National Kidney Foundation Serving KS & Western MO
6405 Metcalf Avenue
Suite 204
Overland Park KS 66202
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 2621551
Mission Statement
The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Alexandra Garrick
Board Chair Mr. Pat Dunn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Parkway Real Estate and Development
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1968
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease for hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals, millions of patients and their families, and tens of millions of Americans at risk.
Background Statement
History of the National Organization: As recently as the 1940's, there were no kidney specialists in the medical profession. In the late 1940's, a group of parents, whose children were suffering from kidney disease, decided to do something about this situation. They founded an organization designed to foster research and improve the length and the quality of life for people with kidney disease.
From these beginnings, the National Kidney Foundation has evolved into a unified, nationwide force consisting of lay volunteers, doctors of medicine, other bio-medical scientists, renal social workers, nurses, and dietitians whose mission is to eradicate all kidney and urinary tract diseases. Dramatic changes have ensued. In a single generation, lives once presumed lost are now being sustained through transplantation and dialysis treatment. These procedures, still considered miracles, are now every day occurrences.
 
Prior to 1973, because dialysis machines were so expensive, committees selected kidney patients for dialysis. Those not selected for treatment died. In 1973, legislation was passed (due in large part to the National Kidney Foundation's lobbying efforts) which provided Medicare coverage for dialysis and transplantation costs. Eleven years later, as a result of the work of the National Kidney Foundation volunteers, the Uniform Organ Donor Act was passed.
 
History of Our Affiliate: In 1959, after struggling for several years with the difficulties and heartbreak of having not just one - but two of their children fall seriously ill with childhood Nephrosis, our Affiliate's founders, Patrick and Virginia Clune, decided that they would do something to help other parents of children with kidney disease.
 
During their many trips to and from the doctor's office and the hospital, the Clunes had become aware of the many families who needed help paying for hospitalizations and medical treatments for their children. With the encouragement of their child's physician, Dr. Robert Fairchild, Patrick and Virginia Clune recruited willing friends and family members and hosted the very first fund raising event to support the Kansas City Nephrosis Society.
Impact Statement
The primary focus of the National Kidney Foundation Serving Western Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma is on creating a continuum of services and programs that promote kidney health, through awareness, prevention, and treatment.
 
Over the past year, we have expanded our KEEP Healthy screenings which assess individuals risk for kidney disease and Your Kidneys & You presentations which educate individuals about kidneys. These signature NKF programs are well designed tools that help us spread awareness and identify those at risk for or in early stages of Chronic Kidney Disease. 
 
We also continued to offer educational opportunities for medical professionals through our Primary Care Physician conference and Renal Professional Education Seminar. These CME/CEU programs present transformational education to medical conferences in nephrology and other fields. We also expanded our online webinar CME activities to include accredited offerings for Social Workers, Dieticians and several other specialties. 
 
The 2016 Kansas City Kidney Walk raised over $138,000 and over 1,200 individuals from the community attended to help spread the message about the prevalence of CKD.
 
Going forward, the local NKF will continue to focus our efforts on raising awareness on early identification of CKD through programming such as KEEP Healthy and Your Kidneys & You. Lack of knowledge regarding risk factors contributing to kidney disease continues to be a challenge within the community. We will also continue to offer educational opportunities to the various branches of the kidney community. In addition to our programs, we plan to raise more awareness about kidney disease and NKF by growing the 2017 KC Kidney walk to 1,500 participants as well as continuing to expand our events and programming to Columbia, Wichita and Topeka-Lawrence.
Needs Statement

Our greatest needs currently are:

  • Partners and advocates throughout the community to help us in our endeavors to facilitate kidney health screenings that are accessible and visible to all individuals.
  • Partnerships and collaborations that will help us in our efforts to educate the public about kidney disease and the importance of early intervention.
  • Resources to enable expanded community resources for individuals with kidney disease.
  • Partnerships and collaborations in providing ongoing education to healthcare professionals.
Service Categories
Kidney Diseases
Patient & Family Support
Areas of Service
MO
KS
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
OK
KS - Atchison County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Lawrence
KS - Leavenworth County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO
MO - Cass County
MO - Clay County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Liberty
MO - Platte County
OK
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

The general public must be aware of the life-sustaining role the kidney plays in their health, and of the risk factors and real danger presented by kidney disease. People with high blood pressure, diabetes, or a history of kidney disease must know that they are at high risk for kidney damage, as well as ethnic and racial minority groups and seniors.

All of these individuals must be empowered to seek testing and to understand how to manage kidney disease risk factors. Only this awareness will enable those at risk to prevent the onset of early stage illness, and those with early kidney disease from experiencing organ failure. Physicians must also have the resources to detect kidney disease early and provide appropriate treatment and management to prevent disease progression.

This is our call to action.

We are neither moving away from our traditional constituents nor changing direction with our work, but we will actively and aggressively use the knowledge that we have gained over the past 60+ years to have a greater impact on the field of kidney health at both local and national levels. This plan represents the next logical step that the National Kidney Foundation is obligated to take as an organization to drive greater change and have greater impact on behalf of all individuals touched by or at risk for kidney disease.

PILLAR I Awareness
PILLAR II Prevention
PILLAR III Treatment

We are and will continue to be the leading source of information and support for individuals and communities touched by kidney disease, and the National Kidney Foundation will focus our efforts on three core pillars.

Over the next five years, we mapped out according to the strategic drivers and objectives that will enable us to reach our goals toward each of our three pillars. We will use these pillars to drive our programs and research, and we will measure our outcomes in each. This approach will ensure that we can provide clear leadership throughout our own network and the field, and it will allow us to report on our successes and challenges.

Programs
Description

The National Kidney Foundation provides Continuing Medical Education opportunities for physicians, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and technicians within the Nephrology field.  These opportunities include seminars, online webinars, and educational materials.  Additional educational materials are available to the community free of charge.  The scope of these educational materials range from brochures to web resources and cover a large spectrum of topics including prevention, diagnosis, medical testing, treatment options, dialysis health and transplant.

Program Budget $90,000.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Patient Education
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success Medical professionals receive cutting-edge information in the renal field to assist in improving their treatment outcomes.  Patients receive information needed to make informed decisions regarding care. 
Long-Term Success As a result of these educational opportunities, medical professionals have been able to improve their treatment outcomes for patients at risk for or living with kidney disease.   Patients have been able to make educated decisions regarding medical care and options.
Program Success Monitored By Surveys given to participants and reviewed by the various committees of each educational program.
Examples of Program Success A Nurse Practitioner, having recently attended our Primary Care Physician's Conference, stated: "As a result of this conference, I will go back to my office on Monday and be able to better treat my diabetic patients."
Description  The KEEP Healthy Program is a community-based educational initiative to raise awareness about kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk. It includes: a brief health survey, blood pressure, and Body Mass Index (BMI) measurements, plus educational information and a consultation with a clinician. Program participants receive a copy of their results and are encouraged to discuss them with a healthcare provider. 
Program Budget $350,000.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served Adults, Other Health/Disability, Other Named Groups
Short-Term Success Screening participants are immediately given their results and have an on-site consultation with a clinician.
Long-Term Success
KEEP Program participants receive a full medical report that informs them of any indication of undiagnosed medical conditions including kidney disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, and diabetes.  The are offered several follow-up opportunities, including an invitation to be reevaluated on an annual basis. All KEEP results are also part of a national database with the Centers for Disease Control.  The statistics and results are used by researchers to help develop new standards of patient care. 
Program Success Monitored By
Local Medical Advisory Committee, National KEEP Office, CDC, CLIA
Examples of Program Success
In the 11 years since the program's inception, the program has screened more that 165,000 at risk individuals in communities across the country.  An astonishing 26% of those screened on a national level have been identified with Chronic Kidney Disease. 
Description
Your Kidneys & You was developed to raise awareness among the general public and individuals at risk for kidney disease by educating them about kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and how to protect your kidneys. This program consists of a set of brief PowerPoint slides, along with scripted notes and handouts that NKF volunteers present to groups on their local area.
Category Health Care, General/Other Early Intervention & Prevention
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success After participating in the Your Kidneys & You program, 75% of participants will be able to describe what the kidneys do and why they are important to their health. 90% of participants will be able to identify the risk factors for kidney disease. 3 months following participation in this program, 75% of participants will have visited or plan to visit their primary care physician for a kidney health check.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal of Your Kidneys & You is to educate the 1 in 3 Americans at risk for kidney disease to prevent or delay the progression of kidney disease. Lower incidence of kidney disease in the metro area is the end goal of this program, which can be gathered from public data and statistics of dialysis and kidney transplants.
Program Success Monitored By There are two tools to evaluate program success. All data collected from this program throughout the fiscal year is used to determine if outcomes are being met. This is done on both a local and national level. The Participant Evaluation and 3 month follow-up survey (Tell Us How You Are Doing) are the two evaluation tools used in this program. Participants give feedback on the program, information learned, and their plan for action. 3 months post program, each participant is sent a follow up survey to determine retention and if any action was taken (follow-up with doctor for kidney check).
Examples of Program Success

Based on participant evaluations in the Kansas City area in Fiscal Year 17 (April 1, 2016-March 31, 2017), 88% of participants felt they had a better understanding of what the kidneys do and why they are important to their health. 88% of participants can better identify the risk factors for kidney disease. 85% of participants said they would share the information they learned with family or friends.

CEO Comments

The National Kidney Foundation Serving Western Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma relies on community support to help fund our programs and services. That support allows us to:

  1. Continue our efforts to detect kidney disease early when proper treatment has been shown to prevent or at least slow the progression of this devastating disease.
  2. Play a vital role in helping further educate health care professionals about the early detection, treatment and management of kidney disease.
  3. Make lives better for those who are living day-to-day with this illness.

Despite affecting 26 million Americans, kidney disease’s awareness amongst the general populations remains very low. Creating the appropriate, top-of-mind-awareness for kidney disease remains a major problem, but with the creation of the new and edgy Heart Your Kidneys campaign, we are motivating our communities to check their urine for kidney disease. It’s not pretty, but we believe that breaking through the inundation of marketing messages does require a bit of creativity. We hope our volunteers, community and family foundations and our donors support our efforts to increase the awareness of kidney disease – people’s lives depend on it.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Alexandra Garrick
Term Start Apr 2016
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Steve Engel Sept 2007 - Aug 2010
Mr. Chad Iseman Feb 2013 - Mar 2016
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 5
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 500
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 4
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 5
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 Under Development
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
  • Consulate of Mexico Kansas City
  • St. James United Methodist Church
  • Mount Carmel Redevelopment District
  • Seton Center
  • HealthCore Clinic of Wichita, KS
  • Manna Fellowship Church
  • North Kansas City Hospital
  • Mother and Child Coalition
  • Community Health Council of Wyandotte County
  • Platte County Senior Services
  • Don Bosco Senior Center
  • Don Bosco ESL School 
  • Hunter Health Clinics
  • GraceMed Clinics
  • Haldex
  • Veteran's Hospital Kansas City
  • Mattie Rhodes Center
  • KVC 
  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City
  • Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
  • Kansas City, Kansas Public Libraries
  • Truman Medical Center
  • Via Christi Hospitals
  • Via Christi Village Senior Living 
  • Latino Coalition 
  • Health and Wellness Coalition of Wichita
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas 
  • Wichita State University
  • Wichita Public Library
  • Research College of Nursing
  • Research Medical Center
  • Center for Health and Wellness, Wichita
  • Garmin
  • JCCC: Olathe Health Education Center
  • Fairmount Plaza
  • Antioch Family Life Center
  • Hyde Park Apartments
  • Westport House
  • Collective Brands Corporation
  • Samuel U Rodgers Health Center
  • Jewish Heritage Center
  • The Gallery (Power & Light)
  • St. Luke's Kansas City
  • Newman University
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Affiliate Award, Comprehensive Excellence in Professional EducationNational Kidney Foundation2005
Affiliate Award, Comprehensive Excellence in Organizational DevelopmentNational Kidney Foundation2005
Affiliate Award, Singular Achievement in Patient and Community ServicesNational Kidney Foundation2005
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments The National Kidney Foundation Serving Western Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma holds an annual board and staff retreat to review the previous year's accomplishments and challenges, and establish priorities for the new fiscal year. Due to the economic climate, the board and staff recently went through a restructuring process, downsizing the minimum number of members (15-18) and reorganizing several standing committees into three, Program, Operating and Marketing, and utilizing staff in cross training capacities. Each board member is required to serve on at least one of these committees. Board members also are required to make an annual financial contribution.  In an effort to further diversify our funding base we are looking for new opportunities in individual, major gifts and planned giving as well as expanding our reliance on foundation grants. We continue to work to identify new board members who are influential members of the community in which we serve and we are committed to furthering our mission.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Pat Dunn
Company Affiliation Parkway Real Estate and Development
Term Apr 2016 to Mar 2019
Email PatDunn05@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Jamie Allen Saint Luke's of Kansas City
Dr. Ahmed Awad DO, FASNKC Kidney Consultants
Ms. Jaime Bartley The University of Kansas Hospital
Dr. Christopher Bryan PhDRetired
Ms. Wendy Cates Sprint
Ms. Marilee Clites RNResearch Medical Center Transplant Institute
Ms. Christine Corbett APRN Truman Medical Center
Mr. Pat Dunn Parkway Real Estate and Development
Ms. Jessica Elliott Young Leaders Board Member
Dr. Aditi Gupta MDDivision of Nephrology and Hypertention and Kidney Institute
Ms. Brandi Hammel Fuel Education
Ms. Sue Hendon
Dr. Adnan Khan MDUMKC School of Medicine
Dr. Carol Kirila DOKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Mr. Brett Leopold ITC Great Plains
Dr. Ryan Lustig MD
Ms. Jeanine Morgan Fresenius Medical Care/Kansas City Region
Ms. Ellen Murphy Ellen Murphy & Co/Reece & Nichols Real Estate
Dr. Reem Mustafa MD, MPH, PhDThe University of Kansas Hospital
Mr. David Seldner Transplant Advocate & Survivor
Ms. Yolanda Thompson-Martin DNP, RN, ANP-CKidney Associates of Kansas City
Dr. Hemender Vats MDMidwest Nephrology Consultants
Mr. Bradley Warady MDChildren's Mercy Hospital
Mr. Michael A. Williamson Polsinelli Shughart
Mr. Bryan Williamson Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 17
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 5 Indian, Iranian, Pakistani, Syrian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 14
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Marketing
Operations
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments The National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas, Western Missouri and Oklahoma holds an annual board and staff retreat to review the previous year's accomplishments and challenges, and establish priorities for the new fiscal year. Due to the economic climate, the board and staff recently went through a restructuring process, downsizing the minimum number of members (15-18) and reorganizing several standing committees into three, Program, Operating and Marketing, and utilizing staff in cross training capacities. Each board member is required to serve on at least one of these committees. Board members also are required to make an annual financial contribution.  In an effort to further diversify our funding base we are looking for new opportunities in individual, major gifts and planned giving as well as expanding our reliance on foundation grants. We continue to work to identify new board members who are influential members of the community in which we serve and we are committed to furthering our mission.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Apr 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Mar 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $485,012
Projected Expenses $326,317
Audit Documents
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 3/31/2015, 6/30/2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990 for national organization.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes 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
$3,932,634$5,881,251$7,969,368
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
$567,609$850,599$635,094
$11,528,556$13,054,543$15,519,521
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,712,267$2,544,665($468,082)
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$5,824,860$10,752,508$10,527,762
Revenue In-Kind$2,294,115$3,285,628$2,890,957
Other$136,209$99,186$143,745
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$22,283,132$27,283,056$28,713,192
Administration Expense$3,041,246$4,187,327$3,919,937
Fundraising Expense$2,126,014$3,063,181$4,053,358
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.061.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses81%79%78%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue21%18%21%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$14,507,684$13,688,309$17,929,328
Current Assets$6,782,000$5,887,906$6,633,252
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$2,500,000
Current Liabilities$10,252,938$7,797,584$8,405,012
Total Net Assets$4,254,746$5,890,725$7,024,316
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.660.760.79
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%14%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
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
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments The National Kidney Foundation Serving Western Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma has worked to diversify our funding base while being cautious about taking on new labor-intense special events.
Organization Name National Kidney Foundation Serving KS & Western MO
Address 6405 Metcalf Avenue
Suite 204
Overland Park, KS 66202
Primary Phone (913) 2621551
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Alexandra Garrick
Board Chair Mr. Pat Dunn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Parkway Real Estate and Development
Year of Incorporation 1968