Kids In Need Foundation

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Kids In Need Foundation
Main logo.gif
Founded1995
Type501(c)(3) charity
FocusChildren's education
Location
Area servednational
MethodSchool supplies, and grants for teachers
Key peopleExecutive Director David Smith,
Director of Marketing and Communications Penny Hawk
SloganTo ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
Websitehttp://www.kinf.org
 
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Kids In Need Foundation
Main logo.gif
Founded1995
Type501(c)(3) charity
FocusChildren's education
Location
Area servednational
MethodSchool supplies, and grants for teachers
Key peopleExecutive Director David Smith,
Director of Marketing and Communications Penny Hawk
SloganTo ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need.
Websitehttp://www.kinf.org

The Kids In Need Foundation is an American national 501(c)(3) charity that provides free school supplies to teachers and students and grants to teachers to assist in the education of America's children.

School Ready Supplies[edit]

The School Ready Supplies program distributes backpacks and supplies sponsored and financed by companies or philanthropic organizations for specific schools or districts, so that children outside of the eligible area of the Resource Centers have a chance to receive free school supplies as well.[1]

The two kits available to sponsors are as follows:
Elementary for students K-5
Secondary for students between 6th and 12th grade.[2]

Teacher Grants[edit]

Kids In Need Teacher Grants provide funds ($100–$500) for teachers with innovative classroom projects for which no other funding is available. Teachers with creative classroom projects enter an application explaining the idea which is subsequently reviewed according to a rubric which emphasizes innovativeness and merit, clarity of objectives, replication feasibility, suitability of evaluation methods, and cost effectiveness. The application period is from July 15 to September 30 each year. While the number of grants given out changes yearly, 200-300 grants usually are awarded each year.[3]

Charity Navigator's 4-Star Charity Award[edit]

The Kids In Need Foundation has received Charity Navigator's 4-Star Charity Award for several years. According to Charity Navigator's website, a 4-star award shows that charity "[e]xceeds or meets industry standards and performs as well as or better than most charities in its Cause." [4]

National Network of Resource Centers[edit]

The Kids In Need Foundation contributes product to 29 Resource Centers across the country where teachers go to get free school supplies for their students in need. Product is donated to Kids In Need by manufacturers and retailers who provide school supplies, other classroom items, teaching materials, and merchandise teachers use as rewards and incentives. These donations are distributed to the Resource Centers. Teachers who work at schools in each Center's local area that have large student populations on the federal free and reduced lunch program go to the Centers to get free supplies for their students. The resource centers are located in:[1][5]

Teacher Resource Centers operated by World Vision:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.ppa.org/NR/exeres/7CA1D735-FF23-490D-9B0C-0B5DA43560ED,frameless.htm?NRMODE=Published
  2. ^ http://www.kidsinneed.net/school_box.php
  3. ^ http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=223000028
  4. ^ http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm/bay/content.view/catid/2/cpid/43.htm
  5. ^ http://www.kidsinneed.net/partners/index.php#affiliates

Kids In Need Foundation; director of marketing and communications

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