Rodman for Kids

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Foxboro, MA   |
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Rodman for Kids

EIN: 04-3329283


We believe that all young people deserve to have access to the programs, resources and opportunities they need to dream, grow, and succeed. We are committed to raising resources, building capacity, and creating opportunities for youth-focused organizations, their leaders, and the kids they serve.

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Executive Director

Ms. Amy Rossman

Main address

10 Lincoln Road Suite 208

Foxboro, MA 02035 USA

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Subject area info



Children's rights

Human services

Youth services

Population served info

Children and youth

NTEE code info

Children's Museums (A52)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Disney for Kids

Disney for Kids is an initiative of Rodman for Kids that, every August since 1992, has been sending at-risk kids on all expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World. Over 2,400 kids have been on the trip.

The kids and teens chosen to participate in a Disney trip have proven themselves to be leaders, through their excellent school attendance and effort a well as their extra-curricular activities. Most of the attendees hail from Dorchester, and would not typically have an opportunity to visit Walt Disney World.

A trip to Walt Disney World is not a necessity. But, for kids who have never even been on a plane or stayed in a hotel, it is life changing. By gaining independence, making new friends, and visiting the Happiest Place on Earth, kids' horizons are broadened. Most of all, the kids get to just be kids. Their days in Disney are filled with awe and laughter.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth
Low-income people

The Theatre for Kids program broadens the horizons of kids by fostering a lifelong appreciation of performing arts through introduction to live, professional theatre.

Theatre for Kids distributes tickets to young people in need of positive experiences through a trusted pool of non-profit youth organizations, as well as public and private schools. Each group receives an agreed upon number of tickets to bring kids they serve who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend a show.

In addition to kids who do not have the economic means to attend, tickets are shared with kids with cognitive, behavioral, and medical challenges that make it difficult for them to attend a show with a “typical” audience.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Where we work

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Due to economic, emotional and sometimes physical barriers, too many children in our community don’t have access to the wonderous experiences that could enrich their lives. Rodman for Kids brings together the area’s non-profit organizations focused on children, instead of pitting them against each other to fight for donor dollars. We serve as a resource that enables these organizations to collaborate and execute bolder and more effective efforts that build children’s lives beyond their homes or neighborhoods.

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

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Partner meetings,

  • 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 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,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In regards to our Ride for Kids, we sat down and took the feedback from our Partner Organizations about last year's event to make changes for this year's upcoming event including logistics, trainings, incentives, etc.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our Partners have been more open and honest with their feedback due to the proof that their feedback matters and is implemented.

  • 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 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,


Rodman for Kids
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 Rodman for Kids Audited Financial Statement
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Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 15.99 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.6 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Rodman for Kids

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Rodman for Kids

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Rodman for Kids

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Rodman for Kids’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,040,844 $90,381 $123,493 $572,699 -$66,091
As % of expenses 5.5% 0.7% 1.3% 15.0% -3.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $1,039,410 $89,047 $121,959 $571,579 -$70,277
As % of expenses 5.4% 0.7% 1.2% 15.0% -3.2%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $15,086,367 $13,058,733 $9,556,792 $2,049,254 $2,234,998
Total revenue, % change over prior year 1.6% -13.4% -26.8% -78.6% 9.1%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $19,077,942 $13,084,021 $9,817,477 $3,819,895 $2,202,551
Total expenses, % change over prior year 36.1% -31.4% -25.0% -61.1% -42.3%
Personnel 0.0% 0.0% 2.3% 3.5% 6.3%
Professional fees 1.0% 1.7% 0.1% 1.0% 6.4%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 2.7%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 98.1% 96.6% 94.3% 88.1% 81.2%
All other expenses 0.9% 1.6% 3.4% 7.4% 3.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $19,079,376 $13,085,355 $9,819,011 $3,821,015 $2,206,737
One month of savings $1,589,829 $1,090,335 $818,123 $318,325 $183,546
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $2,982 $0 $2,000 $61,296
Total full costs (estimated) $20,669,205 $14,178,672 $10,637,134 $4,141,340 $2,451,579

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 1.2 2.3 2.7 2.8 3.2
Months of cash and investments 1.2 2.3 2.7 2.8 3.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets -0.1 0.0 0.1 2.1 3.0
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $1,936,547 $2,515,383 $2,220,042 $899,200 $579,900
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $1,048,160 $466,130 $346,214 $147,164 $169,894
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $18,738 $21,720 $21,720 $23,720 $74,244
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 86.6% 80.8% 87.9% 85.2% 18.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.6% 6.4% 1.5% 27.7% 2.8%
Unrestricted net assets -$107,186 -$18,139 $103,820 $675,399 $605,122
Temporarily restricted net assets $2,927,122 $2,811,453 $2,427,275 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $2,927,122 $2,811,453 $2,427,275 $83,935 $182,473
Total net assets $2,819,936 $2,793,314 $2,531,095 $759,334 $787,595

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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Executive Director

Ms. Amy Rossman

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Rodman for Kids

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 01/18/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Mr. Joseph D'Arrigo

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Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2023

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2023

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.


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