deaf and hard of hearing players. Our team strives to provide positive and encouraging growth, development, teamwork, assistance, and most of all, FUN! Season runs August through October.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Age groups
Family relationships
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 2017

Chamber of Commerce 2018

Chamber of Commerce 2019

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.

The goal of Kendyl and Friends Foundation is to partner with Cities, Counties, schools, and other charitable organizations to fundraise and provide inclusive playground equipment for communities, allowing children of all abilities the opportunity to participate with their peers.

Our organization works year-round to meet and exceed the needs of those we serve. Recognizing that play, socialization, and group activities are a vital part of development, our organization provides equipment insurance does not cover, in addition to routinely providing individuals the opportunity to attend therapeutic camps and/or taking learning/experience trips to places where their development will be stimulated.

Our mission is unique, and we have a strong record of dedicated volunteers who provide leadership and financial support to the programs we offer. Our team is driven by a spirit of collaboration and guided by a result-based framework to provide better, and safer inclusive opportunities that allow those with special needs the ability to be more active in their community.

Kendyl and Friends Foundation, to date, has been able to fundraise and complete six fully inclusive playgrounds in the state of Kentucky. (Burgin, Campbellsville, Georgetown, Harrodsburg, Liberty, and Nicholasville) We are currently fundraising for 6 additional locations for an all inclusive playground that we hope to complete before the end of 2021!

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 and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 share the feedback we received with the people we serve, 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?

    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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Kendyl and Friends Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/18/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Leslie Hardman

Chairperson

Term: 2024 - 2026

Sheila Best

General Board Member-Voting

David Best

General Board Member-Voting

Kaylynn Rothacker

General Board Member-Voting

Michael Rothacker

General Board Member-Voting

Tammi Hopper

General Board Member-Voting

Samantha Travillian

Community Volunteer

Sandy Richardson

General Board Member-Voting

Leslie Hardman

Executive Board Member-Voting

Geri Packwood

Executive Board Member-Voting

Cathy White

Executive Board Member-Voting

Board leadership practices

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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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/26/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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