Cass Community Health Foundation
2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City MO 64132
Cass County Dental Clinic is the first and only full-time safety net dental clinic serving low income uninsured children and teens in Cass County and those insured by Medicaid.

Mission Statement
The mission of Cass Community Health Foundation is to empower the community through improved health.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cynthia A. Randazzo
Board Chair Mr. Kenneth E. Southwick
Board Chair Company Affiliation Shawnee Mission School District
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1984
Former Names
Research Belton Foundation
Research Belton Hospital Foundation
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement The mission of Cass Community Health Foundation is to empower the community through improved health.
Background Statement
Cass Community Health Foundation (formerly Research Belton Foundation), a nonprofit organization, was established in 1984 to help raise funds to support a broad array of essential hospital services for Research Belton Hospital, which opened its doors in Belton, Missouri in 1984. For nearly 20 years, Research Belton Hospital Foundation raised charitable contributions to help assist in the delivery of outstanding patient care to residents of Cass County, Missouri.
 
With the purchase of Research Belton Hospital in 2003 by HCA, a for-profit health care company, Research Belton Foundation concluded its affiliation with Research Belton Hospital and changed its name to Research Belton Foundation.  In 2012, Research Belton Foundation changed its name again to Cass Community Health Foundation to represent the community it serves.  While no longer affiliated with a hospital, the Foundation’s focus is to manage dental and scholarship programs that serve community youth in Cass County, Missouri.
Impact Statement
Our organization has enjoyed many successes in the past year. Of particular note are the following: 
 
2016 ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
  • During 2016, our Cass County Dental Clinic treated 3,150 children through 6,778 dental visits at both the Belton & Harrisonville locations combined.
  • During the 2015-2016 academic year, we screened 3,765 children in the Belton, Raymore-Peculiar, Harrisonville, Grandview, Archie, Midway, Drexel, East Lynne, Pleasant Hill, and Strasburg School Districts and applied fluoride varnish to 1,614 children. A total of 900 children were identified as needing additional dental care.
  • During 2016, Cass Community Health Foundation awarded scholarships to 25 students pursuing a nursing or healthcare career.

 GOALS FOR 2017: 

  • To treat 3,386 children and adolescents during 2017 through 6,772 dental visits at the clinics in Belton and Harrisonville combined.
  • To screen a minimum of 3,500 children during the 2016-2017 academic year and to apply fluoride varnish to at least 1,500 children.  Those needing further care who have Medicaid or are low income uninsured will receive care at our Clinic.
  • To continue to raise funds to support the operation of the Cass County Dental Clinic.
  • To continue to support scholarships for students pursuing nursing and other healthcare careers.
Needs Statement

The Foundation's major program is Cass County Dental Clinic. The Clinic is the first and only safety net dental clinic serving children in Cass County, Missouri. Cass County Dental Clinic only serves Medicaid and uninsured low income children, so continued support from the community is necessary to operate the clinic. Medicaid provides limited reimbursement for dental services and 97% of our patients are insured by Medicaid. Charitable support is necessary to meet the high demand for dental care services in Cass County. 

Top Pressing Needs:
  • Funding to support the continued operation of our safety net dental clinics in Belton and Harrisonville.
  • Volunteers to help plan and execute our 2017 5K Run/Walk for Health.
  • Volunteers are needed to conduct dental screenings, which will take place during the 2016-2017 academic year in virtually every district in Cass County.
Service Categories
Public Health
Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Areas of Service
MO
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement As the former superintendent of the Belton School District for many years, I have dedicated much of my professional career to young people in our community.  It is gratifying for me to lead an organization that is completely dedicated to the youth of Cass County.  Our programs enrich the community by providing preventive and urgent dental care to poor and underserved children and our scholarship program strengthens local healthcare by providing scholarships for students pursuing a career in nursing or another healthcare career.
Programs
Description
In July of 2011, Cass Community Health Foundation opened the Cass County Dental Clinic, a free-standing clinic for Medicaid and low income uninsured children at 802 E. Walnut in Belton, Missouri.  The Cass County Dental Clinic is the first and only safety net dental clinic in Cass County, Missouri.  In July of 2015, Cass Community Health Foundation increased access for those in the central and southern parts of the county by opening a second location for the Cass County Dental Clinic in Harrisonville at 103 Oriole Street.  During 2016, 3,150 unduplicated children were seen through 6,772 dental visits at both locations combined.  The Clinic is open full-time five days per week in Belton and two days per week in Harrisonville and is staffed by two dentists, a hygienist, three dental assistants, a front desk scheduler, a care coordinator and a program manager.
 
In addition, the Foundation annually conducts open-mouth surveys of approximately 3,500 children in Cass County through school-based dental screenings held throughout the academic year. Those children identified as needing dental services that are Medicaid or low income uninsured are then referred to our Clinic for treatment.  
Category Health Care, General/Other Dental Health Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

Untreated tooth decay can not only lead to serious health problems, but it also affects a child’s ability to learn. Poor oral health has been related to decreased school performance, poor social relationships and less success later in life. The Dental Clinic provides preventative and urgent dental care.  The short term goal of this program is that Medicaid and low income uninsured children in Cass County can be relieved of dental pain and have their dental problems resolved. This allows them to return to normal eating habits, concentrate on their school work and avoid the risk of serious infection that can be caused from untreated dental decay. We also educate youth on how to incorporate good oral health habits into their lifestyle once their treatment plan has been completed.

Long-Term Success There are nearly 6,400 children in Cass County who have Missouri Medicaid. Without our Clinic there is no access to dental care services for the Medicaid children in Cass County.   Our Clinic also serves low-income uninsured children at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. There are an estimated 3,000 children in the county who are low-income uninsured.  The opening of the Cass County Dental Clinic has created a dental home for these populations of children so that in addition to urgent services, they can receive preventive services that will help them decrease the possibility of future decay and preserve their teeth.
Program Success Monitored By
We measure our program's success by the high demand for services and the numbers of children we are able to treat.  The Clinic has been flooded with a high demand for services since opening.  Of the children seen, 97% have Medicaid and 3% are low-income uninsured. Many of the children we are seeing have extensive decay and many have never seen a dentist.  

We offer a full array of preventative and urgent dental services including cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants, restorative, extractions, fillings, pulpotomy and stainless steel crowns.

Examples of Program Success

 

  • In July of 2015, Cass Community Health Foundation increased access for those in the central and southern parts of the county by opening a second location for the Cass County Dental Clinic in Harrisonville at 103 Oriole Street.  
  • During the first nine months of 2016, 2,714 unduplicated children were seen through 5,049 dental visits at both locations combined.
  • During the 2015-2016 academic year, we screened 3,765 children in the Belton, Raymore-Peculiar, Harrisonville, Grandview, Archie, Midway, Drexel, East Lynne, Pleasant Hill, and Strasburg School Districts and applied fluoride varnish to 1,614 children. A total of 900 children were identified as needing additional dental care.

 

Description
Cass Community Health Foundation awards scholarships each year to students pursuing a nursing or healthcare career. 
Category Education, General/Other Student Financial Aid
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
As a result of our scholarship program undergrate nursing and healthcare students are able to focus more on completing their degree, which is quite rigorous, and less on their ability to pay for their education.
Long-Term Success
Long term success for this program is defined by an increase in the number of undergraduate nurses, physicians and allied health professionals that ener the healthcare profession.
Program Success Monitored By
Program success is measured by the number of young people from the local community who are pursuing healthcare careers.  In the coming years as the baby boomers generation prepares to retire, there will be an increased number of vacancies in various health care positions that will need to be filled by qualified, dedicated healthcare workers. 
Examples of Program Success
  • During 2016, Cass Community Health Foundation awarded scholarships to 25 students pursuing a nursing or healthcare career.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Cynthia A. Randazzo
Term Start Jan 1990
Experience

Cynthia Randazzo has nearly 30 years of non-profit and fund raising experience including annual campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation solicitation, and special events.  Her work in development includes prior experience at Research Medical Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 10
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 75
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 63%
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
We collaborate with several entities on our annual February dental screenings.  They include:  the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, the Belton School District, the Raymore-Peculiar School District, the Grandview School District, the Harrisonville School District, the Archie School District, the Drexel School District, the Sherwood-Cass School District, the Midway R-1 School District, the East Lynne School District, the Strasburg School District, the Pleasant Hill School District, Belton Headstart, Harrisonville Headstart and Adrian Headstart as well as local private dentists, hygienists, and hygiene students.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Healthy Cass AwardHealthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Kenneth E. Southwick
Company Affiliation Shawnee Mission School District
Term May 2015 to May 2017
Email drksouthwick@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Juan I. Alonzo Summit Pointe Financial Group
Dr. Hal C. Berger DDSCommunity volunteer
Ms. Beverly J. Brewington Community Bank of Raymore
Ms. Yvonne Brewington Belton Regional Medical Center
Ms. Michele L. Donahoe Raymore-Peculiar School District
Mrs. Vanessa L. Hargrave Advantage Pressure Pro
Ms. Sara S. Jones Belton School District
Mr. Jeff Kramer Archie R-V School District
Mrs. Meryl Lange J.D.Retired Judge & Attorney
Dr. Terry L. Myers DDSKeystone Dentistry
Mr. James R. Person Belton Police Department
Ms. Cynthia A. Randazzo Cass Community Health Foundation
Mr. Juan M. Rangel Jr.Donnelly College
Mr. Kenneth E. Southwick Assistant Superintendent
Mrs. Judy A. Williams Training Center Christian School
Mr. Kevin W. Wood Mayor of Harrisonville, Mo.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 2
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 70%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 13%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $1,105,945
Projected Expenses $1,160,629
Endowment Value $1,113,760
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Form 990s
2015 CCHF 990
2014 CCHF 990
2013 CCHF 990
2012 CCHF 990
2011 RBF 990
2010 RBF 990
2009 RBF 990
2008 RBF 990
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$729,511$648,110$602,990
Administration Expense$124,690$81,355$69,202
Fundraising Expense$15,546$15,217$14,483
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.811.801.53
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%87%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%2%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $253,850Anonymous $151,966Anonymous $187,400
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $147,804Anonymous $89,250Anonymous $164,174
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $100,000Anonymous $25,000Anonymous $25,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Name Cass Community Health Foundation
Address 2316 E Meyer Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
Primary Phone (816) 276-4218
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Cynthia A. Randazzo
Board Chair Mr. Kenneth E. Southwick
Board Chair Company Affiliation Shawnee Mission School District
Year of Incorporation 1984
Former Names
Research Belton Foundation
Research Belton Hospital Foundation