Kids Across America Foundation

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Kids Across America Foundation is the foundation associated with Kids Across America (EIN 83-1966879). KAA is a Christian sports summer camp providing an experience for nearly 8,000 urban youth and urban leaders.

In 1978, Kanakuk Kamps started giving the last week of Kamp in the summer to serve the camping needs of urban youth. The I'm Third Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was birthed out of this need and eventually the demand for a camp dedicated to serving urban youth and adult leaders became so great that the first Kids Across America Kamp was built.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Kids Across America Foundation
PO Box 930
Branson, MO 65615


Phone: (417) 266-4510

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 431348373

CEO/President: Randy Odom

Chairman: David Dill

Board size: 10

Founder: Kanakuk Kamps

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Vision: transforming urban youth to impact their communities for Christ.

Mission statement

Our Mission: To build Christian leaders by encouraging, equipping, and empowering urban youth and their mentors through camping and education.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Camps/Conference Centers

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$372,797$506,157$486,109$427,807
Short-term investments$0$243,649$254,732$216,939$191,960
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$0$2,485,821$2,292,550$1,348,415$1,002,655
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$5,620,458$4,948,175$5,258,346$5,557,220
Other long-term assets$0$3,000$135,432$105,510$149,502
Total long-term assets$0$5,623,458$5,083,607$5,363,856$5,706,722
Total assets$0$8,109,279$7,376,157$6,712,271$6,709,377
Payables and accrued expenses$0$229,027$163,448$192,234$147,868
Other current liabilities$0$82,541$78,286$96,482$125,237
Total current liabilities$0$311,568$241,734$288,716$273,105
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$0$311,568$241,734$288,716$273,105
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$0$5,764,105$5,847,026$5,720,175$6,216,312
With donor restrictions$0$2,033,606$1,287,397$703,380$219,960
Net assets$0$7,797,711$7,134,423$6,423,555$6,436,272
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,706,145$4,902,823$4,610,773$3,955,734$3,745,877
Program service revenue$1,294,024$1,203,910$1,145,853$1,182,450$1,247,220
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,336,971$29,927$414,950$19,284$36,582
Other revenue$63,064$45,745$53,628$79,883$61,368
Total other revenue$8,694,059$1,279,582$1,614,431$1,281,617$1,345,170
Total revenue$14,400,204$6,182,405$6,225,204$5,237,351$5,091,047
Program services$20,625,040$4,197,244$4,328,787$4,210,967$4,366,757
Management and general$471,388$379,522$296,524$285,691$322,386
Total expenses$22,239,961$5,482,711$5,528,517$5,257,770$5,588,528
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($7,839,757)$699,694$696,687($20,419)($497,481)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($7,839,757)$699,694$696,687($20,419)($497,481)


Bruce MorganCEO/Presiden$204,356
David FeldnerDevelopment$156,689
William GrantCFO/Treasure$116,752
Harold NashVice Preside$84,607
Amanda HurleySecretary$65,297

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/25/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1978, Kanakuk Kamps started giving the last week of Kamp in the summer to serve the camping needs of urban youth. The I'm Third Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization was birthed out of this need and eventually the demand for a camp dedicated to serving urban youth and adult leaders became so great that the first Kids Across America Kamp was built.

It was completed and opened in 1991, and in 1995, KAA 2 was opened adjacent to KAA 1. The number of young people and urban leaders served has grown every year. This demand led to the opening of a leadership training camp, called Higher Ground in 1998 and a fourth camp, KAA 3, in the summer of 2001. In September of 2000, the I'm Third Foundation was renamed Kids Across America (KAA). Each summer 20 campers receive a special "I'M THIRD" award.

As the numbers of young people and leaders served through the camps has grown, KAA has also grown in the scope of support services provided throughout the year.

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