EIN 65-0444941

Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County

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Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County is a private foundation in Sebring, FL whose mission is: Assist Children in need.
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Program areas at Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County

Statement of program service accomplishments description domestic violence prevention: servicing and assisting those who have domestic violence concerns and are in need of guidance, assistance and support. In addition, we support the local shelter for victims of domestic violence which has been operational since the Foundation helped to build it in 1995. Program service expense 12,079 vision & hearing quest: the Foundation provides free preventative vision screenings in partnership with the early learning coalition and Highlands County school board. Vision screenings are performed using a digital, nasa-developed program to take pictures of the inner eye. Screenings help identify medical concerns and potential diseases that could hinder vision and early learning. Children in preschool,kindergarten, first and third grades in private, public, and home schools are screened. Typically, around 14% of the Children examined present vision abnormalities and are referred for follow-up medical services and screenings. Financial assistance is also available for students needing glasses, hearing aids, and various vision or hearing medical procedures. Contributions are received from united way and the hospital district board. Program service expense 20,685 circle theatre: the historic circle theatre offers family-friendly entertainment, educational trainings,prevention programs, live community concerts and the family resource center. This venue is also available for special event rental. Program service expense 77,919 prevention services & assistance: providing prevention programs and early intervention services to at-risk Children and families through financial assistance to families in need, beneficial resources and support to low- income families, and positive enrichment activities for at-risk youth. This program also enhances the knowledge and skills of local parents, caregivers, and professionals in the areas of understanding the impact of trauma on Children, adverse childhood experiences (aces), child advocacy, community engagement, child growth and development, protective factors, understanding poverty, preventing homelessness, parenting topics, and child abuse prevention topics leading toward becoming a "trauma integrated community". Contributions are received from heartland for Children, united way and the health facilities authority. Program service expense 132,968 emergency rescue fund: assisting families with young, vulnerable Children who are facing an emergency or crisis outside of their control. This fund serves as a hand up, not a hand out, to families in crisis in order to assist with regaining stability, sustainability, and a safe home environment for the Children. Program service expense 44,467 judge clifton m. kelly awards gala: each year, five outstanding community child advocates are honored at this formal awards ceremony, with one being named recipient of the Champion for Children award. Program service expense 37,374 the ila/kinsley cox living memorial fund: this fund helps parents with seriously ill or injured Children, and seriously ill or injured parents with minor Children in their care. Assistance is designated to help with wrap-around costs of housing, travel, specialty diets, and more. Program service expense 14,371 lindsey's wish: this fund helps families who have Children battling cancer. Assistance is designated to help with wrap-around costs of housing, travel, specialty diets, and more. Program service expense 18,688 other programs - various other financial assistance, abuse prevention, community resources, and positive enrichment programs for Highlands County Children and families. Program service expense 45,264 total program service expense 403,815

Grants made by Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland (ELCFH)Vision Screenings$12,094
Youth for Christ Highlands CountyTeen Center$11,000

Who funds Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
United Way of Central FloridaProgram Operating Cost, Donor Designated for General Support and Program Costs; Donor Designated for Disaster/emergency Relief$80,883
Florida Network of Children's Advocacy CentersSupport for Cacs$51,337
Amvets - FL-0021Assist Children$31,459
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County

Kevin J RobertsFounder and Chairman of the Board$0
Pete ZeegersTreasurer$0
Mark CoxSecretary$0
Nick SchommerVice Chairman$0
Pat LeidelHonorary Member$0

Financials for Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$372,815
Program services$102,500
Investment income and dividends$35,392
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$750
Miscellaneous revenues$36,240
Total revenues$547,697

Form 990s for Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-10-14990View PDF
2019-122021-02-22990View PDF
2018-122020-02-12990View PDF
2017-122019-03-15990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

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Data update history
August 15, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
July 2, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $2,500 from Thakkar Family Foundation
October 23, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 4 new vendors, including , , , and
October 13, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
August 22, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsPrivate foundationsCivic / social organizationsFamily violence sheltersMedia and communications organizationsCharities
Human servicesChildren
Provides grantsState / local levelReceives government fundingTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 7125
Sebring, FL 33872
Metro area
Sebring-Avon Park, FL
Highlands County, FL
Website URL
(863) 402-6626
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813410: Civic and Social Organizations
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