Episcopal Community Services, Inc.
11 East 40th Street
Kansas City MO 64111
Volunteers serve as our "restaurant" staff, including beverage station, bussers, host stand and wait staff.
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 561-8920
Mission Statement
The Mission of Episcopal Community Services is to engage the Episcopal and broader communities, both in feeding the hungry, and in empowering the poor to move beyond the barriers of poverty with dignity through education and job training.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Beau G. Heyen
Board Chair Mr. Brian Daly
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1989
Former Names
Episcopal Social Services
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement The Mission of Episcopal Community Services is to engage the Episcopal and broader communities, both in feeding the hungry, and in empowering the poor to move beyond the barriers of poverty with dignity through education and job training.
Background Statement
Overview:  Episcopal Community Services (ECS) was founded in 1989 as a joint project of the Episcopal Dioceses of Kansas and West Missouri to facilitate the response of the local community to people in need in greater Kansas City. ECS has successfully developed and implemented a variety of programs that directly address unmet needs of children, families, homeless people, unemployed adults, the elderly and others. The programs are coordinated by professional staff and carried out by committed volunteers drawn from local Episcopal churches, other community groups and individuals. Service provision is non-denominational and determined according to client need. ECS is a 501(c)(3) organization that receives local support and has also been designated a 509(a)(1) public charity. In 1999 ECS was designated a Jubilee Center, a recognition awarded by the Episcopal Church USA to community-based programs dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through social, economic and community development.
Key recent events in our development include:
  • 2005 -- ECS assumed management responsibility for the Kansas City Community Kitchen which was previously a separate 501(c)(3);
  • 2006 -- ECS formally dedicated the focus of the organization to hunger relief, and started the Episcopal Hunger Relief Network;
  • 2007 -- ECS reopened the Kitchen’s job training program, Culinary Cornerstones, which seeks to provide an opportunity for individuals seeking a career in food service; 
  • 2010 -- ECS completed the move of the Kansas City Community Kitchen from 13th and Broadway to 8th and Paseo in closer proximity to those in need;;
  • 2013 -- ECS designated Cornerstones Catering as a transitional employment opportunity for the graduates of Culinary Cornerstones Training Program.
  • 2016 -- Restaurant-style service began at Kansas City Community Kitchen.
Impact Statement

2016 Accomplishments:

  • Launched the Dining with Dignity restaurant-style service model at the Kansas City Community Kitchen (KCCK), which received international media attention including NBC Nightly News, The Huffington Post, Upworthy, UK-based Global Citizen, Hidden Heroes (TV show on CBS), Christian Science Monitor, syndicated stories across the US, Canada and China, and a NowThis viral video seen over 50 million times.
  • Reinstated the Culinary Cornerstones Training Program (CCTP), growing from a 12-week class into a 30-week, 800-hour curriculum teaching everything from cooking skills to life skills to direct counseling. We hired a Director of Community Care and social work interns, known as Liaisons, to provide individual and group counseling for training participants during the program, for up to a year post graduation and continuing with a support group for kitchen workers as they leave our program and deal with the often intense world of working in a high-stress kitchen.
  • Hosted our first Hunger Summits, community building groups to bring together organizations that fight hunger to discuss emergency food access, best practices, etc. First summits were held in the Northland, Midtown, KCK and South KC.

 

2017 Goals:
  • KCCK will expand to serving breakfast, with plans to move to a menu-style service model to better prepare CCTP participants for employment in the culinary world.
  • Expand Hunger Summits to Johnson County, Olathe and Eastern Jackson County to redefine emergency food, better coordinate resources and help pantries move from scarcity to consistency.
  • Further develop a private-public partnership to address food access through a new, WIC-available mobile market in KCK and a food delivery hub system in KCMO.

 

Needs Statement
  • Funding for continuing expansion of hunger relief programs encompassing everything from food to kitchen equipment.
  • Funding for stipends and/or internships for at-promise individuals going through the Culinary Cornerstones Training Program.
  • Volunteers across the board, but most especially for: a) food prep teams for our hot meal programs;  b) Meals-on-Wheels delivery and c) part time administrative support for multiple programs.
  • Local restaurants to function as partners in the Culinary Cornerstones Training Program.
  • Additional sources of food donations (especially lean meats) including: grocers and other retailers, community gardens, farmers markets and local growers.
Service Categories
Food Programs
Job Training
Food Banks, Food Pantries
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Liberty
KS
MO
We cover the entire Kansas City metro with food pantry sites in most of the above counties and Hunger Summits engaging with others serving all counties in our area.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

As a leader in Kansas City’s emergency food network, ECS is committed to providing access to healthy food for our community’s food-insecure households. Our mission is to engage the broader communities in feeding the hungry and empowering the poor to move beyond the barriers of poverty with dignity; in short, “Feeding the Hungry – Changing Lives.” ECS is best known for the Kansas City Community Kitchen (KCCK) at 750 Paseo in the heart of the urban “food desert;” however, through innovative programs and an extensive food distribution system, we fulfill our mission by:

  • Providing immediate relief from hunger with nutritious meals through food pantries and hot meal programs.
  • Maximizing resources in the community by food sourcing and rescue from local growers, supermarkets and restaurants.
  • Addressing the root causes of hunger through Culinary Cornerstones, a six-month vocational and life-skills training program.

As we continue to step forward into our mission, we seek to lead systemic changes to ensure access to genuinely nutritious food—and the education to make healthy eating choices—for all members of our local community. BRAND KC (Balanced, Readily Accessible Nutrition Distribution) is the first step in this transformation. Using the leverage of our established network, we are launching community-wide efforts to ensure that every person in our community has access to healthy, enjoyable food.

A core element of ECS’ mission and this new endeavor is to empower the poor to move beyond the barriers of poverty with dignity through education and job training. Culinary Cornerstones (CCTP), our vocational training program, focuses on the relationship between hunger relief and job training. Program activities help individuals obtain the skills needed for employment in the food service industry, leading to long term self-sufficiency. CCTP is part of the Catalyst Kitchens Network. Catalyst Kitchens is a program proven to lead people out of poverty, homelessness, and hunger through education and training in food service, consisting of more than 65 organizations across the United States. The curriculum includes working with donated products, nutrition and food safety.

This year, we added a Director of Community Care to CCTP. This individual, along with social work interns, provides case management support and counseling for program participants. Experience has shown that these individuals not only lack education and skills that lead to meaningful employment, but also lack life skills such as budgeting, being coachable and time management, and other appropriate attitudes and behavior for successful employment. In addition, many program participants suffer from mental health issues that require counseling to be meaningfully and consistently employed.

We are also honored to have the support of a growing group of restaurant owners, chefs, and other culinary professionals. As active members of our new Culinary Advisory Council, these dedicated individuals help to guide our training program, provide apprenticeship opportunities for students and join ECS in our efforts to advocate for living wages, access to healthcare and in creating a system of support for those working in the culinary world.

Programs
Description Our community kitchen provides a continental breakfast and a hot, nutritionally balanced lunch every Monday through Friday, even holidays. The kitchen is open to anyone who comes, primarily to be a resource for those that have low or no income so that their limited resources might be used elsewhere. Food is prepared fresh, on-site daily by staff, culinary trainees and volunteers. KCCK also prepares meals to be delivered to partner organizations through Cornerstones Catering. This service is meant for partner service agencies that don't have the capacity to prepare their own food or to support our meal delivery program for homebound members of our community that don't qualify for federal meals programs. In total, the kitchen provides more than 600 meals every weekday.
Program Budget $815,750.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Meal Distribution
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Homeless, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success While the nutritional needs of the Kitchen's guests are met, they also have access to onsite social services as well as referrals to other community resources provided by our partner agency, reStart.  Guests are also able to get information about other programs on our community board and other programs, such as SNAP outreach from Harvesters and Swope Health's mobile clinic, come to our kitchen to directly engage with our guests while they're here.
Long-Term Success The working poor, homeless, elderly, and disabled have access to the resources they need to end their hunger.  Hunger is increasingly recognized as more than a "safety net" issue; it can be contributing cause to the cycle of poverty due to increased illness, absence from school and work, poor performance, increased family stress, and other factors.  Because of the focus that we place on nutritional value of the meals that we serve, we also directly impact the health of those individuals most at risk from health issues such as hypertension, diabetes and childhood obesity.
Program Success Monitored By Program staff tracks the number of guests whose nutritional needs are met each day, broken down by half hour time block and separating counts of kids and adults. We also track the number of guest surveys we complete each day and the responses to the questions that we ask (questions vary as we develop relationships and adjust programs to meet their needs).
Examples of Program Success Each weekday, as many as 400 people receive a hot, nutritious lunch at KCCK. During 2016, Kansas City Community Kitchen provided about 83,000 freshly prepared lunches for the working poor and homeless. Through guest surveys we've learned what guests want and changed menu offerings to include fish on a more regular basis, oven "fried" chicken, and more fresh vegetables.
Description A 6 month, 800-hour training program to prepare adults for careers in the food service industry. This program is offered in partnership with various social service agencies in the greater Kansas City area so that trainees get all the skills they need to both get and keep a job (digital literacy, financial literacy, resume writing, interview skills, etc.).  This program is primarily targeted towards at-risk populations, those who have been chronically unemployed or under-employed, and uses a trauma-informed model to teach both culinary skills and the soft skills (emotional health, stress management, time management, anger management, etc.) that will help them succeed long term.
Program Budget $362,690.00
Category Employment, General/Other Job Training & Employment
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Homeless
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success All trainees get hands on experience in KCCK while they're in the classroom modules of training, reinforcing what they learn in class. After 15 weeks of classroom and kitchen training, they move into a 5-week internship with one our social service partners. Finally they do a 10-week apprenticeship in a commercial kitchen setting that has great potential to become long term employment for them upon graduation.  In each phase of training, benchmarks must be met to continue to the next phase or the community care team works with them to create a plan to get them back on track. At the end of the first module, for example, all trainees must pass the ServSafe exam to have their food handling certification. By graduation, all graduates have interviewed for jobs of their own choosing, worked out their own crisis plans, passed practical culinary skill exams and worked for several different kitchen managers to learn how to work with a team, follow directions, and advocate for themselves.
Long-Term Success Through this program, we create an opportunity for the hard-to-employ to have access to career training and employment. Financial stability is the long-term goal, with graduates making a meaningful wage ($12/hr or more) working middle tier kitchen jobs (prep cooks, line cooks, sous chefs, etc.). We measure this by tracking where graduates get employed, their pay rate, and tracking where they are 6 months after graduation.
Program Success Monitored By Program staff survey graduates to determine how many receive immediate employment upon graduation. Program staff also track the number who are certified in safe food handling (ServSafe).  All trainees have to track their time in KCCK (to determine their stipend while in the classroom modules), turn in paystubs to prove hours worked and pay rate during their apprenticeship, and encouraged them to keep in touch with us at least every 6 months with the information. We administer the WHODAS as part of the application process and several times throughout the program to measure their life skills improvement.
Examples of Program Success

2016 marked the relaunch of CCTP in this new model. 6 cohorts of students came in last year, with 42 trainees entering, 25 receiving their ServSafe certification and 14 graduating from the program. Others were still in classes and internships carrying over into 2017 (only 3 cohorts were eligible to graduate in 2016).  Of the 14 who graduated in 2016, 10 are still employed as of June 2017.

Nobody is ever kicked out - they can choose to leave or they can work with our Community Care team to get the resources and referrals needed to stabilize their life and continue with the program wherever they left off.  We also now have restaurants that are waiting for graduates to hire and partner agencies asking for interns to serve during their training.
Description Collects donated food from retailers, wholesalers, restaurants, and other donors, and delivers those goods to distribution points throughout the city, including the Kansas City Community Kitchen and local pantries.
Program Budget $43,646.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Homeless, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Increase the number of food sources and the variety of food items available to those in need. Make healthier options available to pantries and community kitchens so that consistency of nutrition and quality of food is built.  In KCCK, we now serve a green salad and a fruit item as two of our side dish options every day.

Long-Term Success To significantly increase the consistency of inventory and the nutritional value of food provided to at-risk populations by substantially improving access to fresh produce, whole grains and protein items.  To get food from the places where it is no longer needed or viable to those that need it most.
Program Success Monitored By

Staff provide monthly reports of donated and collected food. We report food collected in different categories, such as fresh produce, dairy and grains. It's measured in poundage coming in (to KCCK for sorting) and poundage going out to the hunger network (as opposed to being used/composted at KCCK).

Examples of Program Success

Our data prior to 2017 was estimated based on the number of boxes/cases rescued. In late 2016 we started weighing every item. Between January 1 and May 31, 2017, we have rescued just over 200,000 lbs of food for the year (valued at more than $336,000), 42% of which was fresh produce. Since the summer is our busiest food rescue season (with several community garden projects grown for us and gleaning groups going to farms), this number will increase significantly over the summer months. Thus far, about 65% has gone out to our pantries in the hunger relief network and 35% has stayed for use at KCCK. This rescued food provides about 88% of the food needed to provide meals through KCCK, allowing us to only purchase 12% of our food supply.

 

Description Network of pantries, BackSnack and other meal programs across the KC metro who get food provided through our Food Rescue program.  Most of these are housed in Episcopal churches as this is where our roots as an organization are. Hunger Summits are regional groups of people who do anti-hunger work coming together to collaborate, share best practices and talk about systemic issues with our food system.
Program Budget $22,100.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other Food Distribution
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success People who work against hunger  (including the pantries and other food programs tied to our network, but inviting others from their geographic region) are coming together on a regular basis to talk with each other and build relationships. Each region of hunger summits meets at least quarterly and will do at least one group project to be determined by those in that region. Pantries and BackSnack programs are supplied with food to distribute on a regular basis, whether purchasing product, ordering it through Harvesters or getting it from food rescue efforts.
Long-Term Success

Anyone who needs food across the KC metro knows where to go to get it or who to talk with to get connected. The food system works well to build stability in our pantries (meaning they have certain staple items available every time someone shops). Hunger organizations know each other and work together to help build a better food system that is adaptable and meets people in need where they are.

Program Success Monitored By Staff coordinates and monitors the number of backpacks requested & filled at each BackSnack site. Food pantries monitor and report the number of families served, poundage of food received and given out.  Staff coordinates and monitors hunger summit meetings and those in attendance.
Examples of Program Success
In 2016, our food pantries served more than 31,000 individuals, representing nearly 19,000 households. During this most recent school year, our Harvesters’ BackSnack partner sites delivered more than 30,000 bags of food to 890 children who would otherwise have gone hungry over the weekend. Hunger Summits across the metro include more than 80 hunger agencies/programs and two of our five regions have completed group projects including food drives, community meals and a fundraising concert. Later in 2017, with the addition of a VISTA member to focus efforts on this program, we expect exciting growth in all areas.
CEO Comments
ECS is ultimately about food and transformation. All of our programs relate to food in some manner, getting it to the people who need it the most.  We believe that food is a basic human right, that we can't expect people to take care of themselves, their families, work, go to school, etc. if they don't have food that nourishes their bodies. Our long term goal is to not just feed people, but to get to know them and become a steady resource for them so that we become a place of stability for them and way to leverage their limited resources differently (if they don't have to buy lunch, perhaps they can get their medication or pay their utility bills). Once we get to know them, we can help them in ways that go beyond food. If they're interested in culinary jobs, we can train them. If they're interested in getting medical care, housing, some other kind of job skills, etc. we can connect them to our partners. We want them to come to us and tell us what they need/want rather than us assuming we know what they need/want. We believe their voices matter and are important to their growth and self-sufficiency.
 
Our biggest challenge, as with many nonprofits, is consistent funding throughout the year. Grants come in chunks, events are at specific times of year, yet salaries and other expenses are expected to be paid monthly. Our culinary training program is the program where we truly see transformation happen, and yet it's the hardest piece of our work to get funded. Trainees are given bus passes and stipends to make it possible for them to devote the equivalent of full time hours to the process. We invest in them so they will invest in themselves and us. We are constantly seeking new funding sources, have a contracted grant writer to help some of the larger applications and have done campaigns to recruit monthly donors. A development director will be one of our next staff hires. 
 
Another challenge has been staffing to keep up with our tremendous growth and program development. KCCK has seen a growth in the number of meals served each day, yet staff needed to change in order to make operations more efficient and standardized. We brought in AmeriCorps VISTA members this year to help with our volunteer program, work on our nutrition and health components, and will be bringing in a new VISTA to focus on hunger relief and hunger summits. These are great opportunities to do innovative things and move the needle on systemic issues.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Beau G. Heyen
Term Start Aug 2015
Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Experience

A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in educational guidance and counseling, Beau brings to ECS a record of growth and innovation in anti-poverty services and hunger relief. Prior to joining ECS, Beau led Community Mobilization at the Food Bank For New York City, including leading a national awareness campaign to protect funding for SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, with strong support from Feeding America, Kevin Bacon, Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain and anti-hunger organizations across the country, and was COO and Chief Development Officer for Masbia, a network of kosher soup kitchens and food pantries that provided over 1.5 million meals to New Yorkers in 2014. Beau was previously Director of Public Relations for West Houston Assistance Ministries, an ecumenical agency providing support to children, families and individuals who are homeless or in crisis. A graduate of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Beau directed youth ministries for Dallas-based Cathedral of Hope, a large United Church of Christ congregation with locations in Houston and Oklahoma City and a strong LGBT following. From 2004-07, he worked in the Kansas City area as a school counselor and was a member of the Heartland Men’s Chorus.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. John L. Hornbeck Jan 2011 - Sept 2014
Dr. Jay F. Lehnertz PhDMay 1998 - Dec 2010
Senior Staff
Title Director of Finance & Operations
Experience/Biography Tracy has been with ECS since July 2015 and serves as our Director of Finance. She came to us with more than 20 years of experience in accounting, business consulting and marketing, including several years with the KC nonprofit Houses, Hearts & Hands. A local girl, she grew up in Clinton, MO and attended college at the University of Central Missouri. Outside of work, Tracy is currently working on her MBA and active in her church. She loves quiet time with her husband, dog and enjoys being the mom of 3 wonderful adult children. In addition, she takes every opportunity to dote over her 3-year-old granddaughter.
Title Director of Community Engagement
Experience/Biography ECS' Director of Community Engagement, Mandy oversees our volunteer program, most communications (including social media & website) and supervises our AmeriCorps VISTA program. Mandy has been engaged with the Kansas City nonprofit community since 2005 and has served as a Deaconess in the United Methodist Church since 2010. After graduating from Saint Paul School of Theology, she worked with Habitat for Humanity Kansas City for more than 7 years, helping them establish a social media presence, a volunteer e-newsletter, and eventually working as manager of the Waldo ReStore. She most recently worked as Program Manager with Lazarus Ministries at Grand Avenue Temple, feeding people in need every weekend with the help of staff & volunteer teams. Outside of paying positions, Mandy enjoys volunteering, is active with church, enjoys reading, cooking, movies and sings in the Kansas City Women's Chorus. 
Title Director of Culinary Cornerstones
Experience/Biography

Kamisha Gatlin, MSW, Director of Culinary Cornerstones, a 2016 graduate of University of Missouri - Kansas City, has spent the past five years serving Kansas City's most vulnerable populations at area non-profits, including Full Employment Council, Metro Lutheran Ministry, MFCAA and True Light.

Title Director of Community Care
Experience/Biography

Amy Simmons, LCSW, Director of Community Care, will oversee our Community Care Liaisons, which are undergraduate and graduate interns in social work and counseling programs in Kansas City. She also serves as Coordinator of Field Education for University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Social Work and is an adjunct professor at Avilla University.

Title Kitchen Manager, Kansas City Community Kitchen
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 14
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 2100
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 54%
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

In addition to the collaborations with the Downtown Council and reStart, Episcopal Community Services also works closely with Harvesters and the over twenty pantries and feeding programs in the Episcopal Hunger Relief Network. Together, these programs provide meals every day for the hungry in our community, including 39,000 meals in collaboration with Harvesters’ BackSnack program. For the Culinary Cornerstones Training Program, ECS collaborates with more than a dozen organizations that refer applicants to the program and provide additional case management resources for students. ECS also is active in the Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness, the Greater Kansas City Homelessness Task Force, the Mid-America Assistance Coalition’s Agency Relations Committee, Empower Missouri, Missourians to End Poverty, and After the Harvest (a gleaning organization).

Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Jubilee CenterEpiscopal Church USA2007
Circle of Hope AwardHarvesters2007
Philly Awards - Best In-House & Media Relations CampaignNonprofit Connect2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

2016 was the first full year under my leadership and it was a year of great change and growth that continues into 2017. 2016 saw the relaunch of a beefed up culinary training program, a new style of meal service at KC Community Kitchen, and a number of new staff & board members added to the ECS team. We had a fantastic year with several waves of media coverage, thousands of new volunteers coming to help with the new service at KCCK, and our first ever gala fundraising dinner. Fundraising has been primarily my responsibility and as we continue to grow and get involved with innovative projects, we need a devoted staff person other than me to focus on story telling and donor relations. 

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Brian Daly
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2020
Email briandaly56@msn.com
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Ms. Terri Curran
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2019
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Shirley J. Bolden Retired (Missouri Gas Energy)
Mr. Caleb Cordonnier Grant Thornton, LLC
Rev Jim Cummins Deacon of Episcopal Church
Ms. Terri Curran Hallmark Cards (former)
Mr. Brian Daly
The Very Rev. Peter DeVeau Grace and Holy Episcopal Cathedral
Ms. Hilary Gee American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
Mr. Geoff Parker Retired, George K. Baum & Company
Mr. Paul Reed
Ms. Melissa Rock Independent Childcare Management Consultant
Rev. R. Stan Runnels St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Mr. David Schlomer Good Samaritan Project
Ms. Tracie Tempel Peyton Lane
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 94%
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
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Governance
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
CEO Comments Episcopal Community Services' Board members bring a great deal of expertise and balance to our organization. We are working on rebranding in 2017 so that our name says something more in line with the work that we do. 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $952,000
Projected Expenses $942,000
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/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
$506,940$518,811$433,585
Government Contributions$2,326$4,651$3,525
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$2,326$4,651$3,525
Individual Contributions----$0
$22,209$15,725$19,157
$0$36,241$60,881
Investment Income, Net of Losses($348)$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$10,967$3,060
Revenue In-Kind$76,800$77,550$92,000
Other$10,638$103$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$421,561$494,759$556,067
Administration Expense$201,058$80,675$59,065
Fundraising Expense$2,120$25,864$23,077
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.100.96
Program Expense/Total Expenses67%82%87%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%5%5%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$66,006$63,150$191,292
Current Assets$60,061$54,105$176,063
Long-Term Liabilities$75,000$75,000$0
Current Liabilities$46,526$48,416$103,318
Total Net Assets($55,520)($60,266)$87,974
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.291.121.70
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets114%119%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountHealthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City $173,211Farestart Foundation $38,623 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOppenstein Brothers Foundation $17,500Oppenstein Brothers Foundation $17,500 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountLinscomb Foundation $15,000Kirk Foundation $15,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

Through large shifts in leadership in 2014 and 2015, Episcopal Community Services has seen a lot of transitions. Maintaining accurate financial statements that reflected the operations of the business for the 2014 fiscal year was challenging due to changes in senior leadership and other unforeseen events.

With that said, we were extremely blessed to have a hard working and dedicated Office Manager, who has recently been promoted to Director of Operations, who was able to keep operations moving along without major issues or delays in services. In late Summer 2015, we hired a new Director of Finance, and she was able to communicate and coordinate with the Director of Operations and the audit firm to create an accurate account of the financial activities of 2014. Properly reporting the Net Temporary Restricted Assets was of top priority, ensuring that we have been not only responsible, but that the funds were properly allocated.

The 2015 audit will be performed in the first quarter of 2016. It is planned that the 2015 audit will include opinions on all financial statements. New policies and procedures have been put in place to maintain the highest level of accountability and integrity.

Our new Director of Finance will also become a Certified Nonprofit Account Professional after completing coursework in February 2016. This certificate, combines with her extensive background and the support of the new Finance Committee of ECS’ Board of Directors, will ensure the financial accountability necessary for a nonprofit.
Organization Name Episcopal Community Services, Inc.
Address 11 East 40th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Primary Phone (816) 561-8920
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Beau G. Heyen
Board Chair Mr. Brian Daly
Year of Incorporation 1989
Former Names
Episcopal Social Services