Heartstrings Community Foundation
11599 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe KS 66061
A Professional Goody Delivery Team
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 649-5700
Fax 913- 649-5702
Mission Statement
To provide unique employment opportunities for adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities within local business communities. Many of these people have been labeled all their lives, and the first day they are part of Heartstrings, the new label they receive is "employee", which translates into "you are a valuable person".
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Bunny Higgins
Board Chair Mrs. Kathryn Lewis
Board Chair Company Affiliation Nationwide Insurance
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
  • All donors are welcome to visit in person or mail a check to our main office 11599 S. Ridgeview Rd. Olathe, KS 66061.
  • Credit Card Donations may be made a www.heartstringscf.org using the Donate Button
  • Clothing and Home furnishings can be dropped off at SACKS on Santa Fe 7916 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas. Donations can be dropped off in the back of the store on Foster street.
  • Large donations such as furniture please call 913-642-7225 for drop off location.
  • Volunteer jobs include, clerical duties, retail clerk, assisting staff team leaders during the work day, selling, exercising, sorting donations, merchandising, making dog biscuits, join fundraising committee and help plan events, assist with individual events, i.e. mailings, registration, auction support, graphic design for marketing tools, make contacts for business development
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement To provide unique employment opportunities for adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities within local business communities. Many of these people have been labeled all their lives, and the first day they are part of Heartstrings, the new label they receive is "employee", which translates into "you are a valuable person".
Background Statement Heartstrings Community Foundation was formed to help adults with developmental disabilities work successfully in the community. They build skills & friendships, as other adults do, not in a workshop - in the community. Jan. 2001 HCF provided service in the community to 2 individuals in borrowed space & vehicles. May of 2001 rented retail space & opened the first store – On My Own® Home Accessories Store. By 2011 HCF owned and operated several successful businesses.Goody Delivery® and On My Own® Home Accessories and Custom Gift Baskets share retail space in Overland Park, KS. “Sacks on Santa Fe Fine Clothing and Accessories relocated in 2010 to 7916 Santa Fe Dr., Downtown Overland Park. In 2018 HCF re-evaluated our programs and focused on two businesses, Goody Delivery and Sacks On Santa Fe. Heartstrings purchased a building in Olathe that allowed a planned expansion of services. Goody Delivery® serves over 130 businesses in the KC area linking HCF® to all of those business opportunities and contacts. The fleet of 15 vehicles enables 50 adults with Intellectual/developmental disabilities to work in the KC Metro area in interactive positions.  An official curriculum for Goody Delivery and Packaging has been created as well as new measurement tools to monitor the success of our employees' training and skill development.  In 2007 HCF received trademarks on the program and offers a license package for others who wish to start a Heartstrings Program in their city. Heartstrings employees are offered opportunities and choices that are unavailable at other day services. In addition to varied employment options, these may include, volunteer opportunities, professional photos, appearances in HCF video, and complimentary attendance at the annual Gala "Heartstrings In Bloom".
Impact Statement
Accomplishments:
  1. Heartstrings Community Foundation owns and operates successful businesses that employ 50 adults w/ developmental disabilities in interactive positions in the community.
  2. Heartstrings Community Foundation employees experience enriched work opportunities and choices that are not commonly available for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities
  3. Heartstrings Goody Delivery (mobile snack service) serves over 130 businesses
  4. Purchased a building and expanded HCF services.
  5. Raised wages and added staff benefits
Goals:
  1. An ongoing goal is to increase on the interactive employment for adults with developmental disabilities in multiple sites throughout the Kansas City Metro Area.
  2. Develop new partnerships and strategic alliances
  3. Increase all Heartstrings' business volumes by 25%
  4. Increase pay scale for all Heartstrings employees and staff
  5. License groups in other cities and guide them in starting their own Heartstrings Businesses
Needs Statement
  1. Funding for Capacity Building -especially adding a sprinkler system in an older part of the building.
  2. Funding for Transit vehicles to replace mini-vans.
  3. Business referrals that can be helpful in developing new businesses and employment opportunities.
  4. Pro-bono services- graphic design (gala program) and video production & editing for gala in April 2018.
  5. Volunteers to serve on Fundraising/Event Planning Committee
Service Categories
Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers
Citizen Participation
Job Training
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
Geographic Area Served Narrative Heartstrings Community Foundation is licensed in Johnson County, Kansas.  All the people with I/DD who wish to be employed by Heartstrings Community Foundation must be residents of Johnson County KS. The Goody Delivery business interacts with customers throughout the KC Metro area.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement The Board of Directors of Heartstrings Community Foundation is pleased to share the notable successes made by this organization which was established in 2001. We are proud of the planned and steady growth from serving 2 people to now serving 50. The  Heartstrings' businesses continue to be successful ventures. We have a fleet of 15 vehicles that are used to transport the employees throughout the metropolitan area. The staff has remained remarkably stable in a field that usually experiences a high turnover rate. Most of these successes are due to a talented executive director who leads a well trained staff. The executive director guides this excellent “one-of-a-kind” service for people with developmental disabilities while also considering business issues such as; quality inventory and management, budgeting, financial accountability, safety concerns, human resource issues, and business growth and development. There is no shortage of passion for the Heartstrings Mission from the staff/employees to the board members. The challenges faced by Heartstrings include the difficulty of building something from scratch, developing a solid financial base for today and in the future, name recognition, staff compensation and volunteer resources.
Programs
Description The unique HCF model employs Adults’ w/developmental disabilities through HCF owned businesses in organizational employment positions Monday through Fri. during the hours of 10 - 3.  The HCF employees have the opportunity to work up to 20 hours per week in the businesses owned and operated by HCF  – Goody Delivery® and Sacks on Santa Fe.  They may also work in the community with the assistance of HCF job coaching. The employees work in teams of 3 with 1 staff member. All of these businesses pay the employees based on their independence, mastery of the skills and commission on sales.  Several of the employees are earning minimum wage.  All employees have business cards and are making business relationships in the community.
Program Budget $1,112,678.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults, Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The adults with developmental disabilities who work in HCF® businesses become happier people who have more confidence as they build skills, relationships and receive a paycheck. The employees know they are valuable to the HCF® businesses and have fewer behavior issues because of their focus and pleasure in their work and friendships. Many of the individuals communicate better because of the varied interactions and experiences in each day. The Heartstrings employees and our customers in the community have pride in the products we provide and satisfaction of helping a good cause. Families of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities are able to continue with their careers when their family member has employment during the week.
Long-Term Success The adult employees with developmental disabilities who have organizational employment through HCF will demonstrate knowledge of the necessary skills and mastery of those skills to successfully operate the business endeavors. The employment opportunities are long term with ongoing supervision and on the job training. These individuals are paid based on mastery of jobs and commission on sales.
Program Success Monitored By
Data is collected on each employee hours worked, wages paid out to determine average hours worked and average hourly wage. Data is recorded hourly & daily regarding behavior issues for many of the HCF® employees and when the employee is successful data shows that the behavior issues are lessened which gives the employee more opportunities to work earning more money. Sales goals are set for each business and reviewed monthly.
 
New opportunities with increased skill level requirements are being offered every year, as our employees increase their knowledge and skills. Salaries have increased for all HCF employees, due to successful training in appropriate work behaviors, increase in sales and more business partners.
Examples of Program Success
Heartstrings provides unique employment opportunities for people w/IDD. These employment opportunities would not be possible without Heartstrings.  People employed by HCF are less dependent on outside resources and are able to provide products and services benefiting the community.  HCF employees have the opportunity to make decisions, they are learning that all decisions have consequences.
 
We receive many testimonials; "It is so important to support all people in our community.  I appreciate that these folks are getting out and taking the initiative to make a difference in their OWN lives without just expecting it from people! So refreshing!" "Thank you for being such a stable component in my brothers life, some days I think Heartstrings keeps him cool through the other uncertainties in his life". " I would move my sister closer to me except there is NO Heartstrings there! Heartstrings is the BEST thing in her life! You are the reason she gets up in the morning!".
Description The innovative Heartstrings model provides ongoing job coaching & support for adults w/developmental disabilities in employment outside of Heartstrings. A job coach is available to help the employer teach the job to the new employee, maintain the quality of work, and to mentor and advise the staff on best way to work with the new employee.  The ongoing support from the job coach is essential for the successful employment experience.
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults, Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The employees embedded in other companies enjoy “membership in the club”. They experience the satisfaction of belonging to a network and develop more self confidence. Being in the community helps build a natural support system for individuals with developmental disabilities. Their conversation is more contemporary & exhibits more varied topics because of interaction in the community. The employers also experience joy and confidence in the successful employment with HCF support for any challenges they meet.
Long-Term Success Long term successful employment in the community is a desired goal. Providing the employer with a quality employee and job satisfaction, while providing increased compensation for the successful employee. The individuals who achieve successful employment become more skilled and more independent and confident.  
Program Success Monitored By Supported employment in businesses in KC Metro community.  Each employee is supervised by an HCF job coach. The coach regularly checks on the situation and records information. Frequency of visits depends upon individual need. Success is measured by the satisfaction of employer & employee with the situation as recorded in the job coach's notes.  Eleven employees are currently employed successfully in the community because of the support provided to employer and employee by Heartstrings Community Foundation. Three of the individuals have remained in their jobs for 10 years or more!
Examples of Program Success One of our employees has experienced a long term employment setting lasting 16 years, despite changes in management & store ownership! HCF supports 11 individuals in the community in various successful employment settings. Each employer knows they have "back-up" and resources to help them deal successfully with any situation.
Description Community Service and volunteering are important ways to belong to a community.  When an employee is not scheduled to work they may choose to volunteer.  Several HCF employees have made regular commitments to these organizations. HCF participated in Hospital Hill Run as a Charity partner - providing athletes and/or volunteers for the event.  HCF is planning a combined volunteer event with Heart to Heart.  
Program Budget $1,112,678.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Heartstrings employees who choose to volunteer have the opportunity to increase their network of friendships, perform meaningful work in the community and experience being needed by others.  All of the above contributes to their self-confidence and awareness of the needs of others. 
Long-Term Success

Heartstrings intends to assist all employees in building a wide network of relationships in the community through work and volunteerism.  The community will be enriched by the increased effectiveness, productivity and independence of people with developmental disabilities. 

Program Success Monitored By

Heartstrings Community Foundation has developed a curriculum to teach the skills necessary to operate successful businesses.  The employees' productivity and independence is recorded daily with the goal to reach mastery of the skills needed. The number of business customers is monitored and the weekly sales in those businesses.  Production and sales goals are established and and the progress toward the goals is recorded.  Each month and quarter the results are compiled and added to YTD record to establish the trends toward success.

The businesses and customers are frequently surveyed to determine satisfaction.  The management staff makes courtesy visits to business customers to build relationships and check on HCF performance and value to the customers. 
Examples of Program Success
Heartstrings Community Foundation values its' business partnerships.  Many of the over 130 business partners have been long term partners (10 years and longer). HCF customers, of Goody Delivery and Sacks on Santa Fe, value the assistance provided by our employees and express their gratitude regularly to the staff.  HCF employees have been honored in special recognition ceremonies of their service, as well as businesses holding internal fundraising events and parties to celebrate the partnership.  The HCF employees show pride and ownership of their business, handing out business cards to new customers and performing the jobs successfully.  Often our team leaders (supervisors) say, the team shows them how to sell and also knows the route to the sale, reminding the team leader which exit to take, where to park, etc.  
CEO Comments

Heartstrings Community Foundation provides a unique opportunity for interactive employment for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  Facilitating this employment requires a remarkably organized staff that attends to many details, at the same time they are interacting with the general public.  Increasing the employment opportunities is very important to insure that the adults employed by HCF receive a meaningful wage.  Networking in the business community is essential to creating new business opportunities.

Heartstrings vision is to provide our unique employment opportunities throughout the KC Metro area. Money seems to be the biggest challenge for all non-profits. HCF is a non-profit that has a goal for our businesses to function as profit businesses. The ultimate goal is for all our business to be profitable distributing the profit back into the organizations vision of growth.  Recruiting quality staff and the ability to pay an acceptable wage is another challenge. This challenge has been addressed by the Board of Directors with a market adjustment for the entry level wage and additional benefits.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Bunny Higgins
Term Start Jan 2003
Experience Bunny Higgins holds a BS in Rehabilitation Services and Education and MS in Rehabilitation Counseling. She has over 35 years of experience working in the human service field. She has served in a variety of positions working direct care. Bunny continued her career to the administration level developing programs along with grant writing, financial and supervisory responsibilities.  She also traveled for 5 years with CARF (Commission of Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities) as a surveyor. Her primary objective as a surveyor was quality and results. Bunny has owned and operated a family business which has provided extremely valuable experience for the CEO position. Furthering her education, Bunny participates in Non-Profit Connect programs, participated in the Women's Business Roundtable and was recognized for her participation in the John Maxwell Leadership Program.  
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Co-CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Rosanne Thiry
Term Start May 2003
E-mail rosannethiry@heartstringscf.org
Co-CEO Experience Rosanne has a Masters of Arts in Communicative Disorders, and served as speech/language specialist for several years in public schools. Her career development has included positions as Program Director at Bethesda Lutheran Communities for one year, Case Manager for nine years - Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Director of Employment Services  - Heartstrings Community Foundation for thirteen years. She has served as Assistant Executive Director of Heartstrings Community Foundation since 2016.
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mrs. Anne Elizabeth HullSept 2001 - Jan 2003
Senior Staff
Title Assistant Executive Director
Title Founder/ Dir. of Development
Experience/Biography Mrs. Hull holds a degree in Special Education and taught for 5 years. She & her husband have three sons, two of whom have developmental disabilities. Mrs. Hull served in an advisory capacity to several school districts as her children were students. In 1999, she founded Heartstrings Community Foundation and served on a volunteer basis as the President until 2004. She currently serves on a volunteer basis as the Director of Development and as a Board member.
Title Director of Employee Services
Title Director of Goody Delivery
Title Manager of Sacks on Santa Fe
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 11
Paid Part-Time Staff 9
Paid Contractors 2
Volunteers 150
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 0
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 17
Male 3
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 Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Heartstrings works with; 
  • Community Developmental Disability Organization
  • People First Networking
  • Inclusion Connections
  • NonProfit Connect
  • Heart to Heart
  • Wonderfully Made Conference 
  • Fragile X Foundation
  • Down Syndrome Guild
  • Downtown Overland Park
  • Olathe Chamber of Commerce
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce

Member of:
  •  Jo.Co. Transportation Comm.
  • Kansas Department of Transportation

Co-ordinate donations to:
  • Catholic Charities
  • Blessings Abound and Big Brothers Big Sisters of KC

Volunteer with:
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Kansas City Autism Training Center

HCF provides training to other agencies in Johnson County. HCF also provides Human Rights Committee reviews for other agencies.

Heartstrings Volunteer Partners include: 
  • Starbucks
  • SACS
  • Jr. League of Kansas City
  • A.B. Pathfinders
  • Rockhurst H.S. 
  • St. Teresa's Academy 
  • VML 
  • Synchrony Financial

HCF is a member of:
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Olathe Chamber of Commerce
  • Downtown Overland Park Merchants Assoc.
  • Johnson County Transition Council
  • Johnson County Quality Assurance committee
  • College of Direct Support
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
  • Non Profit Connect
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Chamber of Commerce2009
Great Nonprofits2011
TechSoup2002
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2009
Olathe Chamber of Commerce2018
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments Accreditation0
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Case Manager of the monthCDDO2007
Case Manager of the MonthCDDO2008
Service of ExcellenceCDDO2005
Case Manager of the MonthCDDO2015
Mayor's Holiday Tree Lighting RecipientCity of Overland Park2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments Heartstrings Community Foundation is operated on a daily basis with the employees' best interest in mind. The policies and procedures are in place to protect and assist all that are or become involved with Heartstrings. HCF provides a unique employment opportunity for both the staff and employees. HCF staff are required to wear many hats to preform their job duties; caregiver, behavior specialist and sales person to just name a few. Finding the staff person that has the ability or the desire to learn skills that are not necessarily a strength for them can be challenging. The BOD approved a wage market adjustment in 2016 to assist in finding and keeping quality front line staff. The staff ratio is 1 to 3 which requires more resources to pay staff then the money received from the state. Therefore, HCF has to rely on donors to fill in the gaps. When a donor invests in HCF they are providing a job and making an impact in the community.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Kathryn Lewis
Company Affiliation Nationwide Insurance
Term May 2018 to Apr 2020
Email kathryn@idstrom.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Jason BarmannBurns & McDonnell
Mrs. Katheigh DegenTwin Financial
Mr. William DegenUnum
Mr. Mark Ensminger435 Magazine
Mrs. Anne Elizabeth HullHeartstrings Community Foundation
Mr. Gavin M. HullThe Grant Company
Mr. Doug Leibbrandt
Ms Julie LenihanTouchnet
Ms Kathryn LewisNationwide Insurance
Mr. Kerry MatsonNew York Life Advanced Markets Network
Mr. Chris NewmanNetsmart
Ms Lisa WoodruffMetropolitan Mortgage
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Development / Board Orientation
By-laws
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Marketing
Nominating
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Gordon DockingCommunity Volunteer
Mr. David LindstromJohnson County Commission
Ms Gwen LocherLane 4 Group
Mrs. Peggy LoweLegacy Development
Mr. Ordean OskvigRetired - Black & Veatch
Ms Gayle PackerTerracon Consulting, Inc.
Mrs. MaryAnne SimonsHNTB
Mrs. Kristi WyattGreater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
CEO Comments Established in 2001, Heartstrings Community Foundation (HCF) has had a profound impact on the lives of the adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities by providing them with challenging and fulfilling, community based employment. The dedicated staff members of HCF work tirelessly to provide an environment of accountability, self-reliance, self-confidence, and above all the nurturing support required to enable success. The organization is extremely well run, and is financially healthy due in large part to the tireless activities of the HCF staff, employees and the fundraising committee. The challenges encountered by HCF are similar to those encountered by any small business organization or local non-profit. For example: fluctuating market conditions, regulatory changes, staffing and human resources, and market share of the donor/fundraising base; just to name a few. The HCF staff faces these challenges head on, with pride and determination. The HCF leadership team is passionate about their mission, and it clearly shows in their interactions with staff, community, and with the Board of Directors, of which I am proud to serve.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $1,112,678
Projected Expenses $1,112,678
Endowment Value $2,780
Spending Policy N/A
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include contributions  from individuals.
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$445,392$275,019$329,525
Government Contributions$0$26,162$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$26,162--
Individual Contributions------
$0----
$835,210$885,049$615,703
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,421$1,270$1,089
Membership Dues$0----
Special Events$197,764$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0----
Other$0$236$182,760
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,031,837$947,630$354,422
Administration Expense$55,779$29,126$651,456
Fundraising Expense$51,894$47,632$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.301.161.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%93%35%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,719,034$756,301$594,007
Current Assets$657,052$697,303$542,213
Long-Term Liabilities$536,608$0$0
Current Liabilities$9,980$9,132$10,186
Total Net Assets$1,172,446$747,169$583,821
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities65.8476.3653.23
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets31%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Forster Powers Charitable Trust $25,000Individual Donor $30,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Millbank $14,700Individual Donor $25,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Individual Donor $13,500Individual Donor $13,405
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

Challenges: Budget/Finances. Home Community Based Services (HCBS) is the main source of funding 50% of our budget.  This funding is designated towards paying quality staff to provide on the job training. HCF owns and operates 2 businesses, Goody Delivery and Sacks on Santa Fe, where we employ adults with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). The revenue from these businesses has been fairly stable representing 20 % of our budget. Contributions represent 30% of our annual budget. That brings me to the challenges in staffing. Finding and retaining quality staff is very difficult with the rate of pay we offer. In order to pay higher wages we need to increase our business revenue and contributions. Competition is great with the number of worthy causes in the KC metro area that we are competing against. Another financial challenge is finding grants that Heartstrings services qualify for.

Opportunities: We believe that Heartstrings provides an opportunity for adults with I/DD that needs to be duplicated throughout the United States. Our first step has been to purchase a building in Olathe, Kansas, and expand within Johnson County. Our next step is obtaining state licensure for providing I/DD services to Missouri residents.
Other Documents
Goody Delivery Brochure2019View
Gen. Powerpoint2019View
Bookmark Handout2018View
Organization Name Heartstrings Community Foundation
Address 11599 S. Ridgeview Road
Olathe, KS 66061
Primary Phone (913) 649-5700
Contact Email bunny@heartstringscf.org
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Bunny Higgins
Board Chair Mrs. Kathryn Lewis
Board Chair Company Affiliation Nationwide Insurance
Year of Incorporation 1999