Educational Institutions

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

  • Indianapolis, IN
  • www.kappaalphathetafoundation.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to secure and manage resources for the educational, leadership, and philanthropic programs of the Fraternity and for the scholastic, professional, and service pursuits of its members to help them reach their fullest potential and make a difference in the world.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarship Program
  2. Education Grants
  3. Leadership Grants
  4. Service-Learning Grants
  5. Philanthropic Grants
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Founded in 1960, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational tax-exempt organization. Theta Foundation's mission is to secure and manage resources for the educational, leadership, and philanthropic programs of the Fraternity and for the scholastic, professional, and service pursuits of its members to help them reach their fullest potential and make a difference in the world. Theta Foundation awards more than $1.1 million annually, for scholarships, non-degree educational and leadership grants, and the Fraternity's educational and leadership programs.

ruling year

1963

Executive Director since 2013

Self-reported

Mrs. Kristen A Kaiser CFRE

Keywords

Self-reported

Fraternity, sorority, Greek, education, leadership, Theta, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, Kappa Alpha Theta

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2016, 2015 and 2015.
Register now

Also Known As

Theta Foundation

EIN

36-6066531

 Number

7500033920

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Domestic Fraternal Societies (Y42)

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

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is proud to provide the women of Kappa Alpha Theta opportunities to embrace their ambition, reach their fullest potential, and make a difference in the world through the following programs:

Scholarships
A leader in the Greek community, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation provides more than 250 scholarships totaling over $650,000 each year to collegiate and alumnae Thetas for undergraduate and graduate study.

Grants
Theta Foundation is committed to supporting Theta members and chapters with educational and leadership grants totaling over $20,000 annually to help them with their endeavors to make a difference in their own communities and across the globe.

Fraternity Grant
Each year, Theta Foundation grants more than $500,000 to the Fraternity to support educational programming on hazing prevention, alcohol abuse, and other topical programs and seminars for Thetas and non-Thetas alike.

Philanthropic Grants
Theta Foundation supports the philanthropic programs of the Fraternity by granting dollars to the causes that have captured Thetas' hearts: National CASA, Heartspring, DePauw University Libraries, and the NPC and NIC Foundations.

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

Scholarship Program

Not available

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 2

Education Grants

Not available

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 3

Leadership Grants

Not available

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 4

Service-Learning Grants

Not available

Category

None

Population(s) Served

None

None

None

Budget

Program 5

Philanthropic Grants

Not available

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Charting Impact

Self-reported by organization

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Scholarships
    For our ambitious sisters, Theta Foundation wants to remain a pillar of support, Thetas can turn to for financial assistance as they face the rising costs of quality education.

    Chapter and Individual Grants
    Theta Foundation is proud to support college and alumnae chapters and collegian and alumnae members of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity with grant funding to participate in non-degree educational, leadership development, and service-learning programs that help build the skills necessary to promote the widest influence for good and make a real, positive difference in the lives of members and non-members alike.

    Fraternity Grant
    Theta Foundation believes in the possibility and opportunities Kappa Alpha Theta offers each of her members, which is why our annual grant to the Fraternity for educational, leadership, and charitable programming is one of our highest priorities. These programs not only have the potential to reach every member of the Fraternity, but they also have the potential to reach well beyond Theta.

    Philanthropic Grants
    The women of Kappa Alpha Theta have long focused on making the world a better place by providing children with opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation supports the philanthropic programs of the Fraternity by granting dollars to the causes that have captured Thetas' hearts: National CASA, Heartspring, DePauw University Libraries, and the NPC and NIC Foundations. Theta Foundation widens Kappa Alpha Theta's influence for good by awarding annual grants to these organizations.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Kappa Alpha Theta's leadership has developed a 3 year strategic plan that focuses on building the infrastructure necessary to support our work, and a fund development plan that ensures success.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Theta Foundation has expanded its work to include more direct contact with major donors and chapters throughout the United States. Annual fundraising efforts, coupled by a strong investment portfolio (managed by a professional firm with oversight from the Board of Trustees and an investment committee) ensure the organization is capable of reaching its goals.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    The Board of Trustees has established both short and long term goals that are tracked through the organization's strategic plan, as well as annual program performance and fundraising goals.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    In December of 2015 Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation's Give to Lead, Give to Learn Campaign reached its $5 million goal six months ahead of schedule, securing funding to establish endowments for two of the organization's most-pressing funding priorities: the Educational Leadership Consultant (ELC) program and a new need-based scholarship program.

    With the endowments created through Give to Lead, Give to Learn, Theta Foundation assures that dozens more women committed to education will have the opportunity to receive that education, even when they cannot bear the cost alone through the need-based scholarship program. Theta Foundation also assures that every Theta collegian and college chapter will get—forever—strong, informed, peer-level guidance each year through the ELC program.

    In June of 2016 Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation announced that it will work with local chapters of the fraternity to raise an unprecedented $1 million over the next three years to support the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (National CASA) in its launch of a rigorous performance measurement initiative. In addition, the organization is continuing to build its scholarship and grants programs.
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

Founded in 1960, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable and educational tax-exempt organization. Theta Foundation's mission is to secure and manage resources for the educational, leadership, and philanthropic programs of the Fraternity and for the scholastic, professional, and service pursuits of its members to help them reach their fullest potential and make a difference in the world. Theta Foundation awards more than $1.1 million annually, for scholarships, non-degree educational and leadership grants, and the Fraternity's educational and leadership programs.

Additional Documents

Social Media

Blog

External Reviews

Source: greatnonprofits.org

The review section is powered by Great Nonprofits

Financials

Financial information is an important part of gauging the short- and long-term health of the organization.

KAPPA ALPHA THETA FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

Sign In or Create Account to view Revenue and Expenses information

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2016, 2015 and 2015
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Get all this now for free
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation

Leadership

NEED MORE INFO ON THIS NONPROFIT?

Free: Gain immediate access to the following:
  • Address, phone, website and contact information
  • Forms 990 for 2016, 2015 and 2015
  • Board Chair and Board Members
  • Access to the GuideStar Community
Need the ability to download nonprofit data and more advanced search options? Consider a Premium or Pro Search subscription.

Executive Director

Mrs. Kristen A Kaiser CFRE

BIO

Kristen Magnes Kaiser, CFRE, Alpha/DePauw, an expert in fundraising, volunteer management, and marketing, assumed responsibility for the day-to-day management of Theta Foundation October 2013. Kaiser has served both Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity and Foundation in numerous leadership roles since 2000, including her most recent role as Theta Foundation's Director of Marketing.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Mary Ellen Kutsenda Fitzsimonds

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section, which enables organizations and donors to transparently share information about essential board leadership practices. Self-reported by organization

Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

In order to support nonprofits and gain valuable insight for the sector, GuideStar worked with D5—a five-year initiative to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy—in creating a questionnaire. This section is a voluntary questionnaire that empowers organizations to share information on the demographics of who works in and leads organizations. To protect the identity of individuals, we do not display sexual orientation or disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff. Any values displayed in this section are percentages of the total number of individuals in each category (e.g. 20% of all Board members for X organization are female).

Gender
Race & Ethnicity
This organization reports that it does not collect this information.
Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Disability

This organization reports that it does not collect this information.

Diversity Strategies
No
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
No
We use other methods to support diversity