Community LINC
4012-14 Troost Ave
Kansas City MO 64110-1234
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 531-3727
Mission Statement

Community LINC's mission is to end homelessness, impact poverty, and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for the families we serve. As one of the largest single-site providers of Interim Housing for homeless families in the greater Kansas City area, our primary goal is to stabilize families in safe housing and permanently end homelessness by helping individuals reach their full potential.

Community LINC has two structured programs proven to end homelessness and increase self-sufficiency. Our Interim Housing program offers four months of on-site interim housing with nine months of in-home aftercare once families are in permanent housing. This additional support has been proven to reduce the chance of recurrent homelessness. Our Immediate Housing program helps families with fewer housing barriers transition directly from emergency shelter settings into permanent housing. These families are provided financial assistance to remove housing barriers, case management to develop a housing plan, and nine months of in-home aftercare to help families stabilize in their new environment. We attribute much of success to our hand-up versus hand-out approach to ending homelessness.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Precious Stargell Cushman
Board Chair Ms. Rita Tiehen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Tiehen Realty, Inc.
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1988
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

Community LINC's mission is to end homelessness, impact poverty, and remove barriers to self-sufficiency for the families we serve. As one of the largest single-site providers of Interim Housing for homeless families in the greater Kansas City area, our primary goal is to stabilize families in safe housing and permanently end homelessness by helping individuals reach their full potential.

Community LINC has two structured programs proven to end homelessness and increase self-sufficiency. Our Interim Housing program offers four months of on-site interim housing with nine months of in-home aftercare once families are in permanent housing. This additional support has been proven to reduce the chance of recurrent homelessness. Our Immediate Housing program helps families with fewer housing barriers transition directly from emergency shelter settings into permanent housing. These families are provided financial assistance to remove housing barriers, case management to develop a housing plan, and nine months of in-home aftercare to help families stabilize in their new environment. We attribute much of success to our hand-up versus hand-out approach to ending homelessness.

Background Statement

May 1986, Community LINC was envisioned when a group of citizens from local churches began meeting to discuss ways to break the cycles of poverty and homelessness. The organization was modeled after a transitional housing program with the goal to create independent and self-sufficient families. 
 
Today, Community LINC owns six buildings with 36 units and has an annual budget over $2.2 million. Community LINC has grown from serving 12 families to 121 families each year. Since 1988, Community LINC has served 4,121 families with 12,407 individuals, including 8,953 children with either shelter or programming.
  • In 1987, the first governing body was established and the name LINC (Living In New Community) was adopted. In 1988, LINC was granted 501(c)(3) status, and the organization was born. The program’s first official home was an apartment building at 32nd and Warwick with four units available for homeless families.
  • In September 1991, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved relocation to three apartment buildings at 4012-14, 4016-18, and 4028-30 Troost at no cost. In the 1990’s, LINC became “Community LINC” to distinguish the organization from the Local Investment Commission, another nonprofit based in Kansas City known as LINC.

 

Over the past five years, Community LINC programs have been able to:

 

  • Increase Financial Security - Nearly all families make progress in resolving judgments (bad debts adjudicated by the courts) and retiring delinquent debts. In 2016, 77% of the adults we served were employed at exit with 73% increasing income, and 62% of those who were under or unemployed gaining employment.
  • Generate Taxable Income and Decrease Dependence on Public Assistance – Assuming sustained employment, families who exited to permanent housing from 2012 to 2016 have generated over $5.5 million in additional taxable income from employment and decreased reliance on public assistance by over $1 million.
  • Secure Permanent Housing - In 2016, 83% of families left Community LINC for permanent housing.
  • Achieve Long-Term Independence - We conduct five-year retention studies on all program graduates. From 2012-2016, 89% remained housed and self-sufficient.
  • Aim to Break the Cycle of Homelessness and Poverty - We take a multi-prong approach by focusing on housing and support services to ensure sustainable success for our families.

 

Impact Statement

2016 Accomplishments:

  • We served 407 individuals including 267 children in 125 families. Of those who exited, 83% left for permanent housing.
  • We completed our second year of an Awareness Campaign, made possible by several awards from local funders. Our campaign included billboards, radio, digital, and an overhaul of all collateral.
  • We decreased our reliance on government funding from 22% to 18%
  • We increased individual giving from 11% to 31%.
  • 217 Volunteers donated more than 4,113 hours of service.

Goals for 2017 and beyond:

  • Serve 150 families experiencing homelessness through housing programs
  • Become a trauma-informed agency by implementing trauma specific interventions for staff and clients.
  • Launch a new pilot program to end homelessness for high-risk, high-barrier families experiencing homelessness.
  • Complete a strategic plan to map the agency’s direction for the next three years.
Needs Statement

Organization-wide needs:

  • $200,000 – Housing assistance dollars for families experiencing homelessness
  • $700,000 – Capital Improvements for our aging buildings
  • $70,000 – Project Management/Data contract assistance
  • Increase on-site safety and security for our residents and staff.
  • Secure meal donations for evening programming.
Service Categories
Homeless Services/Centers
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
A LETTER FROM OUR CEO:
 
Last October I was given a gift, a chance to join a wonderful organization with the ability to transform lives. This gift came with an outstanding team passionate in its belief and conviction to unleash the power of families. Once stably housed either in their permanent homes or on our campus, families are given the support, tools, resources and most importantly the confidence that their past did not define their future.
Historically a long-term transitional housing program, Community LINC was only able to serve 24 families at any point in time. What resulted was a waiting list that averaged upwards of 100 families who were forced to cycle in and out of homeless shelters, live in cars, parks, and other places not meant for human habitation. In response, Community LINC sought ways to address this crisis and grow the number of families we’ve been honored to serve.

In 2014, we reclassified our two-year long-term transitional housing program to rapidly rehouse families within 120 days. Additionally, we launched an Immediate Housing Program where emergency shelter families with lower economic barriers are placed in permanent housing as soon as possible, typically within 30 days. Finally, in an effort to address the gap in services for homeless families who do not meet HUD’s definition of literal homelessness, Community LINC launched a Diversion Program with the goal of helping precariously housed families obtain permanent housing. Altogether, these initiatives have resulted in a 60% increase in the number of families stably housed.

Because family stability is so vital, we launched an Aftercare component that provides nine months of in-home services to families who have transitioned to permanent housing. Community LINC also added mobile assessment to our program. Our Mobile Assessment Worker goes into the community and finds homeless families living in non-emergency shelter environments, i.e. motels, church basements. Our Mobile Assessment Worker evaluates the family’s service needs, connects them to our program or refers them to other appropriate services. These program expansions have allowed Community LINC to serve more families either in housing placements, referrals, or case management.

While 89% of families have remained housed for five years, there is more work to be done. We are setting a course for our future. Our future includes an upcoming strategic plan to enhance our efforts for additional impact and support for our community.

Programs
Description

Families who are served through our Interim Housing program are placed in a fully-furnished apartment on our campus for up to 120 days until they transition into permanent housing where they are offered nine months of aftercare services. In their first week on campus, the family meets with a Housing Specialist to identify the type of home they need, ideal location, and affordability, as well as any financial barriers to permanent housing, including bad credit, landlord judgments, and past due utility bills.

Once a family transitions to permanent housing, they begin receiving aftercare services. These in-home aftercare services last nine months and consist of meetings with Case Managers. The objective of aftercare is to ensure each family can independently sustain housing. Lack of support during this crucial period often results in recurrent homelessness. Community LINC employs the Critical-Time Intervention (CTI) case management model, which involves focused, time-limited assistance during the critical transition to community living. 
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years),
Short-Term Success
• 75% of families will exit to permanent housing.
• 70% of households will secure employment.
• 80% of adults will improve self-sufficiency based on the F-SPDAT.
• 70% of adults will retire housing-related debts.
• 70% of participating children will average 80% or higher on nutritional life skills scores.
• 70% of participating children will average 80% or higher on resiliency cognition scores.
• 70% of participating children will be in the top tier or will increase their tier level in the SEARS resiliency assessment.
Long-Term Success
  • 80% of program participants will remain permanently housed for at least two years.
  • 60% of program participants will remain engaged in onsite and offsite supportive services.
  • 60% of program participants will utilize critical problem-solving skills if or when a crisis evolves which jeopardizes their housing.
Program Success Monitored By

Community LINC utilizes the following measurement tools to track our outcomes:

  • Agency Dashboard
  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • ServicePoint Internal HMIS
  • Internal Tracking Spreadsheet
  • Outcome Questionnaire (0Q-45.2)
  • Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool for Families (F-SPDAT)
  • Social-Emotional Assets and Resiliency Scales (SEARS) 
Examples of Program Success

Assuming sustained employment, families who exited to permanent housing from 2012 to 2016 have generated over $5.5 million in additional taxable income from employment and decreased reliance on public assistance by over $1 million.

We conduct five-year retention studies on all program graduates. From 2012-2016, 84% remained housed and self-sufficient.

In 2016, Community LINC achieved the following outcomes: 

  • 84% of families exited to permanent housing
  • 75% of households secured employment.
  • 80% of adults retired housing-related debts.
  • 77% of adults improved coping skills
  • 50% of participating children improved coping skills.
  • 99% of participating children improved nutritional life skills scores.
  • 89% of children averaged 80% or higher on resiliency cognition.
  • 93% of children achieved the top tier level in the SEARS resiliency assessment.

 

Description

  •  Employment Services: Our full-time Adult Services Manager assists clients with developing a resume, finding interview clothing, conducting job searches, and preparing for the interview.
  • Two-Generational Programming: Weekly classes are held which cover topics such as effective parenting, time management, conflict resolution, housekeeping, life insurance, job retention, healthy eating, meal preparation, safe sex, and domestic violence.
  • Budgeting: One-on-one sessions with volunteer budgeters teach financial management through budgeting and saving. Budgets and bank statements are reviewed in great detail, so they begin to understand exactly how much money is coming in and where it is going.
  • Mental Wellness Counseling: Mental wellness services are offered to all program participants. Our counselors help residents break through the barriers to self-sufficiency, many of which arise from profound trauma
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Adults, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent,
Short-Term Success
  • 75% of families will exit to permanent housing.
  • 70% of households will secure employment.
  • 80% of adults will improve self-sufficiency based on the F-SPDAT.
  • 70% of adults will retire housing-related debts.
  • 70% of participating children will average 80% or higher on nutritional life skills scores. 
  • 70% of participating children will average 80% or higher on resiliency cognition scores. 
  • 70% of participating children will be in the top tier or will increase their tier level in the SEARS resiliency assessment.
Long-Term Success
  • 80% of program participants will remain permanently housed for at least two years.
  • 60% of program participants will remain engaged in onsite and offsite supportive services.
Program Success Monitored By
Community LINC utilizes the following measurement tools to track our outcomes:
  • Agency Dashboard
  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • ServicePoint Internal HMIS
  • Internal Tracking Spreadsheet
  • Outcome Questionnaire (0Q-45.2)
  • Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool for Families (F-SPDAT)
  • Social-Emotional Assets and Resiliency Scales (SEARS)
Examples of Program Success
Assuming sustained employment, families who exited to permanent housing from 2012 to 2016 have generated over $5.5 million in additional taxable income from employment and decreased reliance on public assistance by over $1 million.
We conduct five-year retention studies on all program graduates. From 2012-2016, 84% remained housed and self-sufficient.
In 2016, Community LINC achieved the following outcomes:
  • 84% of families exited to permanent housing
  • 75% of households secured employment.
  • 80% of adults retired housing-related debts.
  • 77% of adults improved coping skills
  • 50% of participating children improved coping skills.
  • 99% of participating children improved nutritional life skills scores.
  • 89% of children averaged 80% or higher on resiliency cognition.
  • 93% of children achieved the top tier level in the SEARS resiliency assessment.
Description
Community LINC’s Children’s Programs provides children with essential life and resilience skills and academic support, all with the goal to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Homelessness is a traumatic experience, but we have found that children have amazing levels of resiliency when faced with homelessness. Our goal is to help them identify and build off of these strengths. Children also learn the fundamentals and importance of nutrition and how to make healthy eating choices.
Individual and group mental wellness services for children 6-18-years old are offered, as well as developmental screenings for those 0-5-years old.
Kansas City Young Audiences workshops, off-site enrichment activities, and academic advocacy and support all contribute to making the comprehensive program build each child’s resilience and provide the skill set for a healthy, fulfilling future.
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Homeless, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years),
Short-Term Success
  • 70% of participating children will average 80% or higher on nutritional life skills scores.
  • 70% of participating children will average 80% or higher on resiliency cognition scores.
  • 70% of participating children will be in the top tier or will increase their tier level in the SEARS resiliency assessment.
Long-Term Success

Through our children’s programs, we provide children with the skills and tools they need to break the cycle of poverty and become self-sufficient adults.

Program Success Monitored By
Nutritional life skills and resiliency cognition are monitored with assessments conducted during children's program time.
 
We also use the Social-Emotional Assets and Resiliency Scales (SEARS) to measure resiliency. This evidence-based tool is a strengths-based assessment that evaluates problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, the ability to make and maintain friendships, the ability to cope with adversity, and the ability to be optimistic when faced with adversity. This tool assesses change in children's assets and resilience levels over time. SEARS uses tiers to measure internal emotional levels. We want and believe the children we serve can reach the top tier, or at least advance their tier from their pre-test to post-test. We believe this more accurately reflects the growth of these children. SEARS measures the correlation between the entire experience of a child (housing stability, family resilience, etc.) and their individual resiliency.
Examples of Program Success

In 2016, Community LINC achieved the following outcomes:

  • 70% of participating children will average 80% or higher on nutritional life skills scores.
  • 70% of participating children will average 80% or higher on resiliency cognition scores.
  • 70% of participating children will be in the top tier or will increase their tier level in the SEARS resiliency assessment.

Description

Families with fewer barriers are enrolled in our Immediate Housing program and move directly into permanent housing through our landlord partnerships. the family meets with a Housing Specialist to identify the type of home they need, ideal location, and affordability, as well as any financial barriers to permanent housing, including bad credit, landlord judgments, and past due utility bills. Families receive case management and programming in the home for up to nine months with the same core competencies as our Interim Housing program.

After a family moves into their new housing, they are provided services directed toward stabilizing their housing situation. The objective is to help each family achieve long-term stability by providing the same core competencies as our Interim Housing program. 
Category Human Services, General/Other Services for the Homeless
Population Served Families, Children and Youth (0 - 19 years),
Short-Term Success
  1. 100% of program participants will move to permanent housing within 30 days of program entry.
  2. Program participants will decrease or remove barriers to self-sufficiency. Financial education, budgeting, and saving is key to decreasing or removing barriers.  
  3. Program participants will remain permanently housed. 
Long-Term Success 80% of program participants will remain permanently housed for at least two years.
Program Success Monitored By
Community LINC utilizes the following measurement tools to track our outcomes:
  • Agency Dashboard
  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
  • ServicePoint Internal HMIS
  • Internal Tracking Spreadsheet
  • Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool for Families (F-SPDAT)
Examples of Program Success

Since the program's re-launch in 2014, Community LINC has served 56 families through the Immediate Housing program.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Precious Stargell Cushman
Term Start Oct 2016
Experience

Precious Stargell Cushman joined the Community LINC team in October of 2016. Precious leads the overall strategy and operations of Community LINC and its programs. She functions as the liaison between the Board and the staff while motivating the staff for high performance, productivity, and retention. Ms. Stargell Cushman oversees the development of programming that supports the mission of Community LINC as well as fundraising, finances, and outreach. Ms. Stargell Cushman holds an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and B.A. from Dartmouth College. Her background includes holding executive leadership positions in financial services organizations and prior to joining Community LINC, she held the position of Vice President with the United Way of Greater Kansas City.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Laura Gray May 2007 - Sept 2016
Ms. Jan Justice Jan 1997 - May 2007
Senior Staff
Title Senior Director of Programs
Experience/Biography

Jeannine Short holds a, B.A. in Psychology and a MPA in Public Administration – Nonprofit Management. In August 2011, she began her work on a Ph.D. in Human Services. Jeannine has been with Community LINC since August 2008. Her previous experience includes eight years as an Outreach Case Manager at New House Shelter. Jeannine also serves as the chair on Kansas City’s Homeless Services Coalition.


At Community LINC, Jeannine’s responsibilities include oversight of the adult and children’s programming and monitoring the Interim and Immediate Housing Programs.

Title Business Manager
Experience/Biography

JoAnne has 30 years of experience in progressively responsible positions within the banking, publishing, and nonprofit industries. She has been with Community LINC since 2010. As Business Manager, she is responsible for Community LINC’s accounting and human resources functions as well as enhancing the internal organizational processes and infrastructure that enable Community LINC to continue to grow and fulfill its mission.

Prior to joining the Community LINC team, she was Business Manager of Visitation Catholic Church. Prior to her time at Visitation, she was a Senior Business Analyst at United Missouri Bank of Kansas City. In addition, she worked at Sheed & Ward (a division of the National Catholic Reporter), most recently as a Marketing Associate.

JoAnne earned a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy from Kansas State University.

Title Associate Executive Director
Experience/Biography

Teresa has over 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector with a Fundraising Certification from Bloch Business School and a Certificate in Fund Raising Management from the School of Fundraising at Indiana University. Teresa has been with Community LINC since 1996 and has a Bachelor’s degree in Non Profit Leadership and Human Resources from Ottawa University. In 2005 Teresa received her MBA from Phoenix University in 2007 and is a certified Life Coach from New Ventures West..

At Community LINC, Teresa has had many roles, however her current responsibility is raising the financial resources needed to meet the annual budget.

Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 18
Paid Part-Time Staff 11
Volunteers 454
Paid Contractors 3
Retention Rate 78%
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
Community LINC works in close collaboration with multiple agency partners in the Kansas City community to enhance the quality of our program and reduce duplication of services. We are a member of the Homeless Services Coalition of Greater Kansas City, the Mid-America Assistance Coalition's MAACLink data system, and United Way 211.
Referrals for supportive housing are received from all Kansas City emergency shelters, as well as Children's Mercy Hospital, the Kansas City, Missouri School District, the Mayor's Office, United Way 211, various religious congregations, and other agencies. Likewise, Community LINC maintains relationships with diverse organizations throughout the community that can help our clients on their path to self-sufficiency. We refer our clients to over thirty agencies across the city for assistance with mental wellness, child care, food, clothing, employment certification programs, teen and vocational services, home ownership preparation, medical treatment, and dental care.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Circle of CaringUnited Way2009
Gold Standard Award- Transitional Housing Programs-Best PracticesHomeless Services Coalition2009
Four-Star RatingCharity Navigator2013
Excellence in Nonprofit LeadershipSupport KC2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Rita Tiehen
Company Affiliation Tiehen Realty, Inc.
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Email tiehenr@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Jessica Borries Burns & McDonnell
Mr. Kent Cable Sogeti USA LLC
Mr. Dan Carroll Rocketfuel Partners
Ms. Wilma Collado Enlighten Optional Excellence
Mr. Blaine Degnan City Wide Maintenance Company
Ms. Deb Eveans Meritage Portfolio Manangement
Ms. Carol Gilstrap U.S. Bank
Ms. Ann Harbin Chemical Data Resources, LLC
Ms. Jackie Hunter Greater Mt. Zion MB Church
Ms. Kris Kappel Husch Blackwell
Mr. Brad Korris B. Korris Painting
Mr. Bob Kroeker Martin, Leigh, Laws and Fritzlen
Mr. Dave Lally Gentiva Health Services
Ms. Teresa Shriver Enterprise Holdings
Ms. Rita Tiehen
Ms. Tina Ussery-Franklin
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 93%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Finance
Program / Program Planning
Building
Legislative
Marketing
Human Resources / Personnel and Finance and Marketing and Nominating and By-laws
Board Governance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr John Barnes Reach Dynamics
Mrs. Emily Barnes Merrigan and Company
Ms. Jessica Borries Burns & McDonnel
Mrs. Lisa Davis Meritage Portfolio Management
Ms. Leah Kampschneider Community Volunteer
Mr. Nkem Ohla Community Volunteer
Mr. James Townsend James Fitness, LLC
Ms. Ashley Voss Community Volunteer
CEO Comments Community LINC is proud to have a high-impact board that diligently oversees the governance of the agency. The board continuously seeks ways to better educate themselves or new board members on their role as part of a high impact board. In 2015, Community LINC received the Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership Award for organizations with budgets over $1 million from Support KC in recognition of our board’s superb leadership.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $2,289,273
Projected Expenses $2,269,250
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990. 
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$711,233$421,697$584,517
Government Contributions$470,489$549,374$417,584
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$470,489$549,374$417,584
Individual Contributions------
$27,526$47,771$27,538
$4,280$9,486$9,926
Investment Income, Net of Losses($4,754)($1,770)($967)
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$537,454$647,766$543,527
Revenue In-Kind$258,056$474,866$613,776
Other$1,356$960$2,656
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,543,724$1,523,034$1,369,918
Administration Expense$132,979$113,109$99,850
Fundraising Expense$259,107$199,501$164,337
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.171.35
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%83%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%12%10%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,848,262$2,779,535$2,483,317
Current Assets$1,604,839$1,538,473$1,260,283
Long-Term Liabilities$103,280$118,920$139,294
Current Liabilities$33,674$19,137$17,051
Total Net Assets$2,711,308$2,641,478$2,326,972
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities47.6680.3973.91
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets4%4%6%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountHUD $222,780Anonymous $446,650 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividual Donor $213,500Anonymous $269,179 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHall Family Foundation $150,000Anonymous $126,515 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments Community LINC strives to be the best stewards of our resources so we can allocate as much funding as possible to the families we serve. Community LINC works to have diversified and stable sources of income to support our programs. Our strategy for the last few years has been to increase the revenue we receive from individual giving. Last year, we achieved a significant milestone by decreasing our reliance on government funding to 18% and tripling our rate of individual giving.
Organization Name Community LINC
Address 4012-14 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 641101234
Primary Phone (816) 531-3727
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Precious Stargell Cushman
Board Chair Ms. Rita Tiehen
Board Chair Company Affiliation Tiehen Realty, Inc.
Year of Incorporation 1988