Bridging The Gap, Inc.
1427 W. 9th Street
Suite 201
Kansas City MO 64101
Citizens planting trees together to help reduce noise and air pollution in their community.
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 561-1087
Mission Statement

Bridging The Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by “connecting environment, economy and community,” and is the premier organization in the area providing environmental education and volunteer action through more than 1,500 volunteers annually.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kristin Riott
Board Chair Ms. Kay Johnson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lathrop and Gage (retired)
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1992
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Bridging The Gap began in 1992 as a community volunteer organization who brought together people on a common cause. Today, volunteers are the essence of BTG, along with donors and community partners. It takes everyone to make the entire Kansas City region a healthy and thriving place to live.

To volunteer: www.bridingthegap.org/events or email Ami Freeberg at ami.freeberg@bridgingthegap.org

To donate: www.bridgingthegap.org/donate or mail a check to 1427 W 9th Street, Suite 201, Kansas City, MO 64101 

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Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

Bridging The Gap (BTG) works to make the Kansas City region sustainable by “connecting environment, economy and community,” and is the premier organization in the area providing environmental education and volunteer action through more than 1,500 volunteers annually.

Background Statement

Bridging The Gap began as a community group, with people coming together to make positive impacts in Kansas City. They identified recycling as a critical need and volunteered their time and talents to bring recycling to the residents. In 1991, the first of many recycling centers opened, so the group turned their attention to getting curbside recycling for the people of Kansas City. Since then, Bridging The Gap has become one of the most programmatically diverse organizations in the nation, addressing big issues like climate change on many fronts while keeping the needs of the community in mind. Some of those programs include KC WildLands; Heartland Tree Alliance; Green Business Network; recycling consulting, management, and education; and more.

We are not only working to improve the environment for future generations, we are working to improve the health of people living right now. Native plants and trees help improve storm water quality which keeps streams and rivers healthier. Trees also pull pollutants from the air making it easier for people with respiratory issues to breathe and makes a community safer by reducing crime and violence. 
 
Bridging The Gap, at its core, even today, is a community organization reliant on donors and volunteers to improve the health and livability of our region. Collective action is how Bridging The Gap began and it is how it will continue.  
Impact Statement

Top accomplishments thanks to the many donors, partners, and volunteers who worked alongside us: 

- Launched a two-year "KCMO Master Tree Plan" with 40 city leaders and other partners to develop a plant to plant and care for trees in the city. 
-At 15 stream cleanups, 10,409 pounds of litter was collected.
- Staff and volunteers worked together to plant 5,533 trees and prune 386.
- 223 species of native plant seed was collected, processed, and planted on remnant sites to bring back the natural biodiversity of the natural area. 
 
Sometimes we cannot see the immediate effects of our work. For example, when a tree is planted it can take several years before a community feels the impact. Recently, we began partnering with United Inner City Services and the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Kansas, and we were able to see the immediate change in the people who live there. Families, neighbors, and strangers came together to plant trees that will significantly impact the health and lives of the residents.  
Needs Statement

Program Sponsorships: The Green Business Network is a business networking community who provides education around sustainability practices in the workplace. Connections have led to improved and revitalized "Green Teams" and cooperation between businesses to divert waste from the landfill. Sponsorships range from $500 to $5000.

The Green Business Network is currently looking for sponsors to support the "One Thing Waste Challenge"which encourages businesses to find a way to divert at least one things from the landfill. 
 
Event Sponsorship: OUr annual gala is our primary fundraiser for the year. Sponsorships range from $500 to $10,000.
 
Operating and development: We are always in need of ways to fund the behind-the-scenes work that allows the programs to function and be financed. Please consider giving towards the $95,000 needed for financial management, volunteer coordination, fundraising and development, outreach and communication, and publications. 
 
Volunteering: Your time is also a wonderful way to give! Volunteers are the reason so much positive action gets done in our community.  
Service Categories
Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Citizen Participation
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Areas of Service
National
MO
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
CO
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Bridging The Gap has been a deeply satisfying place to work, not only because I believe so strongly in its environmental and community-building mission, but because Bridging The Gap does so much every year towards that mission and it does so with collaboration at its heart. With our roots in recycling in the 1990's, BTG went on to develop perhaps the most diverse slate of environmental programs in the country. With BTG's leadership, thousands of volunteers annually are cleaning up our littered landscape, restoring and preserving natural areas, planting thousands of trees, educating about recycling, and planting native plants to support local ecosystems. 
 
Yet, there is so much more to do. Air and water pollution from coal-fired power plants and inefficient cars driving long distances result in ill health; inefficient buildings drive unaffordable utility bills, especially for low-income families, and the death of ecosystems and draining of water aquifers undermine regional agriculture, just to name a few. But these downward spirals can be reversed. As Bridging The Gap and its donors, partners, and volunteers work to shore up our forests and prairies, restoring ecosystems to health, and prepare for permanently warmer weather, the good work creates an upward spiral of benefits, from cleaner air and healthier lungs, to restored bee colonies pollinating local flowers, and less crime on tree-lined streets. 
 
With its strong ties to government, corporate leaders and private citizens, Bridging The Gap is positioned now to partner with others in leading the communications and dialogue necessary to secure our future as a healthy, sustainable region. Though we believe we have the requisite leadership and staff, we need enough financial and community support to move forward now. If you can join this work, we would be deeply grateful.  
Programs
Description

Heartland Tree Alliance builds stronger communities through healthy trees. HTA engages the community to plant trees in neighborhoods throughout the Kansas City region and educates people about all the important benefits of urban trees. Trees slow traffic speeds, filter air and water pollutants, and provide shade to cool the rising temperatures in the summer. Over time, trees help stop climate change by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. HTA engages through speaking engagements, TreeKeepers and OrchardKeepers courses, and volunteer opportunities to plant and care for trees on public lands. 

Program Budget $137,750.00
Category Environment, General/Other Environmental & Urban Beautification
Population Served General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success

The short term success of Heartland Tree Alliance relies on the continued growth in the number of volunteers who work to plant and care for more trees each year. As Heartland Tree Alliance reaches more residents in the Kansas City region, the amount of work done will also grow. 

Long-Term Success

Maintaining a healthy, mature urban forest is the ultimate goal of Heartland Tree Alliance. This will be achieved through education, outreach and volunteerism. Heartland Tree Alliance will continue to educate residents on the importance of tree selection and proper care. Heartland Tree Alliance will also continue to work with local and state governments to assist in the care and maintenance of trees in public areas. 

Program Success Monitored By

Data is collected on the number of trees planted and maintained. The number of people who complete the Tree Keepers training and attend other planting or pruning events is also collected. Heartland Tree Alliance is also helping the City of Kansas City, MO achieve their goal of planting 120,000 trees within the next ten years (as called for in their Climate Change Initiative) by identifying locations to plant trees. The data collected by HTA volunteers in this effort is also collected. 

Examples of Program Success The KCMO right-of-way (ROW) tree program is in its third year, so we are beginning to see the first trees planted start to mature. With the success of this program, other municipalities in Jackson County, MO and Johnson County and Wyandotte Counties, KS have reached out to replicate the program for them. We are establishing partnerships with organizations like CleanAirNow, United Inner City Services, and the Housing Authority of Kansas City, KS to improve the air and noise pollution in specific areas.  
Description

Kansas City WildLands represents a coalition of 30 partner organizations who collaborate to conserve, protect, and restore Kansas City’s biological heritage by involving citizens in stewardship of public land. We coordinate volunteer workdays to remove invasive plants from remnant natural communities across the region, as well as re-introduce and nurture indigenous species. Our unique approach to conservation results in healthy wild areas and citizens who appreciate and use these beautiful places. A dual goal of KCWL is the education of both citizens and Parks staff to develop an understanding and appreciation of the wild lands - imperative for the long-term conservation of these precious places. KCWL conducts an educational component at each restoration workday, as well as conducting a large variety of outreach and workshop events each year to educate the public about the importance and restoration of these natural communities that represent Kansas City’s biological heritage. 

Category Environment, General/Other Natural Resources Conservation & Protection
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success

Kansas City WildLands is working to educate more residents about the remnant wild lands in our area and how we protect and care for them. These lands are critical to protecting Kansas City's biodiversity of plants, animals, and insects, and are an important part of our natural heritage. KC WildLands has a strong and faithful group of volunteers committed to continuing to advance the mission of the program.

Long-Term Success

Long term success for Kansas City WildLands is defined by the continued protection of the remnant wild lands in the Kansas City region; increased biological diversity and health of these areas and finally appreciation, awareness and utilization of our region’s glades, prairies, forests and natural streams by our citizens.

Program Success Monitored By

Kansas City WildLands works to involve people in the stewardship of area wild places - conserving, protecting and restoring the natural communities of Kansas City. The program success can be seen in the number of rare plants and insects that are being identified and increasing in numbers. 

Examples of Program Success

Kansas City WildLands: 

During the past year, volunteers gave 2,859 hours of their time in the stewardship of public lands, removing invasive plants, educating the public, surveying, photo monitoring, building appropriate trails, planting trees and flowers, and clearing fire breaks. 223 species of important native plants were collected, processed and planted by "Seed Team" volunteers.  KCWL also taught Honeysuckle Academy – a workshop designed to teach community members how to restore non-KCWL public green spaces in their neighborhoods.

179 Monarch gardens were planted.
Description

The Green Business Network connects people with a common goal: making sustainable business decisions that protect our natural resources AND make good business sense.

Program Budget $43,000.00
Category Environment, General/Other Environment, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success

The Green Business Network brings together 30-45 business people each month to exchange ideas on best practices for making their businesses more sustainable.

Long-Term Success

The Green Business Network is helping companies change the way they think and operate to benefit the environment, their bottom line and the community as a whole.

Program Success Monitored By

The Green Business Network’s success is monitored by the attendance at the monthly networking and education events.

Examples of Program Success

In 2015-16  the Green Business Network hosted 10 educational and networking events with a total of 355 attendees. 

Description
Bridging The Gap began with recycling and the Community Recycling Centers remain our longest-running service to Kansas City.
 
Bridging The Gap sells rain barrels and conducts rain barrel workshops where participants build their own barrel and learn about all the benefits of using one.
Program Budget $178,500.00
Category Environment, General/Other Environment, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success
Bridging The Gap defines short term success of the recycling centers by the volume of materials recycled and by the number of visitors to the centers each week.  We also strive to accept "hard to recycle" items, such as clothing and books.
Long-Term Success Long term success of the community recycling centers can be easily measured by the amount of tons of materials collected for recycling. Also, the large volume of visitors is another measuring stick of the success of operating the centers. Long term, Bridging The Gap would like to expand its services by operating additional locations and offering to recycle more materials that are not currently recycled in Kansas City.
Program Success Monitored By
Success of the Recycling Centers is monitored based the volume of materials being recycled, how many recyclers visit each week and by the participation and dedication of the volunteers. BTG has developed many great relationships with vendors and haulers resulting in expansion of services offered.
 
Each center is managed by a full time staff person while being assisted by countless volunteers.  These centers provide a vital service to all residents, especially those who don't have curbside access, such as small businesses and residents living in multi-unit properties.  
Examples of Program Success
BTG Recycling Centers 
  • BTG continues to manage three drop-off recycling centers in Kansas City, MO offering outlets for businesses and residents to responsibly recycle waste. BTG has increased the materials accepted to include textiles, shoes, books, and electrical wiring. The centers also, occasionally host paper shredding events, which remain very popular.
CEO Comments
The greatest challenge faced by any environmental organization is to help people understand how their individual actions aggregate to affect our local, national and global natural systems--and how positive their individual behaviors can be in improving these systems.  Environmental systems, such as waterways or forests, are so ubiquitous that they are easily taken for granted, and it's not obvious when they're in trouble, nor is it obvious how they are tied to our local economy, but they are--intimately.  When our forests decline from, for example, the encroaching emerald ash borer, the entire city pays with higher air conditioning bills, greater potential for storm water problems, and increased air pollution. 
 
The second greatest challenge, in Kansas City at least, is to help people understand that donating to the environment helps our entire community, especially when they are accustomed to donating to more easily-understood issues.    Bridging The Gap finds the most effective way to help people understand these complexities is to get people out in our forests, prairies, waterways, parks and streets to work and see for themselves what their impact can be.  People learn by doing:  planting trees and gardens, picking up litter, recycling materials, installing a low-flow showerhead, or perhaps giving a talk on the environment themselves. 
 
Like every non-profit, we struggle for funding, but we've been greatly helped by moving to less expensive quarters in the West Bottoms and combining some of our programs to run more efficiently.  We've also broadened our base of funders and have found social media outreach and frequent socials with our public have kept our issues in front of people and increased our base.
 
Even during hard times, we've been able to keep all of our programs alive, active, and still engaging more than 1,500 local citizens in the important work of learning about the environment, dealing responsibly with waste, planting trees and rain gardens, re-establishing eco-systems, and much more. 
 
Please help us take Kansas City toward an economically strong, sustainable, "green" future by supporting our work, and getting involved in Bridging The Gap.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Kristin Riott
Term Start May 2010
Experience

Serving Bridging The Gap as Executive Director, Kristin Riott has over twenty years of business and communications management experience at Hallmark Cards, where she represented the organization to major clients such as K mart, Disney, Target, and Pleasant Company.  Following a move to Hong Kong for Hallmark in 2000-2002, and witnessing the devastating environmental degradation there, Ms. Riott became a committed environmentalist, serving on the Prairie Village Environmental Committee for several years, founding Greater Kansas City Climate Protection, a citizens' organization devoted to reducing greenhouse gases, and was selected to train with Al Gore to become a spokesperson for climate change. Since her time at Bridging The Gap she has worked to initiate fundraising and relationship building with Hallmark, KCP&L, Sprint, and others. Riott successfully sought EPA grant funding for an educational program called Five Green Things, wrote the content for the presentations, and has trained more than 130 volunteers to give the Five Green Things talk. To date, the program has reached over 16,000 Kansas Citians, and is credited with averting approximately 10,000,000 pounds in carbon emissions from the Kansas City area through online pledges. The program went later on to win the Clean Air Excellence Award in 2009 from the EPA in Washington.  Ms. Riott also has been involved in environmental advocacy at the state level in both Kansas and Missouri.  Riott lives in Prairie Village with her husband and two sons.

Senior Staff
Title
Title Director of Operations
Experience/Biography
Becki DeRusseau has a BA in Environmental Studies.  She has eight years' experience in corporate accounting management at Davidson-Babcock in Overland Park.  She has been with Bridging The Gap for nine years.
Title
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 18
Paid Part-Time Staff 7
Retention Rate 100%
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 No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
We have many partners, including the City of Kansas City, Missouri's Solid Waste, Parks and Rec, Water Services, Office of Environmental Quality Departments, Mid-America Regional Council, Metropolitan Energy Center, Ripple Glass, Evergy, EIERA (a Missouri-based solid waste reduction organization), Missouri Department of Conservation, Heartland Conservation Alliance, Burroughs Audubon, Johnson County Government, CleanAirNow, KC Climate Action, Housing Authority of Kansas City, KS, and many businesses throughout Kansas City which are committed to environmental progress, including Advantage Metals, ProShred, Hallmark, REI, Veolia Energy, Snooze an AM Eatery, Hy-Vee, and many more.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Philly Award 2003Council on Philanthropy2003
1st Place National Litter Prevention AwardKeep America Beautiful2003
Nonprofit Volunteer Program of the Year - BTGVictor E. Speas Foundation2004
State of the County Address of Katheryn J. ShieldsJackson County2005
Nonprofit Volunteer Program of the Year - Kansas City WildLandsVictor E. Speas Foundation2006
Operations Service Award- Kansas City WildLandsJackson County Parks and Recreation2006
Outstanding Service to a Community Organization - Kansas City WildLandsMissouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA)2007
Missouri Arbor Award of Excellence - Heartland Tree AllianceMissouri Department of Conservation2008
Midwestern Chapter Gold Leaf Award - Heartland Tree AllianceInternational Society of Arboriculture2009
Green America Grand PrizeNature Hills Nurserys2009
Clean Air Excellence AwardU.S. Environmental Protection Agency2010
Distinguished Public Service Award - Kansas City WildLandsthe Kansas Recreation and Parks Association2012
Neighborhood Builders AwardBank of America2011
Listed in DOE's Best Management PracticesU.S. Department of Energy2012
Missouri Arbor Award of ExcellenceMissouri Department of Conservation2015
2015 Partner AwardMissouri Department of Conservation2015
Missouri Arbor Award of ExcellenceMissouri Department of Conservation2016
National Recycling Coalition Outstanding Not-for-Profit Business LeadershipMid-America Regional Council2018
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

As with every non-profit, our challenge is to help potential partners and donors understand the importance of our mission and why it is worthy of their attention and funding. It's especially challenging for environmental organizations in the American Midwest to get this message across, for environmentalism has been politicized and is generally associated with a Democratic agenda--not a helpful positioning in "red" states like Kansas and Missouri. Bridging The Gap is unusual, however, in that we have been pro-business since our inception in the early 1990's, and continue to work closely with businesses on a daily basis, helping them to understand ways in which they can drive their costs down and increase their customer base through sustainable practices. Demonstrating the power of sustainability to advance business will, we believe, be a "win-win"--helping Bridging The Gap continue to cement its relationships with corporate donors, while helping those corporations to become even more profitable. Another direction that helps BTG's potential future funding is to begin to interest health funders, who are increasingly understanding the effects of environment, such as the presence of a healthy urban forest, on pulmonary and other health issues.

Unlike other non-profits which address a more targeted issue, environmental issues pervade every life activity and every demographic sector. BTG continually looks for "biggest bang for the buck" to guide us.

Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Kay Johnson
Company Affiliation Lathrop and Gage (retired)
Email keileen10@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Daphne Bascom
Mr. Bob BerkebileBNIM Architects
Mr. Ashok GuptaNational Resource Defense Council
Mr. Geoff HallWayside Waifs
Ms. Amy HargrovesSprint
Mr. Tom JacobsMid-America Regional Council
Ms. Kay JohnsonCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Bob Langenkamp
Mr. John McDonaldBoulevard Brewing Company
Mr. Brad NiesBNIM Architects
Mr. Jason ParsonParson + Associates
Mr. Ken PerdueStaples, Inc.
Ms. Mary RammRubinBrown LLP
Ms. Michelle Toelkes
Mr. Eric ZiegenhornMartin and Pringle Attorneys at Law
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 13
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 5
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 58%
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 Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
CEO Comments
Though I've always been moved by the beauty of nature, I didn't really understand how important it was to the well-being of humanity until I moved to Hong Kong with my husband and children in 2000.  We lived for two years in an extremely polluted environment, where our children were unable to play on the beach or swim in the ocean because of contamination.  Most trees had been cut down, and the air quality was deteriorating rapidly.  When we came home from Hong Kong, I heard E.O. Wilson, the great biologist of Harvard, say "if you care about social justice, you must care about the environment--because everywhere environmental degradation takes place, social injustice and poverty follow.  Shortly after, I resigned from Hallmark after a long career and devoted myself to working on environmental issues such as climate change.  Bridging The Gap has been a wonderful place to work on these issues, with its long traditions in education, and a friendly hand reaching out to ask people to help their environment and community.  I love working with the thousands of Kansas Citians who unselfishly help us improve our prairies, forests, waterways, and city, and I'm challenged continuously by our fine board and the many business leaders we work with to help craft a vision for our city's future which encompasses a healthy natural world and healthy people as a result.  And once that vision has been articulated, that's when BTG's work really begins, for we're one of the few organizations in the country who not only strategize, not only educate, but actually DO THE WORK of making our environment better!  We plant and pick up litter and schlep recyclables around and believe that every one of these actions moves us closer to that beautiful, clean, efficient, and strong future.  It's hard physical work for everyone, and challenging to keep funding and execute our numerous programs--really like managing several non-profits at once.  But we use time very efficiently, keep our costs very low, and incorporate fun into everything we do. We enjoy helping some of the lowest-income people in Kansas City with energy efficiency measures that help them save money, and sometimes we are able to offer them work.  We reach across the boundaries ("bridging the gap") of the state line, of siloed city departments, of economic class, of political rancor, and other barriers that keep people from working together.  And we get them working together, and it's a privilege and a joy.  Join us! 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start May 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Apr 30, 2020
Endowment Value $26,355
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 4/30/2018, 2017, 2016: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes 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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$442,135$378,462$355,744
Government Contributions$147,083$163,518$79,460
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$147,083$163,518$79,460
Individual Contributions------
$7,138$8,980$4,051
$720,998$546,823$275,970
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,218$8,803$2,891
Membership Dues$6,013$8,150$6,225
Special Events$19,477$33,924$14,573
Revenue In-Kind$63,025$59,584$60,516
Other$0--$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,201,763$941,419$659,725
Administration Expense$125,117$88,341$71,084
Fundraising Expense$51,199$66,359$43,799
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.051.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%86%85%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$2,054,981$2,117,677$2,086,424
Current Assets$436,022$527,211$506,590
Long-Term Liabilities$92,232$206,315$221,192
Current Liabilities$40,413$24,034$30,445
Total Net Assets$1,922,336$1,887,328$1,834,787
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.7921.9416.64
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets4%10%11%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
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
Like other environmental non-profits, we experienced a rapid loss of income following the recession, especially from traditional funders like the City of KCMO.  In response, we have added new funders and new programs, paid off our debt, moved to cheaper offices.  We have also added an annual evening event to increase our fundraising prospects and shine a light on our activities every year. 
Other Documents
Organization Name Bridging The Gap, Inc.
Address 1427 W. 9th Street
Suite 201
Kansas City, MO 64101
Primary Phone (816) 561-1087
Contact Email info@bridgingthegap.org
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kristin Riott
Board Chair Ms. Kay Johnson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Lathrop and Gage (retired)
Year of Incorporation 1992