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International : Development and Relief Services (Grantmaking)

Kiwanis Children's Fund

Working together with Kiwanis International to serve the children of the world

three stars

88.38

3636 Woodview Trace Indianapolis, IN 46268
tel: (800) 549-2647   Web Site
EIN: 36-6072039

Board Leadership
Chia Sing Hwang
President

CEO
Stan D. Soderstrom
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.38 three stars
  Financial 83.58 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Kiwanis Children's Fund serves as the fundraising and grant making arm of Kiwanis International, a 670,000-member global service organization dedicated to serving the children of the world. KCF awards grants to Kiwanis-family clubs, districts, and district foundations. The organization's grants help fund: the Global Campaign for Children; Kiwanis-family youth initiatives and service projects benefiting children; youth scholarships; Kiwanis-family disaster relief efforts; and programs to recognize excellence in youth leadership. As reported by KCF, Kiwanis International and UNICEF currently partner on the Global Campaign for Children - The Eliminate Project - to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

The Kiwanis Children's Fund serves as the fundraising and grant making arm of Kiwanis International, a 670,000-member global service organization dedicated to serving the children of the world. KCF awards grants to Kiwanis-family clubs, districts, and district foundations. The organization's grants help fund: the Global Campaign for Children; Kiwanis-family youth initiatives and service projects benefiting children; youth scholarships; Kiwanis-family disaster relief efforts; and programs to recognize excellence in youth leadership. As reported by KCF, Kiwanis International and UNICEF currently partner on the Global Campaign for Children - The Eliminate Project - to help eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus.

Financial

three stars

83.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.26
  Program Expenses Growth 4.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kiwanis Children's Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kiwanis Children's Fund on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kiwanis Children's Fund (IN) 88.38 three stars
SOS International/SOS Local (TX) 91.16 four stars
Feed My Starving Children (MN) 91.16 four stars
American Jewish World Service (NY) 94.11 four stars
One Heart World-Wide (CA) 97.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,290,772
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $15,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,305,772
   Program Service Revenue $40,430
Total Primary Revenue $5,346,202
   Other Revenue $467,735
TOTAL REVENUE $5,813,937
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,894,189
   Administrative Expenses $1,021,885
   Fundraising Expenses $1,150,184
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,066,258
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-5,252,321
   
Net Assets $41,059,566

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
Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination $7,490,564 84.2%
Distributions for Programs $1,197,867 13.5%
Distributions for Building Playgrounds $183,545 2.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 11/01/2017 88.38 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 87.86 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 85.00 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 92.69 four stars
2013-09 11/01/2014 88.65 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 85.34 three stars
2011-09 09/01/2012 76.53 two stars
2010-09 11/01/2011 67.48 one star
2009-09 09/20/2011 62.34 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 02/01/2011 46.90 zero star
2008-09 10/01/2009 66.47 one star
2007-09 03/01/2009 64.45 one star
2006-09 07/01/2007 90.72 four stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 76.42 two stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 82.32 three stars
2003-09 06/01/2004 65.95 one star
2002-09 06/09/2003 79.95 two stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 89.61 three 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 36-6072039
Name in IRS Master File KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION INC
NTEE Code T30
NTEE Classification Public Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(40) Scholarships (other)
(349) Other youth organization or 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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date January, 1960
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$24,618 0.22% Stan Soderstrom Executive Director $221,559
Other Salaries of Note
$151,056 1.36% Ann Updegraff Spleth Chief Operating Officer --

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Kiwanis Children's Fund (IN) 88.38 three stars
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Charity Contact Info

Kiwanis Children's Fund
3636 Woodview Trace
Indianapolis, IN 46268
tel: (800) 549-2647
fax: (317) 471-8323
EIN: 36-6072039

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Board Leadership

Chia Sing Hwang
President

CEO

Stan D. Soderstrom
Executive Director

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