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Kaden's Cause

Kindness for Kaden!

GEORGETOWN, KY   |  www.kadenscause.org

Mission

Kaden’s Cause is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit established to bring awareness to Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC), support families affected by the tragedy of losing a child, provide low wealth individuals and families with funding to cover funeral, cemetery, and monument costs, and spread kindness throughout our communities in honor of Kaden.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Ms. Lisa E Bramlage

Chair

Mr. Brian P. Harris

Main address

101 Kaden Lane

GEORGETOWN, KY 40324 USA

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EIN

82-2427604

NTEE code info

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The need: Financial support for families that experience the death of a child. Our Goal for 2022 is to supply relief to at least twelve families.

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?

Kaden's Cause

Kaden's Cause is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to bring awareness to SUDC, support families affected by the tragedy of losing a young child, and spread kindness throughout our community in honor of Kaden. SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood). Sadly, many families deal with the pain of losing a child. No matter the reason or cause, a child's death leads to one consistent outcome for the families involved; unimaginable grief. Kaden's Cause in collaboration with a network of Funeral Homes, Hospitals, Cemeteries, and other Nonprofits provide funding to cover expenses associated with the internment of these dearly loved children.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Sexual identity
Social and economic status

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families that are able to inter their children without incurring excessive financial burden.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Family relationships

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families who report that service and support staff/providers are available and capable of meeting family needs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Family relationships, Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

Kaden's Cause

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Each year Kaden's Cause grows our circle of service by working in collaboration with others to reach more families in need.

Awareness of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Kaden's Cause

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Added 2 new videos on our Facebook page. Sharing more information about SUDC and Kaden's Cause.

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.

Kaden's Cause is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to bring awareness to Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC), support families affected by the tragedy of losing a young child and spread kindness throughout Central Kentucky and surrounding areas in honor of Kaden Layne Harris.
Our primary support is in providing funding to cover funeral, cemetery and monument costs for families who are unable to meet these expenses regardless of the cause of death their child. We also offer books and printed materials on grief and child loss to family and friends of the deceased.
We are dealing with a condition that understated, most families and individuals do not discuss openly their loss so that the number of silent suffers is not truly known.

All of the following companies and organizations are in partnership with Kaden’s Cause, we work in collaboration to best serve our community. To ensure that no family in need is missed and that we are able to provide them with the highest consistent care at the most reasonable rate. We are committed to preserving the dignity and privacy of all individuals that require our assistance. We believe that it is both an honor and a privilege to serve in this capacity.
Maggie’s Light
Finley Foundation
Johnson’s Funeral Home
Tucker, Yocum and Wilson Funeral Home
Paris Monument Co.
Georgetown Cemetery
Georgetown Hospital
SUDC
Johnson Taylor Funeral Home
Kerr Brothers Funeral Home
Heaven's Gain
Final Farewell
Kentucky Association of Funeral Home Directors
Kentucky State Police Victim Advocacy
United Way of the Bluegrass
National Alliance for Grieving Children
Valerie's House

We have successfully met every request for assistance since our program's beginning in 2017. As we continue to cultivate our community partnerships and with the addition of new funding from foundations, organizations and corporations we are expanding our efforts both within Kentucky and throughout the United States.

The number of families served is in direct proportion to the amount of funds we have available, we also have the ability to provide only partial funding.
We strive to help two to three families for each $5,000.00 increment that we receive. As we gain social capital many of the fixed costs can decrease as we collectively find ways to better stewards of the resources that have been allocated.
The year we will host Kaden's virtual auction on April 24th, Ice Cream Social on July 8th, Golf Scramble on September 26, and Giving Tuesday on November 29th in order to raise awareness and funding to continue to serve our mission. Estimated number of people reached total is between 500 and 600.

We will also produce an educational online video that targets social media and our website communicating the impact that Kaden's Cause has in our community. Tell why we do what we do!
Average number of people reached by social media posts based on past audience numbers 265 with a high of 592. Video = 4.8k

Every year Kaden's Cause performs random acts of kindness throughout our communities to promote kindness to all in honor of Kaden. Gestures need not cost money or take much time. Just do what feels good to share good. We at Kaden's Cause along with board of directors and community partners are dedicated to spreading at least 500 acts of kindness this year alone. In the past we have purchased coffee/food for the individual behind us in drive-throughs, paid for additional gas for people at gas stations, passed out more than 20 gallons of free ice cream during Kaden's Ice Cream Social, delivering donuts to fire and police stations, hospitals and local businesses as well as government agencies, visiting the nursing homes in our area, bring flowers, hosting talent shows, and making crafts with them and for them. supporting other nonprofits in our community with food, clothing, bedding, toys, handcrafted items and financially. We also participate in other nonprofit fundraisers such as Maggie's Walk to Remember, the Finley 5K, Christmas drive with the Gathering place and home goods and supplies to both Amen House and Elizabeth's Village.

Financials

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Kaden's Cause

Board of directors
as of 06/14/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Brian Harris

Founder

Term: 2017 - 2025


Board co-chair

Esq. Michael Trimboli

Brian Harris

Treasurer/United Talent

Michael C Trimboli

Lisa Bramlage

Kaden's Cause

Gina Preston

United Talent

Daniel Harrison

Country Boy Brewing

Devon Golden

City Attorney Georgetown, KY.

Davonna Saier

Beth Mosier

BLuegrass Care Navigators

Kara Harris

President/ Lemons Mill Elementary

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/3/2022

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

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data