Kindness To Action

"Start everything with kindness and the end will be okay." - EJK

aka Elijah Knight Memorial Foundation   |   Houston, TX   |  www.KindnessToAction.org

Mission

Our audacious wish: We wish for this generation to remake the world as it should be through acts of kindness. Core Values: • Joy - We delight in the large and small wonders of our universe. • Inquisitiveness - We crave understanding of how and why our world exists in its current state. • Equity - We honor the dignity, diversity, and interdependence of all people and our environment. • Accountability - We recognize the opportunity and responsibility of each person's impact on another. • Insight - We envision concepts supported equally by intelligence, compassion, and efficacy. • Resolve - We move upstream with determination to solve issues at their source. • Humor - We laugh, we love, and we revel in fun.

Ruling year info

2019

Principal

Mr. Stephen J Knight

Associate Principal

Mrs. Jennifer Monies

Main address

1839 Nauts Ct.

Houston, TX 77008 USA

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EIN

83-3215671

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Citizen Participation (W24)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Creating a kinder world where inspired solutions solve systemic challenges

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?

Kindness To Action

A kinder world where inspired solutions solve systemic challenges

Population(s) Served
Adults

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.

Number of public events held to further mission

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

Adults

Related Program

Kindness To Action

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

3 events so far in 2020 for Elijah's birthday: 1. Bags for the homeless, 2. Distributed Taco Bell gift cards, 3. Bought drinks for everyone in Starbucks for 1 hr and gave out quote cards.

Number of participants engaged in programs

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

Adults

Related Program

Kindness To Action

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Attendees at specific events. Doesn't count the hundreds of supporters who echo Elijah's message of kindness online and in-person every day.

Number of volunteers

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

Adults

Related Program

Kindness To Action

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

5 volunteer board members, and 8 student Advisory Council members. Dozens of event organizing volunteers.

Number of unique website visitors

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

Adults

Related Program

Kindness To Action

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Started in publicizing in 2019. 4,754 visitors 1/1/20 - 6/15/20.

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.

Creating a kinder world where inspired solutions solve systemic challenges

Inspiring the action of kindness through the legacy of Elijah J. Knight's quote, "Start everything with kindness and the end will be okay."

• Joy - We delight in the large and small wonders of our universe.
• Inquisitiveness - We crave understanding of how and why our world exists in its current state.
• Equity - We honor the dignity, diversity, and interdependence of all people and our environment.
• Accountability - We recognize the opportunity and responsibility of each person's impact on another.
• Insight - We envision concepts supported equally by intelligence, compassion, and efficacy.
• Resolve - We move upstream with determination to solve issues at their source.
• Humor - We laugh, we love, and we revel in fun.

Led a 3-city effort to chalk messages of kindness and joy in public spaces (with appropriate permission)

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Kindness To Action

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

Mr. Stephen Knight

Kindness To Action


Board co-chair

Mrs. Jennifer Monies

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Beth Tamez

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Shirley Knight

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/14/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/14/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.