In 2005, San Diego-based Kids Included Together (KIT)—a nonprofit organization that advocates for the inclusion of children with disabilities—sought to expand its work by opening a chapter in Los Angeles. Two years after the Los Angeles chapter’s launch, the new entity split from KIT and named itself All Kids Inc. (AKI). Over the years, KIT has grown into a national organization working in communities across the country. AKI, on the other hand, struggled to secure a strong financial footing. AKI approached KIT in 2013 to explore a merger. The merger provides KIT the opportunity to grow its programs in Los Angeles while strengthening AKI’s finances. The SeaChange-Lodestar Fund for Nonprofit Collaboration provided a challenge grant to fund one-time expenses related to the merger.
Grant Amount: $2,000
Year Granted: 2014
Grantee: Kids Included Together
Location: CA - California
Grantee Website: Kids Included Together