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 www.supportkind.org
 |  1201 L St NW 2nd Floor Washington DC 20005

Kind Inc. is headquartered in Washington, DC, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 26-2763038.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS' NTEE classification is Legal Services within the Crime, Legal-Related category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2008.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Encompass Rating System by Charity Navigator


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Overall Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score.

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...   Finance & Accountability


Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


Finance & Accountability Score
BETA

100

out of 100

This charity's score is a passing score

This Beta V1 of Finance Score provides a baseline measure of an organization’s health including the indicators listed in the report below.

This score represents Form 990 data from latest filing year 2018.



Finance & Accountability Rating Highlights

Higher Effect on Score

Board Composition

17/17 Independent

We look for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of members identified as independent.

Lower Effect on Score

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

7.24%

Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.

No Effect on Score

Total Revenue

$27,715,033

Charity Navigator doesn’t evaluate revenue amounts or sources in Beta V1. An organization’s size can affect whether and how we evaluate other indicators.

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Finance & Accountability Report

100

of 100 points (BETA)

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Overview

Overview

The Finance and Accountability Score provides a basic measure for organizational health. At this time, it comprises 100% of a charity's Overall Score.

Program Expense Ratio

90.57%

Higher effect on score

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The Program Expense Ratio is determined by Program Expenses divided by Total Expense (average of most recent three 990s).


For a passing score, Charity Navigator looks for a ratio of 70% or higher. Charities in the 50%-70% range receive zero points for their Program Expense Ratio score. Charities that fall below 50% will receive zero points for both of their financial metric scores, Program Expense Ratio AND Liabilities to Assets Ratio.


Source: IRS Form 990

Board Composition

17/17 Independent

Higher effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for at least 3 board members, with more than 50% of those members identified as independent.


Source: IRS Form 990

Independent Review/Financial Audit

Audited

Higher effect on score


For organizations larger than $1million in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an audit.


This indicator is not part of the score for organizations less than $250k in total revenue and is removed from the scoring methodology.


For charities under $1 million but over $250K in total revenue we expect to see that the charity completed an Audit, Review or Compilation.


Source: IRS Form 990

Liabilities to Assets Ratio

7.24%

Lower effect on score


The Liabilities to Assets Ratio is determined by Total Liabilities divided by Total Assets (most recent 990).


Charity Navigator looks for a ratio less than 50%.


Source: IRS Form 990

Website Listed

Listed

Lower effect on score


Charity Navigator looks for a website on the Form 990 as an accountability and transparency measure.


Nonprofits act in the public trust and reporting publicly on activities is an important component


Source: IRS Form 990

Data Sources

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

...   Impact & Results


Charity Navigator assesses how well a nonprofit delivers on its mission. To issue an Impact & Results score, we estimate the actual impact a nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determine whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit an Impact & Results score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for one of the following reasons:

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet gotten to scoring it.

  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Additional Information

Unscored

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



Kind Inc. reported its three largest programs on its FY 2018 Form 990 as:


$12,238,966

Spent in most recent FY

85%

Percent of program expenses


KIND PARTNERS WITH LAW FIRMS AND CORPORATIONS TO MATCH UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN WITH PRO BONO ATTORNEYS TO ENSURE NO CHILD APPEARS IN IMMIGRATION COURT WITHOUT HIGH QUALITY REPRESENTATION. THE COMPASSIO ... (More)


$968,574

Spent in most recent FY

6%

Percent of program expenses


PUBLIC OUTREACH & EDUCATION-KIND CONTINUED ITS LEGISLATIVE AND ADMINISTRATION ADVOCACY WORK TO ENSURE THAT LAW, POLICY, AND PRACTICE ADVANCES THE PROTECTION OF UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STA ... (More)


$1,156,635

Spent in most recent FY

8%

Percent of program expenses


REGIONAL WORK-KIND'S "REGIONAL," CENTRAL AMERICA/MEXICO FOCUSES ON CHILD MIGRATION THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL AMERICA - MEXICO REGION. KIND HAS FOUR REGIONAL INITIATIVES THAT AIM TO ADDRESS ROOT CAUSES OF ... (More)


GuideStar Seal of Transparency

Gold


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Note: GuideStar Seals do not effect the nonprofit’s Impact & Results Score.


What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

1. Ensure that children who enter the immigration system alone are represented by high quality legal counsel. 2. Advocate for improvements in U.S. law, policy, and practices to support the protection of children who enter the United States immigration system alone. 3. Improve national and international policies and practices regarding the safe reunification and reintegration of unaccompanied children returning to their home countries, either voluntarily or through deportation. 4. Provide expert, evidence based and objective information on issues surrounding unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

KIND places child protection at forefront of all program strategies. KIND's innovative public-private model of pro bono legal representations mobilizes law firm, corporate and law school resources to assist more children, leveraging $4 for each $1 spent on KIND operations. KIND's pilot Guatemalan Child Return and Reintegration Program demonstrates that it is possible to help children return home safely and productively with modest inputs; it will serve as a model for replication elsewhere in Central America. To ensure that children get their best chance to present their case and obtain protection, KIND advocates for improved policies and practices that will make the immigration system fair, humane, and child friendly. By helping to reduce negative stereotypes and presenting a balanced information on unaccompanied children, KIND helps build support for their protection. Recognizing that the issues extend beyond our borders, KIND's overall approach is holistic and addresses the root causes of child migration, working to protect children at all stages of journey -– during migration, in countries of transit and destination and when appropriate, upon return. We work with a range of stakeholders – from the Western Highlands of Guatemala to local communities in the US to Washington, DC -- to promote concerted and unified action. KIND utilizes its field operations and expertise on children's protection, to present a trusted voice on children's protection and immigration issues.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

KIND's staff of 160 includes senior staff with decades of experience in children's rights, immigration and refugee law, policy, advocacy, communications and service delivery. KIND's 140-person legal services team across ten offices in the U.S. and our partnerships with a network of over 550 law firms, bar associations, corporate legal departments and law schools are integral to our provision of pro bono legal representation to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. From 2009 to 2017 these partners contributed over $284MM of in kind services, enabling us to jointly serve over 17,000 children as of 2017. In Central America, our partnerships with local nonprofits enable us to help children in isolated rural communities and support their reunification with their families following deportation or voluntary return. Collaborative relationships with nonprofit partners and networks in the US amplify and strengthen our advocacy and policy recommendations around the protection of unaccompanied children.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

For the legal services program, primary indicators of success are the number of children we serve, and case conclusions that protect the child's best interests and provide immigration relief. KIND maintains an extensive database with over 4 dozen fields of information on each child served by our U.S. 10 offices, as well as those we serve in Central America. This data enables us to track trends in case outcomes; utilize field information in our advocacy and public education; and identify ways to improve our processes. In Central America, we measure success by the number of children assisted to reunify safely with families and receive assistance to build productive futures. Indicators of success include participation in training opportunities, youth empowerment workshops, and pursuit of education. On the policy and advocacy front, success is measured by the preservation of existing legislation that protects unaccompanied children; advancement of new policies that expand safeguards to their well-being, and improved policies of the government agencies responsible for their care.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

KIND has succeeded in helping raise the visibility of the plight of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children, increased the legal representation resources available to them and helped thousands more children to access justice. However, the number of unaccompanied children fleeing danger and abuse in their home countries and seeking protection in the U.S. continues to grow. Despite the increased capacity of KIND and other legal service providers, thousands of children remain unrepresented in their deportation proceeding, thus losing their chance for a fair hearing and risking being returned to situations of danger. KIND will continue to strive to ensure that no child stands alone in immigration court. This i paired with this administrations attacks on the safeguards of children makes our work more crucial than ever. Many of our child clients have suffered trauma, including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), on their journeys to the U.S. All experience the stresses of adapting to new living situations, languages and schools. To help them access the medical, mental health, education and other critical services they need to fully participate in their immigration legal cases, KIND has added Social Services Coordinators (SSC) to all 10 offices, and is planning in continue to expand and grow in effectiveness and impact. KIND's policy team provided technical assistance in the drafting of the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016 legislation, which recognizes that the best way to ensure fair and just decisions for unaccompanied children in their immigration proceedings is by ensuring that they have counsel by their side. We need to ensure that more members of Congress, particularly those in leadership positions and ranking members of committees of jurisdiction, show support Most of KIND's advocacy work to date has focused on policy at the federal level. Increasingly, however, states and localities are playing an active part in the protection of unaccompanied children. It is essential to the protection of our child clients that we educate and gain the support of officials at the state and local level as well as at the national level. KIND partners with 14 law firms and over 20 non-profit organizations in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico to address the root causes of migration and build a regional response that protects children at all stages of their journeys toward safety and a productive life. But more resources are required to combat the violence, insecurity, extreme poverty that propel so many children to make the dangerous trip in search of safety and protection in the U.S. In Guatemala, we demonstrated that young people can be helped to reunify safely with their families upon return. But thousands of children are being deported back to their home countries by Mexico and the U.S. and KIND is working to expand this work in Guatemala and to replicate it in Honduras and El Salvador to help more returning migrants.



GlobalGiving


Partner

Organization Status

This organization holds GlobalGiving Partner Status.GG Rewards is the system GlobalGiving uses to reward nonprofits that demonstrate listening to the people they serve, learning, and improving their impact. Organizations receive points which translate into their Status: 52% of organizations are Partner, 22% are Leader, and the top 26% of organizations are Superstar. GlobalGiving is a trusted Impact Information partner of Charity Navigator.


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...   Leadership & Adaptability


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