Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention
PO Box 158
Lee's Summit MO 64063
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 728-0746
Mission Statement
By educating teens and pre-teens, we will significantly reduce future incidents of every type of domestic violence.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tracey Passantino
Board Chair Ms. Tracey Passantino
Board Chair Company Affiliation Passantino Marketing
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
We are always grateful for those who support the organization!  As we continue to work toward a community free of domestic violence, there are several ways to get involved.  
Donations are always helpful. Most grants have restrictions that won't allow us to utilize funds for operations. If we can't fund operations we can't have an impact! It's easy to donate at 
Supporting our events through participation or sponsorship are also important. Statistically only about 20% of a non-profit's revenue comes from events, but this is a substantial amount for a smaller non-profit like F4DVP.  For information about upcoming events, go to
We have many volunteer opportunities available. The best way to contact us about those is by visiting our website and filling out the volunteer form. Here's the link:  
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement By educating teens and pre-teens, we will significantly reduce future incidents of every type of domestic violence.
Background Statement
Foundation4DVP was formed in 2012 because of incidents in our own family. Co-founder Leslie Lust was in an abusive relationship for 18 years. Another family member was emotionally and physically abused by his wife and ultimately took his own life. In both cases, neither felt they could share what was going on because their perpetrator had made them feel insecure and threatened.
We spent the first 2 years after establishing the organization researching needs of domestic violence agencies and formulating a business plan that will allow us to support those agencies.
In 2014 we became an Allied Organization under the NO MORE movement, conducted a crowd funder to help us raise needed funds for filing for our 501c3 designation, held a 5K run/walk in Kansas City and formed our board.
On December 11, 2014 the IRS approved our 501c3 status – just 62 days after they acknowledge receipt of our filing. 
In December 2015 we filed for a name change from Race4 Domestic Violence Prevention to Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention which better represents our organization.
Impact Statement
2017 Accomplishments:
  1. Held our 1st annual premier fund raiser.  The event is called Clothed in Confidence and each year we will have a different theme. For 2017 it was Pinups and Pumps. We had 150 people in attendance and were able to honor 6 DV survivors as they walked the runway to a standing ovation. 
  2. Engaged in several non-profit business building educational opportunities which lead to new ways of thinking about how to develop the organization and our programming.
  3. Made significant progress on strategic direction and strategic actions.
2018 Goals:
  1. To work our fundraising strategic plan consisting of grants, fund raising events and individual/corporate contributions for maximum revenue generation. This will allow us to begin curating information and developing our curriculum.
  2. Establish significant volunteer network.
  3. To complete research and create modules for initial curriculum pilot test.
Needs Statement
  1. Funding from grants, private donations and events.
  2. Team of experts in social work, childhood education, trauma counseling, curriculum development and curriculum testing to create initial programming for pilot test.
  3. Quality volunteers in Kansas City area with a variety of experience; relationship with qualified domestic violence agency, event organization experience, sponsorship acquisition experience/proven success.
  4. Sponsorship for events.
  5. Event and PR volunteers with experience in acquiring high profile media coverage for local events and national exposure.
Service Categories
Victims' Services
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
On June 8, 2003 around 11pm my sister called to tell me her husband was in jail. What followed was the description about how he had grabbed her by her hair and thrown her out of the house. He locked the door with her 3 and 5 year old daughters inside and because of the threats he had made for a period of almost 18 years, she had no idea what would happen to them.
Fast forward 9 years to 2012 when we knew it was time to do what we had been discussing for years; establish an organization to help eradicate domestic violence. We both recognize that perpetrators and victims alike need to become educated on what constitutes domestic violence and how to change the thoughts and behaviors that keep them trapped in an abusive relationship.
In the first few months after establishing the organization, we knew it would be important to develop a relationship with one of the national domestic violence organizations both to support our credibility and so we would have a fiscal agent in place. We established that relationship, but have since not maintained much of a relationship with them and now there is a new Executive Director. We have recently reached out to the new ED who is open to discussing how we can support each other.
Our biggest challenges in making progress overall have been related to time and resources. However, during 2014 we made significant strides. We pulled together our first 5K Run/Walk in 3 months, found a pro bono attorney to help us file for our 501c3 designation and established our initial board of directors.
The momentum we’re experiencing now is encouraging. We continue to ask for and receive resources from what sometimes seems like the most unusual places. The fact that domestic violence was in the news so much during the last few months of 2014 and the topic has continued to be a point of discussion in high profile arenas has brought much needed awareness.
Looking forward, all we can see is opportunity. We are clear this will come with much work and will require a lot more hands on deck. We are prepared for this work and look forward to impacting many lives through our efforts.
From research, we know that a primary deficit for most domestic violence agencies is the ability to be proactive in their communities; they are typically reactive, providing services once domestic violence has escalated. Additional research has shown that self-worth (self-esteem, self-confidence) decreases incrementally as children grow up. We know from past studies that self-esteem education makes a positive impact on students. However, programs are not readily available or utilized in the school system.
Our core programming is focused on educating students in 4th through 8th grades in a way that will give them a solid basis of self-worth so they can identify their core values then set boundaries against those values. 
The curriculum we develop, with the appropriate level of funding, can be easily duplicated in other markets.
Program Budget $250,000.00
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success
By the end of the first year of exposure to our curriculum, we expect students to have different beliefs about themselves and others. Those beliefs will change from negative phrases like "I'm so stupid" to "I just haven't learned that yet" and we anticipate that 70% of children ini 4th grade will be able to adapt to this new way of thinking about themselves.
As they go through the additional 4 years of programming, they will develop the skills to identify values like "I maintain self control" and "I am loyal to my friends so I don't talk behind their back". They will also learn to set boundaries such as "If you touch me inappropriately or without my permission we will no longer be friends" and "If you harm me I will report it to the proper authorities".
Until we test the curriculum and gather data, we are unable to determine specific outcomes. 
Long-Term Success
We will measure effectiveness of our programming through before and after perception surveys in the near term. In the very long term (30+ years) expect to see reported domestic violence occurrences to continue to go down as generations of young people are trained in healthy relationship behavior.
The statistics on the cost to businesses due to employees who are being abused is extraordinary. Billions of dollars are lost each year because of the inability of victims to work. We project that another long term outcome will be a reduction in this loss.
Program Success Monitored By
Our success will initially be measured by reported numbers of people exposed to the educational programming we facilitate. During the first 3 years of this program we will establish number of people exposed per dollar spent, realizing that the numbers may fluctuation by a certain percentage based on the size of the market. 
In addition, we will gather other data points (demographic and psychographic) that will help guide modifications in and maintenance of programming elements. 
Examples of Program Success We are in the development stage of this program.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Tracey Passantino
Term Start Dec 2013
Tracey is a passionate entrepreneur and serial volunteer. She started her own marketing firm in 2003 after 10 years of experience in corporate communications, PR, market research, media sales, marketing strategy and creative development. The firm has grown significantly since 2013 and now includes several part time contractors.
She has a history of getting involved in the community through organizations that match her concerns. Co-founding this non-profit was a natural outcome of her experience as a support person for her sister who was in a long time abusive relationship.
Tracey has a positive outlook on life, is a natural leader and thrives in big picture thinking that leads to positive change.
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Tracey Passantino
Company Affiliation Passantino Marketing
Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2019
Board Members
Ms. Lisa HolimanCommunity Volunteer
Leslie LustPizza Shoppe Franchising, Inc.
Kristen Oehlert
Ms. Tracey PassantinoPassantino Marketing
Ms. Jennifer PeakPeak Valuations
Ms. Irena RiceSelf-Employed
Ms. Meredith SeeSertoma
Mr. Chris StibbsRockhurst MBA Student in Non-Profit Leadership and Fundraising, Sertoma
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 67%
CEO Comments
We are currently seeking additional board members with the following skills:
  1. Strategy/Process
  2. Marketing
  3. HR with nonprofit experience
  4. Event Planning/Mgt
  5. Fund raising
  6. Publicity/ PR
  7. Legal
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $150,000
Projected Expenses $120,000
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the organization's internal financial documents.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$15,143$17,525$5,544
Administration Expense$3,550$3,424$1,657
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.191.061.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%84%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$6,279$3,176$984
Current Assets$5,893$2,691$984
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$757$1,056$152
Total Net Assets$5,522$2,120$832
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.782.556.47
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
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 Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention
Address PO Box 158
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Primary Phone (816) 728-0746
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tracey Passantino
Board Chair Ms. Tracey Passantino
Board Chair Company Affiliation Passantino Marketing
Year of Incorporation 2014