Disable all preview features

Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Kickstart Kids

Character through Karate

three stars

84.56

10222 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77042
tel: (713) 868-6003   Web Site
EIN: 52-1706526

Board Leadership
Chuck Norris & Gena Norris
Co-Chairs

CEO
Susie Peake
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.56 three stars
  Financial 78.54 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Within every child is the power to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more. Following in the vision of our founder Chuck Norris, we believe that power can be unlocked through the martial arts. Kickstart Kids teaches character through karate to empower youth with core values, such as discipline and respect, to achieve their greatest potential. Black belt instructors deliver daily in-school lessons that create a positive impact on students, their families, schools, and communities. Since its inception in 1992, more than 100,000 youth have benefited from this one-of-a-kind, life-changing program.

Within every child is the power to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more. Following in the vision of our founder Chuck Norris, we believe that power can be unlocked through the martial arts. Kickstart Kids teaches character through karate to empower youth with core values, such as discipline and respect, to achieve their greatest potential. Black belt instructors deliver daily in-school lessons that create a positive impact on students, their families, schools, and communities. Since its inception in 1992, more than 100,000 youth have benefited from this one-of-a-kind, life-changing program.

Impact Information

GuideStar is Charity Navigator's trusted partner in sharing information on how this organization seeks impact.  GuideStar has recognized this organization with a Gold Seal of Transparency for voluntarily and publicly describing their goals, strategies, and accomplishments.  Learn More about Impact Information.
Charting Impact

What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

What are your strategies for making this happen?

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

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

two stars

78.54

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.37
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kickstart Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kickstart Kids on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kickstart Kids (TX) 84.56 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Atlanta Area Council (GA) 90.50 four stars
Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council (FL) 86.76 three stars
Boy Scouts of America Juniata Valley Council (PA) 87.96 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Georgia (GA) 89.92 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $752,755
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $907,999
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,660,754
   Program Service Revenue $4,014,908
Total Primary Revenue $5,675,662
   Other Revenue $181,665
TOTAL REVENUE $5,857,327
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,634,068
   Administrative Expenses $396,835
   Fundraising Expenses $733,227
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,764,130
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $93,197
   
Net Assets $1,596,883

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
In-School Program $4,634,068 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2020 84.56 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 81.48 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 81.52 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 81.64 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 84.50 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 81.44 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 87.71 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 86.13 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 85.39 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.75 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 89.30 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 89.98 three stars
2007-12 06/01/2009 89.65 three stars
2006-12 03/01/2008 84.40 three stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 87.47 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 86.24 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 88.67 three stars
2002-12 12/01/2003 95.70 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 52-1706526
Name in IRS Master File KICK DRUGS OUT OF AMERICA FOUNDATION
NTEE Code O99
NTEE Classification Youth Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Youth Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (537) Use of drugs or narcotics
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, 1991
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kickstart Kids (TX) 84.56 three stars
Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club (NY) 88.70 three stars
Girl Scouts San Diego (CA) 87.40 three stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry (SC) 88.27 three stars
Boy Scouts of America Blue Ridge Council (SC) 86.03 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

Kickstart Kids
10222 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77042
tel: (713) 868-6003
fax: (713) 880-1279
EIN: 52-1706526

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Chuck Norris & Gena Norris
Co-Chairs

CEO

Susie Peake
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.