Non-profit

For Kids and Country

Website:

forkidsandcountry.org%20

Location:

San Celmente, CA

Tax ID:

83-0822116

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Formation:

2018

Type:

Non-profit

CEO:

Charles Friedrichs

CEO's Salary:

$0[12]

For Kids and Country is a non-partisan organization that supports teachers, parents, students, and other citizens who wish to restore what it calls morality and patriotism to the American education system and opposes state and national teachers’ unions. [1]

For Kids and Country is an associate member of the State Policy Network, a coalition of free-market state-level policy organizations. [2]

Activity

For Kids and Country was founded by Rebecca Friedrichs, a public school teacher who was the plaintiff in the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court case Friedrichs v California Teachers Association challenging government worker unions’ power to compel non-members of the union to pay union fees. After the case ended in a split decision upholding the power,[3] For Kids and Country was established to help restore First Amendment rights to teachers, claiming these rights are violated by teachers’ unions. [4]

For Kids and Country claims that teachers’ unions use membership dues to push inappropriate sexual education curriculums and a divisive political agenda. For Kids and Country provides resources for parents to opt out of sexual education for their children and [5] resources for teachers to opt out of state and national unions. [6]

For Kids and Country supports abolishing the California Teachers Association. [7]

Funding

For Kids and Country is funded by donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. While For Kids and Country does not disclose its donors, tax filings show that the Lindholm Foundation contributed $3,000 in 2019. [8]

People

Rebecca Friedrichs is the founder of For Kids and Country. Friedrichs was the plaintiff in Friedrichs v California Teachers’ Association, which was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in 2016, and ended in a split decision. [9] Friedrichs was represented by the Center for Individual Rights. [10]

Charles Friedrichs is the CEO of For Kids and Country and the director of the School of Music and Dance at San Diego State University. [11]

References

  1. “About.” For Kids & Country, 2021. Accessed May 19, 2021. https://www.forkidsandcountry.org/about/. ^
  2. “The Network: California.” State Policy Network, 2021. Accessed May 19, 2021. https://spn.org/directory/#CA. ^
  3. “Rebecca Friedrichs.” For Kids & Country, 2021. Accessed May 19, 2021. https://www.forkidsandcountry.org/rebecca-friedrichs/. ^
  4. “Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.” Center for Individual Rights, June 28, 2016. Accessed May 21, 2021. https://www.cir-usa.org/cases/friedrichs-v-california-teachers-association-et-al/. ^
  5. “SeXXX Education.” For Kids & Country, 2021. Accessed May 24, 2021. https://www.forkidsandcountry.org/sexxx-education/. ^
  6. “Teacher Freedom.” For Kids & Country, 2021. Accessed May 24, 2021. https://www.forkidsandcountry.org/teacher-freedom/. ^
  7. “Alert: CA Parents Seek To Abolish The California Teachers’ Association!” For Kids & Country, 2021. Accessed May 24, 2021. https://www.forkidsandcountry.org/blog/alert-ca-parents-seek-to-abolish-the-california-teachers-association/. ^
  8. Lindholm Foundation, Return of Private Foundation (Form 990-PF), 2019, Part XV, Line 3a. ^
  9. “Rebecca Friedrichs.” For Kids & Country, 2021. Accessed May 19, 2021. https://www.forkidsandcountry.org/rebecca-friedrichs/. ^
  10. “Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association et al.” Center for Individual Rights, June 28, 2016. Accessed May 21, 2021. https://www.cir-usa.org/cases/friedrichs-v-california-teachers-association-et-al/. ^
  11. “Charles Friedrichs.” LinkedIn, 2021. Accessed May 19, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-friedrichs-80709742/. ^
  12. For Kids and Country Inc, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax (Form 990-EZ), 2019, Part IV. ^
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: December - November
  • Tax Exemption Received: August 1, 2018

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    For Kids and Country

    2518 VIA DURANO
    San Celmente, CA 92673-0000