WHAT IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?
KOCO is a not-for-profit organization where our surplus income is put back into the company to support our goal of providing quality child care.
A not-for-profit does not have owners. Rather, it operates under the auspices of a volunteer Board of Directors.
Any profits realized uphold the ideal that KOCO values all children and excels in helping each child realize their full potential.
FUNDING & SUPPORT
KOCO’s main source of revenue is tuition payments. These payments support the day-to-day operations of the center and compensate the staff.
In order to enhance the programs and improve the facility, KOCO relies upon additional means of revenue, including fundraising. Monthly movie nights and child themed lunches are just a couple of ways KOCO raises funds. Purchasing books through Scholastic enables KOCO to earn points to keep our library stocked with quality literature. Sometimes funds raised are earmarked for specific items such as technology upgrades or playground structures.
Community Foundation of Middlesex County
KOCO is proud to announce that we have received a grant for $600 from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County/Ann T. D'Addario Family Foundation Fund, River View Cemetery Fund. The grant was used to help purchase a die-cutting system -- a machine and several sets of cutting dies to make alphabet letters, numbers and shapes. We used the system to make the beautiful banner pictured on this page! The system will allow us to create materials for use in our classrooms for many years to come.
Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Middlesex County. Its mission is to work with charitably-minded individuals and organizations to build permanent endowments and other charitable funds and to support local non-profit organizations through effective grant making to address community needs. Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation has provided 1,564 grants totaling more than $4.7 million to nonprofit organizations for the arts; curlutral and heritage programs; educational activities; environmental improvements; and for health and human services.
Donations and End-of-Year Giving
Does your company offers a plan for you to donate to your favorite charity?. As a 501(C)(3), KOCO is qualified to accept these types of donations. The United Way offers a yearly giving campaign that many companies participate in. Our United Way ID is AG0550. Our tax ID is 06-1239860. For more information: Giving Tuesday.
Do you have a particular skill you could offer? Painting, putting together large toys, volunteering at an event are all opportunities to help KOCO. Consider KOCO during the holidays, as all donations are tax deductible.
Instead of shopping at amazon.com, consider shopping at smile.amazon.com, which will passively divert a percentage of all your future purchases (0.5%) to KOCO, a not-for-profit corporation. Search "Kids of Chatham Organization, Inc." from he smile.amazon.com landing page.
Tom Callinan and Ann Shapiro of the Connecticut Storytelling Center perform for a group of summer campers.
KOCO Child Care Center in East Hampton, CT has been awarded a $1400 grant by the Community Foundation of Middlesex County, made possible by the Jean and Biff Shaw Fund, Whelen Family Endowed Fund, and the Jan Ellen Youngblood Fund. The grant will fund quarterly enrichment programs by the Connecticut Storytelling Center for KOCO preschoolers for the 2018-2019 school year.
Community Foundation of Middlesex County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Middlesex County. Its mission is to work with charitably-minded individuals and organizations to build permanent endowments and other charitable funds and to support local non-profit organizations through effective grant making to address community needs. Since its founding in 1997, the Community Foundation has provided 2,068 grants totaling more than $6 million to nonprofit organizations for the arts; cultural and heritage programs; educational activities; environmental improvements; and for health and human services.
"Extras, to me, include the different things KOCO does to raise funds. Different items are sold (Yankee Candle, Pampered Chef, ice cream) or activities are held (movie nights, CT Tigers game) that not only raise money for the center, but the kids and parents enjoy them, too." KOCO Parent