Financial Information: Voluntary in every way
We rely entirely on individual contributions and funds raised during our annual Kids First Auction. All individuals who work on behalf of KFF do so voluntarily, and when they incur expenses (such as travel), pay for those out of pocket.
Annual cash contributions have ranged between approximately $7,000 and $22,000 for the past decade, as shown below:
Cash Contribution Trend – Past 10 Years
In 2020, the Kids First Fund distributed grants totaling $36,000 to support school and family-based prevention awareness and education programs—largely digital—as well as food and home supplies in Moldova. Center Dardedze in Latvia received $30,000, mostly for staff salary support, and the Child Rights Information Center Moldova (CRIC) received $6000, both on an emergency basis. The work these two agencies perform is described on our What We Do page here.
Unaudited financial statements for each year are offered in the annual reports listed below. You may also view annual 990-EZ forms filed with the US Internal Revenue Service. In addition, KFF is registered with the State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing State of Wisconsin as a non-profit organization and its credentials area available online.
Annual Reports and Special Topics
|May 8, 2022||2021 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|Dec 5, 2021||2020 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|June 22, 2020||2019 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|July 6, 2018||2017 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|May 19, 2017||2016 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|May 2, 2016||2015 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|April 7, 2015||2014 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|May 22, 2014||2013 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|March 1, 2013||2012 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|February 18, 2012||2011 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|February 28, 2011||2010 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|April 9, 2010||2009 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|April 8, 2009||2008 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|June 10, 2008||The Forgotten Children of Moldova – a report by the Kids First Fund designated a “best practices” project by the United Nations – Read the Report|
|April 15, 2008||2007 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|April 25, 2007||2006 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|February 4, 2006||2005 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|January 30, 2005||2004 Annual Report – Read the Report|
|April 12, 2004||Report on Systems to Protect Children from Abuse in Latvia – Read the Report|
|April 12, 2004||Report in Latvian: Zinojums par sistemam Latvija, kuras aizsarga – Read the Report in Latvian|
|Year 2003||Annual Report of the President – Read the report|
990-EZ Forms Filed with the US Internal Revenue Service
The Kids First Fund is incorporated as a non-profit 501-c-3 organization requirements of the IRS. Donations to The Kids First Fund are tax-deductible. The determination was made by the IRS on November 1, 1999.
The IRS Form 990, or Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, is the form used by tax-exempt organizations to provide the IRS with certain pieces of required information. The completed Form 990 is available for public inspection, and may be the primary or sole source of information about a particular organization for some members of the public.
The Kids First Fund began providing these forms on its web site for the 2004 tax year. The contribution category (Line 1) includes cash contributions and in-kind donations such as the airline tickets used to support program work in Latvia. The grants category (Line 10 and Part III on page 2) lists the cash grants made for program work. The amount also includes in-kind items used to support program work, such as the airline tickets described above.
|2004 tax year IRS forms|
|2005 tax year IRS forms|
|2006 tax year IRS forms|
|2007 tax year IRS forms|
|2008 tax year IRS forms|
|2009 tax year IRS forms|
|2010 tax year IRS forms|
|2011 tax year IRS forms|
|2012 tax year IRS forms|
|2015 tax year IRS forms|
State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing
The Kids First Fund, Inc. is licensed by the State of Wisconsin as a charitable organization. You may view the status of our license at the Department of Regulation and Licensing Internet site:
Select “Charitable Organization” as the profession. Enter “6911” in the “Credential Number” box. Financial information provided to the State of Wisconsin are available at this web site. The Kids First Fund is proud of its “no overhead” policy as evidenced by the zero amounts appearing for all categories with the exception of grants made for Program Services in our grant destinations.