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
What We Do
Your donations fund these programs, designed to equip teachers, schools, and students with the resources they need to succeed.
Supply A Teacher
Provides underserved teachers with a semester’s worth of essential school supplies for their class of students. Fund a teacher, school, or entire school district with critically needed items.
Supply A Student
Provides a backpack filled with school supplies to a student in need. While individuals can provide support for students, this program empowers groups and companies to come together to host backpack builds, fundraise to adopt a school in need, or provide company match programs.
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.
National Network of Resource Centers
Connects 42 partners across the country to help distribute much-needed school supplies to schools with high percentages of students enrolled 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.
DENVER, CO., Dec. 1, 2020 — Today Shane Co., the largest family-owned jewelry company in the United States, released the details of the company’s largest charitable commitment in 2020. Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) was selected by the majority of employees in an internal vote. KINF reflects the strong core values and family focus that…Read More
Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) Mobilizes the Marketing Research Industry to Help Provide Almost 3,000 Backpacks for Under-Resourced Students Throughout North America
Minneapolis, Minn. (October 23, 2020) – As school began in a variety of environments throughout North America, the Marketing Research Education Foundation (MREF) recognized the challenges for teachers and students, especially in under-resourced schools. The organization launched a matching campaign with the goal of purchasing backpacks for at least 2,000 students through Kids In Need…Read More