How can you spot an organization that will use your gift responsibly toward its mission?
Today, budgets are stretched further as the cost of living has significantly increased in the last few years. When choosing to gift time, talent and treasure to community organizations, our neighbors look to where they can make the most impact.
As a 92% donor-funded organization, the largest portion of our budget comes from generous individuals like you. Kids’ Food Basket has the responsibility to honor every resource gifted. We do this by digging into operations that meet our mission while making each dollar go as far as possible. We continuously evaluate our efficiency across everything we do to ensure that we are putting time and effort into the work that matters most to our community.
Trust is vital to everything we do. We hold ourselves to high ethical standards for all financial policies and practices. This commitment to accountability is infused across our organization, and includes:
Upholding Recognizable Standards. KFB has a Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition given by Guidestar.org. We also have a top-level, four-star rating from Charity Navigator, meaning KFB exceeds or meets best practices and industry standards and is likely to be a highly effective charity.
Board of Directors Oversight. Members of KFB’s Board of Directors review, approve and oversee each fiscal year budget through an established finance committee. This independent committee monitors internal recordkeeping and ensures compliance with all reporting laws and best practices. The board also approves key metrics associated with evaluating our impact.
Annual Audits. We engage in thorough annual audits by an independent third party. According to the Audit Opinion from Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC dated Feb. 14, 2023: “In our opinion, the financial statements…present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of Kids’ Food Basket, Inc. as of June 30, 2022 and 2021, and the changes in its net assets and its cash flows for the years then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.”
Honesty, transparency and a steadfast determination to make a difference in West Michigan are all things that we take personally.
“When you give to Kids’ Food Basket, you’re not just making a donation, you’re investing in our community,” said Director of Philanthropy Nick Glaser. “Your trust fuels our work to help ensure our community’s kids are nourished and ready to thrive.”
This giving season, invest confidently in the future of West Michigan with a gift to Kids’ Food Basket. Every dollar counts and every meal matters.