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International : Development and Relief Services

Kids Around the World

Building playgrounds, building hope

four stars

94.64

4750 Hydraulic Road Rockford, IL 61109
tel: (815) 229-8731   Web Site
EIN: 36-4007250

Board Leadership
Dennis Johnson
Founder and Chairman

CEO
Jim Rosene
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.64 four stars
  Financial 92.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

92.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
89.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.38
  Program Expenses Growth 5.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kids Around the World on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Kids Around the World on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kids Around the World (IL) 94.64 four stars
EMpower (NY) 90.46 four stars
Akshaya Patra USA (MA) 91.99 four stars
CHOICE Humanitarian (UT) 93.98 four stars
World Hope International (VA) 92.38 four stars

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Kids Around the World was founded in 1994 to provide safe play equipment for children that found themselves in situations where it was difficult to just be a kid. Kids Around the World is a faith-based organization that believes many children around the world have lost the hope and joy they should experience as a result of war, natural disasters, and economic stress. We want to restore that hope with the power of play, by building playgrounds. In 2003, we became affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ and partner directly with The JESUS Film. Kids Around The World trains and equips churches and Sunday School teachers around the world to visually share the truths of the Bible to the children in their communities.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,009,426
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $77,945
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,087,371
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,087,371
   Other Revenue $46,860
TOTAL REVENUE $4,134,231
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,442,955
   Administrative Expenses $180,429
   Fundraising Expenses $230,252
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,853,636
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $280,595
   
Net Assets $1,420,241

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
International Playground $1,040,686 30.2%
Domestic Playground $76,214 2.2%
Impact Teams $418,434 12.2%
KIDStory $57,784 1.7%

Ratings History
Kids Around the World has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 94.64 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 91.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 84.93 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 95.69 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 95.69 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2012 95.76 four stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 92.76 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 77.23 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 11/01/2010 67.80 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 90.36 four stars
2007-12 10/01/2008 87.89 three stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 87.78 three stars
2005-12 12/01/2006 84.67 three stars
2004-12 01/01/2006 93.16 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 84.64 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 36-4007250
Name in IRS Master File KIDS AROUND THE WORLD INC
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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 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 May, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$43,545 1.12% Jim Rosene President
Other Salaries of Note
$89,194 2.31% Jeffrey J. Rosene Chief Operating Officer, CFO

Kids Around the World was founded in 1994 to provide safe play equipment for children that found themselves in situations where it was difficult to just be a kid. Kids Around the World is a faith-based organization that believes many children around the world have lost the hope and joy they should experience as a result of war, natural disasters, and economic stress. We want to restore that hope with the power of play, by building playgrounds. In 2003, we became affiliated with Campus Crusade for Christ and partner directly with The JESUS Film. Kids Around The World trains and equips churches and Sunday School teachers around the world to visually share the truths of the Bible to the children in their communities.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Kids Around the World (IL) 94.64 four stars
International Community Foundation (CA) 98.23 four stars
One Acre Fund (IL) 94.28 four stars
Living Water International (TX) 88.31 three stars
EMpower (NY) 90.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Kids Around the World
4750 Hydraulic Road
Rockford, IL 61109
tel: (815) 229-8731
EIN: 36-4007250

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Board Leadership

Dennis Johnson
Founder and Chairman

CEO

Jim Rosene
President

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