How can you assist Kingdom Development in fulfilling its purpose?
Worldwide, there is an egregious, 14 million children each year, aging out of orphanages with no family to belong to and no place to call home. With a life expectancy of less than 30 years, these forsaken children must live a life where, according to studies, 15% commit suicide by age 18, 60% of girls engage in prostitution, and 70% of boys become hardened criminals.
Here in the U.S., there are roughly 100,000 children in the foster system awaiting adoption, where the average wait is nearly 3 years. Sadly, each year 23,000 children age out of the foster system, never finding a family. These traumatized young adults are more likely than those in the general population to not finish high school, be unemployed, and be dependent on public assistance. They are significantly more likely to commit crimes, abuse drugs, experience homelessness, develop PTSD, and become parents at an early age.
What Kingdom Development is doing…
While Kingdom Development will never have the influence and resources needed to solve this epic problem, it has committed to using what it does have to make a big difference in a few lives. As of 7/1/2016, Kingdom financially supports 25 orphans and foster children through our partners: Rancho De Sus Ninos in Tecate, Mexico and foster-adoption programs in Riverside, California. We are also working in Southern California to develop housing and provide services to our youth aging out of foster care.
What you can do…
If you feel led to assist in our mission, give us a call to discuss your options. Patronage most commonly comes in the form of hiring Kingdom Development as your financial advisor or partnering with Kingdom Development as your Managing General Partner. Other forms of practical assistance would include: pro bono professional services, land donations, predevelopment loans, and financial guarantees.
Why do for-profits, non-profits, and government agencies partner with Kingdom Development?
Kingdom Development isn’t just “an organization to secure the tax exemption;” it’s an active partner that knows how to avoid problems, expedite processes, and add value. Kingdom does so with a servant’s heart, knowing when it’s valuable to interject and when it’s efficient not to. Kingdom has proven itself a true servant to the affordable housing industry, the families it houses, and the children it brings hope to. It does so by being:
Kingdom Development’s President, William Leach, is a recognized expert in the 4% and 9% tax credit programs, with the foresight and technical understanding that helps partners structure deals, avoid pitfalls, and deliver on promises.
Borrowing a principal from the US Military, “Mission First, People Always,” Kingdom Development’s board of practical administrators understands how to stay focused on the task at hand while keeping the public’s interest at heart.
Kingdom Development is committed to investing its talents and reinvesting its profits into care for our disadvantaged youths and housing for individuals and families in need. Personal gain is nowhere on our radar.
Kingdom Development’s service minded staff are pleasant, precise, and collaborative. They work closely with stake holders with humility and honesty. Their ability to coordinate and communicate is second to none and their positive attitude is refreshing to have around.