United Way of Wyandotte County
434 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City KS 66117
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 371-3674
Mission Statement
The mission of United Way of Wyandotte County is to increase the community's understanding of human needs and to mobilize resources to meet those needs.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Todd Jordan
Board Chair John McDonough
Board Chair Company Affiliation University of Kansas Hospital
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1921
Former Names
United Community Fund and Council
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement The mission of United Way of Wyandotte County is to increase the community's understanding of human needs and to mobilize resources to meet those needs.
Background Statement
Founded in 1921, the Community Chest of Wyandotte County grew out of a community’s desire to come together and address the needs of all its residents, particularly those who were very poor. Wyandotte County businesses and leaders came together then, as they do now, to support critical programs in our community. In 1958 the Community Chest joined forces with the Planning Council and became the United Community Fund and Council. This name stood until 1973 when it became United Way of Wyandotte County. In 1927, $112,067 was raised and distributed to programs providing food, recreation, and other supports to those in need. By 2008 our total budget was almost $5 million. In addition to raising and distributing donated funds, the organization has worked with elected officials to modify federal, state and local laws to ensure the needs of the poorest people were met; worked side-by-side with other organizations to accomplish common goals; launched and administered new initiatives where no other organization was taking the lead; and continued to research and measure the needs of our community. Volunteers are among our greatest assets. Since the early days, volunteers not only led the organization, but made decisions on raising and distributing funds. That remains the case today. Volunteer leadership, through our Board of Directors, guides United Way of Wyandotte County in educating our community about needs and mobilizing resources. Community Investment volunteers carefully scrutinize program proposals. Many others contribute their time on the front lines of our partner agencies. As a result, the United Way of Wyandotte County is deeply engaged at the grassroots level of its community.
Impact Statement

United Way of Wyandotte County has been a critical part of assisting vulnerable populations and improving the community for over 90 years.  Currently, we invest in 46 programs at 38 partner agencies that revolve around the three building blocks of a better life: health, education, and income.  In 2018 we have launched the next evolution of our community impact plan, outlining our investment strategy for programs to deliver measurable results as they serve the unmet needs of Wyandotte County’s most vulnerable residents.  Last year has seen numerous organizational accomplishments.  We are proud of our YouthBuild program graduates - 23 at-risk youth graduated form the program in 2017 - 13 individuals that had completed their GED, 17 with NCEER certification, a nationally recognized certification in construction, 2 wiht CNA certificaitons, and 5 with AmeriCorps scholarships for community service.  UWWC launched the pilot for the Born Learning Academy, which provides innovative ways for parents to integrate engagement and learning with their children into everyday activities.  We continue to be recipients of grants from the Corporation for National Community Service to support our RSVP program, which links retired adults to volunteer opportunities, as well as AmeriCorps funding for our YouthBuild program. 

Needs Statement

The work of United Way of Wyandotte County is dependent upon the partnerships we build with volunteers, donors, agencies, and community leaders. In order to achieve our mission, we are continuously looking for volunteer leaders interested in serving their community, organizations who would like to join us in partnerships, and in-kind as well as monetary donations. A great deal of our work is based on community-wide research. As such, we are always searching for new data that illustrates the needs in our community.

Service Categories
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Voluntarism Promotion
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement For almost 100 years, United Way of Wyandotte County has been fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. Over the last year, we have drawn upon community data, stakeholder input, and resident input to create our new Community Impact Plan. The Community Impact Plan drives our investment in the programs we operate, fund, and partner with across the community. While we continue to address the current needs of the community we are also focused on our vision for the future of Wyandotte County. In the coming year, we will expand our level of collaboration with community partners, identify high-impact strategies that achieve community-wide outcomes, and improve our communications with stakeholders. While many people think of United Way as a funder, we also operate multiple programs and initiatives to meet the needs of our community members. We do this in the areas of workforce development with YouthBuild KCK; volunteerism with our RSVP program and Volunteer Center; and in early education with Project SPARK (Successful Partnerships to Assure Readiness for Kindergarten). The result has been some of the most effective and important work we do. Our strength lies in our partnerships with social service agencies, governmental authorities, business owners, organized labor, and the faith community. We have the opportunity to make a greater long-term impact by bringing these stakeholders together to identify opportunities, set priorities, align efforts, and fill gaps. It is our hope that by mobilizing greater resources and services, we can reduce and possibly eliminate the need for some of those now caught in the cycle of poverty. With our children achieving great things in and out of their schools, growing retail and housing opportunities, and more efficient and effective government in Wyandotte County, we are in a great place. But significant challenges remain. We hope you will help us meet them.
Programs
Description This program allocates resources to 51 programs at the United Way of Wyandotte County and our 38 different partner agencies. Services target goals within our Community Impact Plan which includes three main areas: meeting basic needs, nurturing children and families, promoting health and quality of life. Community volunteers determine needs and recommend funding based on program quality, agency capacity, and align with the priorities in our Community Impact Plan. In addition to distributing funds raised by the annual campaign, United Way of Wyandotte County also administers over $165,000 for emergency food, shelter, and utilities.
Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Fundraising
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success
Funded programs are meeting their individual short term outcomes and serving the expected number of program participants.
  • 90% of participants enrolled in mental health services successfully had their mental health needs addressed.. 
  • Over 8,000 people received preventative education on abuse and sexual violence
  • 17,168 individuals received primary or health related services
  • Almost 3,000 residents received access to fresh produce, exercise programs, or nutrition education 
  • 93% of residents enrolled in asset building or financial literacy completed their course
  • $500,250 worth of free attorney hours were provided for victims of domestic violence
  • 74% completion rate for employment preparation through five different programs
  • $545,266 was invested in early childhood education programs in Wyandotte County
  • 3,822 enrollments reported in funding after school programs
  • 88% of children graduated ready for kindergarten from early childhood education programs
Long-Term Success
Critical programs serving the Wyandotte County community continue to receive funding and meet their outcomes. Community outcomes identified by the five-year Community Impact Plan are met. Particularly successful programs are better able to leverage additional resources and engage the community.
Program Success Monitored By Agencies are required to report annually on their progress toward program outcomes. United Way staff also work informally with the agency staff to improve programs and collaboration throughout the year.
Examples of Program Success We have many success stories from the different categories and programs. We know that the early childhood education programs are successful because children are graduating and entering school ready to learn. We know that the youth development programs are successful because youth are improving their average grades with their increase participation and tutoring. We know that strengths-based case management works with homeless families because they are able to get and maintain housing for more than 6 months. We know that health services at safety net clinics work because people living with chronic disease are less likely to end up in the emergency room. These examples prove the importance of United Way support of these programs.
Description

YouthBuild KCK is a UWWC program designed to provide at-risk residents ages 16-24 with a track to a better future. Trainees work towards attaining a high school diploma or GED, on the job training and construction industry certifications as a pathway to full employment and/or post-secondary education. The program is primarily funded (80%) by a Department of Labor grant and is an AmeriCorps program allowing trainees the opportunity to perform community service.  

Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations, ,
Short-Term Success Short term success for this program include the recruitment of 80-100 high school dropouts who are low income for our mental toughness evaluation with the goal of enrolling 70 trainees for the program. This will occur over a two year time frame with each trainee participating in a 10 month cycle. These trainees will construct two new single family homes that must be rented or sold to low-income or homeless families. 75% in each cycle will receive GED Diploma or Certificate. 70% will be placed in upwardly moving opportunities including apprenticeships, full-time employment, internships, entrepreneurship or further education at a technical school or community college.
Long-Term Success Long term success for YouthBuild KCK will be when Youthbuild graduates are working in their community to foster hope and urban renewal. A successful Youthbuild graduate will be earning over $15 an hour in a skilled trade, and volunteering to help strengthen his or her neighborhood and will have earned his/her GED or HS diploma. Long term success for this program is transforming a depressed and downtrodden community into a vibrant place with quality homes and people working skilled jobs.
Program Success Monitored By The performance of YouthBuild KCK is monitored by United Way of Wyandotte County and our program supporters.  80% of the programs funding comes from the US Deparment of Labor (DOL).  Quarterly performance reports to the DOL ensure external oversight as well as the alignment of performance measures with national workforce development indicators and outcomes. Program performance is also monitored by the Corporation for National Community Service in line with metrics for AmeriCorps programs.  
Examples of Program Success We have high confidence in this program and its ability to change lives. One participant who was recently out of jail and had spent most of his childhood in and out of foster homes, was overjoyed to be in the YouthBuild program. Through this program he was able to complete his education, gain critical training, life skills and job skills. The graduate is now working at a job that pays $16 an hour. He has become actively involved with his other siblings and continues to return to YouthBuild to volunteer on his days off. Another YouthBuild graduate was soon enrolled in the local community college and has now graduated with an Associates degree. This higher education is another key to economic self-sufficiency.
Description

The Volunteer Center at UWWC helps more than 2,500 individuals, families, corporate and community groups connect to volunteer opportunities at more than 75 community organizations annually. Volunteers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds are mobilized to feed the homeless, serve seniors, protect the environment, mentor youth and change our community for the better.

Volunteerism is promoted through recruitment programs, public relations, recognition and a database of volunteer opportunities online. The Volunteer Center provides support to community nonprofits on volunteer management and training, and hosts a monthly Volunteer Manager’s Roundtable to discuss industry trends and issues. The Volunteer Center is also involved in local community outreach committees that organize hundreds of volunteers for special projects such as the Back to School Fair, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration and Mayor’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony.

Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Community Service
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success The agency requests for volunteers will be met. The Volunteer Center will enroll prospective volunteers and provide these volunteers a current list of opportunities to serve their community. The Volunteer Center also defines success as having agencies with the knowledge to effectively utilize volunteers. The Volunteer Center works with agencies so that they have substantial and worthwhile volunteer programs.
Long-Term Success Long term success is measured by the increased and ongoing participation of volunteers in the programs and events of the local non-profits. The successful recruitment of volunteers for the non-profits results in a cost savings to the agencies and ultimately to the community.  The end result is that the agencies will be better able to meet their goals, serve the community, and fulfill their mission.
Program Success Monitored By Staff tracks volunteer requests and referrals and maintains communication with agencies regarding their volunteer need.
Examples of Program Success Every April the United Way Volunteer Center sponsors a recognition of volunteers from its partner agencies. The agencies provide the United Way with a short description of the contribution the volunteer makes. This year the volunteers ranged in age from 19 to 75. These volunteers were mentors, event chairs, scout leaders, support group organizers, DJs, bus driver, advocates, board members, emergency responders, thrift store volunteers, and office support. The one common thread among the honorees was wanting to make a difference in their community.
Description
Project SPARK (Successful Partnerships to Assure Readiness for Kindergarten) is a cross-sector partnership between the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, community organizations, including United Way of Wyandotte County, and child care centers to provide quality improvement to early childhood education programs, with a focus on children who are at-risk.The unified vision and mission for Project SPARK is as follows:
  1. Increase the number of children receiving high quality early childhood education.
  2. Increase the quality of the early learning environment. 
  3. Strengthen relationships schools and partners have with families. 
  4. Provide education to increase the engagement and skills necessary for caregivers and other family members to advocate for themselves and their children and access resources in the community. 
  5. Address the social emotional well-being for children ages birth to 5, caregivers and support providers.
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Improvement in teacher training and the quality of childcare centers, higher levels of family engagement, improved home environment for children, increases in child socio-emotional development and age level appropriate scores for children on educational assessments.
In 2017 94% of families served through project SPARK had one or more risk factors. 100% of children participating received developmental screening (ASQ-3, and ASQ-SE). Children participating in Project SPARK showed significant change in 4 out of 5 subtests measuring literacy skills using the MyIGDI Literacy+ assessment. The number of children in the School Ready tier increased on all Numeracy Subtests measured by the MyIGDI Numeracy Assessment.
Long-Term Success The long-term success of the program is two-fold. First, we will have consistent and sustainable quality early childhood education programs in Wyandotte County that can serve children for years to come. Second, by improving the quality of education and providing additional supportive services, children who leave childcare centers that work with SPARK will be Kindergarten ready which is essential to ensuring children do not enter school behind their grade level. Kindergarten readiness is an early milestone for academic achievement and helping kids start their educational careers on a strong foot is essential to maintain grade level proficiency for the rest of their schooling. 
Program Success Monitored By Valid and reliable early childhood assessments including the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS), Individual Growth Development Indicators (IGDI) and my Individual Growth Development Indicators (myIGDI), Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and Ages and Stages Questionnaire- Social Emotional (ASQ-SE) and the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA). Assessments are completed two times per year. Results are entered into a state wide data system.

Examples of Program Success Through the use of CLASS teachers have received coaching about adult/child interactions. This coaching involves the teacher videotaping their instruction or interaction with their class. In turn the coach views the video and edits the video to three, one minute vignettes. The coach sends the vignettes back to the teacher along with supporting questions. Then the two meet to discuss the videos. Through the use of these coaching sessions teachers are able to get assistance with their classroom instruction and improve performance.
Description

The Wyandotte County RSVP is a federally funded program receiving approximately $64,746 from the Corporation for National and Community Service. RSVP connects skilled people 55 years old and older with community organizations needing their experience. Volunteers assist community agencies through mentoring, tutoring, providing services to homebound seniors, and assisting in management and operations of various social service programs.

Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Senior Volunteer Programs
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, ,
Short-Term Success

Short- term success for RSVP will include new involvement of those over 55 in volunteer roles within the community. Additional short-term successes include fulfilled community requests for volunteers.

Long-Term Success

Long –Term success is seeing an increased participation of volunteers who are over 55. This will have quality of life benefits (e.g. social engagement, positive impact on the community) for volunteers as well as cost savings to local non-profits.  

Program Success Monitored By

RSVP is funded and monitored by the Corporation for Community and National Service (CNCS). RSVP submits semi-annual reports to the CNCS detailing number of volunteers recruited and outcomes produced by volunteers’ work.

Examples of Program Success

Volunteers often contact the program looking for ways to give back to the community and fill up their time after they retire or lose a loved one. These volunteers find purpose in their volunteer roles while fulfilling vital needs in the community.  In 2017, 182 volunteers contributed almost 19,000 hours of service in Wyandotte County. 

CEO Comments United Way of Wyandotte County’s core business is to raise and invest resources from the community to the community. Our primary approach to developing those resources is through the workplace campaign, but it also includes working to engage the broader community. UWWC administers its own direct services in key areas, for example, around children and youth. We work to ensure that all children enter school ready to learn in our support of USD 500's SPARK Program, and we are trying to catch those who slip through the cracks with YouthBuild KCK. We know that investments in these programs – early childhood education and job training – have a benefit to the community far greater than the initial investment. We estimate that for each dollar spent on early childhood education seven dollars are saved in remedial education and anti-poverty programs. Based on incarceration rates among the unemployed youth, we estimate that for every dollar we invest training youth and placing them in the workforce we save the community ten dollars. Providing volunteer resources to the community is another critical service. The Volunteer Center includes the RSVP program which engages people age 55 and above to invest their time in the community. The RSVP program annually works with hundreds of volunteers as they invest thousands of hours in the community.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Todd Jordan
Term Start Jan 2015
Experience

Todd grew up in Kansas City and holds a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of Kansas. Todd completed his Ph.D. in Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas where he focused on qualitative and quantitative research in organizational change, public policy and city planning. Todd joined United Way of Wyandotte County in 2015 as the Director, Community Impact. For two years, Todd was responsible for monitoring and evaluating program performance, administering emergency assistance funding, as well as engaging in collaborative planning processes around health, education, and income. Todd has led staff and community efforts to secure grant awards from the Department of Labor, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Kauffman Foundation. In July 2017, Todd became the President/CEO of United Way of Wyandotte County.  

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Wendell Maddox Jan 2005 - Aug 2017
Mr. Terry Woodbury Aug 1997 - Mar 2004
Senior Staff
Title Chief of Operations
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 15
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 2500
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 69%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan No
Organization Has a Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

United Way of Wyandotte County is a part of numerous collaborative bodies and processes that help to make our community a better place.  For example, the volunteer center also works with the Kansas City Kansas School District, KU Medical Center and other partners to host the Back to School fair.  For community impact, we serve on the steering committee for Healthy Communities Wyandotte, and are on the steering committee for the Unified Government Health Department’s Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan process.  United Way of Wyandotte County is also the recipient of a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which has brought together Greater Kansas City LISC, KU Medical Center, the Unified Government, and the KCK School District to surface projects that create physical transformations in the community which can improve health.  These are just a few of the ways that United Way of Wyandotte County provides leadership and support in multiple areas of Wyandotte County.   

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
United Way Member Agency1973
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Tri-Connecting Award- KCK Study CirclesMetLife2002
Certificate of Recognition- Support of KCK Cash Coalition, Inc. DevelopmentIRS SPEC2008
Golden Rule Award Winner- Tutoring Project RSVPJcPenny2000
CEO Comments United Way of Wyandotte County fulfills its mission by recruiting people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources to get things done. Though our primary approach to developing those resources is through the workplace campaign, it also includes engaging private foundations and government agencies. UWWC administers its own direct services in key areas, for example, around children and youth. We work to ensure that all children enter school ready to learn in our support of USD 500's SPARK Program, and we work to catch those who slip through the cracks with YouthBuild KCK. We know that investments in these programs – early childhood education and workforce development – have a benefit to the community far greater than the initial investment. We estimate that for each dollar spent on early childhood education seven dollars are saved in remedial education and anti-poverty programs. Based on incarceration rates among the unemployed youth, we estimate that for every dollar we invest training youth and placing them in the workforce we save the community ten dollars. Providing volunteer resources to the community is another critical service. The Volunteer Center includes the RSVP program which engages people age 55 and above to invest their time in the community. The RSVP program annually works with hundreds of volunteers as they invest thousands of hours in the community. When these United Way programs are combined with the 50+ programs and over 30 partner agencies that we support through our allocations funding, United Way of Wyandotte County is positioned at the heart of the community change that is occurring in all four corners of Wyandotte County.
Board Chair
Board Chair John McDonough
Company Affiliation University of Kansas Hospital
Term Dec 2016 to Dec 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Don Ash Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office
Ms. Donna Birks Retired
Ms. Francis Cary Trinity AME Church
Reverend Jarvis Collier Pleasant Green Baptist Church
Mr. Gordon Criswell Unified Government
John Fierro Mattie Rhodes
Mr. Philip Gibbs Continental Counsulting Engineers, Inc.
Mr. Doug Greenwald McAnany, Van Cleave & Philips
Eric Hyde
Mr. Bill Johnson Board of Public Utilities
Ms. Brenda Jones KCK Public Schools USD 500
Mr. John Paul Jones Kansas City Kansas Fire Department
Ms. Carol Levers KCK Public Libraries
Randy Lopez
Mr. Jay Matlack Wyandotte Economic Development Council
Mr. Patrick McCartney International Essential Tremor Foundation
Mr. John McDonough The University of Kansas Hospital
Ms. Claudia McQueen Procter & Gamble Mfg. Co.
Mr. Eric McTye Edward Jones
Ms. Chiquita Miller K-State Research and Extension
Mr. Todd Moore University of Kansas Medical Center
Ms. Rosemary Podrebarac Attorney
Ms. Mary Pulley WDAF Fox 4
Mr. Greg Shondell Heathwood Oil
Mr. David Smith Kansas City Kansas Public Schools
Mr. Clausie Smith City of Bonner Springs
Ms. Margaret Steele Community Relations
Ms. Lisa Stewart KCK Public Schools, USD 500
Ethan Stover Nebraska Furniture Mart
Patrice Townsend Board of Public Utilities
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 7
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 Arab American
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 19
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 79%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Nominating
Distributions / Grant Making
CEO Comments
Our 2018 community impact plan includes quantifiable outcomes that will help us increase our positive impact on the community, foster leadership, stimulate partnerships, and engage resources. Our affiliation with United Way Worldwide is one important way that we ensure accountability with our donors. The extensive listing of United Way Worldwide’s standards help guide us in using programmatic, operational and financial best practices, and their annual certification for membership assures donors that our operations meet the highest standards.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $2,865,685
Projected Expenses $2,899,111
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue includes campaign proceeds and individual contributions.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,184,640$2,145,332$2,006,924
Government Contributions$1,209,133$1,286,446$1,458,474
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$1,209,133$1,286,446$1,458,474
Individual Contributions------
$19,601$13,495$41,322
$46,185$59,128$70,368
Investment Income, Net of Losses$17,869$19,712($76,276)
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events($21,590)($9,014)$1,000
Revenue In-Kind$21,708$92,018$166,345
Other$6,339$737$997
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,120,829$3,270,180$3,255,143
Administration Expense$99,985$102,146$90,530
Fundraising Expense$350,814$295,450$323,451
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.980.981.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%89%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%9%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,980,681$2,026,715$2,142,415
Current Assets$1,107,057$961,508$1,069,678
Long-Term Liabilities$106,430$97,355$113,246
Current Liabilities$379,717$299,800$262,894
Total Net Assets$1,494,534$1,629,560$1,766,275
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.923.214.07
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets5%5%5%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCampaign $1,852,345Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (Spark grant) $720,758 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountKCK Public Schools (Project SPARK) $583,071US Department of Labor $477,621 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountUS DOL $531,484Board of Public Utilities $218,412 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments United Way of Wyandotte County fulfills its mission by recruiting people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources to get things done. Though our primary approach to developing those resources is through the workplace campaign, it also includes engaging private foundations and government agencies. UWWC administers its own direct services in key areas, for example, around children and youth. We work to ensure that all children enter school ready to learn in our support of USD 500's SPARK Program, and we work to catch those who slip through the cracks with YouthBuild KCK. We know that investments in these programs – early childhood education and workforce development – have a benefit to the community far greater than the initial investment. We estimate that for each dollar spent on early childhood education seven dollars are saved in remedial education and anti-poverty programs. Based on incarceration rates among the unemployed youth, we estimate that for every dollar we invest training youth and placing them in the workforce we save the community ten dollars. Providing volunteer resources to the community is another critical service. The Volunteer Center includes the RSVP program which engages people age 55 and above to invest their time in the community. The RSVP program annually works with hundreds of volunteers as they invest thousands of hours in the community. When these United Way programs are combined with the 50+ programs and over 30 partner agencies that we support through our allocations funding, United Way of Wyandotte County is positioned at the heart of the community change that is occurring in all four corners of Wyandotte County.
Organization Name United Way of Wyandotte County
Address 434 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66117
Primary Phone (913) 371-3674
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Todd Jordan
Board Chair John McDonough
Board Chair Company Affiliation University of Kansas Hospital
Year of Incorporation 1921
Former Names
United Community Fund and Council