Frequently Asked Questions
Questions About Kids Boost?
Here are some of the commonly asked questions about Kids Boost. If your question isn’t covered below please feel free to reach out to us.
Kids Boost does NOT help kids create or start a nonprofit. We help kids manage an individualized event to raise money for an existing nonprofit of their choice. If you have interest in starting a nonprofit, we recommend checking out Grantspace.org’s step-by-step recommendations for starting a nonprofit.
Yes, all donations made to Kids Boost are 100% tax deductible since we are a 501(c)3 organization. Once you make your donation, you will receive a thank you and acknowledgement that can be used for tax purposes.
Kids Boost projects are designed for kids ages 8 to 14. However, each year we host our annual The Big Give, which is a hands-on community impact event that is open to all ages and families. Additionally, we encourage children of all ages to support their family and friend Kid Boosters with their projects when and where they are able!
One of the first things we ask each child is what makes their heart happy and what are their passions and interests. If they do not have a specific organization in mind, we look to their answers to help suggest 501(c)3 nonprofit charities that may interest them. No matter the options we suggest, the final decision ultimately rests with them.
It depends on the individualized project. Typically, we suggest three months for Kid Boosters to create and complete their projects, though we have had instances of those that needed only a single month. We do not recommend much more time than three months, so as not to overwhelm the child and to provide a more manageable project for them to complete successfully.
Each participant will be given $100 from Kids Boost to help with startup costs, with the hopes of turning it into more for the nonprofit of their choice.
The startup money gives kids responsibility and provides an opportunity to learn important life lessons in money management and investing. A hundred dollars is a lot of money, so kids feel a sense of trust and empowerment. The money also removes any initial financial barriers, allowing them to have the resources they need to get started.
There are two ways Kids Boost generates startup funds for projects. The first is through direct monetary donations from donors and partners. If you would like to contribute to helping kids help others, you can donate directly to Kids Boost by clicking here. Second, a percentage of all funds raised by our Kid Boosters and their projects is put back into the organization to help fund the next Kid Booster and their project.
Each Kid Booster’s project is individualized to their specific gifts, talents and passions, so we typically recommend that each project is managed by a single child. However, kids are able to partner up as long as both can agree on who their money will go to and how the money will be raised.
Unfortunately, money cannot be raised for an individual family through Kids Boost. All fundraising efforts must be for a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. While kids aren’t able to raise money for a specific family in need, they can fundraise for a cause that could hopefully support that family.
Yes! While most communication between coaches and Kid Boosters is via phone and email, coaches and kids meet in person along with a parent or legal guardian in attendance.
Currently we can only support kids living in Georgia and facilitate projects that take place in Georgia, but check back soon as that may change!