Sleepyhead Beds
4741 Central, #244
Kansas City MO 64112
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 547-9965
Mission Statement
Sleepyhead Beds improves the quality of life for children and their families by providing clean, recycled beds and bedding.  And we contribute to the health and environment of our community by sanitizing beds and keeping them out of landfills. 
CEO/Executive Director Jamie Berry
Board Chair Mr. Ron Castor
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2010
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement Sleepyhead Beds improves the quality of life for children and their families by providing clean, recycled beds and bedding.  And we contribute to the health and environment of our community by sanitizing beds and keeping them out of landfills. 
Background Statement
Sleepyhead Beds was founded in 2010 by Monica Starr, a local Kansas City woman.  In her work as a CASA advocate, Monica discovered that foster children could not be returned to their families unless each child had a bed to sleep in.  She reached out to her personal network and began collecting beds to that these kids could get home.  Monica formed a 501(c)3 organization and continued this work using volunteers.  Despite her original focus on children in the CASA system, once word got out about this service she was providing, she began getting multiple calls a day.  She soon discovered the need was much larger than she originally thought.
The organization hired its first professional director in 2013.  Since then we've established a permanent distribution schedule, found warehouse space to operate out of, and began collecting mattresses from the community on a programmatic basis.  Since our inception we have distributed more than 7,000 beds to Kansas City children and their families.  
Impact Statement
Accomplishments in 2016: 
  • We delivered over 2,000 beds to area children and their immediate families
  • We diverted 120 tons of waste from landfills.
  • We were named a 2016-17 Bacchus Foundation beneficiary.
  • We were a 2016 Impact KC Grantee. 
  • Our volunteers logged over 300 hours helping to distribute beds and bedding to our kids. 
Goals for 2017
  • Distribute at least 2,000 beds to area children and their families.
  • We plan to keep 130 tons of waste out of area landfills.
  • Find a permanent warehouse space which suits our needs for the next 3-5 years.
  • Increase capacity by at least 10%.
  • Become the source for beds/bedding in the Kansas City area.
Needs Statement
  1. Financial support - Sleepyhead Beds is a small nonprofit operating on less than $150,000 a year.  We receive no federal, state or city funding.  Our donors are local community businesses and individuals.  Funding is our biggest obstacle to increasing organizational capacity. 
  2. Space - Sleepyhead Beds is looking for 3,000 - 5,000 feet of warehouse space centrally located in Kansas City.  We are growing rapidly and need this space to increase capacity. 
  3. Volunteers - We are always looking for help with our bed delivery program and bed distribution days.  We also need community help with bedding drives. 
  4. Vehicle Sponsorship - We are out in the community 5-6 days a week delivering and picking up beds in our 2013 Sprinter.  We are looking for vehicle sponsorship to help defray the fuel and maintenance costs of the Sprinter.  Additionally we'd like these funds to cover the staffing cost of our driver. 
  5. Connections - We are trying to build community and would love the opportunity to speak with individuals, businesses, clubs, churches, and other groups. 
Service Categories
Children's and Youth Services
Areas of Service
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Liberty
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
KS - Johnson County
Sleepyhead Beds serves the greater Kansas City metro area on both sides of the state line. 
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
2016 was a year of challenge and accomplishment.  We delivered over 2,000 beds to Kansas City children in need.  We did this work with two full time and one part time staff, an annual budget of less than $150,000, and a great crew of passionate volunteers.  In April of 2016 we signed a lease for our first warehouse space.  Located at 2028 Prospect, the space provided us with a larger area in which to store and sanitize mattresses.  The new space allowed us to formalize some of our business operations while also increasing our efficiency.  We also had success with diversifying our funding sources and competing for and securing two significant KC area grants.  Sleepyhead Beds was named a Bacchus beneficiary for the 2016-17 year and also was selected as an Impact KC grant recipient. 
The challenges we face in 2017 are consistent with other small, growing nonprofit organizations.  We need a better, larger, more efficient infrastructure in order to meet the need.  We need more financial support.  Currently, the community need is outpacing our ability to meet it.  At our current capacity, we are capped at providing roughly 2,000 beds a year.  Yet the need continues to grow.  Our total wait list is currently over 1,000 children (and their immediate families).  Some families can wait up to 6 months before receiving a bed.  
  • Provide mattresses and box spring to the 1 in 42 kids who do not have a bed in KC.
  • Provide bedding for each of the families we provide mattresses.
  • Deliver beds to families, unable to pick up beds due to transportation issues.
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Families, ,
Short-Term Success In the short term Sleepyhead Beds will decrease our wait time for clients on our wait list to less than a month and increase the sleep solutions provided for babies.
Long-Term Success For children that receive services, 60% will see increased performance at school and improved emotional states.
Program Success Monitored By We use survey monkey to complete surveys with our clients and salesforce to keep track of services provided.
Examples of Program Success Since 2010, Sleepyhead Beds has provided over 7000 kids a place a long-term sleep solution.
  • We pick up beds from local families and prevent them from going into landfills.
  • The beds are cleaned and used in our other programs.
  • We work with local waste disposal and environmental groups to spread the word about this program.
Category Environment, General/Other Recycling
Population Served Families, ,
Short-Term Success
By the end of 2016, we diverted 150 tons of waste from landfills.
Long-Term Success In the long term, we would like to see 75% of all mattresses that are discarded be recycled or reused by a program such as Sleepyheads.
Program Success Monitored By We monitor our diversion amounts through a Salesforce Database, which is free for nonproftis.
Examples of Program Success Since 2010, Sleepyhead Beds has diverted 300 tons of waste from landfills in the Kansas City area.
CEO Comments Despite our relatively simple mission, it has been a challenge to create cost effective partnerships and processes.  In 2017 we are focused on creating a model that will address this problem in a more effective and efficient way here in the Kansas City area.  We hope that the work we are doing here will be easily replicated in other cities across the country.  While we've been successful in creating a recognizable 'brand' in Kansas City, we need to solidify partnerships and financial support in order to grow the needed capacity of our organization. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Jamie Berry
Term Start Aug 2016
Experience Jamie Berry is the Interim Executive Director of Sleepyhead Beds. An experienced professional, Ms. Berry has held senior executive positions in both the public and private sector in consultative sales, operations, and management. Ms. Berry is an honors graduate of the Executive MBA program at the University of Missouri Kansas City and currently teaches a leadership course in their Master of Public Administration program.

Ms. Berry has worked with Sleepyhead Beds in various capacities since 2013, most recently as Board Chair before stepping into the Interim ED role. The current focus of Jamie’s work is on assisting small, founder based non-profits create long term viability and sustainability.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Paid Part-Time Staff 1
Volunteers 150
Paid Contractors 0
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 2
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 1
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 No
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
We work with various NPOs locally including, JVS, Avenue of Life, The Love Fund and many more.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Ron Castor
Term Aug 2016 to Aug 2017
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mr. Kevin Koster
Term Aug 2016 to Aug 2017
Board Members
David Brown Bryan Cave
Ron Castor Ronald Castor, LC
Anna Finigan AdamsGabbert
Aaron Guetzlaff Community Volunteer
Sarah Harrington mSpark
Nikki Keiser Helzberg
Kevin Koster Sandweiss Koster
Barb Larson HR Block
Cody Messner Leggett & Platt
Kelly Reinhardt UMKC
Melissa Saubers Co-Work Waldo
Kevin Smith Children's Mercy
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
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 12
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
CEO Comments We have a dedicated Board.  More than 75% of the current Board has been involved with the organization since 2013.  In 2016 we added 4 new Board members who brought experience in business process, logistics, sales, and manufacturing.  
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $150,000
Projected Expenses $150,000
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
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$226,534$159,373$163,623
Administration Expense$77,787$60,121$56,182
Fundraising Expense$8,955$3,772$3,753
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.961.011.22
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%71%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%4%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$102,349$114,062$112,089
Current Assets$15,905$22,197$36,325
Long-Term Liabilities$2,748$2,496$2,558
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$99,601$111,566$109,531
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets3%2%2%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountNASB $15,000 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAuto Dealers Assn Foundation of Greater Kansas City $10,000 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountKC Royals Charities $5,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments We do not currently have audited financials due to the cost.  We do have CPA reviewed and approved financials upon request.
Organization Name Sleepyhead Beds
Address 4741 Central, #244
Kansas City, MO 64112
Primary Phone (816) 547-9965
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Jamie Berry
Board Chair Mr. Ron Castor
Year of Incorporation 2010