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We All Have a Role to Play.

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The “I Love U Guys” Foundation has never gone it alone. Serving first responders, administrators, and our community is the result of endless collaboration and partnerships. We all have a role to play. Together we’re a powerful conduit that unites this important work.

We will achieve our mission only with the help of others. Whether you’re a concerned parent, active community member, a school looking for a service project, a company involved in school safety, or a potential underwriter for our work we’re grateful you found us.

Read on to learn more about our organization, or visit our Ways to Partner page to get involved now.


Our Mission Partners are enterprises that bring strong mission alignment to the relationship.

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Organizations that fund program development, training, and training materials.

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Organization with granted rights to use I Love U Guys Program materials in commercial materials, apps, or programs.

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Curriculum Adopters work with The “I Love U Guys” Foundation to customize programs, trainings, and materials for a specific use in a community. This is a high-touch, customized partnership. Please contact us to learn more.

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Individuals, schools, and corporations taking an active role in making communities safer.

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As a survivor and now as a parent, the methods you have developed make so much sense… The “I Love You Guys” Foundation is absolutely amazing.

– Read Missy Dodds’ story on our blog

This map represents just a portion of the schools, districts, departments, agencies and organizations using our programs.

Support That Makes a National Impact.

Our programs are used in nearly 30,000 schools, districts, departments, agencies and organizations, serving and helping the lives of millions of students, adults, and first responders. And it doesn’t end there. We see our programs act as a catalyst within organizations and communities to do more. Helping to create safe schools and communities becomes tangible. Actionable. Achievable.

How We Do It

  • Research the issues
  • Identify the missing pieces
  • Develop the programs
  • Collaborate and refine
  • Create educational materials
  • Advocate the programs
  • Deliver the programs at no cost
  • Train kids, cops, and educators

We are dedicated to a sustainable, earned income business model. All our programs are available at no cost to anyone—we don’t even require an email address. We generate revenue through fees from various events:

  • Biannual symposium The Briefings, presentations by nationally recognized practitioners of school safety.
  • Trainings, practical application and operation of our programs.
  • Keynote presentations, awareness building and catalysts for program implementation

We are often contacted for help with activities outside our mission. Site assessments, consulting, safety planning. These may be opportunities for us to find new partners, but we remain disciplined to our core mission and prefer to refer.

Our earned income business model helps us stay laser-focused as well. No energy is pulled from our work toward programs like donated cars, silent auctions, or product sales.

Evaluation: 50¢ = 28 + 3 + 1


We suggest GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance to evaluate non profit mission effectiveness. Much more than just overhead, effectiveness should be measured by transparency, governance, leadership, and results. 

One metric that we’ve developed takes last year’s total revenue and applies it to the total number of schools and organizations that use our programs this year. 

The result? Every 50¢ the Foundation received in 2017 impacted 28 kids, 3 educators and a cop.

The Foundation also provides Platte Canyon High School graduates with a supplemental scholarship. We’ve given over $60,000 to these remarkable students.

The Numbers

2018 Revenue | $508,784Earned IncomeEquity ReserveEventsDonations andGrantsSponsors11.2%7.9%74.7%
Earned Income378,902
Equity Reserve40,000
Donations and Grants3,650
2018 Expense | $429,116Payroll andBenefitsEarned IncomeEvents &DevelopmentOperationsScholarships41.7%12.8%42%
Payroll and Benefits179,006
Earned Income180,145
Events & Development10,235
Core Mission Payroll ExpenseCost of Human EndeavorCore Mission SupportCore Mission Program DevelopmentCore Mission Program Training & Outreach100,000200,000300,000400,000500,0002018
ExpensesCost of Human EndeavorCore Mission SupportCore Mission Program DevelopmentCore Mission Program Training & Outreach
Core Mission SupportCost of Human EndeavorCore Mission SupportShared Program ExpenseDirect Program Expense100,000200,000300,000400,000500,0002018
ExpensesCost of Human EndeavorCore Mission SupportShared Program ExpenseDirect Program Expense