Human Services

Michigan Friends of Education

  • Troy, MI
  • www.mifriends.org; www.operationkidequip.org

This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.


This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission Statement

Distribution of donated books to schools and other groups.

Main Programs

  1. Book & School Supply Distribution
Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

Michigan Friends of Education-Operation: Kid Equip serves the following 38 counties:

AlleganBarryBerrienBranchCalhounCassClintonEatonGeneseeGratiotHillsdaleHuronInghamIoniaIsabellaJacksonKalamazooKentLapeerLenaweeLivingstonMacombMidlandMonroeMontcalmMuskegonOaklandOceanaOttawaSaginawSanilacShiawasseeSt. ClairSt. JosephTuscolaVan BurenWashtenawWayne

ruling year

1989

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Menachem Kniespeck

Keywords

Self-reported

school supplies, books, literacy, children, adults, senior citizens, schools, hygiene items

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EIN

38-2547207

 Number

8287483713

Also Known As

Operation: Kid Equip

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

Self-reported by organization

Michigan Friends of Education provides reading books across 38 Michigan counties.
 
Operation: Kid Equip provides books, school supplies and hygiene items to high poverty schools in Macomb, Oakland and parts of Wayne County.

Programs

Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Book & School Supply Distribution

Distribute books and school supplies to individuals in need across Michigan.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Adults

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Michigan

Michigan Friends of Education-Operation: Kid Equip serves the following 38 counties:

AlleganBarryBerrienBranchCalhounCassClintonEatonGeneseeGratiotHillsdaleHuronInghamIoniaIsabellaJacksonKalamazooKentLapeerLenaweeLivingstonMacombMidlandMonroeMontcalmMuskegonOaklandOceanaOttawaSaginawSanilacShiawasseeSt. ClairSt. JosephTuscolaVan BurenWashtenawWayne

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Financials

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MICHIGAN FRIENDS OF EDUCATION
Fiscal year: Oct 01-Sep 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Michigan Friends of Education

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Menachem Kniespeck

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

David Lingholm

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BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?