Mid-America Arts Alliance
2018 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City MO 64108-1914
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 421-1388
Mission Statement

The mission of Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is to strengthen communities and improve lives through extraordinary cultural experiences.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. William T. Stein
Board Chair Mr. Ed Clifford
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Jones Trust, Springdale, Arkansas
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1973
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

The mission of Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is to strengthen communities and improve lives through extraordinary cultural experiences.

Background Statement

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) was the first organization to unite a region of states around the arts. In 1972, prompted by concerns that most arts experiences were produced and enjoyed in major coastal metropolitan areas, a group of Midwestern civic leaders pooled its resources to bring those experiences to the geographic center of the country. M-AAA was founded in response to this need and became the National Endowment for the Arts’ model for what is now a network of six Regional Arts Organizations.

M-AAA serves cultural organizations, arts professionals, artists, and communities throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, and beyond. We deliver cultural programming through three focus areas: traveling arts and humanities exhibitions, competitive grants programs for artists and arts organizations, and in-depth training programs for artists and arts professionals. M-AAA is especially committed to enlivening the cultural life of underserved communities that lack resources for cultural programming.
Impact Statement

ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 

M-AAA efficiently delivers outstanding arts experiences in Kansas City and beyond through an array of programs designed to meet the needs of our constituency. Over 20,000 Kansas City area residents, artists, and professionals participated in unique M-AAA programs and services last year. Our FY16 accomplishments include:

  1. Growth of our traveling exhibits, ExhibitsUSA and NEH on the Road, which bring museum quality arts exhibits to small-midsize arts and cultural organizations across the region and country.
  2. Continued success of LIVE! in the Crossroads, M-AAA’s First Fridays multidisciplinary event series.
  3. Successful growth of the ENGAGE program, a comprehensive capacity building initiative for arts and culture organizations in urban communities.
  4. Expansion of ArtistINC, a professional development program to assist practicing artists in the development of essential business skills, across the region.
  5. Increased grant support for the creation of new and innovative artwork through M-AAA's Artistic Innovations program. 
GOALS:

In addition to M-AAA’s regional goals, our current goals and objectives to meet the needs of Kansas City artists, arts professionals, organizations, and audiences include:

  1. Increased opportunities for Kansas City audiences to engage in extraordinary arts experiences through our exhibitions, performance, and training programs.
  2. Increased collaborations with Kansas City artists, arts professionals, arts educators, and arts organizations.
  3. Continued dedication to listening to and learning from arts leaders and our constituents through convenings.
Needs Statement
  1. Support for enhanced and expanded programming for the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.
  2. Funding for subsidies to deliver more high-quality programming to the culturally underserved.
  3. Unrestricted mission support to provide flexibility in putting dollars where they are most needed for organizational operations.
  4. Continued diversification of funding sources, as arts funding at the federal and state levels continues to be under fire.
Service Categories
Arts Services
Cultural & Ethnic Awareness
Arts Education
Areas of Service
International
National
NE
OK
TX
AR
MO
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Liberty
MO - Platte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

M-AAA is fortunate to be able to deliver more art for more people in Kansas City, throughout our five-state region, and across the country. Now in our 45th year of operation, M-AAA is stronger than ever. Our success is due to the leadership of our engaged and active board, dynamic partnerships and collaborations with talented artists and arts organizations, expert and hard-working staff, a tight grip on financial structures to ensure organizational transparency and stability now and into the future, and the many extraordinary resources we bring to all we serve. 

Surrounded by commercial galleries, businesses, and artist studios, our focus on arts access and education provides alternative experiences within the Crossroads. We love being a part of the Kansas City cultural community.
Programs
Description

LIVE! in the Crossroads is the signature public event series offered by Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA). Coinciding with First Fridays in the Crossroads, the series features multidisciplinary events on our open-air stage and inside our building in the Crossroads. Events are free-to-the-public, easily accessed, and wheelchair accessible. 

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

The best indicator of the success of LIVE! in the Crossroads is the artistic quality and diversity of artists: Top performing artists from Kansas City and the M-AAA region on our open-air stage; visual, performing, and multidisciplinary artists presenting their work inside our building; and previews of M-AAA’s compelling exhibitions in the Culture Lab.

Long-Term Success

LIVE! in the Crossroads will provide relevant, high-quality art and cultural activities to the growing number of visitors to the area. 

Program Success Monitored By

The success of LIVE! in the Crossroads is measured by the total number of children and adults who attend one or more activities offered during our  First Friday programming; high satisfaction with the events, and overall success of our collaborations with artists and nonprofit cultural organizations, resulting in high quality LIVE! programming.  

The quality of LIVE! programming is also monitored through program final evaluations and ongoing review of programs and services by staff. Regional touring artists are selected from partner state rosters after their thorough vetting process. LIVE! artists and exhibitions are selected by the professional staff of M-AAA upon approval by the CEO.

Examples of Program Success

The range and quality of LIVE! activities this year attest to the program’s success: compelling ExhibitsUSA and NEH on the Road exhibitions, free concerts by emerging and established local and regional artists, and collaborations with regional arts organizations.  

Description

ExhibitsUSA is M-AAA’s flagship traveling exhibition program. Since 1988, ExhibitsUSA has provided museum-quality exhibitions to small and midsize arts and cultural institutions throughout the region, and beyond.  

In 2003, M-AAA developed NEH on the Road in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities in response to demands by smaller museums and communities for high quality programming to fit their spaces and budgets. We were awarded a $2.2 million NEH contract in December 2014 to continue delivering affordable, high quality humanities programming to cultural institutions in communities in nearly every state in the country. 
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Visual Arts Exhibitions
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

Goals for ExhibitsUSA through FY16 are to increase the number of new exhibitions that we develop with enhanced educational programming resources for audiences by 40%, and to develop and deliver new and enhanced educational resources for the venues that host ExhibitsUSA exhibitions, including expanded access to programming grants to help venues offer educational activities and programs to their constituents. 

The goal for both exhibition programs is to continue to receive final evaluations from venues that indicate at least 90% satisfaction with the exhibitions, educational resources, and M-AAA’s delivery of services.

Long-Term Success

One of M-AAA’s distinct competencies is our expertise in national traveling exhibitions, where we have held the largest market share for decades.

Now in its 27th year, ExhibitsUSA has toured over 200 exhibitions to over 3,000 communities. M-AAA has reached over 20 million children and adults through ExhibitsUSA. To date, NEH on the Road has reached over 2 ½ million people in more than 200 communities across the country. 

In the future, our goal is to reach more than a million people annually with our traveling exhibitions programs. In addition to continuing to develop and tour the highest quality exhibitions through both programs, M-AAA seeks to place exhibitions in every state in the country.

Program Success Monitored By

The primary evaluation method for M-AAA exhibitions is the final report required from host venues once the exhibition has shipped to its next destination. Venues respond to a range of qualitative and quantitative questions to gauge satisfaction with the exhibition content, interactive elements, and other audience engagement and education features, such as text panels and catalogs; educational resources materials; client services, including professional museum support from M-AAA staff in the form of installation training, marketing assistance, and other venue needs; and new and enhanced venue support strategies including grants to venues to help with educational programming. Additional evaluation tools, including client focus groups and an advisory panel, assist in the selection of exhibitions for development and touring.

Examples of Program Success

More than 4,600 children and adults viewed the ExhibitsUSA exhibition, “The Fine Art of Jazz: Photographs by Dan White,” at the Kansas City Kansas Public Library in November 2013. In her final evaluation report, Ann Lacey, Arts & Humanities Librarian, cited the library’s goal that best described their reasons for hosting this exhibition: “To offer arts and cultural events to a community that might not otherwise have access.”

In her June 2012 final report on the NEH on the Road exhibition, “For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights,” Patricia Schurkamp, Director of the Wyandotte County Historical Museum, wrote, “For the past 10 years I have tried to reach our school district through museum programs, but nothing worked until [this exhibition]. We were also very pleased to see a drastic increase in African-American attendance. Another success was that a community companion piece we established for the exhibition has now become permanent.”

Description

Artistic Innovations is a grant program that supports the creation and premiere of new work. With generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts, we distributed nearly $240,000 in Artistic Innovations grants in our current fiscal year to underwrite direct expenses related to the art-making process and the public premiere of these works. 

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Presenting
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

Artistic Innovations projects must introduce a new idea, product, method, or service to the organization’s or artist’s audience. The selection of projects for support also includes consideration of public engagement opportunities, so that local audiences, as well as audiences outside the artist’s or organization’s home community, may experience the new work.

Long-Term Success

Artistic Innovations is a unique grant program designed with the long-term goal of developing a rich new body of innovative artistic work by artists and arts organizations in each state in the M-AAA region. Over time, program success will also be defined by the local and regional communities and audiences who are served through opportunities to experience the awardees’ new grant-funded creative work.

Program Success Monitored By

Artistic Innovations grants are awarded annually. A regional Advisory Panel evaluates applications and recommends awardees. Panelists consist of volunteers representing each state in the M-AAA region and include state arts agency program managers and specialists, artists, community leaders of related arts programs, and directors of arts organizations.

M-AAA staff, in conjunction with the Advisory Panel, evaluate potential grant recipients from submitted letters of inquiry and issue invitations to submit full applications. Panelists review the full applications and, in consultation with M-AAA CEO, Mary Kennedy, and Grant Officer, Christine Dotterweich Bial, recommend approximately 20 artists and arts organizations from throughout the M-AAA region and their awards of up to $15,000 each. The M-AAA board reviews and approves awardees and grant amounts. Recipients are required to submit both mid-year and final project reports.

Examples of Program Success

Artistic Innovations launched across the M-AAA region in FY13 with seven highly successful demonstration projects and has continued to steadily grow each year.

Description

Artist INC is an in-depth, 8-week professional development program for artists of all disciplines that addresses their unique business needs and challenges. Weekly topics include strategic planning marketing, finance, law, and technology. The result of Artist INC is more than the sum of its parts: artists benefit from the training, and metropolitan areas benefit from an invigorated, collaborative, and business-savvy artist community.

Through Artist INC, we have served nearly 150 artists in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, and Texas. 

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

For the artists we serve through Artist INC Live, success begins with their direct and active participation in the seminar series. Participants learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers in the program. Using a tested and rigorous class design, artists learn through mentoring by artist facilitators from their metropolitan area, small group application activities, large group discussions, and multi-media lectures. Short-term successes are achieved through each artist’s increase in skills and knowledge over the course of the training. M-AAA defines our organizational short-term success as the full implementation of the program, including successful planning, participant recruitment and selection, program implementation, and evaluation phases.

Long-Term Success

Artist INC’s impact is measured longitudinally for all participants. The program achieves long-term success when the participating artists continue, post-training, to develop the skills and knowledge they acquired during the seminars, including the continuation of a supportive and collaborative network of artists formed through relationships with their Artist INC peers. M-AAA will build upon the new creative communities formed by Artist INC alumnae and find new ways to connect them to one another across our region.

Program Success Monitored By

Artist INC Live program administrators, including M-AAA staff and Artist INC staff from the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Innovation Center, measure success through pre- and post-seminar surveys which track the kinds of skills that were needed by each participant artist and acquired over the course of the seminars. The long-term success of Artist INC for program alumnae is measured through similar surveys administered at one- and two-year intervals to measure the retention of learning and skills over time.

Examples of Program Success

Comments by recent Artist INC Live participants:

“Goal setting and community building (networking with fellow artists) are tied for the most valuable information I learned, although it was all so relevant and useful it’s hard to choose!” 

“I have made decisions recently that were made more easily and confidently because of the goals I set during training.”

“The most valuable piece of information I learned in Artist INC was that ‘being a musician’ is a viable career path and one I should value as much as other people value being a doctor, a lawyer, and mechanic, etc. This is my trade, and I am good at it. Furthermore, what I have learned from Artist INC is that there are practical steps to take in furthering my career as a musician. Even though I work with intangibles on the front end – as far as writing and composing music – my work is out in the ‘real world,’ and now I am armed with more skills for succeeding in this, my chosen field.”

Description

ENGAGE is M-AAA’s long-term capacity building program to develop the leadership, resource management, and civic engagement capacities of up to 30 small to mid-size arts organizations in a single urban area. ENGAGE supports organizations by delivering training through coaching and assistance in governance, fundraising/finance, and community engagement; providing on-site consultations; and generating a supportive peer network to accelerate learning, encourage resource sharing, and spark creative collaboration.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other General Arts Education
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success

For the organizations we serve through ENGAGE, success begins with an increased knowledge of the basic requirements of nonprofit excellence. Attendance in all program activities by each organization’s director and board president ensures that learning occurs simultaneously and is addressed and implemented by staff and the board of directors. Short-term program success includes: renewed and adopted governance and financial management policies; the careful development of a highly motivated board of directors; deep engagement of board members in the organization’s work and overall mission; clarity in staff and board roles and how they relate to fundraising; and mission-driven strategic planning that positively impacts programs and fundraising.

Long-Term Success

The encompassing long-range goal for ENGAGE is to improve the participant organizations’ ability to capably self-govern, discover and address the needs of their target constituents, and work collectively and creatively towards self-sustaining futures. Using improved community impact as our overarching theme for ENGAGE, we expect that each participant organization will sharpen its activities in creating intentional, measurable, and positive impacts for the individuals and communities they serve.

Program Success Monitored By

Baseline assessments are completed by all participant organizations providing M-AAA with trackable, objective measures of organizational function, compliance, and overall health. Reports also provide directional information used in determining each organization’s coaching/training needs throughout the life of the program. At the completion of the program, participants complete the baseline assessment tool to measure overall organizational change and improvement.

Examples of Program Success

Comments by participants from M-AAA’s ENGAGE community (Houston, TX):

“The inter-disciplinary community that ENGAGE is building is positive and promising. I am recognizing more colleagues from ENGAGE out in the field as we work on projects and attend functions. It is great networking and the spirit of sharing ideas and best practices is starting to extend well beyond the structured meetings. I think the program is planting many seeds that are going to grow for years to come. “

“We have been able to capitalize on new and exciting growth opportunities this year via the information and guidance provided by ENGAGE. We’ve strengthened our board and staff and are now positioned to expand our services, create a stronger and lasting presence within the community, and better partner with organizations through unique and creative methods.”

CEO Comments

Mid-America Arts Alliance seeks to provide meaningful, diversified, and relevant arts and culture programming; embody strong financial positioning; and be an exemplary, collaborative partner. We accomplish our mission through a nimble and entrepreneurial approach and a relentless commitment to quality and service. These characteristics allow us to navigate challenges and embrace opportunities.

The M-AAA region is comprised of five states with unique populations and needs, which means we must be responsive in a multitude of ways with a limited budget and small staff. We meet these challenges by offering programs that are flexible and adaptable, by leveraging public and private dollars to infuse arts and culture in Kansas City and throughout our region.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. William T. Stein
Term Start July 2016
Experience

Todd Stein, Interim CEO

Todd Stein joined M-AAA as chief operating officer in January 2013 and was named Interim CEO in August 2016. Todd’s career in the arts field has been diverse and substantial. He brings 20 years of experience in strategic planning, finance, program development, and relationship management to his position. He most recently served for eight years as deputy director and COO of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO, where he managed the administration of the organization while improving the overall efficiency and productivity of its operations, including internal human resource procedures as well as long-range maintenance plans for multiple buildings. Prior to his tenure at the Kemper Museum, Todd served as director of finance and administration for M-AAA from 1996-2004.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Mary Kennedy 2002 -
Mr. Henry Moran Sept 1975 - Oct 2001
Senior Staff
Title Director of Arts and Humanities Programming
Title Director of Development
Title Director of Marketing and Communications
Title Senior Finance Manager
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 22
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 0
Paid Contractors 0
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 Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

One of M-AAA’s organizational core values is that more can be accomplished by working collaboratively than individually and we use that mentality to tackle our work every day. Our lead partners are the six state arts agencies in our region – Missouri Arts Council, Arkansas Arts Council, Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, Nebraska Arts Council, Oklahoma Arts Council, and Texas Commission on the Arts – and the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We also work closely with exceptional curators, performers, arts administrators, and artists to create relevant programs and services that enriches the lives of all our constituents.

In Kansas City, M-AAA is committed to working with local nonprofit arts organizations and agencies to further the city’s dynamic arts ecosystem. The programming we deliver to Kansas City audiences through the strategic use of our headquarters in the Crossroads Arts District depends upon close collaborations with local artists and organizations, allowing for cross-promotion and audience-building.

Affiliations
AffiliationYear
National Endowment for the Arts - Partner1973
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
performARTSSpeas Memorial Trusts, Bank of America, Trustee; and the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank, Trustee2013
Design Hero Award to Mary Kennedy, M-AAA CEOAmerican Institute of Architects Kansas City (juried panel)2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

The professionalism and expertise of M-AAA staff are central to our ability to deliver more art for more people in Kansas City, throughout our region, and across the country. We have created a top-level organizational structure to optimally integrate program and administrative activities, implement greater efficiencies and use of staff, and deliver high-quality cultural experiences to the artists, arts organizations, and audiences we serve. 

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Ed Clifford
Company Affiliation The Jones Trust, Springdale, Arkansas
Term Nov 2015 to Nov 2018
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mrs. Billie Barnett Civic Leader, Tulsa, OK
Ms. Sharon Beshore
Mr. Ed Clifford Jones Center, Bentonville, AR
Mr. Michael Donovan
Mr. J. Robert Duncan Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NE
Mr. C. Kendric Fergeson NBC of Oklahoma, Altus, OK
Mrs. Lillie Fontenot Civic Leader, Houston, TX
Mrs. Linda S Frazier Civic Leader, Tulsa, OK
Mr. Doug Freed Artist, Sedalia, MO
Ms. Denise Garner
Mr. John Gaudin Argenta Wealth Management, North Little Rock, AR
Mr. Gary Gibbs
Mrs. Garbo Hearne Director, Hearne Fine Art, Little Rock, AR
Ms. Candy Henning
Mr. Peter Jasso
Mrs. Ruth H. Keene
Ms. Nancy Lee Kemper Civic Leader, Kansas City, MO
Ms. Holbrook Lawson Holbrook Campbell Lawson Fine Art Consultancy, Tulsa, OK
Mrs. Antzee Magruder
Mr. Larry Meeker
Mr. Gregory Perrin
Mr. Patrick Ralston
Ms. Amber Sharples Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma City, OK
Ms. Melissa Thoma
Ms. Kym Koch Thompson Koch Communication, LLC, Oklahoma City, OK
Mr. Frank Uryasz Civic Leader, Kansas City, MO
Mr. Rich Vierk Vierk & Associates, Lincoln, NE
Mrs. Suzanne Wise Nebraska Arts Council, Omaha, NE
Mrs. Mildred Witte
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 25
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 16
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 98%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 0%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 2
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Marketing
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments

Mid-America Arts Alliance enjoys an active and diverse board that provides outstanding representation from each of our states (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas). Our Board provides tremendous leadership, insight, and passion for M-AAA as represented by their active commitment to the organization. Board members participate actively in our fundraising efforts by providing assistance in identifying potential donors, arranging contacts with prospects, and providing support of requests for grants and contributions. Meetings are held twice annually in locations around the region, and monthly via conference call.

Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $4,675,495
Projected Expenses $4,674,235
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.  
  • Foundation/corporation 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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$770,723$1,089,841$908,719
Government Contributions$2,146,693$1,955,249$1,816,688
Federal----$1,816,688
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$2,146,693$1,955,249$0
Individual Contributions----$98,889
$0$0$0
$252,880$274,303$250,725
Investment Income, Net of Losses$19,605$18,972$100,086
Membership Dues$339,961$336,510$274,345
Special Events$0$0$3,025
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$2,542$17$1,237
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,570,129$2,581,879$2,308,684
Administration Expense$826,593$782,354$745,962
Fundraising Expense$310,964$279,450$237,795
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.011.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses69%71%70%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%9%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$4,831,292$5,083,633$5,102,878
Current Assets$1,019,285$1,165,025$1,950,657
Long-Term Liabilities$1,145,057$1,200,999$1,200,999
Current Liabilities$279,241$311,688$474,600
Total Net Assets$3,406,994$3,570,946$3,427,279
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities3.653.744.11
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets24%24%24%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $1,339,474 --Anonymous $1,263,151
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $815,213 --Anonymous $419,692
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountAnonymous $275,000 --Anonymous $410,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

The financial position of Mid-America Arts Alliance remains strong. Due to specific strategic planning, M-AAA has continued to operate with a budget surplus, as well as grow our cash reserve fund by 1% each year.

In addition to program and operating support from many corporations and foundations outside the Kansas City metropolitan area, we are grateful to the following recent Kansas City benefactors for their generous support of M-AAA’s delivery of extraordinary arts programming to Kansas City artists, arts organizations, and audiences: Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank, Trustee; Louetta Cowden Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee; William T. Kemper Foundation, Commerce Bank, Trustee; Francis Family Foundation; Cross Foundation; Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation; and the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund of Kansas City, MO.

Organization Name Mid-America Arts Alliance
Address 2018 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 641081914
Primary Phone (816) 421-1388
Contact Email info@maaa.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. William T. Stein
Board Chair Mr. Ed Clifford
Board Chair Company Affiliation The Jones Trust, Springdale, Arkansas
Year of Incorporation 1973