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Name: Kids Hope USA
Phone: (616) 546-3580
Address: 100 Pine St Ste 280
Zeeland, MI 49464-1619
Report Issued Date: January 30, 2014
Report Expiration Date: March 18, 2016
Original Business Start Date: January 1993
Principal: Mr. David Staal, President
Customer Contact: Mr. David Staal, President - (616) 546-3580
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: August 2001, MI
Employees: 17 full time and 3 part time
Type of Business: Charity - Local

Stated Purpose

Kids Hope USA's mission is to teach churches to recruit, screen, train, match and supervise their own members for mentoring relationships with at-risk public elementary school children

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Donors must decide for themselves the relative importance of the Standards in question.

Kids Hope USA does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

16:Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

This Standard is not met due to the following: The organization did not include certain financial information that is suggested to be on the Annual Report.

17:Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

This Standard is not met due to the following: The organization did not include electronic access to its IRS Form 990.

Kids Hope USA meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.


KIDS HOPE USA is a national mentoring program that forms partnerships between churches and elementary schools. We equip churches to train mentors from within their congregations to form one-on-one relationships with children who need a deposit of love, hope, help and friendship in order to thrive in school. We have 810 church school partnership mentoring 13,500 student in 34 States

For the year ended September 30, 2013, Kids Hope USA's program expenses were:

Total Program Services Expenses:$1,242,689
Total Program Expenses:$1,242,689


Chief Executive Officer:David Staal, President
CEO Compensation:$114,373
Chair of the Board:Betsy DeVos
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:The Windquest Group
Board Size:6
Paid Staff Size:17 full time and 3 part time

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:Fund raising methods include: Direct Mail Appeals, and Grant Proposals.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to Kids Hope USA's IRS Form 990 for the year ended September 30, 2013:

 Total Revenue$1,448,234
 Total Income:$1,448,234
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$1,242,689 69.01%85.81%
 Fund Raising:$326,432 18.13%22.54%
 Administrative:$231,503 12.86%15.99%
 Total Expenses:$1,800,624
Excess of Income over Expenses$-352,390
Beginning Net Assets$1,320,951
Ending Net Assets:$968,561
Total Assets$1,038,382
Total Liabilities$69,821

Additional Contact Information

Additional Phone Numbers
Tel: (866) 546-3580
Tel: (616) 546-3586

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