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CHILDREN OF FALLEN PATRIOTS FOUNDATION

  • Reston, VA
  • http://www.fallenpatriots.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We bridge the gap between existing sources of grants and scholarships and the total cost of college.

Main Programs

  1. College Scholarships
Service Areas

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National

We provide educational assistance and scholarships to children of American service men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty, living both domestically and abroad.

ruling year

2003

President since 2015

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Kendra E. Davenport

Keywords

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children, scholarships, fallen patriots, killed in action, educational assistance

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EIN

47-0902295

 Number

4528550404

Physical Address

419 Third Street N

Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

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

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Our vision is to ensure that all children who have lost a parent in the line of duty can have a debt-free college education.  With operational costs covered fully by our Board, every dollar raised goes directly towards achieving this vision.

Programs

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

Program 1

College Scholarships

We provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We bridge the gap between existing sources of grants and scholarships and the total cost of college.

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Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    A college education is the single most important gift we can give these children. In today’s world a college education is the key to a successful future. Not only does it ensure job opportunities in our increasingly knowledge-based economy, but it also introduces students to ideas and methods of learning that will serve them in all aspects of their lives. By providing college scholarships and long-term educational counseling to these children, we honor the lives of those who have sacrificed themselves for our country, ensuring the success of those they loved. Our goal is to ultimately raise over $200 million so that we can help every child who needs us.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    We have already had great success reaching and helping hundreds of children. And this is just the beginning.

    -We have enrolled over 2,000 children in our system – a unique accomplishment given the difficulty in finding surviving families
    -We award scholarships to families from all branches and units of the armed forces.
    -We are dedicated to tracking children of soldiers who have lost their lives in both combat and accidents.
    -We bridge the gap between existing sources of grants and scholarships and the total cost of college.
    -We are a resource to families as they try to find other sources of grants and scholarships.
    -We provide counseling as families prepare for college.
    -We are dedicated to ultimately streamlining the process and becoming a central clearinghouse for families and funding organizations.
    -We are supported by an accomplished and dedicated Board of Advisors.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our capabilities include ensuring a college education to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, as well as a team dedicated to the program and helping families through the enrollment process and their time in school.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our indicators include the amount of children we help per year, the amount of children graduated from our program to date, and how much we have granted out to our grantees. We also measure our success through our annual gala event and how much we raise for the foundation.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    While we are still a young organization, as of August, 2013 we have already awarded $5.4 million in scholarships to 340 children. We have raised over $5 million dollars which is allowing us to begin the process over 1,000 more who are currently too young for college. This is only the beginning and we look forward to growing and reaching our goals.
Service Areas

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National

We provide educational assistance and scholarships to children of American service men and women who have lost their lives in the line of duty, living both domestically and abroad.

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Financials

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Children of Fallen Patnots Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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CHILDREN OF FALLEN PATRIOTS FOUNDATION

Leadership

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President

Kendra E. Davenport

BIO

Kendra manages the growing demands on the Foundation to ensure access to education by college-bound children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. Prior to joining Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, Kendra worked at Africare, a Washington, D.C. based organization with annual revenue in excess of $50 million that promotes sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Africare, Davenport served initially as Chief Development and Communications Officer, before becoming Chief of Staff and eventually, Vice President of Institutional Advancement and External Affairs.

Prior to Africare, Davenport served in leadership roles at Project HOPE, the National SIDS Alliance and other national and international nonprofits.

STATEMENT FROM THE President

"We cannot do enough to spread the word and raise awareness about our foundation.  It is estimated that there are nearly 20,000 children who have lost a parent in the line of duty.  We want to be sure each and every one of them knows about our foundation and the assistance we can provide."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Thomas M. McGann

CEO, K&N Engineering

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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