The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to improving the social health and quality of life for children, adults, and families living with Sickle Cell Disease, because “sickness has no boundaries and compassion has no limits.”

The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc., is actively pursuing federal, state, and private grants to fund the following programs designed to benefit the Sickle Cell Disease community. We work with civic leaders, celebrities, corporations, local businesses, advocacy groups, churches, teachers, and most importantly people just like you.

We know that we can't do it alone, and you can truly make a difference in the lives of patients and families through your generosity and commitment. When you make a gift to one of our programs, you’ll join us in our mission in Raising Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease.

"The Catch-Up Plan" Tutorial Program

When a student with SCD misses a significant amount of school as a result of an SCD crisis, it can become challenging to stay current on the lessons being taught in the classroom.

The “CATCH-UP PLAN” Tutorial Program is designed to bridge the gap between general instruction in the classroom and detailed independent learning because of unexpected absences. It is a two(2) week dedicated tutoring program created for Sickle Cell Disease patients from grades Pre-K to 12, that supports students after emerging from an in-hospital crises stay.

The K.I.S. Foundation, Inc., in partnership with The Knowledge Shop LA, is offering One-on-One / Group tutorial services from accredited Tutors to boost those subjects in greatest need.

Our goal is to help patients with SCD to become more confident in their learning and to no longer feel frustrated, overwhelmed or puzzled before returning to the classroom.

Crisis Care Package

A Response-Aid Kit/Package for Sickle Cell Disease patients who have been admitted to the hospital because of a Sickle Cell Crisis.

When a SCD patient is admitted to the hospital due to an ongoing SCD crisis, pain management is of major importance, and needs to be addressed immediately. Pain medication is very very expensive. Quite often, it can take up to 4-6 days to gain control of this pain.

During the patients stay, this kit helps to provide many necessities and allay some out-of-pocket expenses. It includes numerous items which the family is often dependent upon the hospital to supply, over and over again, at great cost. The package is housed in a backpack for convenience to the patient. It includes special heating pads to help relieve excessive pain, Gatorade to replenish electrolytes and hydrate the patient’s body, thermometer, pain relieving topical medications, blanket, water bottles, hygiene packs, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc, and, Hospital Parking Assistance for two weeks to the SCD patient’s immediate family.

The goal of the Crisis Care Package program is to assist SCD patients and families in offsetting some of the extensive initial hospital expenses which occur when a SCD patient is admitted due to a SCD crisis.

Financial Planning/Literacy Seminar

A Financial Planning/Literacy Seminar designed for parents of SCD patients to aid them in creating a lifetime financial planning program to support family members diagnosed with SCD.

The five hour seminar will be held two times a year. Four experts in the areas of law, medicine, finance, and social work will be provided to address these specific areas of concern, and any additional areas requested by the parents.

Specific areas of interest can include but are not limited to building and managing finances, the cost of medications, homecare, child-care, tutoring, social activities, legal issues, housing, etc.