Kendyl and Friends Foundation Inc

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

Mission

Kendyl and Friends Foundation, INC is a non-profit, charitable, and educational resource for special needs and/or disabled children fighting to live day to day with their disabilities.

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)

IRS filing requirement

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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.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

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, The Kendyl and Friends Foundation hosts The Overcomer Baseball League, a non-profit program designed and modified to allow ALL disabled and special needs children the ability to participate in a team sport. Donations from local businesses and individuals along with 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 playersOur team strives to provide positive and encouraging growth, development, teamwork, assistance, and most of all, FUN!Sign ups for the 2019 season will begin in June. Season runs August through September.

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

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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!

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 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Samantha Travillian

Board Chair

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mr. Michael Rothacker

Crimson Claycomb

Kendyl and Friends Foundation Founder and Executive Director

Josh Snyder

Community Volunteer

Sheila Best

Community Volunteer

David Best

Community Volunteer

Kaylynn Rothacker

Community Volunteer

Michael Rothacker

Community Volunteer

Jane Cunningham

Community Volunteer

Tammi Hopper

Community Volunteer

Samantha Travillian

Community Volunteer

Sandy Richardson

Community Volunteer

Cathy Caton

Community Volunteer

Crystal Davis

Community Volunteer

Kimberly Smith

Community Volunteer

Jami Stanley

Community Volunteer

Lynissa Grierson

Community Volunteer

Jan McFerron

Community Volunteer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/22/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data