Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
5801 W. 115th St, Ste. 104
Overland Park KS 66211-1800
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 327-8245
Fax 913- 327-8273
Mission Statement
The mission of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City is to promote the practice of tzedakah (charity) and the pursuit of tikkun olam (repairing the world) by serving as the advocate for planned giving and the central resource for personalized charitable funds for individuals, families, and organizations in the community.
CEO/Executive Director Lauren Mattleman Hoopes
Board Chair Alice Jacks Achtenberg
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1962
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Credit Card - via our website

Check - payable to the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, and note any desired fund name or project.

Stock or mutual fund shares – please contact us for instructions

Wire Transfer – please contact us for instructions

Real Estate, partnerships and other business related assets - to explore gifts of these asset types, please contact Kevin Taylor, Chief Financial Officer, at 913-327-8134

Insurance Policies and Retirement Plans - contact Josh Stein at 913-327-8121
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement The mission of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City is to promote the practice of tzedakah (charity) and the pursuit of tikkun olam (repairing the world) by serving as the advocate for planned giving and the central resource for personalized charitable funds for individuals, families, and organizations in the community.
Background Statement
The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City is one of the oldest independent Jewish community foundations in North America. It was created in 1959 "to encourage the contribution of gifts and bequests to assure that the community will continue to be served regardless of economic conditions or changing needs, to enable donors to use available tax planning programs, and to provide an everlasting memorial for the donor or loved one."
The Jewish Community Foundation has evolved over the decades to become a multi-faceted, dynamic center for creative philanthropy and an international leader in innovative and collaborative programs, ranging from youth philanthropy to organizational capacity building and crowd-sourced charitable giving. In the last twenty years, Foundation funds have provided support to local, national and international charities in excess of $275 million. Charitable contributions to the Foundation over the same period have exceeded $338 million.
The Jewish Community Foundation is the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Impact Award from Nonprofit Connect.
Impact Statement
The Jewish Community Foundation has continued to focus on the level of service that is provided to our fundholders and to our grant recipients. We put together an innovative and fun new series of donor engagement experiences, designed and hosted by Foundation fundholders for Foundation fundholders. Each program provided an opportunity to come together with other members of our Foundation Family to socialize, network and learn from one another about smart new ways to make a philanthropic impact.
The broader efforts of the Jewish Community Foundation were recognized by Nonprofit Connect with the Foundation receiving their “Excellence in Impact” award.
Needs Statement The Jewish Community Foundation continues to focus on developing gifts at all levels to support the community and the charitable goals of our fundholders. A key area of emphasis in this regard is with legacy giving, where we work with donors directly to implement their plans, but also nonprofit agencies to help in the development of their planned giving programs. We continue to focus on the operations of the Foundation and to streamline our practices to better serve our fundholders and increase our efficiency as we continue to grow.
Service Categories
Community Foundations
Areas of Service
Geographic Area Served Narrative While the Jewish Community Foundation maintains a strong relationship and interest in serving the local metropolitan area, donors can support any US-based nonprofit (and those international charities with a US-based affiliate).
Description The program began in 2015 and is designed to bring mental health awareness and education into the schools, using evidence based programming to the entire school including students, parents, teachers and administrators. Our goal is to supplement any programs that are currently occurring in the school. We also strive to encourage and motivate students to take ownership of the mental health of themselves and their peers, to recognize who may be in crisis and to know what supplementary resources are available within the school and community. We encourage students to eliminate the stigma of mental health through open discussion and collaboration with their teachers and staff to create an environment of global mental wellness. Our goal is to saturate the entire metro with our programming in all districts, middle and high schools through sources of strength, and evidence program of resiliency, as well as introducing shirts, posters and installations. We offer these projects to all schools free of charge. We encourage full student participation in the form of clubs and councils and have been active in collaborating with other foundations and mental health services to broaden our reach and performance. We provide local and national speakers to enhance the message of this program. We are also actively involved in talking to the general community as well as specific religious groups, ethnic groups, boy scouts and girl scouts in an effort to globalize our reach throughout the metro.
Program Budget $90,000.00
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
Short-Term Success Our goal is to continue to add schools to our program, to see students talking about their mental health and those of others , to see student driven programming and fund raising to enhance the message in their schools. To collaborate with mental health programming and communal relationships. We want 100% participation in the screening and monitoring of children in the schools, to quantify how much they reach out to the resources including nurses, counselors and social workers within the schools to get help with their mental health.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal is to reduce the suicide rate within Kansas City metro school districts to zero. We would like to see all school districts have clubs and student councils devoted to mental wellness. We would like to see screening within schools to identify, without stigma, those students who are at risk and those suffering either in silence or openly to be given the opportunity to be directed to the proper resources to get treatment and support, to eliminate suicide.
Program Success Monitored By We track the number of visits to the social workers and the counselors at the schools as a measure of the program working. We track the number of suicides. Ideation, attempts and completion. We track the number of schools that have instituted clubs and councils throughout the metro.
Examples of Program Success Our best measure is the participation of schools, videos being made, councils being formed, collaboration specifically with all Johnson County school districts to formulate the Zero Reasons Why campaign in every school. This is the development of mental health student councils meeting on a steady basis to champion wellness and direct programming and communication, collaborating with Johnson County Mental Health. We want every district in the area to be part of this enriching program. Sources of strength is also being incorporated in several schools throughout the school year
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Lauren Mattleman Hoopes
Board Chair
Board Chair Alice Jacks Achtenberg
Term Jan 2019 to Dec 2021
Board Members
Irvin Belzer
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $20,000,000
Projected Expenses $20,000,000
Endowment Value $250,000,000
Spending Policy Percentage
Form 990s
2017 JCF 990
2016 JCF 990
2015 JCF 990
2014 JCF 990
2013 JCF 990
2012 JCF 990
2011 JCF 990
2010 JCF 990
2009 JCF 990
2008 JCF 990
Audit Documents
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundations/corporate revenue line item may include 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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,396,209($1,664,093)$3,367,099
Membership Dues----$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$5,704,613$27,342,640$3,495,722
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$12,178,939$12,261,732$9,563,553
Administration Expense$1,331,498$1,188,717$1,120,142
Fundraising Expense$14,378$15,586$28,384
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.082.662.20
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%91%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$264,367,410$240,221,286$188,483,897
Current Assets$23,601,435$27,610,356$30,072,886
Long-Term Liabilities$165,955,041$151,289,996$127,912,033
Current Liabilities$20,700$36,826$44,659
Total Net Assets$98,391,669$88,894,464$60,527,205
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1140.17749.75673.39
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets63%63%68%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
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Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Other Documents
Organization Name Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
Address 5801 W. 115th St, Ste. 104
Overland Park, KS 662111800
Primary Phone (913) 327-8245
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Lauren Mattleman Hoopes
Board Chair Alice Jacks Achtenberg
Year of Incorporation 1962