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Human Services : Youth Development, Shelter, and Crisis Services

Kickstart Kids

Character through Karate

three stars

80.76

10222 Westheimer Road 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 80.76 three stars
  Financial 73.09 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

two stars

73.09

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
80.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.37
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 0.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.4%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kickstart Kids (TX) 80.76 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-VA Council (DE) 85.38 three stars
Plymouth Christian Youth Center (MN) 86.11 three stars
Futures and Options (NY) 91.17 four stars
National 4-H Council (MD) 90.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,191,619
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $692,688
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,884,307
   Program Service Revenue $3,998,495
Total Primary Revenue $5,882,802
   Other Revenue $238,430
TOTAL REVENUE $6,121,232
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,390,334
   Administrative Expenses $355,023
   Fundraising Expenses $681,217
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,426,574
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $694,658
   
Net Assets $2,172,824

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 $4,390,334 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 04/01/2021 80.76 three stars
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)
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  • 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) 80.76 three stars
Boy Scouts of America, Tuscarora Council (NC) 86.64 three stars
Fiver Children's Foundation (NY) 93.92 four stars
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (MA) 88.82 three stars
Mercy Street (TX) 88.52 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Chuck Norris & Gena Norris
Co-Chairs

CEO

Susie Peake
Executive Director

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