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The Karamu Nutrition Program (KNP) is the largest and one of the fastest growing non-profit food program sponsors in Tennessee. Karamu’s founder and Executive Director, Dr. Vera Corley-Sims, is a retired childcare provider and a nationally known advocate for provider and children’s causes.

 

Karamu is a provider friendly organization which has built a strong reputation of treating its providers with respect and courtesy; Dr. Vera will have it no other way!

 

Karamu’s mission is to provide a variety of services for childcare providers. However, our core service is CACFP sponsorship. In fact, Dr. Vera originally founded Karamu to serve as a CACFP sponsor.

Karamu Is A Proud Member Of (Or Contributor To) The Following National Organizations:

Karamu Nutrition Program Inc.

2670 Union Ave Ext

Suite 900

Memphis, TN 38112

 

phone: 901.327.8401 

e-mail: karamu@karamu.org

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Karamu - The Provider's Choice

Karamu Nutrition Program, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

© 2017 by Karamu Inc.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Financial Responsibility

Karamu is a Internal Revenue Service (IRS) approved charitable organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the internal revenue code. At Karamu, we take our responsibilities as a non-profit corporation very seriously. We know we have been entrusted with tax payer generated funds and we pride ourselves on being good stewards of those funds. 

GOVERNING BODY

Karamu has an all volunteer  board of directors that meets regularly throughout the year to exercise their fiduciary responsibilities of good faith, loyalty, and care.  

CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY

Karamu's conflict of interest policy is designed to protect Karamu's interest (and the public trust) when it is contemplating entering into a transaction that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the organization or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. Board members and officers are required to sign the conflict of interest statement annually. Click here for a copy of our conflict of interest policy.

FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT

Our internal controls are audited annually by an independent auditor in accordance with federal guidelines. Per those guidelines, Karamu's financial records are available for public review. You can view our latest IRS form 990 by visiting www.guidestar.org.  Annual independent audit reports can be viewed by visiting the Tennessee State Comptroller's website at http://www.comptroller.tn.gov.

WHERE OUR MONEY CAME FROM
HOW WE SPENT OUR MONEY