EIN 36-4448507


IRS 501(c) type
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KidsMatter is a youth development program in Naperville, IL whose mission is: Building resilient kids who say no to destructive choices and yes to endless possibilities.
Also known as...
Naperville Youth Development Coalition
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Program areas at KidsMatter

Career pathways: partnering with the naperville school districts 203 and 204-developed an authentic workplace learning college and career readiness program for 60 high school junior and seniors to expose them to different careers. This program helps students develop employable skills and readies them for either college or a career.resilient youth: Kidsmatter trained and certified 41 teachers on a harvard medical school researched curriculum. Resilient youth is based on stress/ anxiety, what it does to the body and teaching health coping skills. As a result, resilient youth was implemented into pe health classes in 2020 where 6,395 students went through the training. Collaborative youth team: leading the coalition of 35 youth-serving non-profit agencies in dupage and will counties, Kidsmatter works with these organizations to promote and advocate for the health and well-being of kids and families. This year we distributed 2,150 stress relief care packages to youth and families through out dupage & will counties. Stress management survey: for 4,800 students in districts 203 and 204 to benefit youth and their families. Our most recent study revealed that 70% of seventh-grade students and 77% of tenth-grade students reported medium to high levels of daily stress with pressure coming mainly from their parents, themselves, and through parental conflict. Additonally, 50% reported rarely or never talking with someone about their stress.the crisis text line was launched as an outcome of the stress management survey. The line has received 1,154 conversations from 396 texters and has produced eight (8) active saves since its launch. The line is for anyone who is in crisis. It provides a trained counselor, at the end of the line, who is ready to listen, without you even speaking by texting "reach" to 741 741 from anywhere in the us.held 12 educational forums on topics that are relevant in our community including: mental health and suicide prevention, resilience, digital awareness, gender & sexuality, stress management and vaping, substance abuse and addiction. These forums are conducted in schools, the faith-based communities and within non-profit organizations in the area.

Who funds KidsMatter

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
DuPage Community FoundationEmergency Funds, General/operating, Program Development$28,000

Personnel at KidsMatter

Kamala MartinezExecutive Director$80,000
Sherilyn HebelProgram Director$40,000
Kristen RefnessPresident$0
Ron AmatoSecretary$0
Erich KrollVice President$0
...and 6 more key personnel

Financials for KidsMatter

RevenuesFYE 12/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$251,173
Program services$3,533
Investment income and dividends$0
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$13,878
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$268,584

Form 990s for KidsMatter

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-122021-05-21990View PDF
2019-122021-01-21990View PDF
2018-122019-12-20990View PDF
2017-122018-10-26990View PDF
2016-122017-10-20990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 29, 2021
Updated personnel
Identified 17 new personnel
June 14, 2021
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $28,000 from DuPage Community Foundation
April 29, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsYouth development programsCharities
Human servicesChildren
Fundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingCommunity engagement / volunteeringGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
320 W Jackson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
DuPage County, IL
Website URL
(630) 300-0228
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
O50: Youth Development Programs, Other
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
Parent/child status
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