Community Services League
404 North Noland Road
Independence MO 64050
CSL's Noland Road Office
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 254-4100
Mission Statement
The mission of Community Services League is to assist communities in reaching their potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations and providing solutions that lead to economic stability.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. W. Douglas Cowan
Board Chair Dr. Cathi Cackler-Veazey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community of Christ
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1916
Former Names
Community Welfare League
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement The mission of Community Services League is to assist communities in reaching their potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations and providing solutions that lead to economic stability.
Background Statement
Community Services League was founded in June 1916, by a group of college women participating in an ecumenical Bible study class. The founders: Helen Sea Haddock, Helen Bryant Souter, Mary Crump Winker, Helena Fuchs Crow, Mary Gentry Shaw, Dorothy Georgen LaForce, Edna Hutchinson, Lucil Hatten Kerr, Marguerite Kerr Hudnall, Mary Loveland, Mattie McCoy Wright, Eleanor Minor, Grace Minor, Katherine Mize Accola, Claudine Mundy Ford, Martha Reed, Thelma Pallette Siebel, Caroline Southern Carnes, May Southern Wallace, Bess Wallace Truman, Natalie Ott Wallace, Louise Winton Duke, Elizabeth Woodson, and Margaret Woodson. One of the founders was Bess Wallace, who later became first lady Bess Truman. The original founding group saw a need in their community to help the poor with food, clothing, housing, utility assistance (coal and kerosene), transportation (hay for horses), jobs, etc. Today, 100 years later, Community Services League is the largest emergency assistance agency in Eastern Jackson County with eleven services offices in Raytown, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Buckner, Sugar Creek, and four (one undergoing renovations) in Independence.
 
Always prepared to help, the Community Services League in 1918 led the community in fundraising for the historical restoration of the old log cabin court house, in 1940 CSL distributed the first food stamps in Jackson County, and during the depression operated WPA projects such as a cannery, nursery, sewing rooms, laundry, etc. Changing with the times, but remaining true to its mission, CSL meets the needs of the low-income and poor while building recipients' ability to be self-sufficient. But we do not do it alone.
 
As in 1916, the organization is able to accomplish what it does in the communities it serves because of the generosity of the churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, and individuals that provide the resources.
Impact Statement

CSL's Top Accomplishments in 2016:

  1. Successfully launched an $11 million campaign, reaching 48% of the goal.  CSL received its largest ever multi-year pledge ($450,000 from the Hall Family Foundation), one-time gift ($300,000 from the Sunderland Foundation), and individual gift.
  2. Awarded a $220,000 grant from the Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) to establish an 11th site in the Hawthorne Place Apartments.
  3. CSL's Permanent Supportive Housing Program was ranked #1 (of 35 peer agencies) for the second consecutive year in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
  4. CSL began integrating its service delivery to families.  Those receiving bundled services saw an average $10,356 increase in household income, $5,146 increase in net worth, and a 28 point increase in credit scores.

 

CSL's Top Goals for 2017:
  1. Serve 15,300 unique individuals, and provided bundled services to 500 families.
  2. Ensure that, of those receiving bundled services, 60% increase their household income, 60% improve their credit scores, and 40% increase their net worth.
  3. Complete the Mabee Challenge by reaching our $1 million goal; begin renovating the 24 Highway location.
  4. Continue to serve Eastern Jackson County as the largest provider of emergency social services. 
Needs Statement
  1. $100,000.00 for Work Express expansion to include career development opportunities, training and placement programs, certification classes, and the hiring of career development experts.
  2. $100,000.00 for expansion of the Housing Counseling Program to include an additional HUD counselor and a street outreach position.
  3. 230,000.00 for renovations to CSL's 10th service location, the Community Empowerment Center, in the Sugar Creek Region.
  4. Ongoing support for General Operations.
Service Categories
Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Employment Preparation & Procurement
Housing Support
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Dear Friends of CSL,

With the ongoing help of a very supportive community, Community Service League (CSL) continues to make life better for families in Jackson County that are struggling to reach economic stability. In 2016, CSL helped our neighbors in need by providing:

 

  • $1,128,836 of food items to hungry children and families
  • $113,168 of clothing items to those with no means to buy new
  • $251,987 in rental and mortgage assistance to families facing eviction or foreclosure
  • $290,210 for utility assistance when shut-off was imminent
  • $280,611 to help pay for life-saving prescription medications
  • Employment support for nearly 1,000 unemployed residents including those pursuing vocational rehabilitation

The above services were all provided by community donations. Generous individuals, churches, businesses and organizations know that a small gift of time, talent or resources can help a child or family move away from poverty and towards economic stability.

Take, for example, the story of a CSL family made up of a husband and wife who are raising their granddaughter. The family originally became destabilized when they were forced to flee Louisiana as Hurricane Katrina refugees. They bounced around the country a while until receiving news that the grandmother's health was deteriorating and that she didn't have much time left. The family decided to move to Kansas City so that the grandfather and granddaughter could be near family and they ended up at a homeless shelter, who referred them to CSL. Due to the grandmother's disabling condition, they qualified for CSL's Permanent Supportive Housing Program and were quickly housed so that the grandmother's medical condition could be addressed. Fortunately, her health has stabilized and the family is flourishing in their new surroundings. The family is living in a home located very near CSL's main campus and the teenage granddaughter spends some of her school breaks volunteering her time at CSL to help others in need.

When all of our neighbors are fed, clothed, in stable shelter, have the necessary medicine and receive professional assistance with their employment needs, we are all better off. Jackson County is better off because of Community Services League.

Although CSL has assisted thousands of individuals and families, there remains much work to be done. In 2016, many families came to us for assistance that we were unable to provide due to lack of funding and resources.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, Staff and clients, I would like to express our gratitude to the generous community for continuing to help CSL assist those less fortunate in Eastern Jackson County.

Sincerely,

Doug Cowan, President & CEO

Programs
Description

CSL's income supports program seeks to improve household income by connecting people to public and private benefits.  At CSL, we help clients increase their income throughout the course of the year by providing the following support services: Public Benefits Counseling, Nutrition Support, Medical Assistance through our partnership with Kansas City's Medicine Cabinet, Rent/Mortgage Assistance, Utility Assistance, Obtaining Identification (birth certificates, social security cards, etc.), Clothing/Personal Hygiene needs, School Supplies/Tennis Shoes, and Christmas Gifts/Meals.

Program Budget $1,328,983.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Homeless, Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success
  • Enroll 500 families in bundled services.  Of those receiving bundled services, ensure 300 families increase their household incomes and credit scores, and 200 families increase their net worth.  
  • Alleviate client crises by providing food, housing assistance utility/rent assistance, and other basic needs. 
  • Assessment of client's barriers to economic stability and strategic planning to enroll client in mainstream benefits or assistance with employment. 
Long-Term Success
  • Provide bundled services to 100% of those interested in participating.
  • 100% of those seeking food will receive food. 
  • 50% of those seeking housing or utility assistance will receive assistance.
  • 100% of children needing school supplies in surrounding districts will receive new supplies to begin school.
  • 100% of the families unable to provide holiday presents and/or dinner will receive presents and meal baskets.
Program Success Monitored By Monthly reporting on quantity and type of services. MAACLink to track client success in accessing services and/or becoming self-sufficient.
Examples of Program Success

Each year thousands of low- to no-income families turn to CSL for help making ends meet. Just last year, 

  • 10,000 presents were distributed through the Christmas Store
  • 2,500 children received schools supplies and new pairs of tennis shoes to start the school year
  • 1,082 families were provided $290,210 in utility assistance
  • $280,611 in eye exams, hearing aids, glasses and prescriptions were provided
  • $1,128,836 in food and $113,168 in clothing was distributed

CSL provided services to clients like Steven and Sheri.  Steven had recently lost his job and his health insurance. Although he was receiving unemployment, it was not enough to purchase the prescriptions that Sheri needed to treat her high blood pressure. They were a little intimidated by the process of asking for help but were quite relieved when CSL was able to provide a voucher for a local pharmacy.  The site manager was able to enroll them to receive assistance through the food pantry and the Christmas Store for their two young children.

Description

The goal of our Employment Services Program is to increase household income by improving people's short and long-term employment situations.  We help with Resume Writing, Computer Skills, Job Training, Work Clothes and Equipment, Job Referrals, Job Readiness, Job Retention, Interview Skills, Mentoring, Temporary Transportation and Career Development.

Program Budget $407,690.00
Category Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Homeless
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success
  • Enroll 500 families in bundled services (meaning they're participating in more than one CSL program).  Of those receiving bundled services, ensure 300 families increase their household incomes and credit scores, and 200 families increase their net worth.
  • Evaluate and educate clients on barriers to employment and provide options for training, education and job opportunities.
  • Provide resume assistance, computer lab, job search and interview skills, and transportation to job interviews.
  • Offer transportation assistance until first payday and provide mandatory employment equipment or uniforms. 
Long-Term Success
  • Provide bundled services to 100% of those interested in participating.
  • Obtain/retain employment that enables the participant to be economically self-sufficient.
Program Success Monitored By
Follow up on a bi-monthly basis to determine employment status and provide additional assistance.All data is tracked in MAACLink including progress toward goals.
Examples of Program Success

In 2016, CSL's Employment Services Program enrolled 897 clients and assisted 239 individuals in securing employment.

Crystal is a single mother of five children, one of whom lives with a seizure condition. Crystal first came to Work Express while she was homeless, living with her children out of their van. Work Express helped her find employment, and assisted with keeping her children stably enrolled in their neighborhood school. When Crystal heard CSL would be starting a new Certified Nurse's Assistant training initiative, she jumped at the chance to apply for the program. Crystal has been looking for career development opportunities in order to increase her wage, earn her benefits, and contribute to the community by working with a major local employer. She is currently thriving in the accredited educational program, and is looking forward to building her career.
Description

CSL's Housing Counseling Program assists the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless (through foreclosure or eviction).  CSL's housing services include: Housing Counseling (CSL is a HUD-Certified Housing Counseling Agency), Permanent Housing, Tenant-Landlord Advocacy, Budgeting Classes and Assistance, Rental Assistance, Mortgage Assistance, Utility Assistance, Case Management, and Needs Assessment.

Program Budget $691,399.00
Category Housing, General/Other Housing Counseling
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Homeless,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success
  • Enroll 500 families in bundled services (meaning they're participating in more than one CSL program).  Of those receiving bundled services, ensure 300 families increase their household incomes and credit scores, and 200 families increase their net worth.
  • Help clients maintain housing for a minimum of 30 days.
  • Counsel to assist with determining an appropriate amount of rent.
  • Provide assistance with locating affordable housing.
  • Advocate for tenants. 
Long-Term Success Prevention of homelessness.
Program Success Monitored By
If housing is maintained the service has been successful in preventing homelessness. 
Examples of Program Success

Last year, CSL provided Housing Counseling to just under 200 families. One of those individuals was James, a homeless veteran who began living on the streets after his wife died. CSL staff first met James when they were conducting the annual Point-In-Time survey: James was living in the woods without shelter, and was placed as high priority for permanent housing. Shortly after, was moved into a home as part of CSL’s Permanent Supportive Housing Initiative under the Housing Counseling Program. James became a regular volunteer at CSL as a way to give back to the organization that found him a home. Unfortunately, James passed away in February of 2016. However, the CSL staff who knew him and worked with him closely take solace in the fact that he died in his warm home, knowing there were people in the community who cared for him -- not alone and in the woods. The Housing Program helped James live the remainder of his life with dignity and feeling cared for.

Description CSL is one of four Financial Opportunity Centers in Kansas City.  Our financial coaching program pairs clients one-on-one with a Financial Coach to help them set goals and achieve them!  We oftentimes work on the following goals: Increasing Income, Improving Credit Scores, Increasing Net Worth, Reducing Debt and Refinancing Loans through our partnerships with Next Step KC and Holy Rosary Credit Union, Completing a Combined Financial Assessment, Navigating the "Benefits Cliff", Attending Classes like "How to Live on a Small Income", and Receiving Tax Preparation Assistance.
Program Budget $21,697.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Financial Counseling
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success
  1. Enroll 500 families in bundled services.  Of those receiving bundled services, ensure 300 increase their household income and credit scores, and 200 increase their net worth.
  2. Clients will be informed of the current state of their finances (credit score, debt, assets)
  3. Clients will be more familiar with formal banking practices (checking, savings, loans)
  4. Clients will be able to make a monthly budget based on their income and expenses. 
Long-Term Success

 

  1. Provide bundled services to 100% of those interested in participating.
  2. Clients who participate in at least one year of the program will increase their net income and decrease their reliance on income supports.
  3. Clients who meet with their financial coach consistently will see an increase in their credit scores.
  4. 65% of clients will increase their level of self-sufficiency in the arenas of income, food security, employment, housing, and life skills.  
Program Success Monitored By All clients and services are tracked in the Efforts-to-Outcomes (ETO) software used by all Financial Opportunity Centers. This tracks the clients initial assessment and progress in: financial stability, employment, and mainstream benefits access.
Examples of Program Success
  1. As of April 18, 2016, the FOC was able to assist over 148 clients with filing their taxes. In total, more than $184,000 in refunds was put back in the pockets of community members.
  2. All clients enrolled in the CNA training initiative through the Work Express program are also enrolled in the FOC programming and are learning how to budget with their newly-stable incomes.
  3. While each client brings with them a unique situation, Marcy's story is illustrative of an ideal candidate for the FOC: Marcy, a single mother of three, is currently working while in school. She was referred to CSL's FOC through an outreach event at a local school, and enrolled in the program. Marcy collaborated with her coach to come up with short- and long-term strategies for economic stability. Now, she's one of the most dedicated clients we have: always quick to send an email about completing a task or reaching a goal, and ready with follow-up questions after a coaching session. 
CEO Comments

In 2016, CSL celebrated 100 years of service to Jackson County neighbors.  As we begin our Second Century of Service, our team is hard at work implementing an Integrated Service Delivery Model focused on achieving our major accountabilities: Increased Household Income, Improved Credit Scores and Increased Net Worth.  CSL wants to make meaningful and lasting change in the lives of those we serve.  Our neighbors are four times more likely to experience economic stability and financial freedom by participating in two or more services offered at CSL.  Our staff team is hard at work to make this a seamless process for the families we serve.

In addition, we are excited about the incredible programmatic growth happening throughout our organization.  There is tremendous progress being made at our new service location off 24 Highway in Independence, the future site of our Community Empowerment Center.  The Northwest Independence/Sugar Creek region, where the new site resides, experiences significant need when it comes to unemployment and economic instability. Some surveys have documented the poverty rate in this area as high as 26%, with unemployment doubled at 12%. The residents have expressed their difficulties with finding adequate income and steady employment, and have made it clear that employment assistance and financial coaching are much needed services in this region.
 
The Community Empowerment Center will assist in addressing these needs, but not without significant challenges. The site will need to be fully renovated in order to become operational, and we will need to hire additional staff to serve the region. We're also assisting clients in taking on the difficult task of task changing their behaviors and values when it comes to employment opportunities and making financial decisions. A milestone in a client's progress is when he or she can shift from a short-term perspective focused on crisis management to a long-term outlook, focused on future growth. This shift is essential to making transformative progress both financially and career-wise.
 
This undertaking necessitates a robust community support system.We are grateful to have found dedicated community partners to invest in this initiative: whether its monetarily, through service offerings, or participating in events and fundraising, we would not be able to accomplish this goal alone. We have sown and nurtured strategic partnerships in order to make this new initiative a reality, and will need to sustain and grow them in order to fully develop our programming and help our clients reach their goals, which are our goals, too. We will need to have many more programmatic and funding partners on board in order to see these new expansions reach their utmost potential. 
 
CSL also established an 11th location at Hawthorne Place Apartments earlier this year thanks to a partnership with Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH); CSL has hired six staff members to aid families living in poverty in that community.  Most recently, CSL was approached by the Missouri Career Center to staff two additional team members at their location in Independence to aid with career navigators and difference makers.  
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. W. Douglas Cowan
Term Start Mar 2013
Experience

Doug Cowan was named President and Chief Executive Officer for the Independence-based Community Services League (CSL) in March 2013. Cowan is responsible for the operation of 10 CSL locations including the headquarters in Independence. In addition to the organizational oversight, Cowan is focused on fundraising, marketing and communications for our 100-year-old human services agency serving Eastern Jackson County. He joined CSL in 2010 as Chief Development Officers and served as interim President & CEO in 2011. Prior to CSL, Cowan worked as a senior consultant for Pennington & Company, managing large-scale capital campaigns. Cowan, who lives in Independence, Missouri, is married to Katie and has two sons, Truman and Finn.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Chief Financial Officer
Title Senior Vice President
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 19
Paid Part-Time Staff 12
Volunteers 250
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
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 Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

CSL has formal collaborations with Holy Rosary Credit Union, Independence School District, Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Northwest CDC, 12 Blocks West, Independence Health Department, United Way, Missouri Mavericks, Truman Medical Centers - Lakewood, Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City Local Initiative Support Corporation, and the Kansas City Medicine Cabinet. CSL also works closely with Catholic Charities, Vocational Rehab, Homeless Coalition and Continuum, MAAClink Advisory Committee, Full Employment Council, Division of Aging, area churches, nutrition programs, Home Care of Mid-Missouri, ministerial alliances, and chambers of commerce. We seek collaboration wherever possible to ensure non-duplication of resources and improved access for the families we serve.

Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Excellence in Impact AwardNonprofit Connect2016
Special Recognition AwardIndependence Harry S Truman Award Commission2016
Heartland Service AwardTruman Heartland Community Foundation2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments


 

 

 

Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Cathi Cackler-Veazey
Company Affiliation Community of Christ
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2018
Email ccacklerveazey@cofchrist.org
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Jeff Anger MSIndependence School District, Fairmount Elementary School
Ms. Irene Baltrusaitis Retired, Community Volunteer
Mr. Jeff Benson US Bank
Mrs. Sonci Bleckinger Central Bank of the Midwest
Mrs. Cathi Cackler-Veazey Community of Christ
Mr. Patrick Campbell Jackson County Circuit Court
Mr. Reggie Chandra PhDRhythm Engineering
Mrs. Cathi Christina Haldex
Mr. Don Fore Independence School District (Retired)
Ms. Hannah Francis Commerce Bank
Mr. Clifford Jones Edward Jones
Mr. Paul Kinder Retired
Mr. K. Martin Kuny Kuny Law Office
Mr. Clifford Mohn Ph.D.University of Central Missouri
Mrs. Deb Ohnoutka St. Mary's Medical Center
Mr. Jim Parcel Former Mayor, City of Buckner
Ms. Karen Schuler
Mr. Dred Scott Independence School District
Mrs. Julie van Dijk Unilever
Mr. Jerry Vaughan Grain Valley Education Foundation
Mrs. Laura Vernon Retired
Mr. Tom Woodward RBC Wealth Management
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 20
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 1 Indian
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
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 11
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Marketing
Program / Program Planning
Executive
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Judge Jack Gant Jackson County Circuit Court
CEO Comments

As CSL approaches a second century of service, we see great opportunity for program growth and expansion. Our programs and services reflect an effort to better "layer" our offerings so that more clients are impacted by at least two of our four core programs.

CSL's Board of Directors adopted a five-year plan to guide our efforts from 2016-2020, with focus on five strategic imperatives: Partnerships, Programs, Human Capital, Infrastructure, and Financial Capacity.

Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $4,739,861
Projected Expenses $4,466,902
Endowment Value $39,257
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$1,448,874$1,332,632$1,073,921
Government Contributions$110,125$109,084$102,217
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$110,125$109,084$102,217
Individual Contributions------
$176,060$175,173$114,854
$33,685$25,171$61,923
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,603$1,462$442
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$185,010$145,271$169,873
Revenue In-Kind$890,781$916,395$941,539
Other$7,363$846$50,354
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,449,768$2,241,866$2,204,619
Administration Expense$162,552$212,833$194,495
Fundraising Expense$288,048$153,393$118,330
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.041.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%86%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%9%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,779,040$3,538,161$3,557,635
Current Assets$774,015$759,680$667,377
Long-Term Liabilities$1,611,322$1,385,244$1,497,997
Current Liabilities$108,472$44,068$48,731
Total Net Assets$2,059,246$2,108,849$2,010,907
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.1417.2413.70
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets43%39%42%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountUnited Way of Greater Kansas City $208,000 -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEdward F. Swinney Trust $57,500 -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHall Family Foundation $50,000 -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose CSL is now in the public phase of our Second Century of Service Campaign, following our launch during our 100th anniversary year in 2016.  The purpose of the campaign is to raise funds to support capital expansion, program needs, mortgage relief, and endowment.
Goal $11,000,000.00
Dates Jan 2016 to Dec 2020
Amount Raised to Date $5,200,000.00 as of Mar 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments

2016 was a record-setting year for CSL in terms of revenue generation, and is reflective of our impact. CSL is aggressively growing its programs and services through its new capital campaign.

Organization Name Community Services League
Address 404 North Noland Road
Independence, MO 64050
Primary Phone (816) 254-4100
Contact Email info@cslcares.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. W. Douglas Cowan
Board Chair Dr. Cathi Cackler-Veazey
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community of Christ
Year of Incorporation 1916
Former Names
Community Welfare League