Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation
300 W. Broadway
Excelsior Springs MO 64024
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 630-9200 1110
Mission Statement
To strengthen relationships within the community and to provide resources for the enhancement of education.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Courtney Cole
Board Chair Mr. Brian Rice
Board Chair Company Affiliation Excelsior Springs Standard
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1993
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donors may give to the foundation by sending a check made payable to "ES Educational Foundation" to 300 W. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024. They may also give securely online through PayPal at our website, esfoundation.weebly.com.
Financial Summary
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Source: IRS Form 990

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Mission Statement
To strengthen relationships within the community and to provide resources for the enhancement of education.
Background Statement The Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation was founded in 1993 to provide an avenue and managed system for funding educational activities not ordinarily funded by the Excelsior Springs School District that benefit students, staff and patrons.
Impact Statement
  1. Raised funds for art kiln replacement
  2. Purchased drone for Career Center and conditioning ropes for Middle School
  3. Received grant for building a new Early Education Center's playground
  1. Establish an Alumni Association
  2. Partner with business community for internships
  3. Seek funding for early childhood sensory room
Needs Statement
  1. Funding for sensory classroom
  2. Funding for licensed counselor to be hired
  3. Funding for a Parents as Teachers instructor to be hired
  4. Establish an alumni association for our high school
  5. Increase support financially from local community
Service Categories
Funding Raising & Fund Distribution
Areas of Service
MO - Clay County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Having been the foundation director for a year, I now have a better grip on what to expect annually from the organization in the way of annual events and board members. I'm also much more familiar with the individuals within the school district, such as the administrators, who I need to work with in applying for grants. 

We have spent some time this past year partnering with local businesses to build additional revenue for the educational foundation. We have provided students from our Career Center to a local bank to work in their interested field of finance. This has resulted in two of our students obtaining part time jobs. We also partnered with a local art studio to begin offering weekly painting classes for our students, and students in the surrounding area. 
This year we are focused on getting an alumni association established to provide annual events and reunion support to the classes. We are also updating our website to become more user friendly in order to raise more crowd-funded dollars for projects in the schools. We will continue to seek opportunities for funding mental health, early childhood, and updating areas of our schools.
Description Teacher Grants
Category Education, General/Other Teacher & Faculty
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success Having a financial support structure in place for our teachers to have access to funding for special projects is an additional layer of support that our district can provide in recruiting and retaining educators.
Long-Term Success
Funds within the Foundation have been established for teachers to apply for in order to enhance their students’ learning by providing resources that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
Program Success Monitored By Through follow-up reports with the teachers that we have granted monies to, the foundation will assess the success the program is having on the district as a whole.
Examples of Program Success Recently the foundation provided funding to cover the cost for a classroom set of virtual reality headsets to be available to students in the middle school media center. Students have now had the experience of traveling to places such as the pyramids of Egypt, the Eiffel Tower, and even the moon! Each of these experiences is directly linked to the curriculum instructors are using in their classes, providing a more enriching experience for the students.
CEO Comments The Teacher Grants program is funded through contributions from employees taking a Paycheck Pledge, giving a self-selected amount from their paychecks each month. Educators throughout the district can then apply for a classroom grant through the foundation, for activities that go above and beyond what is expected in the regular classroom. There are two opportunities for being funded throughout the year, one in June and another in December. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Courtney Cole
Term Start July 2016
Courtney Cole worked as a public school teacher for seven years in Lawrence, Leavenworth, Sedalia, and Higginsville in the subjects of English, Theatre, Speech, and Debate. After seeing cuts to education being made across the region, Cole began working in state politics, working with multiple state leaders for a five year period of time, including serving as Executive Director for the Missouri Senate Democrats. In 2015, Cole left political work to serve as the Excelsior Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and after a year in that position, was then hired to serve as director to the Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation.
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 15
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 1
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Brian Rice
Company Affiliation Excelsior Springs Standard
Term July 2016 to
Board Members
Dr. Paul AllenFormer ESSD Superintendent
Mr. Larry GreimKex Rx Pharmacy
Mr. Charles Harkins III (Tray)Red Rock Mortgage
Mr. Matt HartwigRed Cross Pharmacy
Dr. Dan HoehnESSD Superintendent
Ms. Terri IronsESSD Educator
Mrs. Molly McGovernMid-America Regional Council
Mr. Martin MuellerMcLaughlin Mueller Surveying
Mr. Brian RiceExcelsior Springs Standard
Ms. Kelli RiceBank Midwest
Dr. Jaret TomlinsonESSD Deputy Superintendent
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 3
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$170,411$85,345$79,075
Administration Expense$19,868$3,641$23,065
Fundraising Expense$0$0$1,256
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.481.281.60
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%96%76%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$401,911$310,872$286,164
Current Assets$209,860$192,563$169,830
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$401,911$310,872$286,164
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
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
Other Documents
Organization Name Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation
Address 300 W. Broadway
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
Primary Phone (816) 630-92001110
Contact Email ccole@ga.essd40.com
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Courtney Cole
Board Chair Mr. Brian Rice
Board Chair Company Affiliation Excelsior Springs Standard
Year of Incorporation 1993