Characters of Character (Johnsburg, IL)


  • Name:Joni Downey
  • Title:President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Characters of Character
  • Address:4604 Hayden Court
    Johnsburg, IL 60050
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:815-403-0217

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  • Mission:
  • Our mission is to provide a firm foundation for children to establish strong civic values.

  • Overview:
  • With the use of our award winning characters; Behavior Bear, Do'er Duck, Friendship Frog, Healthy Hippo, Manners Monkey, Respectful Rabbit, Responsible Rabbit, Self-Esteem Elephant and Warm-Hearted Warlus children find it easy to engage and internalize the meaning of the characters and the traits they represent.

  • History:
  • In 2005 the characters earned a National Promising Practice Award. In 2007 the not for profit organization was formed, Characters of Character and today we work tirelessly sharing our program and the materials to help teach children these important social, emotional, communication and literacy skills with the use of our materials. Joni was on the reading team for five years in the public school as well as a teaching assisstant for many prior to that while volunteering in her children's schools. This has always been a passion of mine to teach and make a difference in the life of a child.

  • Year established:2007
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:4
  • Advisory board size:3
  • Staff size:1


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:71-1023253

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:711023253
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% JONI DOWNEY
  • Organization Address:4604 HAYDEN CT
  • Organization City:JOHNSBURG
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:60051-7918
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:September, 2007
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:B990
  • Asset Amount:$0
  • Asset Code:
  • Income Amount:$0
  • Income Code:
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$0
  • Last Updated:3/23/2018 3:58:56 am

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