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Education : Scholarship and Financial Support (Grantmaking)

Kiddo

Supporting quality educational programs for each child in the Mill Valley School District

four stars

92.13

409 Sycamore Avenue Mill Valley, CA 94941
tel: (415) 389-7789   Web Site
EIN: 94-2848305

Board Leadership
Caitlin Weil Smith
Chair

CEO
Bill Lampl
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.13 four stars
  Financial 88.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Kiddo! is made up of parents, teachers, business partners, and active members of the community who, since 1982, have raised over $33 million to supplement our limited school budgets. We currently provide funding for a wealth of vital programs - including art, music, drama, poetry, dance, classroom and library aides, technology, and physical education - available to every child in our K-8 schools. Currently, the Mill Valley School District faces a difficult financial environment, with limited state and federal funding available to public schools. As the MVSD's main fundraising organization, Kiddo! is committed to raising the additional funds necessary to protect the quality education approximately 3,000 Mill Valley students receive.

Kiddo! is made up of parents, teachers, business partners, and active members of the community who, since 1982, have raised over $33 million to supplement our limited school budgets. We currently provide funding for a wealth of vital programs - including art, music, drama, poetry, dance, classroom and library aides, technology, and physical education - available to every child in our K-8 schools. Currently, the Mill Valley School District faces a difficult financial environment, with limited state and federal funding available to public schools. As the MVSD's main fundraising organization, Kiddo! is committed to raising the additional funds necessary to protect the quality education approximately 3,000 Mill Valley students receive.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Percentage of families participating in Kiddo!'s annual fundraiaisng campaign
75
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

88.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
89.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.88
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kiddo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kiddo on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kiddo (CA) 92.13 four stars
Vellore Christian Medical College Foundation (NY) 89.40 three stars
Cape Eleuthera Foundation (PA) 90.30 four stars
Big Shoulders Fund (IL) 93.83 four stars
Fabretto (IL) 90.60 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,483,840
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $10,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,493,840
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,493,840
   Other Revenue $165,146
TOTAL REVENUE $3,658,986
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,133,903
   Administrative Expenses $327,452
   Fundraising Expenses $40,606
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,501,961
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $157,025
   
Net Assets $9,817,444

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Providing Funding for Education $1,968,329 62.8%
Support to Mill Valley School District for Classroom and Library Aides $470,008 15.0%
Support Mill Valley School District with Costs of Physical Education $445,001 14.2%

Ratings History
Kiddo has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 92.13 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2019 92.65 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 91.14 four stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 93.08 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 91.97 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 94.07 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.22 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 91.80 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.08 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 92.19 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 92.18 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 92.15 four stars
2010-06 04/01/2012 92.18 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 94-2848305
Name in IRS Master File MILL VALLEY SCHOOLS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
NTEE Code B24
NTEE Classification Primary, Elementary Schools
NTEE Type Educational Institutions and Related Activities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date February, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$103,971 2.96% Bill Lampl Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kiddo (CA) 92.13 four stars
Jewish Educational Loan Fund (GA) 90.84 four stars
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (NY) 96.19 four stars
Speedway Children's Charities (NC) 90.40 four stars
State University College at Oneonta Foundation Corporation (NY) 91.15 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kiddo
409 Sycamore Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
tel: (415) 389-7789
fax: (415) 389-7766
EIN: 94-2848305

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Board Leadership

Caitlin Weil Smith
Chair

CEO

Bill Lampl
Executive Director

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