Foundation4 Domestic Violence Prevention
PO Box 158
Lee's Summit MO 64063
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 728-0746
Mission Statement
To reduce incidents of domestic violence through community outreach, awareness and education.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Tracey Passantino
Board Chair Ms. Tracey Passantino
Board Chair Company Affiliation Passantino Marketing
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement To reduce incidents of domestic violence through community outreach, awareness and education.
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. We have posted volunteer positions on and are actively working toward holding 5K events in multiple markets. We are also in discussion with a domestic violence agency that has created an educational program for middle and high school students to determine how we can help fund the growth of the program into other markets.
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
2016 Accomplishments:
  1. Held our 3rd annual 5K event in KC providing funds to 4 domestic violence agencies in the KC Metro area to support their community outreach programs.
  2. Solidified current board members, determined we need an additional 4, and held monthly board meetings.
  3. Made significant progress on strategic direction with the help of Midwest Center for Non-Profit Leadership.
2017 Goals:
  1. To complete fundraising strategic plan that is both sustainable and scalable consisting of grants, fund raising events and individual contributions.
  2. Establish significant volunteer network.
  3. To complete agreement with domestic violence from St. Louis which will allow us to bring already approved programs for health teachers in Missouri to educate middle school students about abuse and healthy relationships.
Needs Statement
  1. Funding from grants, private donations and events.
  2. 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.
  3. Sponsorship for events
  4. Event and PR volunteers with experience in acquiring high profile media coverage for local events and national exposure.
  5. Significant improvement in social media content development and marketing.
Service Categories
Victims' Services
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
We serve the Kansas City metro area.
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.
Our core program to support community outreach, education and awareness through domestic violence agencies is to provide resources which will fulfill those efforts in their market.
Specifically, we are working with a domestic violence agency that has developed an educational platform which teaches elementary, middle and high school students about healthy relationship behavior. This program, with the appropriate level of funding, can be easily duplicated in other markets.
Category Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy, General/Other
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success Until late 2016, our clients (domestic violence agencies) have received funding totaling approximately $13,000 to assists with their existing community outreach and education programs. This has given them the ability to purchase needed educational material, provided more staff hours, and increased their ability to promote safety. As we move forward, the metrics will be related to knowledge and then skills to implement healthy relationships supported by strong self-esteem.
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.
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.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Paid Contractors 0
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 Holiman Community Volunteer
Leslie Lust Pizza Shoppe Franchising, Inc.
Kristen Oehlert
Ms. Tracey Passantino Passantino Marketing
Ms. Jennifer Peak Peak Valuations
Ms. Irena Rice Self-Employed
Ms. Meredith See Sertoma
Mr. Chris Stibbs Rockhurst MBA Student in Non-Profit Leadership and Fundraising, Sertoma
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 6
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, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
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 Revenue0%0%0%
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
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