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National Race for Results Index Scores

Based on 12 indicators that measure a child’s success in each stage of life, from birth to adulthood, Casey's new Race for Results index shows that no racial group has all children meeting the recommended milestones. Using a single composite score placed on a scale of one (lowest) to 1,000 (highest), Asian and Pacific Islander children scored highest and African-American children ranked lower.

Via 2014's Race for Results: Building a Path to Opportunity for All Children

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From the Kids Count Data Center

Child Poverty Across the Nation

Growing up in poverty is one of the greatest threats to healthy child development. According to the 2014 KIDS COUNT Data Book, the following is the national percentage of children under age 18 who live in families below the U.S. poverty threshold:

The child poverty rate from the American Community Survey (2012)

more state data from kids count

Where We Work

Our solutions and grants are helping kids and families in every state across America.

10 Common Questions & Answers

1What about grants?

Our grant-application process is by invitation and focuses on large-scale changes for kids and families, so we don't accept or review unsolicited proposals.

More on our grant making

2Can I partner with you?

Maybe! If you're a funder, we'd like to talk with you; our work is strengthened by partners who support innovations for kids, families and communities.

Contact us to get connected with a program expert

3Which initiatives aren’t active anymore?

You can find key data and insights from past initiatives in the reports available in our resource library, which you can search

review our list of past initiatives

4Can I use your data, publication or video?

Yes. We encourage the broad use of our data, research and tools to advance the well-being of kids and families. Please be sure to cite us as the source. 

More on copyright and usage

5I need an expert. Can you help?

If you’re a journalist, policymaker or public system administrator who needs informed advice on issues affecting kids and families, we’ll be happy to connect you with one of our renowned program experts. 

Contact our communications team to get started

6What data do you have on my community?

States track data points differently. Visit the KIDS COUNT Data Center, select your state and then drill down to find what’s available locally. Can’t find something? Let us know. More KIDS COUNT Data.

Visit the kids count data center

7Can my agency use your juvenile justice or child welfare reforms?

Tell us what you have in mind, and someone on our staff will get back to you, typically within a week. 

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8What evidence-based practices for kids do you recommend?

Everyone wins when communities invest in proven programs that provide real results of kids in need. We’ve cataloged some of the best at Blueprints for Healthy Development.

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9Can you help me and my family?

We work to help individuals by partnering with large-scale systems, but we don’t provide direct services to individual families. That said, you can get personalized help with food, housing, employment, health care, counseling, and more through United Way’s 2-1-1 website. 

Find local help near you

10Which Casey are you?

After founding UPS, Jim Casey and his siblings established several charities for kids and families. Based in Baltimore, we are the largest in terms of giving and areas of work.

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Joining Other Funders to Help Kids & Families

Partnerships with other philanthropies and funders enable us to deepen our learning and achieve greater results for children and families. If your institution wants to be an initiative partner, please contact us.