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Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

KIND is a legal aid society based in Washington, DC that was founded in 2008. As of 2019 they had $27 million in revenue and $25 million in assets.

KIND protects unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney.

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Program areas at KIND

Kind partners with law firms and corporations to match unaccompanied children with pro bono attorneys to ensure no child appears in immigration court without high quality representation. The compassion and dedication of Kind's volunteer attorneys make our work possible and our collective efforts have changed the lives of more than 9,476 at-risk children. Together with our partners, we have helped those children find safety and freedom from violence, abuse, and persecution. Most of Kind's clients are fleeing some of the most dangerous countries and conditions in the world. As of december 2018, Kind has served more than 18,594 unaccompanied children. It has also trained over 29,996 attorneys.

Regional work-kind's "regional," central america/mexico focuses on child migration throughout the central america - mexico region. Kind has four regional initiatives that aim to address root causes of migration, educate the public about child migration in the region, and ensure access to protection for migrant children. Kind's regional initiatives include (1) central american child return and reintegration project - providing comprehensive support to migrant children repatriated to guatemala and honduras to help them reintegrate into their communities, and to help them and their siblings access support services and educational and employment opportunities that allow them to remain in their countries of origin (2) gender and migration initiative providing sexual and gender based violence prevention programming for boys and girls, and for some teachers, in gutaemala and honduras, and providing leadership and economic empowerment training and opportunities for girls; (3) cross border family reunification and protection initiative providing assistance to children ...

Public outreach & education-kind continued its legislative and administration advocacy work to ensure that law, policy, and practice advances the protection of unaccompanied children in the united states. Kind worked throughout 2018 to ensure that all unaccompanied children arriving at the u.s. border were able to access to humanitarian protection through timely but fair immigration proceedings and by helping provide pro bono representation to the children. Kind also worked to gain support for a greater commmitment to the safe repatriation and reintegration of children returning to their home countries alone, to educate stakeholders about the root causes of these children's plight and ways to address them, to secure access to counsel and to ensure adequate funding for unaccompanied children's services.

Form 990s for KIND

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jan 28, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Dec 22, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Oct 12, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Jan 17, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Nov 18, 2015990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for KIND

Total grants, contributions, etc.$27,659,950
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$146,262
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-8,155
Net income from fundraising events$-84,459
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,435
Total revenues$27,715,033

Vendors for KIND

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Change.orgAdvocacy software2020-02-29
█████████Content management system software2020-02-29
███ ███ ███Tax accounting2020-01-28
████████ █████████Tax accounting2014-04-09

Personnel at KIND

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Brad SmithFounder and Board Chair , President and Chief Legal Officer , Microsoft Corporation-June 18, 2020
Angelina JolieCo - Founder and Patron Unhcr Special Envoy-July 16, 2019
███████ ██ ██████████████Executive Vice President Operations-June 18, 2020
████████ ██████Vice President, Policy and Advocacy-June 18, 2020
█████ ██████Vice President, Budget and Contracts$105,478June 18, 2020
████ ███████Vice President for International Programs$101,592June 18, 2020
█████ ████Vice President for Legal Programs-June 18, 2020
█████ █████████Vice President of Public Outreach and Strategic Development$122,412June 18, 2020
█████ █████President$265,597June 18, 2020
██████ ███████Treasurer$0June 18, 2020
...and four more key personnel

Peer legal aid services

1Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL)501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
2Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia501(c)(3)$8.1 millionWashington, DC
3Tahirih Justice Center501(c)(3)$10 millionFalls Church, VA
4Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF)501(c)(3)$18 millionSacramento, CA
5North Carolina Justice Center501(c)(3)$8.6 millionRaleigh, NC
6Prison Law Office501(c)(3)$7.9 millionBerkeley, CA
7National Immigration Law Center501(c)(3)$16 millionLos Angeles, CA
8National Center for Youth Law (NCYL)501(c)(3)$14 millionOakland, CA
9Southern Poverty Law Center501(c)(3)$117 millionMontgomery, AL
10Legal Aid Society of San Diego501(c)(3)$16 millionSan Diego, CA
11Alliance Defending Freedom501(c)(3)$60 millionScottsdale, AZ
12Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)501(c)(3)$9.7 millionSilver Spring, MD
13National Health Law Program (NHeLP)501(c)(3)$7.6 millionLos Angeles, CA
14Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus501(c)(3)$9.4 millionSan Francisco, CA
15Ohio State Legal Services Association501(c)(3)$8.5 millionColumbus, OH
16Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights501(c)(3)$7.8 millionLos Angeles, CA
17Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJLA)501(c)(3)$13 millionLos Angeles, CA
18Center for Family Representation501(c)(3)$14 millionNew York, NY
19Legal Action Center of the City of New York501(c)(3)$7.4 millionNew York, NY
20Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation501(c)(3)$8.2 millionBrooklyn, NY
21National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)501(c)(3)$13 millionBoston, MA
22Advocates for Children of New York (AFC)501(c)(3)$7.7 millionNew York, NY
23Earthjustice501(c)(3)$102 millionSan Francisco, CA
24Latinojustice Prldef501(c)(3)$13 millionNew York, NY
25Texas Civil Rights Project501(c)(3)$9.3 millionAustin, TX