EIN 13-3875888

KIPP Houston Public Schools (KIPP)

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This nonprofit is terminated or no longer active
KIPP may be no longer active or terminated. Either the organization hasn't filed a Form 990 in many years and appears to no longer be active, or they marked in their most recent Form 990 that they have closed down.
KIPP Houston is a free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public school dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.
Also known as...
Kipp; Knowledge Is Power Program
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KIPP Houston's mission: To build a better tomorrow, we educate our students with the academic and character skills necessary to thrive in college and lead choice-filled lives. KIPP began in 1994 with a powerful idea: to create a classroom that helped children develop the knowledge, skills, character, and habits necessary to succeed in college and build a better tomorrow for their communities. Founders Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin began by redefining what was possible for a classroom of public school students in Houston. Essential to creating a great system of schools is having our eyes on the same goal: college graduation. At KIPP Houston, teachers, leaders, students, and parents are all united around this goal. By providing outstanding educators, more time in school learning, and a strong culture of achievement, KIPP Houston is helping students build the skills needed to make it not only to, but through, college. During the 2017-18 school year, approximately 13,600 students were enrolled in grades pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. KIPP Houston operated 10 primary schools, 12 middle schools and 4 high schools. The students that KIPP Houston serves are predominantly minorities with 62% identified as Hispanic, 33% as African-American, 1% as Caucasian, 1% as American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 3% as Asian. The school day begins at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 4:15. On Fridays, the school day begins at 7:25 a.m. and ends at 3:00. All KIPP students, parents, and teachers sign a Commitment to Excellence pledge in which they commit to do whatever it takes for themselves and their teammates to learn and prepare for college. From day one in our schools, college is the focus; college banners line the school hallways and classes are identified by the year those KIPP students are projected to go to college. KIPP Houston's ultimate goal is to raise the college graduation rate for KIPPsters to 82%. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to address the achievement gap between our nation's low and high income students. Although 91% of KIPPsters come from economically disadvantaged families, 96% of KIPP Houston students graduate from high school; and 85% have matriculated to a higher education institution. Tracking from the eighth grade, nearly 50% of alumni have graduated from college and another 10% are still persisting. This college graduation rate is more than five times the graduation rate of comparable low-income students across the United States.

Who funds KIPP Houston Public Schools (KIPP)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
PHILO Finance CorporationConstruction, Program, Salaries$6,000,000
Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP)School Start-Up, Regional Merger, Principal Pipeline & Development, High School Development, Computer Science, Kipp Through College, Stem, Covid-19 Emergency Relief$3,829,849
Project Lead The Way (PLTW)Program Implementation$10,000
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of AgricultureCHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM$4,813,907
Department of AgricultureNATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM$4,403,118
...and 10 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at KIPP

Jaideep HebbarChief Financial Officer August$68,428
Bill BoyarChairman$0
Eric KotChief Operating Officer$192,342
Mike FeinbergVice Chair CHR 2 and 22 and 18$266,280
Sehba AliSuper and Chief Executive Officer$274,845
...and 2 more key personnel

Financials for KIPP

RevenuesFYE 06/2018
Total grants, contributions, etc.$160,964,165
Program services$7,289,730
Investment income and dividends$58,596
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$158,987
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-536
Net income from fundraising events$-73,211
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$168,397,731

Form 990s for KIPP

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-062019-10-12990View PDF
2017-062018-09-12990View PDF
2016-062017-04-10990View PDF
2015-062016-07-08990View PDF
2014-062015-01-29990View PDF
...and 4 more Form 990s

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Data update history
June 18, 2021
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $6,000,000 from PHILO Finance Corporation
August 24, 2020
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from Project Lead The Way (PLTW)
March 1, 2020
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
November 23, 2019
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
November 13, 2019
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
SchoolsK-12 schools
LobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsGala fundraisersTerminated
General information
10711 Kipp Way Drive
Houston, TX 77099
Metro area
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Harris County, TX
Website URL
(832) 328-1051
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
B25: High School
NAICS code, primary
611110: Elementary and Secondary Schools
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