KC Healthy Kids
650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City KS 66101
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 523-5353
Mission Statement
To improve the health of Greater Kansas City's children by informing, advocating, and mobilizing the resources and talents of our community to improve healthy eating and active living.
CEO/Executive Director Gretchen Kunkel
Board Chair Jerry Glazier
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2005
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement To improve the health of Greater Kansas City's children by informing, advocating, and mobilizing the resources and talents of our community to improve 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  I Am Here Youth Summit to educate youth on ways to  speak out for healthy communities.
  • Empowered over 7,000 students in the 2016-17 school year to advocate for healthy communities with the I Am Here Youth Advocacy program.
  • Since 2013, gave over $27,000 to more than 40 area classrooms for health and wellness projects through the I Am Here Photo Contest.
  • Sustained Farm to School programs in 5 Greater Kansas City school districts.
  • Helped pass Kansas SB 95, making it easier for people to enroll in SNAP. 
  • Increased Kansas Legislature political will toward reducing the state sales tax on produce.
  • Created a Shared Use Toolkit to enable Missouri educators to make school amenities (gymnasium, playground, etc.) more accessible for recreational use by neighborhood residents who lack access to a recreation center.  


  • KC Healthy Kids shapes policy at all levels to support healthy eating and active living.
  • KC Healthy Kids advances collaborative programs leading to healthy communities and place-based improvements within Greater Kansas City, Kansas, and Missouri.
  • 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 I Am Here Youth Advocacy Program (IAH) 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. IAH 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 IAH 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 IAH 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), ,
Short-Term Success
I AM HERE Youth Advocacy (IAH) 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 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 is 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
Last year’s (2015-2016 school year) outputs include: 3,932 youth in more than 44 classrooms and community groups participating; 13 school districts represented; and 20 student projects (including playground, recess and P.E. equipment; school garden supplies; healthy incentives; and recycling) benefiting 8,005 students, staff, families.
KCHK hosted an IAH 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 2016-17, 100% of teachers said that participating in IAH 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 (with one exception); 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 interest in school wellness and community engagement projects. 
The Carrot Gold program 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.
In 2016, Carrot Gold hired a full-time program manager to oversee essential program functions and outreach into the community. To date, Carrot Gold has more than 40 member restaurants, cafeterias and institutions.  
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 Carrot Gold. Increase the number of employees, customers and neighborhoods participating in Carrot Gold. Increase the number of farmers and food distributors in Carrot Gold.
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 Carrot Gold program. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Gretchen Kunkel
Term Start Mar 2008
Gretchen H. Kunkel is president of KC Healthy Kids, a nonprofit organization focused on improving childrens' health in Greater Kansas City.
She has more than 20 years experience addressing community health and social issues through planning, research, facilitation, and coalition building services. Prior to leading KC Healthy Kids, Ms. Kunkel served as Associate Executive Director of the Center for Community Solutions, a research and advocacy nonprofit organization, and the director of Community Health Services at the Center for Health Affairs, a metropolitan hospital association, both in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ms. Kunkel has both her Master’s Degrees of Health Administration and Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Kansas.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
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, Programs
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 a 2011 graduate of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program.
Title Vice President, Finance and Administration
Experience/Biography As VP of Finance and Administration, Barbara partners with all areas of the organization in strategic decision-making. Her support of operations includes contracts and grants management, human resources and facilities, and financial management. Barbara’s role provides guidance for goal-setting and attainment, supporting the leadership team with actionable information and analysis. Barbara’s career path was in corporate finance and accounting, in the Boston area. For many years she served as liaison and director of a Mexican company, providing oversight and transparency for their US communications. The opportunity to know and serve people of a different culture was very meaningful, and after returning to her native Kansas City, Barbara migrated toward mission-driven work. At Front Porch Alliance, Barbara’s role expanded from board service to finance and operations, which led to several years as Executive Director. “I was personally enriched by that broad experience, to have a more hands-on knowledge of the nonprofit challenge and joy in serving others. KC Healthy Kids has a leadership team that is already making a big impact. I’m here to help them grow their impact – and strengthen the lives of kids and families,” she says.
Paid Full-Time Staff 10
Paid Part-Time Staff 3
Volunteers 200
Paid Contractors 2
Retention Rate 90%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 11
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 13
Male 0
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 Jerry Glazier
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2018
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Margo Quiriconi
Board Members
Mary Bosco Heinrich M.P.H.Fleishman-Hillard
Randy Carlson J.D.Swanson Midgley Law Firm
Kavitha Dileepan M.D., M.P.H.Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Mr. Jerry Glazier Independent Consultant
Ms. Crystal Hart-Johnson NetSmart Technologies
Sarah Hartwig Community Volunteer
Jenny Pearson CPAKPMG, LLP
Margo Quiriconi M.P.H., R.N.Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
Jessica Ramirez Metropolitan Community College
Doug Tapp CPA, CFPHuman Capital Consulting
Mark Van Blaricum J.D., M.H.S.A.The Forbes Law Group
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 7
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, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $1,864,568
Projected Expenses $1,863,337
Endowment Value $1,310,863
Spending Policy Income plus capital appreciation
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$61,870$139,695$381,948
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$21,310$0$31,482
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,026,866$1,108,785$1,585,783
Administration Expense$60,529$60,407$61,374
Fundraising Expense$135,883$126,026$109,597
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.880.820.74
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%86%90%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%15%14%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,021,502$2,259,092$2,594,569
Current Assets$367,661$411,159$765,332
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$48,570$39,629$108,094
Total Net Assets$1,972,932$2,219,463$2,486,475
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.5710.387.08
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
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
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.
Organization Name KC Healthy Kids
Address 650 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Primary Phone (816) 523-5353
CEO/Executive Director Gretchen Kunkel
Board Chair Jerry Glazier
Year of Incorporation 2005