For nearly a decade, Operation Kids has been dedicated to sound principles of charitable giving. We:
Measurably improve the lives of children:
Recognizing the many dimensions to a healthy, happy child, we support programs and charities providing solutions affecting education, health, safety and well-being. Recent examples include:Improving Safety through The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's "Net Smartz" program. Improving Health through the life-changing and life-saving medical procedures of Operation Smile and the Children's Organ Transplant Association. Improving Well-Being through Right To Play's effective programs teaching conflict resolution through sport, in more than 23 countries. Improving Education in New Orleans through the Edible Schoolyard project, funding for summer science internships at New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School and programs for intellectually disabled children provided by Best Buddies.
Provide donors with a more accountable and fulfilling experience
Individual donors: Your donation, combined with others, support programs and charities where they make a measurable impact. You can know your gift made a real difference.For example: participants in Ragnar Events' long-distance relays raise money for local children's health and fitness programs identified and evaluated by Operation Kids. Programs range from youth programs of the American Heart Association to the YMCA.
Corporations/Businesses: By understanding the strategy behind corporate philanthropy, we can carefully design and manage your giving for maximum impact, thereby better serving your employees, customers and communities. (Learn More)For example: corporate partners as diverse as XanGo, Coca-Cola, the National Automobile Dealers Association, Florida Marine, Chili's, the NFL and Harrah's supported their community, strengthened their brand image and saw their dollars make an immediate impact by supporting Operation Kids' "Rebuilding Dreams in New Orleans" campaign.
Foundations: We vet charities and programs and help guide your foundation's giving based on your mission and focus, to ensure maximum impact.For example: guiding a gift from The Allstate Foundation to the Lusher Charter School in New Orleans.
Charities: We share best practices and efficient management principles to increase efficiency, accountability and effectiveness.For example: Operation Kids works with their charitable partners to provide accountability and project reports, increase fundraising effectiveness and improved donor communication.
Research the most pressing issues facing the largest number of childrenWhile any issue affecting children is important, some affect greater numbers in more significant ways. Understanding issues in context is valuable to those looking to make the greatest impact with their charitable contributions.
Identify charities and programs most effectively addressing key issues.Charities exhibit a wide range of effectiveness and efficiency. Many are well-managed. Some, though well intended, are not. Donors deserve to understand the effectiveness of a non-profit organization before giving. Operation Kids demands full accountability and transparency of all partners and programs. The "OK" endorsement indicates that a charity or program is deserving of complete donor confidence.
Our operations are transparent. Our team is experienced and dedicated. Our track record is strong. Administrative expenses are fully met through a managed investment fund, so all of your contributions:Reach the child in need Are focused on your area of interest Are leveraged through matching funds campaigns Are managed every step of the way
Learn more about Giving Smarter through Operation Kids.
Operation Kids is an IRS-registered 501(c)(3) public charity.