Heartland Hoops
PO Box 7634
Overland Park KS 66207
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 744-1138
Mission Statement

From the outside, we’re Kansas City’s only Nike grassroots basketball program, but that would be selling us far too short. We exist because kids need the gift of presence and an activity to facilitate the learning of life’s most crucial lessons. There are kids all over our region facing poverty, fatherlessness, failing schools and fractured communities. So we use the game of basketball to build character and make academics a priority. Logistically, we field seven nationally competitive High School age teams that travel all over the country to compete in events that will give our kids the chance to earn a college scholarship.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Matt Suther
Board Chair Mr. Matt Suther
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1994
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement

From the outside, we’re Kansas City’s only Nike grassroots basketball program, but that would be selling us far too short. We exist because kids need the gift of presence and an activity to facilitate the learning of life’s most crucial lessons. There are kids all over our region facing poverty, fatherlessness, failing schools and fractured communities. So we use the game of basketball to build character and make academics a priority. Logistically, we field seven nationally competitive High School age teams that travel all over the country to compete in events that will give our kids the chance to earn a college scholarship.

Background Statement

We just celebrated our 12th anniversary. Over the past decade we have had several young men that have needed amended home & school environments that we have been able to provide through our extensive network of volunteers. These new environments have allowed them to flourish both on & off the court. We have also had numerous student athletes who were failing academically and not meeting eligibility requirements. Through our tutoring and guidance, these students have been able to improve their grades and qualify academically which has helped build their confidence and give them a sense of accomplishment. These skills allow them to qualify for a college scholarship and more importantly help them succeed at the next level. Below are links to view our Alumni base and player stories. We’ve had over 115 total college scholarship recipients, over 50 of which have been at the Division-I level — Over $24.9 million in scholarship assistance. 

View Our Alumni --  https://www.mokankc.org/alumni/
View Our Player Stories -- https://www.mokankc.org/players-stories/
Impact Statement

Accomplishments for 2016:

  • Surpassed over 115 total college scholarship recipients, totaling in over $24.9 million in scholarship assistance.
  • Created 6 new corporate sponsorship partnerships with Kansas City based businesses. 
  • Provided programming for over 300 youth in the Greater Kansas City area. 
Goals for 2017: 
  • Surpass over 125 total scholarship recipients.
  • Raise an additional $30,000 in new program sponsorships.
  • Identify and partner with a facility to house additional youth (K-8th Grade) programming.
Needs Statement
  • Annual Program Funding
  • Facility Space for Programming
  • Business Sponsorships
  • Donor Database Software
  • Volunteers for Academic Tutoring 
Service Categories
Youth Community Service Clubs
Basketball
Areas of Service
KS - Johnson County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Clay County
MO - Jackson County
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Platte County
MO - Ray County
MO - Liberty
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement Heartland Hoops has been very successful in motivating kids to take advantage of life changing opportunities under the disguise of sport. Many of our participants have difficulty affording quality programming so we are at times limited in our growth due to funding. We are constantly addressing this issue through the continued marketing of our program throughout the community along with creating new and unique ways to expand our funding base. 
Programs
Description

Heartland Hoops is a premier youth organization that strives to provide opportunities for personal growth and development of youth while reinforcing positive influences, self-confidence, self-esteem and the ability to excel on and off the court. Heartland Hoops is dedicated to educate and motivate each member while developing life skills such as teamwork, discipline, sportsmanship and time management. All of these skills are designed to help them be successful in high school, college and beyond.

Category Youth Development, General/Other Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success The changes we see in our members from the time that they join the organization to the time that they leave is amazing and I believe the reason that we are able to keep so many volunteers on staff. We see time after time kids that realize through our organization that they can achieve great things by using something they love to do as a vehicle to success.
Long-Term Success

Our long-term goal is to give youth a chance to see new opportunities and learn life skills that will carry them through college and beyond.

Program Success Monitored By We keep ongoing statistics of high school and college graduation rates. We also keep track of the number of kids that receive college scholarships coming out of our program and the most telling statistic is the amount of former members that give back to the organization in a volunteer or monetary capacity after their college careers are finished.
Examples of Program Success
Since 2004, there have been more than 80 total college scholarship recipients, including 40 NCAA Division I scholarships have been awarded to MOKAN's student athletes. That totals more than $6.7 million in scholarship assistance to MOKAN participants. More importantly, young men are walking away from the program with the tools necessary to create generational change. 
CEO Comments
One of our biggest challenges is getting the affluent community around us to buy into the idea that we're not just a "youth sports" organization, but rather a concerned group of mentors who have the heart and mindset to create a meaningful relationship using the game of basketball. Our biggest asset in combating this mindset is using our Advisory Board to have intentional conversations with other leaders in the community that shed light on the outcomes we've seen. 
 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Matt Suther
Term Start May 2002
Experience
Originally from Frankfort, Kansas. Graduate and Athletic Letterman in Basketball from UMKC. Played three seasons at UMKC.  Formerly involved in the business community as an executive with Schifman, Remley & Associates. Currently a Principle at Zeck Ford Dealership in Leavenworth, KS.  
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 20
Paid Contractors 20
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
  • Beginning in 2015, we are now partnered with six-time All-Star and 2013-2014 NBA MVP Kevin Durant. Kevin will lend his time and brand to the program in an effort to mentor our participants.    
  • Over the years, we have partnered with another local youth organization in KC to raise over $16,000 in Hurricane Sandy relief through the "Hoop & Help" charity basketball tournament with all proceeds benefitting New Dorp High School in Staten Island, NY affected by Hurricane Sandy. 
  • Partnered with the Salvation Army & Project Angel Tree to provide Christmas gifts for over 30 needy families in the metro KC area. 
  • Helped sponsor a community development initiative in East St. Louis with a midnight basketball league aimed to lower crime rates and keep youth off the streets.
  • Donated uniforms and shoes to local youth teams outside of MOKAN 
  • Sponsored over 50 kids with summer camp opportunities 
  • Hosted a free basketball camp with MOKAN alum and current NBA player Alec Burks for the Grandview (MO) community.  
  • Participated in community outreach projects with the Special Olympics, Harvesters and the Ronald McDonald House in KC. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Matt Suther
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Apr 1994 to Apr 2017
Email msuther@zeckford.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Mark Brandmeyer Community Volunteer
Mr. Ed Elder Community Volunteer
Mr. Derek Evans MOKAN Basketball
Mr. Jim Huber Community Volunteer
Mrs. Claudia Mendes-Goez Meyer Community Volunteer
Mr. Matt Suther Robert E. Miller Insurance Agency
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 5
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 0
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 0%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Craig Kuckelman Deloitte
Mr. Gordon Lansford JE Dunn
Mr. Korb Maxwell Polsinelli
Mr. Mike Peck Innara Health
Mrs. Hilary Philgreen Hantover
Ms. Corrie Stoker Community Volunteer
Mr. Tucker Trotter Dimensional Innovations
Mrs. Carrie Wagner US Bank
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $435,422
Projected Expenses $480,183
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2014, 2013, 2012:  Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporation revenue line may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$365,649$173,514$84,311
Administration Expense$0$21,836$18,498
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.041.021.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%89%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$13,355$20,444$12,449
Current Assets$13,355$20,444$12,449
Long-Term Liabilities$0$19,986$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$15,191
Total Net Assets$13,355$458($2,742)
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----0.82
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%98%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Nike Inc. $27,500
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Individual $20,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Cereal Food Processors $15,000
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Name Heartland Hoops
Address PO Box 7634
Overland Park, KS 66207
Primary Phone (913) 744-1138
Contact Email info@mokankc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Matt Suther
Board Chair Mr. Matt Suther
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 1994