KC Healthy Kids
650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City KS 66101
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 523-5353
Mission Statement
To advance children's health by increasing opportunities for healthy eating and active living. 
CEO/Executive Director Danielle Robbins-Gregory
Board Chair Ms. Mary Bosco Heinrich MPH
Board Chair Company Affiliation Director of Philanthropy Strategic Communications, Children's Mercy Hospital
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2005
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

To give, please visit our website, http://www.kchealthykids.org/donate-today/.  Or you may mail your donation to:

KC Healthy Kids
650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
If you prefer to call in your donation, please contact us at 816-523-5353. 
KC Healthy Kids welcomes volunteers in the following roles: 
  • Social Media Advocate and/or Specialist
  • Features Writer
  • Event Management Assistant
  • Policy Advocate
  • Event General Staff
  • Research Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Advisory Board Member
Please call us at 816-523-5353 for more information. 
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement To advance children's health by increasing opportunities for healthy eating and active living. 
Background Statement
KC Healthy Kids has become a recognized leader in the effort to improve children's health and prevent childhood obesity in Greater KC. We have successfully advocated for healthy eating and active living policies in the KC region, with significant capacity deriving from our staff expertise and depth, broad strategic collaborations and our three-year strategic plan. Our efforts have been supported by more than 50 regional funders and four national funders--the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, J.R. Albert and the W.K. Kellogg Foundations, and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
Impact Statement


  •  Launched  Champions for Health Youth Leadership Summit to educate youth on ways to speak out for healthy communities.
  • Empowered over 14,000 students in the 2018-2019 school year to advocate for healthy communities with the Champions for Health Youth Advocacy program.
  • Since 2013, gave over $45,000 to more than 80 area classrooms for health and wellness projects through the Champions for Health Photo Contest.
  • Sustained Farm to School programs in 45 schools in 11 school districts throughout Kansas City.
  • Coordinates statewide advocacy efforts to improve healthy food access, including the 2018 passage of Missouri HB 1625, re-enrolling the state in the federally funded Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program for summer 2019, helping low-income seniors to purchase fresh produce at Farmers Markets.
  • Collaborated with StoryCorps to amplify local voices on the importance of SNAP (food stamps).
  • Released "Better By Bus" report, recommending ways to improve grocery shopping by bus in KCMO and KCK, especially for those residents living in food deserts and without reliable transportation. 


  • KC Healthy Kids shapes policy at all levels to support healthy eating and active living.
  • Continue coordinating statewide efforts to improve healthy food affordability, such as reducing the state sales tax in Kansas, currently the nations highest. 
  • Lead greater KC Food Policy Coalition for stakeholders in advancing their priorities, such as "Better By Bus" recommendations for public transportation improvements that support healthy grocery access, especially for residents residing in food deserts and without reliable transportation. 
  • KC Healthy Kids effectively mobilizes the community to take action to improve opportunities for and participation in healthy eating and active living.
  • KC Healthy Kids grows and diversifies its financial assets and builds its capacity for effective and efficient operations.
Needs Statement
KC Healthy Kids seeks support in the following areas:
  •  $50 to support the Greater KC Food Policy Coalition's efforts to improve access to good food for Greater KC families.
  • $100 to $1,000: Support the KC Healthy Kids' Annual "I Am Here" Photo Contest, which promotes youth advocacy efforts for healthy eating and active living.
  • $7,000: Sponsor one part-time area university intern who can assist with external communications, food policy coalition advocacy work and special events.
  • $20,000: Provide staff support to sustain efforts to increase access to fresh foods and opportunities for physical activity in low-income neighborhoods in Kansas City Kansas and Kansas City Missouri. 
Service Categories
Alliances & Advocacy
Alliances & Advocacy
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Platte County
MO - Ray County
KS - Leavenworth County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
KC Healthy Kids has experienced meaningful successes in a short period of time. We continue to leverage our own resources to secure local and national funding to create opportunities for improved healthy eating and active living in Greater Kansas City for children, families, and all individuals. We have expanded the number of partner organizations working on this issue with us and we have begun a number of community-based initiatives to make policy, environmental, and systems changes to promote and sustain healthier lifestyles. Finally, we have successfully established the appropriate internal controls to protect the assets of the organization and to ensure efficient use of limited resources.
Our challenge includes growing the organization effectively to meet increasing needs and awareness about the need for redesigning our physical and food environments to make healthier lifestyles easy.
Staff and administered by KC Healthy Kids, the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition is a coalition of individuals, organizations, businesses, and government representatives. The Coalition advocates for the Greater Kansas City food system and promotes policies which positively impact the nutritional, economic, social and environmental health of the community. 
Program Budget $150,000.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations
Short-Term Success
The GKCFPC established a three-year strategic plan that identifies the following four goals:
  1. Advocating for a sustainable food system that builds a spirit of cooperation among all food system components, connects local food producers to local consumers, and improves the health of Greater Kansas City.
  2. Strengthening resources that sustain and improve our local food system.
  3. Educating and informing the community about the food system and the positive impacts of healthy food choices.
  4. Establishing the infrastructure and resources to ensure effective and efficient operations.
Key strategies for achieving these goals include:
  • Conduct a local food system assessment.
  • Develop an advocacy agenda.
  • Advocate for maximizing existing sources and identifying new sources of support that could be used for improving our food system.
  • Develop customized reports.
  • Implement an appropriate organizational and legal structure.
  • Recruit an active membership.
  • Secure the GKCFPC's financial future.
Long-Term Success The long-term goal of the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition is for people of all ages, in all communities, and in all economic segments of the population in Greater Kansas City will have access to healthy, affordable food that nourishes individuals and nurtures communities, the local economy, and the environment.
Program Success Monitored By
The organization uses an advocacy logic model to identify the short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term measures of success. Measures were identified for each of the four strategic goals and include achieving 14 outcomes. Some of these outcomes are listed below.
  1. Membership and targeted leaders express a basic understanding of the environmental and policy factors impacting the movement of food in Greater Kansas City.
  2. Membership and targeted leaders show increased knowledge of the best practices supporting sustainable food systems.
  3. Cities, counties, and states within our primary service area demonstrate support for a regionally sustainable food system.
  4. The GKCFPC's analyses are considered in budgetary decisions regarding the regional food system.
  5. Targeted communities and leaders demonstrate awareness of key messages advanced by the GKCFPC.
  6. Level of advocacy increases within targeted communities and networks on issues advanced by the GKCFPC.
Examples of Program Success

In February of 2007, KC Healthy Kids and the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City jointly hosted the Healthy Food Policy Forum. As a result of the forum, a diverse group of stakeholders gathered regularly as the KC Healthy Food Policy Initiative to learn about the components of our local food delivery system, related policies, and the barriers and opportunities that exist to promote better health for our community.

With the blessing of the participants, KC Healthy Kids initiated a strategic planning process to form a food policy coalition for the Kansas City area to address food system issues. In January 2009, the participants approved its three-year strategic plan and officially launched the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition.

Since this time, the GKCFPC has hired a Director and has started working on zoning issues in KCMO making commercial urban agriculture illegal and the addition of farmers markets to the area.

The Healthy Communities Initiative strives to improve opportunities for physical activity and healthy eating among children and families in low income communities in Kansas City, KS and Kansas City, MO. Key partners include the Local Investment Commission, Rosedale Development Authority, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, Historic East Kansas City Neighborhood Coalition, Marlborough Community Coalition, and the Historic Northeast Midtown Neighborhood Association.
Examples of HCI activities include:
  • Working with neighborhood groups to establish edible community gardens.
  • Advocating for healthy food availability in neighborhood corner stores.
  • Advocating for placement of full-service grocery stores in neighborhoods that do not have an accessible, conveniently located grocery store.
  • Working with neighborhoods to increase physical activity through adding or improving sidewalks, playgrounds, bike paths or walking trails.
Program Budget $250,000.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Preventive Health
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), Adults
Short-Term Success

A key short-term success is increased community engagement. Using community organizers, the Initiative will build skills and enable residents and organizations to drive community changes. Skill building will include increasing resident knowledge of healthy eating and active living issues, how they can be involved, how they can build support for implementing their community's vision, what resources can be used to support the work, and how they can secure commitment from decision- and policy-makers to realize the plan. This process will promote community strategies that are culturally appropriate, suited to present circumstances, and sustainable.

Another success is bridging neighborhood efforts with regional ones for healthy eating and active living to ensure no community is working in isolation. By creating a bridge, local and regional work can strengthen each other and move towards sustained and geographically broader success.

Long-Term Success
  • Expanding access to healthy foods by securing more grocery stores, farmers markets, community gardens, and CSA programs and increasing access to fresh food at the corner stores.
  • Improving transportation, streets, and community design to support active living by instituting complete streets policies, creating trails for walking and biking, and securing physical activity venues for youth.
  • Increasing safety through more street lighting, improved landscaping, and neighborhood watch programs.
Program Success Monitored By

Local and regional assessments of walkability, bikeability, grocery and corner stores, and parks is being conducted in the targeted communities to establish a baseline. Subsequent assessments will be conducted to determine if positive changes have been achieved for the targeted communities.

Additionally, annual work plans are created indicating what will be achieved within a specified timeframe. At the end of the year, a review of the work plan will be conducted to see if goals were achieved and, if not, what additional steps are required to ensure success.

Another tool is community feedback. The referenced work plans serve as a starting point for community engagement and mobilization. Through further assessment, focus groups, public meetings, and other forums, the Initiative will augment, update and reprioritize strategies as necessary to reflect the desires of the participating communities.

Examples of Program Success Rose Development Authority (RDA) added seven raised beds and recruited 229 gardening volunteers. RDA established neighborhood garden support leadership teams that coordinated the neighborhood’s efforts to take care of the area community gardens. RDA collaborated with the Giving Grove to plant fruit-bearing trees in the area. The RDA also led efforts to train 20 teachers at Noble Prentiss and Rosedale Elementary Schools on incorporating gardening into their curricula. The Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council established seven community gardens and recruited 14 residents to begin growing food in the neighborhood. INC began offering a Level 1 Certified Grower course and developed a curriculum for a Level II course.  The Indian Mound community established student health councils at two elementary schools. The neighborhood association worked to engage more Spanish-Speaking residents in their meetings. Residents advocated for and received city funding to improve the lighting at a nearby park. 
The Farm to School Academy is an innovative initiative to increase children’s consumption of healthy local food by introducing them to the superior taste and benefits of these foods. Hands-on experiences (such as growing and preparing food), opportunities to taste and prepare local produce, and repeated exposure helps children develop preferences for these foods. The Farm to School Academy provides districts support in establishing farm to school programs through trainings, peer networking, newsletters, leadership development and distribution of tools and other resources. Program activities are centered on educating students, teachers, staff and parents about healthy, local food and providing experiences that encourage a preference for these foods. Locally-grown food are introduced and incorporated into school meals, after-school activities, and other school gatherings.School food service staff receive training aligned with produce available and recipes incorporated into district menus. An integrative school gardening curriculum is provided for classroom use.
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years)
Short-Term Success More schools purchase locally grown, fresh produce and incorporate these foods into their menu planning.
Long-Term Success
School aged children consume more locally grown fruits and vegetables.
Program Success Monitored By Children, food service workers and teachers are surveyed and participate in focus groups. Results from the initial surveys and focus groups are forthcoming. 
Examples of Program Success
  • Launched Farm to School Food Service Director roundtable to provide networking opportunities on strategies for purchasing locally-sourced foods and engaging students and their families in Farm to School. 
  • Established Farm to School Leadership Academy for food service staff to learn about local food systems, train on food processing and preparation techniques and to network. 
  • Facilitated policy changes at two school districts; they are now purchasing locally sourced foods.
The Champions for Health Youth Leadership Program (CFH) is a comprehensive program for upper elementary and middle school that teaches students how their surroundings impact their health and how to create change through advocacy. CFH began as a photo contest in 2013 and has grown into a comprehensive youth advocacy program in Greater Kansas City schools and in the community. The CFH School program has two models; one designed for a traditional classroom and the other created for a physical education setting. In both editions, students explore three progressive stages:
  1. Healthy Habits
  2. Healthy Communities
  3. Speaking Out for Healthy Kids. 
School classrooms are encouraged to participate in the annual CFH photo contest, which teaches students about advocacy and provides classrooms with a chance to win $2,500 for a health and wellness project at their school. KC Healthy Kids partners with youth groups, summer camp counselors, Girl Scout troops and other organizations to provide tailor-made workshops in community settings. To date, more than 7,000 youth have been impacted.
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
Champions for Health Youth Leadership Program (CFH) will address:
  1. Environmental barriers to healthy eating and active living which have led to high rates of obesity.
  2. Lack of youth engagement to help address these barriers.
Long-Term Success
  1. Increased awareness and knowledge by students of the importance of healthy lifestyles. 
  2. Increased awareness and knowledge by classrooms about the impact of the environment on individuals’ ability to eat healthy food and engage in physical activity. 
  3. Increased number of classrooms able to convey the impact of the environment on health. 
  4. Increased awareness and knowledge of the role of advocacy for healthy environments. 
  5. Increased number of students promoting environments that support eating healthy food and engaging in physical activity. 
  6. Increased connections to other youth-appropriate HEAL activities. 
  7. Improved environments that support eating healthy food and engaging in physical activity.
Program Success Monitored By For this project, staff will track the extent to which the program has been implemented and received by students and teachers; determine the extent to which curriculum and program goals are achieved; assess the increased knowledge, awareness, attitudes, and advocacy skill of participating youth; and assess the effectiveness of advocacy strategies employed. The curricula used are developed and delivered by consultants and classroom teachers, age-appropriately, consistent with program guidelines and goals provided by KCHK. As such, the curricula are not identical across schools or grades but the knowledge and skills being taught are the same. Outcomes will be measured through surveys, pre- and post-tests, and observational research.
Examples of Program Success
For the 2018 - 2019 school year,  14,000 youth in more than 44 classrooms and community groups participating; 18 school districts represented; and 18 student projects (including playground, recess and P.E. equipment; school garden supplies; healthy incentives; and recycling) benefiting an additional 6,000 students, staff, families.
KCHK hosted the Champions for Healthy Youth Summit, which was attended by more than 150 students. The Youth Summit taught students how their surroundings impacted their ability to live a healthy lifestyle. 
In 2018-19, 100% of teachers said that participating in the Champions for Health program, increased students’ knowledge and awareness about: 1) the importance of healthy lifestyles; 2) the impact of the environment on one’s ability to eat healthy food and engage in physical activity; and 3) the role of advocacy to support healthy environments. Three-fourths of teachers saw students making healthier food choices, engaging in physical activity, engaging in leadership, and/or demonstrating an interest in school wellness and community engagement projects. 
The Farm to Institution program, formerly known as Carrot Gold, was originally adopted in 2012 by the Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition as its Institutional Purchasing Policy Initiative and as part of its advocacy agenda for creating a strong local food system. The primary goal of the program is to increase local food purchases by institutions such as health care facilities, colleges, restaurants, worksites, and others by promoting the adoption and implementation of policies that target various levels of local food purchasing and sustainability best practices.
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success Creating connections in the community through neighborhoods and affinity groups. Identify and work to recruit businesses into the program. Offer one on one technical support to institutions interested in participating. Provide workshops, trainings and peer learning opportunities for participants and potential participants. Work with community leaders to identify restaurants, corner stores, worksites and other institutions that residents frequent. Engage communities to support farm to institution programs. Provide information to farmers and distributors about institutional needs. Strengthen and expand relationships with local producers interested in serving institutions. Update producer directory. Work with food distributors to increase the volume of locally sourced foods for institutions. Support the establishment of a local food hub. Refine and update educational materials.
Long-Term Success Increase the number of healthcare institutions, worksites, and restaurants participating in the Farm to Institution program. Increase the number of employees, customers and neighborhoods participating in Farm to Institution. Increase the number of farmers and food distributors in Farm to Institution.
Program Success Monitored By Tracking the extent to which the program has been implemented and received in the community. Assessing the extent to which the institutions are actively engaged in program activities. Both written and online surveys will be conducted to program participants on a regular basis.
Examples of Program Success More than 40 local institutions and restaurants have been recruited to participate in the Farm to Institution program. 

Healthy Kids Bright Futures (HKBF) works with low-income families in non-Early Head Start child care centers in Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Jackson County, Missouri, to promote healthy physical, intellectual, psychological and social development of vulnerable children between the ages of zero and three years. Working with families, neighborhoods, early education, health, food system, employment service and resource providers, HKBF envisions an accessible, comprehensive, community-based system of support that lifts families with young children, and provides a strong foundation for children's academic success; increased family leadership and well-being; improved and coordinated early childhood services for families; and healthier communities that support families with young children. This project launched the summer of 2018 after a planning period.

Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Connecting and collaborating with organizations that support families with young children; identify and recruit early care and education centers that serve low-income families; provide assistance and coaching to early care and education staff; establish standard screenings that identify children and families needing further support, and increasing the quality of care and creating policies that foster and promote quality Early Care and Education Centers. 
Long-Term Success
The long term goals of Healthy Kids Bright Futures include:
1) Families and their children have access to an early education care center that supports optimal child and family health, education, and development.
2) Families and their young children have improved access to more coordinated, integrated, regional services and resources. 
3) Families are actively engaged in building leadership and capacity in their communities that lift up families with young children.  
Program Success Monitored By
Outcomes are measured through the tracking of the following data:
1) The number of professional development hours for early education staff.
2) Percentage of increase of parent-teacher conferences.
3) Changes/ Improvement in Early Care and Education Centers policies and practices that promote education and health.
4) The number of Early Care and Education Centers that adopt Farm to School practices.
5) The number of closed-loop referrals with families needing resources and the number of children needing further screenings with the assistance of Community Navigators.
Examples of Program Success The Healthy Kids Bright Futures project established partnerships with eight Early Care and Education Centers; recruited and consented 150 families (170 children under the age of three); hired three Community Navigators to connect families to services and resources; conducted environmental scan of current parent and community neighborhood groups; provided eight hours of training to 60 Early Care and Education Center staff; performing quarterly developmental and social assessments for every child enrolled in project; managed seven family focus groups, and performed family intake screenings. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Danielle Robbins-Gregory
Term Start Nov 2018
Danielle is a healthcare executive and children’s advocate with nearly twenty years of experience developing health and wellness programs and speaking out on behalf of children and adults across the Kansas City metro area.
Previously Danielle served as vice president of quality development at ReDiscover, a community mental health agency with a staff of 600 healthcare professionals who serve 10,000 clients annually. In this role, she created and managed cross-system collaborations among community organizations and secured funds to sustain programming. The scope of her work at ReDiscover involved Kansas City area children’s services, health departments, service agencies, school districts, health clinics, and support service agencies.
Earlier in her career, Danielle served as associate director at Resource Development Institute and as a case manager at Cornerstones of Care’s Gillis Campus. She held a clinical instructor appointment at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, for 12 years.
Danielle holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Black Hills State University.
Former CEOs
Gretchen Kunkel2008 - 2018
Senior Staff
Title Vice President, Policy
Experience/Biography Beth leads efforts to shape policies in government, schools and businesses so that everyone has opportunities to make healthy choices wherever they are. She works closely with community leaders, political officials and many other organizations to improve the regional food system and built environment in the Kansas City metro area. Beth came on board in 2010 to serve as the Greater KC Food Policy Coalition’s director. In that role, she is responsible for advancing the coalition’s policy agenda and creating a presence for the coalition through regional food system activities. “First and foremost, I’m an advocate for increased opportunities for everyone,” Beth says. Advocacy and policy have always been at the heart of Beth’s work, whether she was serving the Missouri Pro Vote as a community organizer, Hope House as a social worker or her constituents as an elected official. During her three terms as a Missouri State Representative (January 2005- January 2011) she served on several committees and earned a number of Outstanding Legislator awards from the Missouri Bar Association, Missouri Judicial Conference, Heartland Multiple Sclerosis Society and Partnership for Children. She also received the Torch Award: Young Woman of Promise from the Greater KC Women’s Political Caucus (2003) and the Pillar Award for Outstanding Community and Public Service by the Missouri Association of Social Welfare, KC Chapter (2010). She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, as well as numerous other civic and community organizations. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Missouri.
Title Vice President of Operations
Experience/Biography In her current role, Lucinda is responsible for designing, executing and overseeing the organization’s programmatic strategies that advance health and improve Greater Kansas City’s food and built environments. She has 20 years of program planning, grant writing and fund development experience at government and non-profit organizations in Kansas and Missouri. She has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. Lucinda is a 2014 graduate of the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City Leadership Academy and 2011 graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program.
Title Vice President, Programs and Project Director, Healthy Kids Bright Futures
Rhonda is responsible for designing, executing and overseeing the organization’s programs. As project director for Healthy Kids Bright Futures, Rhonda provides leadership and fosters partnerships to strengthen early education, health, and food systems.
Rhonda began her career teaching two-year-olds at a large Early Head Start/Head Start program in Waterloo, Iowa. Within a few years, she was promoted to oversee a new 18-hour center that served families working late-night and early-morning hours.
In 2005, she accepted a position as program director for YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Under her leadership, the YMCA’s early care and education center achieved national accreditation through the National Association for the Education of Young Children and earned a three-star rating in the Quality Rating System in Kansas.
Rhonda was director at Bright Horizons, an employer-sponsored early care and education center at Research Medical Center, for six years, and just prior to joining KC Healthy Kids, she was a program manager at American Heart Association. There she was partnered with early care and education programs in Wyandotte and Johnson counties to address childhood obesity. She helped centers create wellness policies and trained center staff on topics such as infant feeding, nutrition, physical activity, and screen time best practices.
Rhonda is a professional development specialist with the Council for National Recognition: Child Development Associate® National Credentialing Program. She holds an undergraduate degree in early childhood/elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in early childhood from Capella University.
Paid Full-Time Staff 17
Paid Contractors 12
Volunteers 200
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 9
Hispanic/Latino 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 13
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 Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
  • Greater KC Food Policy Coalition
  • Missouri Convergence Partnership
  • Missouri Coordinated School Health Coalition
  • Missouri Council for Activity and Nutrition
  • Weighing In Collaborative
  • Good Natured Family Farms
  • USDA - Farm to School Project 
  • Rosedale Development Corporation
  • Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council 
  • Local Investment Commission
  • Mattie Rhodes Center 
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Historic East Neighborhood Coalition 
  • Marlborough Community Coalition
  • Historic Mid-America Neighborhood Coalition
  • Latino Health for All Coalition 
  • LISC
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Mid-America Regional Council
  • GKC School Districts
  • KC Community Gardeens
  • Children's Mercy Hospital
  • Greater KC Chamber of Commerce
  • Healthy Communities Wyandotte
  • Kansas State Extension Office
  • MU Extension Office 
Regional Leadership AwardMid-America Regional Council2016
Philly Award of DistinctionNonprofit Connect2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Mary Bosco Heinrich MPH
Company Affiliation Director of Philanthropy Strategic Communications, Children's Mercy Hospital
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2020
Board Members
Mary Bosco Heinrich M.P.H.Children's Mercy
Randy Carlson J.D.Swanson Midgley Law Firm
Kris Chatrathi Ph.D.,P.EBlack & Veatch Corporation
Kavitha Dileepan M.D., M.P.H.Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Brenda KummCommunity Volunteer
Jenny Pearson CPAKPMG, LLP
Jessica RamirezMetropolitan Community College
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 3
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 13
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
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
Program / Program Planning
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $1,864,568
Projected Expenses $1,863,337
Endowment Value $1,310,863
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
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
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,103,153$1,071,893$1,026,866
Administration Expense$60,662$86,999$60,529
Fundraising Expense$143,810$118,072$135,883
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.320.700.88
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%84%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$2,656,960$2,091,470$2,021,502
Current Assets$1,370,457$780,607$367,661
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$97,665$93,884$48,570
Total Net Assets$2,559,295$1,997,586$1,972,932
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities14.038.317.57
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $925,000Anonymous $238,559 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $250,000Anonymous $125,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $150,000Anonymous $40,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments
KC Healthy Kids reported a 2016 deficit, as shown in the most recent financial statements. Two factors account for this:
First, KCHK received a number of multi-year grants which led to a timing disconnect between grant revenues and expenses. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles require the organization to recognize program revenues in the year they are awarded as opposed to the year the expense is incurred. For KCHK this has occasionally caused audit years that include grant expenditures without same-year revenue. The opposite (“favorable”) situation occurs when multi-year grants are awarded, without significant same-year expenditures.
Second, KC Healthy Kids has an investment fund (the founders’ gift). This initial investment was intended to be spent down, to support more rapid growth and mission impact. Each year, the board approves an allocation of the investments that can be used to help subsidize operations. This incurs an audit statement loss for the organization, although cash needs are planned and met for mission growth. As KCHK advances its goals to increase income, diversify funding, and expand earned income, the amount of this allocation will decline. KCHK is intentionally moving away from reliance on investment allocations so that funds can be preserved for the longer term.
Other Documents
I Am Here Impact Report2016View
10th Anniversary Book2015View
Organization Name KC Healthy Kids
Address 650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Primary Phone (816) 523-5353
CEO/Executive Director Danielle Robbins-Gregory
Board Chair Ms. Mary Bosco Heinrich MPH
Board Chair Company Affiliation Director of Philanthropy Strategic Communications, Children's Mercy Hospital
Year of Incorporation 2005