The Kids First Fund helps abused and abandoned children.
That’s been our mission for 20 years, and in those two decades thousands of children have benefited from our work in Latvia and Moldova—more than 22,000 in 2019 alone. We protect children from abuse. We empower young adults with a positive future. We strengthen families. We build awareness of child abuse.
We are distinctive because we operate in areas that traditionally saw very little light: Sexual and physical child abuse are taboo topics because they represent the very worst in humanity. Latvia and Moldova have been off the maps of traditional charities, overlooked and under-served. We also plan to add our first grant project in the Americas with a new Native American child abuse prevention partner.
The Kids First Fund supports programs to educate those responsible for child safety such as teachers, social workers, police, prosecutors, and parents on child abuse issues—and educate children about how to protect themselves. The objective is to stop abuse before it occurs.
The Kids First Fund does not incur any expenses since all staffing and services are donated. The organization has been granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.