Medical Missions Foundation
8363 Melrose Drive
Lenexa KS 66214
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 3380343
Fax 913- 338-0281
Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide surgical and medical care in underserved communities throughout the world and to positively impact the lives of children and their families.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Todd Stettner
Board Chair Mr. Mark Shields
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cerner
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1996
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Donations can be made on our website and by phone or mail. In-kind donations of medical equipment, supplies or medications can be made by calling or emailing the office.
 
Volunteers are always needed to help out in the office, in our medical warehouse, at our events, and to go on our annual medical missions.
Financial Summary
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Source: IRS Form 990

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Statements
Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide surgical and medical care in underserved communities throughout the world and to positively impact the lives of children and their families.

Background Statement

Since 1996, Medical Mission Foundation volunteers have conducted 97 missions to 14 countries, including Philippines, Vietnam, Guatemala, Croatia, China, Cuba, Romania, Mexico, Panama, Mali, Uganda, India, Ecuador and the United States.

How we do it:
  • Matching the capabilities and resources of Medical Missions Foundation with the specific needs of the communities served
  • Providing access to specialized surgical care
  • Delivering community health education
  • Educating local healthcare providers to foster sustainability
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances
Impact Statement

Medical Missions Foundation has completed 97 missions to 14 countries, directly impacting over 70,000 lives through surgeries, clinics, and educational programs.

Numerous communities across the globe, and even right here in our hometown of Kansas City, do not have access to essential health care services. Due to lack of education, financial resources, and adequate medical services, these individuals, often needlessly suffer. 

How we do it:
  • Matching the capabilities and resources of Medical Missions Foundation with the specific needs of the communities served
  • Providing access to specialized surgical care
  • Delivering community health education
  • Educating local healthcare providers to foster sustainability
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships, collaborations and strategic alliances
Needs Statement
  1. General funding for missions, including travel grants for nurses and other required volunteers.
  2. Donations of medical/surgical equipment, medications, and supplies.
  3. Strong community members with a passion for our mission to join our board of directors.
  4. Volunteer medical personnel to staff our missions.
  5. Increased public awareness and general support of Medical Missions Foundation's work.
Service Categories
Human Services
Public Health
Surgical Specialities
Areas of Service
International
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

As the Board Chair for the Medical Missions Foundation, our organization is fortunate to have many dedicated and passionate people that serve on our Board, participate in our life-changing missions, and staff the organization. Medical Missions Foundation's stakeholders give their time, talents and money to help improve the lives of underserved children and families in developing countries around the world. As leaders, we are committed to building organizational capacity, ensuring financial integrity, and identifying growth opportunities. We value the support of our wide network of stakeholders who make our work meaningful and enjoyable. As we move the organization forward, our goals are to expand the number of medical volunteers, increase mission locations and increase funding, which will ultimately increase the number of individuals and families that we are able to serve worldwide.

Programs
Description

In industrialized nations, individuals born with disabilities or who’ve had traumatic childhood injuries generally receive the medical care they need to improve or heal their condition. In the underserved communities we work in, these individuals are typically shunned by their societies and have no hope of receiving the treatment. Conditions such as cleft lip/palate, misaligned eyes, club feet, tumors and severe burn scars are treatable conditions given appropriate resources. Communities our mission teams visit are able to gain access to those resources, receiving the corrective surgery or treatment that will give them the ability to lead a more productive life, as well as restore their dignity.  

While performing surgeries and clinic work, Medical Missions Foundation's medical teams work alongside local doctors and nurses to share ideas and new procedures. Working these long hours together, and maintaining a relationship long after the mission team departs increases the capacity of the local medical community to continually improve the quality of medical care in their community year-round.
Program Budget 740000
Category Health Care, General/Other International Public Health/International Health
Population Served Families, Adults,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

The number of people who receive corrective surgery or clinical visits which improves or resolves their condition. The opportunity to perform, discuss and review each case real time with local medical staff to improve their skills and techniques.

Long-Term Success

The individuals and families who receive corrective surgery have an opportunity to lead a more productive life. The medical personnel who receive training alongside Medical Missions Foundation's medical volunteers learn up-to-date procedures and techniques, increasing their capacity to provide quality care to their patients.

Program Success Monitored By

The growing number of surgeries that are completed each year, as well as the ongoing demand for missions to the same hospitals each year. Each year, Medical Missions Foundation receives a number of  inquiries from communities wanting an Medical Missions Foundation team to come to their area.  In spite of the very long work days, hundreds of people remain untreated at the end of every mission and ask how soon we can return. Also, our volunteers see their successes immediately and more than 80% continue working with Medical Missions Foundation year after year.

Examples of Program Success In Mali, the mother of Sira, age 5, learned of American doctors in the area. Sira was seen and received surgery to repair her cleft lip. When Sira’s family went to see her in recovery, they were amazed by the transformation. Her mother, overcome with emotion, cried and said she was so happy that her daughter now a chance at a future. A boy in Guatemala had been in a vehicle accident 9 months ago, and after a procedure had been confined to bed. A team was driven into the mountains to the boy's home, where they saw he was suffering from atrophy and needed a procedure to remove suture wires and place a drain tube. The procedure was done and the boy was able to begin rehabilitation. There was an emergency in Uganda where a young man arrived at the hospital with a severe arm wound from a machete accident. The wound required the doctor to fashion some screws to reconnect some of the bone tissue that had been severed. Without Medical Missions Foundation's intervention, the young man would have lost his arm.
Description

In industrialized nations, individuals with non-emergency health needs can easily see a doctor for common illnesses. In the underserved communities we work in, these individuals typically do not have access to a simple clinic visit, or have to travel many hours on foot to reach a doctor. On many of our missions, in coordination with our other medical services, teams of doctors and nurses will set up temporary clinics in remote areas of the community we are serving. Families with outpatient needs can be seen by our team to address and treat many common illnesses.

Most of our clinic locations are also home base for our sustainablity projects which seek to provide information that will prevent illness and sustain healthy practices. Depending on the location and needs of the community these projects include education on: hand washing, nutrition, dental hygiene, burn prevention, and women's health
Category Health Care, General/Other International Public Health/International Health
Population Served Families, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The number of people who receive valuable medical information, diagnosis, or treatment education which improves or resolves their condition. The opportunity to perform, discuss and review each case real time with local medical staff to improve their skills and techniques.
Long-Term Success The individuals and families who attend our clinics have an opportunity to receive medical advice that can help them lead a more productive life. Also, the local medical personnel who receive training alongside Medical Missions Foundation's medical volunteers learn up-to-date procedures and techniques, increasing their capacity to provide quality care to their patients.
Program Success Monitored By The growing number of clinic locations that are offered on our missions, as well as the ongoing demand for missions to to provide the same locations. Each year, Medical Missions Foundation receives a number of inquiries from communities wanting an Medical Missions Foundation team to come to their area. In spite of the very long work days, hundreds of people remain untreated at the end of every mission and ask how soon we can return. Also, our volunteers see their successes immediately and more than 80% continue working with Medical Missions Foundation year after year.
Examples of Program Success Malaria is epidemic in Africa and in 2016 over 500 people were tested and treated for Malaria in one week. While treatable, Malaria can be very dangerous for the young and old if left untreated. With the proper diagnosis and treatment recovery can be swift. Our mission team experienced the power of this diagnosis and treatment when they saw a little boy with high fever who was diagnosed and received his first treatment for Malaria at one of our clinics. One hour later he was strong enough to join the rest of the kids playing soccer in the grass outside the clinic.
CEO Comments
One of the greatest challenges we have is, as a small non-profit, having the financial and material resources to do our work. Some of our missions raise enough funds to cover their main costs but not the infrastructure that supports them. Others of our missions don't even do that much. This means that we cannot expand our work to other countries and locations nor in some cases extend the amount of time we could spend in a country. We are also constantly looking for and receiving medical supplies which we take with us to do our work. We rely on volunteers to organize and store these supplies, but we have an inadequate system for accounting for the in's and out's of these medical materials. This makes it difficult, particularly when we have back to back trips, to fully know if we have all the supplies we need for the next trip in a quick and efficient way. This situation can leave a group potentially short of what it needs to take with them. It also means that without an adequate system of inventory control we cannot know what is in our warehouse for audit purposes. Without an audit we are sometimes unable to apply for grant funds. 
 
It is vital to make a case to get donations to support the infrastructure that makes the rest happen. Internal capacity building is extremely important to us at this stage of our organizations work. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Todd Stettner
Term Start Mar 2017
Experience

Over 42 years in non-profit experience. Skills in planning, board development, fundraising, marketing and non-profit administration. Most recently spent 17 years as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City. Retired in 2016 and then starting consulting with Medical Missions before becoming Executive Director. Prior to my tenure in Kansas City I was COO of the Jewish Federation of the Greater East Bay for five years; 7 years as Regional Director and Major Gifts Director for the Jewish Federation of San Francisco; 7 years as assistant director/campaign director for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona; and various other positions prior to that in Seattle, Milwaukee and New York City. I was a founding member of the Novato Education Foundation and was President of the local chapter of the National Society of Fund-Raising Professionals in Southern Arizona. 

Senior Staff
Title Marketing and Events Director
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 3
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 500
Retention Rate 0%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 3
Male 1
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 Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
First Hand Foundation, AFRIPads, Allscripts, Halo Foundation, Wash Project, Siraba School Village, Dr. Oumar's Clinic, Romiro Hospital, Trinity Angels Care Home, Hospital Parroquial, Botosani Children's Hospital, United Aid Foundation, Ambato Municipal Hospital, Obres Sociales Del Hermano Pedro, St. Mary's Lacor, Hospital, Ocer Campio Jesuit College
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2018
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Marketing Excellence, Judges Citation for Best in ShowCouncil on Philanthropy2005
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Mark Shields
Company Affiliation Cerner
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Email Mark.Shields@Cerner.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Lisa Heath M.D.Westport Anesthesia
Mrs. Cindy Johnston
Dr. Ghulam Kazi MBBS, MPH, EMPA
Mr. Larry Lerner J.D.
Dr. Michael McCartney M.D.
Ms. Pam Nicklaus MD
Mr. Bobby Olm-Shipman
Mr. Jason Purinton R.N., EMT
Mr. Mark Shields Cerner
Mr. Brent Taylor CPA
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 61%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
Standing Committees
Marketing
Finance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Nominating
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $848,200
Projected Expenses $871,100
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include 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
$492,353$460,040$397,585
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$26,659$30,089$16,307
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$231,624$223,448$177,424
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$37,871($24,801)$38,880
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$634,798$662,442$570,069
Administration Expense$87,877$53,789$98,213
Fundraising Expense$75,875$57,939$67,379
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.990.890.86
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%86%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%8%12%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,019,816$998,902$1,100,792
Current Assets$1,019,816$998,902$1,100,792
Long-Term Liabilities$40,050$9,093$7,464
Current Liabilities$0$0$18,125
Total Net Assets$979,766$989,809$1,075,203
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----60.73
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets4%1%1%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Goal $420,000.00
Dates Jan to Dec
Amount Raised to Date 89000 as of Mar
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments We do have an account that does our 990's and verifies our finances however in order to have an audit we need to have at least an annual inventory of our warehouse supplies. We currently do not have a system for this and therefore cannot qualify for an audit. 
Other Documents
Organization Name Medical Missions Foundation
Address 8363 Melrose Drive
Lenexa, KS 66214
Primary Phone (913) 3380343
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Todd Stettner
Board Chair Mr. Mark Shields
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cerner
Year of Incorporation 1996