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- Brent Thomson -- Pacific Union Int'l Real Estate
- GTR Consulting
- Jim Hughes Photography
- Lebus Orthodontics
- Mill Valley Market (our FIRST Business Partner in 1987!)
- Mill Valley Wine, Beer, and Gourmet Food Tasting
- MV Code Club
- Rose Insurance Group
- Sharon Kramlich -- Pacific Union Int'l Real Estate
- Sweetwater Music Hall
- West America Tae Kwon Do
- Whole Foods E. Blithedale and Miller Ave.
- Woody's Yogurt Place
- Anthony Leite Personalized Dentistry
- Ashraf Orthodontics
- Boo Koo
- Bucky Dog
- Carlson Orthodontics
- Christensen Construction
- Dhana Inc.
- Bradly Jacobs, MD, Blue Wave Medicine
- Fairytale Brownies
- Famous 4
- Good Earth Natural Foods
- Joan Kermath -- Decker Bullock Sotheby's Int'l Realty
- Joshua Deitch Real Estate Agent
- Kathleen Clifford -- Pacifc Union Int'l Real Estate
- Katrina Kehl -- Pacifc Union Int'l Real Estate
- Kivu Consulting
- Larkspur Landing Veterinary Hospital
- Lola of North Beach
- Marin Optometry
- Marion Weinreb and Associates, Inc.
- Michelle J. Gonzalez, DDS
- Milvali Salon and Cosmetics
- Phibbs Construction
- Rotary Club of Mill Valley
- Sage Educators
- Sausalito Stationery
- State Farm Insurance -- Mike King
- Strawberry Village Retail, LLC
- Verus Technology
Simply put, our children would not be educated adequately without private funding. In the 1970s, changes in California property tax laws cut deeply into public school funding, and the budget situation is not much better today. If not for private contributions, our children would not receive a well-rounded education, which includes programs in music, art, poetry, drama, P.E. and dance. In addition, classroom and library aides and technology continue to be areas in need of support. Private funds make up that difference.
Kiddo!’s Annual Giving Campaign, which kicks off with Donation Day each spring, funds programs for the upcoming school year, and generates the vast majority of the revenues needed to fund Kiddo! programs. Currently, more than 80% of Kiddo!’s annual revenue is donated by generous families in the Mill Valley School District and community.
Our Business Partnership Program generates another 8% of Kiddo! revenue through the support of local community and parent owned businesses. All revenue received through the Annual Giving Campaign and Business Partnership Program is used to fund our programs.
Kiddo!’s Endowment Fund distribution represents approximately 6% of Kiddo!’s annual revenue. Remaining revenues are generated by special events and other sources, including Shop-for-Kids (eScrip and other shopping programs) which costs donors nothing. Additional revenue for the Kiddo! Endowment from special events and contributions are not reflected in these figures.
Kiddo! provides the funding for the Mill Valley School District’s art, music, drama, dance and poetry teachers. This includes 8 art teachers and 7 music teachers, as well as more than 17 visiting dance, poetry, and drama specialists.
Over 10% of our budget paid for technology instruction and specialists. An additional 16% of the Kiddo! budget paid for classroom and library aides. All teachers and specialists work closely with classroom teachers to reinforce core academic curriculum and to make school an experience that lasts a lifetime. Kiddo! works hard to ensure that the maximum percentage of funds raised go directly into programs for kids.
Thanks to our working Board of 26 volunteer parents and countless other volunteers, Kiddo! is able to allocate 89% of annual income directly into programs for kids. Because of our organizational integrity, financial accountability and transparency, Kiddo! has earned 4 out of 4 stars from Charity Navigator.