It's more than just a backpack.

The Stark Reality of Education in America

95% of respondents said access to free supplies is critical or very important to creating a more equal learning environment for their students

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A Texas study shows that an average of just three missed days across the student body equals $34 million of lost funding
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What We Do

Your donations fund Kids In Need Foundation programs, designed to empower under-resourced teachers and students by providing the supplies they need to succeed.

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Supply A Teacher

Provides teachers in underserved schools with a semester’s worth of essential school supplies for their class of students. Donors and partners can fund an individual teacher, school, or entire district with critically-needed learning resources.

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Supply A Student

Provides a backpack filled with school supplies to a student in need. While individuals can provide support for students, this program inspires groups and companies to come together to host backpack builds, fundraise to adopt an underserved school, or provide company match programs.

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Second Responder®

Provides supplies to teachers and students affected by natural disasters. KINF works with local authorities, schools, and sponsors to help students return to their routines with the tools they need to continue their education.

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National Network of Resource Centers

Connects more than 40 partner organizations across the country to help distribute much-needed school supplies to local under-resourced teachers and students in schools with a high percentage of students participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

What We've Been Up To

Check out the latest news from our partners, National Network of Resource Centers, and events.

Watch KINF’s Champions For Education event

Run of Show Highlights: COVID – Magnifying systemic issues within education Jeremy Anderson • President, Education Commission of the States The Achievement Gap Justice Alan Page • Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice & NFL Hall of Fame Inductee Eric Gordon • CEO, Cleveland Metropolitan School District Shaquille O’Neal • NBA on TNT Host & NBA…

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Kids In Need Foundation + Chipotle feature – WCMH NBC4 Columbus

WCMH NBC4 Columbus feature: Kids In Need Foundation + Chipotle distributed new Chromebooks and school supplies to 230 local high school students at The Graham School in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, Jan. 22. In the fall of 2020, Chipotle featured Kids in Need Foundation (KINF) as a Round Up for Real Change partner on its…

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