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Kars4Kids Inc

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Causes: Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: Kars4kids funds educational, developmental, and recreational programs for Jewish youth and their families. Our goal is to foster a generation of well-balanced, productive adults. Our means to accomplish this goal is to provide children and their families with a strong network of personal guidance and educational resources, individualized to their needs. Our wide array of services is designed to maximize each facet of a child's development - academic, social and cultural.

Programs: Kars4kids overall areas of activity consist of educational programming, school placement, tuition assistance, mentorship programs, cultural activities, weekend retreats, religious instruction, summer camps, recreation and guidance counseling.

Community Stories

60 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

great service , great organizations, fast service, amazing to work with

Review from Guidestar

2 Cathy Cobb W.

Donor

Rating: 1

I will NEVER donate to this "charity" again. Not only did they get my car, they got $50, which they promised to refund to me if I could not use their voucher. Since the voucher is nothing more than a pitch for a time share, I did not use it. However, when I went to get my $50 back, I was told that it wouldn't be possible. However, "as a courtesy" they would grant me another voucher if I would just give them $50 more of my hard-earned money. Well, no thanks. Next time I want to donate to a charity, I will give to the Red Cross! I encourage everyone to view this organization with considerable skepticism.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kars4Kids made a generous donation to Chess for Success, a non-profit in Portland, Oregon which helped fund several kids in our after-school chess club program. These students will learn how to play a great game in a safe environment while developing skills like impulse control, memorization, perseverance, decision making, and acceptance of consequences. These skills lead to success in school and in life. Thank you Kars4Kids!

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is nothing short of extraordinary to have a 124-year history of individuals and community partners supporting the work of Camp Courant. Ari Finkelstein, a digital marketer and member of the Kars4Kids marketing team, figured out how to run a search in old newspapers and decided to look up his grandfather. That’s when the most amazing thing happened: Ari discovered that his grandfather, Sidney Finkelstein, along with 8 other children, had donated $2.26, the proceeds of a lemonade stand and a movie showing, to Camp Courant in the summer of 1932, the year they all attended the Camp. What makes this even more incredible is that Kars4Kids just awarded a grant to us last month!

The coincidence was a startling, but a wonderful surprise, considering the timing of this discovery. Ari, in telling the Kars4Kids team about his grandfather’s early crowdfunding effort, commented, “seems like we just continued his great work from 85 years ago!”

Thank you, Ari and Kars4Kids on discovering this heartwarming treasure from Camp Courant’s remarkable past!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We're so grateful to Kars4Kids for their wonderful support of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Youth Environmental Education programs. Their online application was simple and straightforward, and they also wrote a wonderful article about our work which is highlighted on their website (http://www.kars4kidsgrants.org/our-grantees/minnesota-landscape-arboretum-hands-plant-science-thing/). We are excited to have them as a funding partner, and we look forward to reporting on our progress and hopefully sustaining our partnership for some time to come. Thank you, Kars4Kids!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kars4Kids has been supportive of our organization!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

They provide a great service in raising funds and sharing them with nonprofits to support kids around the country. Simple application, unrestricted funds, additional visibility for the receiving organization, who could ask for more! Thank You!

Jessica Theresa H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kars4kids made a generous contribution to Hartford's Camp Courant, allowing Hartford youth to attend our summer program for the entire 6 weeks!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kids on the Block in Chattanooga, Tennessee is so very grateful to Kars4Kids for helping us be able to continue our mission of using the power of puppetry to educate children on social concerns and differences, giving them skills to stay safe and healthy. We were thrilled and very surprised to receive a grant through Kars4Kids! Their team is amazing to work with and so incredibly helpful, giving and supportive , not only of our mission, but of so many well deserving non-profit organizations working to make a difference in the lives of children and families. We can't thank them enough for their support and encouragement!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are a small non-profit in Arizona and they applied for a small grant. They were so kind in listening to our story and going above and beyond to help us receive our grant. They do so much and are the most prompt and kindest organization I have dealt with when writing a grant. I write many grants and their application process was the easiest I have ever done!

1 famtofamily

Board Member

Rating: 5

A heartfelt Thank You to Kars4Kids for recognizing Family-to-Family's GivingWorks Literacy program with a grant! The application process and the turn around - notification that a grant had been to awarded us -was so swift. This was a truly great experience for us!

Jenny H. J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Girl Scouts Heart of the South is so grateful to Kars4Kids and their support of furthering our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The grant process was easy and the response time shorter than expected. Thank you, Kars4Kids!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kars4Kids has been a wonderful funder for Don't Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI, Inc), a nonprofit organization working to advance acceptance, understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for a person's blatant or invisible difference. The ease of the grant application process and the rapid response were extremely helpful to our fundraising efforts, and the warm and personal engagement of the leadership is deeply appreciated. The donation from Kars4Kids will make an impact on our ability to promote active dialogue about difference in schools, community groups, and through online media, and we are grateful for the support!

Joel Daniel Harris

Client Served

Rating: 5

I run a small non-profit and we applied for a grant through Kars4Kids. They were prompt in response, communicative throughout the process of awarding the grant, and very helpful. It was obvious that we weren't just another thing for them to do, but that they actually cared about our mission and work and wanted to be supportive. Great experience!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kars4Kids, Inc. is a great charity to work with. Staff are professional and respond quickly to all inquiries. Our Library Foundation applied for a grant for literacy and Kars4Kids awarded us $1,000 to help further our mission! We are looking forward to working with this non-profit in the future!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Kars4kids is one of the best organizations we have dealt with during our non-profit tenure (2001 to present). Extremely responsive and definitely reliable. Wendy Kirwan is THE greatest "go to person" . Their organizational purpose is for the prosperity of youth and their accountability. Kids WORLDWYD greatly appreciates their donation of 100 basketballs!!! Incredible!! We have a very positive outlook with the alliance of kars4kds!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the CEO of a nonprofit myself, I greatly appreciate the support from Kars4Kids, and the friendlessness of their staff. I couldn't be happier with my interaction with them!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As the leader of a small non-profit organization called Bench Mark Program in Lancaster, PA, I look up to non-profit leaders like Kars4Kids. We are honored to have received their support that helped us to further our own mission and vision. They were quick to see our potential for continued impact in our community, and went the extra mile by providing us the platform to spread the word about our work. My organization is stronger for the connection and friendship that we have established with Kars4Kids!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So caring and understanding of the needs of children. Great customer service. They are the best!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was privileged to visit Kars4Kid's summer camp with my family. The staff was so helpful and friendly. I didn't know where anything was, but had no trouble finding anything as there was always someone to ask. My family and I were amazed at the concern the staff showed to everyone they passed.