Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
PO Box 526
200 W. 9th St.
Lawrence KS 66044-0526
Summer History Daycamp 4th and 5th grade students from the Boys and Girls Club visit Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm in Olathe, Kansas.
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (785) 856-5300
Mission Statement
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) is dedicated to building awareness of the struggles for freedom in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. These diverse, interwoven and nationally important stories grew from a unique physical and cultural landscape. FFNHA inspires respect for multiple perspectives and empowers residents to preserve and share these stories. We achieve our goals through interpretation, preservation, conservation and education for all residents and visitors.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jim Ogle
Board Chair Mrs. Jody Ladd Craig
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2002
Former Names
Territorial Kansas Heritage Alliance
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area (FFNHA) is dedicated to building awareness of the struggles for freedom in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. These diverse, interwoven and nationally important stories grew from a unique physical and cultural landscape. FFNHA inspires respect for multiple perspectives and empowers residents to preserve and share these stories. We achieve our goals through interpretation, preservation, conservation and education for all residents and visitors.
Background Statement Since the late 1990s, Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, Inc., formerly known as Territorial Kansas Heritage Alliance, has worked to raise awareness of the rich cultural heritage of western Missouri and eastern Kansas. In 2006, Congress authorized and the President signed into law a measure that created Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. National Heritage Areas work with the National Park Service to promote historic preservation, appreciation and understanding. This 31,000 square-mile region works through a grassroots partnership to share the stories of the Border War period, settlement prior to 1854 and the enduring struggles for freedom in the post Civil War period. Through a collaborative effort, Freedom's Frontier works to interpret and promote diverse perspectives of our history, to explore ways to educate local citizens and to offer a richer experience for school groups and travelers. National Heritage Areas receive federal funding, which must be matched with state, local and private funding.
Impact Statement

In 2017, Freedom’s Frontier:

  • Continued the project to implement gateway and directional signage in Olathe (Johnson County) Kansas and Butler (Bates County) Missouri, to assist in getting travelers to partnering museums and historic sites. Signage is also going up throughout the heritage area to indicate sites are partners in Freedom’s Frontier.
  • Produced history summer daycamps for more than 300 4th-5th grade Boys and Girls Club students in Topeka, Lawrence, Olathe, Manhattan and Kansas City, Kansas; Independence and Kansas City, Missouri. Over twenty partner sites participated in camps with “Civil War to Civil Rights” learning activities and kayaking.
  • Contributed to field trip transportation costs. Freedom's Frontier created a website where educators could find programs that meet history curriculum criteria. Since August 2015 we’ve awarded more than $9,000 for classroom visits to 13 partner sites, serving nearly 3,000 students and 200 adults.
  • Awarded Interpretive Grants of up to $5,000. Funded projects have included: indoor or outdoor exhibits, podcasts, tour brochures, mobile tours, videos, storytelling sessions, programs for children/teens/adults, author readings, and public murals. More than 90 grants have been approved since 2012.
  • Worked with local libraries to create a program for high school students that fosters awareness of racial issues.

 

Our goals include:
  • Increasing our endowment through financial contributions.
  • Expanding daycamps and other youth programs.
  • Continuing the strategic planning and implementation of signage plan, and marketing plan which will include a new Freedom's Frontier map/brochure.
  • Collaborating with tourism and history-related organizations in the 41 counties of the heritage area to bring the American Association for State and Local History to Kansas City in 2018.
  • Creating a plan to elevate the Quindaro Township site in Kansas City, Kansas, to National Landmark Status, working with state, county and local historic organizations connected to the site.
Needs Statement
  • Endowment: Freedom’s Frontier enabling legislation expires in 2021. While it is feasible that the national heritage area could be reauthorized, the national heritage area needs to be on sound financial footing to weather any potential political climate. To that end, our greatest need is to build an endowment that can sustain Freedom’s Frontier in 2021 and beyond.
  • Board Members: The Freedom’s Frontier Board of Trustees welcomes the addition of qualified, competent, interested and engaged Missourians and Kansans who are willing to serve on the Board. New ideas and perspectives are always welcome at the table.
  • Partners: Freedom’s Frontier is a coalition of willing partners who want to preserve, interpret and promote our shared Missouri-Kansas history. New partners are welcome to get engaged with our mission by attending partner meetings, applying for interpretive grants and helping with the various initiatives of the national heritage area.
Service Categories
Historical Organizations
Primary & Elementary Schools
Youth Development-Citizenship
Areas of Service
KS - Atchison County
KS - Lawrence
KS - Franklin County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Leavenworth County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Buchanan
MO - Cass County
MO - Clay County
MO - Jackson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
MO - Liberty
MO - Lafayette
MO - Platte County
MO - Ray County
Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area has 29 eastern Kansas (Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Clay, Coffey, Crawford, Douglas, Franklin, Geary, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Labette, Leavenworth, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Osage, Pottawatomie, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee, Wilson, Woodson, and Wyandotte) and 12 western Missouri Counties (Barton, Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte, Ray, St. Clair, and Vernon.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

As the third chair of Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, I follow in the footsteps of passionate and visionary advocates for this enterprise. Deanell Reece Tacha and John Dillingham both dedicated many hours and great foresight into establishing this heritage area and securing its future.

Since authorized by Congress in October 2006, Freedom’s Frontier has made much progress. With the input of our many partners, we produced a management plan that is held up as an example for others around the country. Now we are deep into the work of realizing all that the plan outlines.
 
For the past four years, we have been fortunate to be able to make a number of grants to partner organizations to help them offer new programs, improve their interpretation and increase their outreach. This work recognizes that, like any entity composed of multiple partners, Freedom’s Frontier is only as strong as its individual members.
 
We are working on implementation of a comprehensive signage plan. Although this will take many years, it will fulfill another goal of our management plan and bring much anticipated visibility to the marvelous sites within our boundaries.
 
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area is fortunate to have a Board of Trustees and diligent staff truly dedicated to assuring it prospers well into the future. That means our eyes are focused on building a strong financial base for operations and programs that will enhance the story told uniquely in our heritage area – that of the enduring struggle for freedom.
 
What nobler cause could we put our time to?
 
Jody Ladd Craig
Programs
Description This is an ongoing program designed to empower our partner museums and historic sites to preserve and share their Freedom's Frontier related stories in a more compelling and connected fashion. The grant program allows partners to put the knowledge about improving interpretation and making connections that they gain from attending partner meetings into practice at their sites. Grants are matched by grantee organizations through financial or in-kind resources. Grant projects have proven to create opportunities for new partnerships, programming and future projects which help generate a cohesive visitor experience and boost economic development.
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success More than 75 grants have been awarded. These grants represent a variety of projects from murals to walking tour brochures. In addition to grants providing new interpretation about our stories, several grants have had a much wider impact. For example, students from Royal Valley Middle School completed a mural interpreting the First Kansas Colored Infantry. Since it's completing, the mural has been exhibited at Fort Scott National Historic Site and the Watkins Community Museum with special presentations by the students. Similarly, a traveling exhibit completed by the Cass County Public Library is currently being exhibited at the Lecompton Historical Society. This sharing of stories between sites is helping to accomplish one of the goals of the heritage area, connecting our stories and helping to make them known in the heritage area. 
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal of our grants program is to create a critical mass of well-interpreted and integrated historical experiences within the landscape of Freedom's Frontier that can be woven together to help residents and visitors understand the important role the region played in the struggle for freedom, thereby contributing to pride of place, livability and economic vitality of the National Heritage Area. According to the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area Grant Programs Report, 2001-2007, a similar program, "Grant projects also seed new and future projects, activities and events serving to revitalize our region's economic health."
Program Success Monitored By Staff tracks the grants program through quarterly and final reporting of grant progress and match submitted by grantees. This information is compiled, reported to the Board of Trustees and available to the public through the Freedom's Frontier website. Grants are reviewed for approval by a peer review committee. This program is evaluated on benchmarks laid out in the 2009 Management Plan.
Examples of Program Success

African American Quilt Museum completed a story quilt of Quantrill’s Raid; and a second grant project documenting the life of a slave woman from Harrisonville, MO, brought to Lawrence, Kansas. At-risk students participated in the Turkey Red quilt project.

Franklin County Historical Society established a well-attended event called “Native Neighbors” which increased partnerships between the historical society and Native American tribes who lived in Franklin County. A second grant for Native Neighbors created a traveling program that moved to Fort Scott, KS in 2016, and included cultural lectures, Native American storytellers, and presented new aspects of the Native Neighbors story.
Description

This is an ongoing program designed to develop heritage tourism products that provide residents and visitors with a better understanding of the region’s history and create an economic impact through heritage tourism. Heritage tourists spend more time and money than the average traveler. Creating heritage tourism products like thematic tours and products that tie recreation and heritage together will entice these tourists to explore the history of the region, thereby improving chances for sustainability in heritage attractions and stimulating the regional economy. As an added benefit, these products will provide a greater understanding of the importance of the heritage area to its residents.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success

With investment from the William T. Kemper Foundation, Missouri Department of Tourism, Kansas Travel & Tourism Division and Southeast Kansas Prosperity Foundation, Freedom’s Frontier has created two regional heritage tourism products: www.freedomsfrontier.org and a map of the national heritage area. The maps are very popular with tourists and are distributed throughout the heritage area and at state travel centers. Maps are distributed by about 200 active partner sites and are scheduled to be updated by 2018.

Long-Term Success

The ultimate goal of this program is to knit the region’s heritage sites together through heritage tourism products and attract heritage tourists. Better visitation will help our historic sites and museums sustain their operations. More tourism will stimulate the regional economy. Residents and visitors alike will have a better understanding of the role the region played in the development of the United States.

Program Success Monitored By On an annual basis, Freedom’s Frontier staff compiles attendance at selected heritage attractions. We also monitor distribution of maps and website traffic. Benchmarks for future projects are suggested in the 2009 Management Plan.
Examples of Program Success

Some of the work of this program will be modeled on the success of two thematic (Underground Railroad and John Brown in Kansas) brochures produced by Territorial Kansas Heritage Alliance, the precursor to Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area. These successes will be built upon for future projects.

Description

This is an ongoing program designed to raise the level of professionalism and sustainability at partner sites and organizations, including historic sites, museums, historical societies, libraries and DMOs. Additionally, Freedom’s Frontier works to increase cooperation between these organizations throughout the heritage area. The heritage area depends on strong partners. The most effective means to strengthen the heritage area is to invest in the vitality of our partners and serve as a central coordinating entity that can help facilitate multi-partner projects.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success Short-term successes include partners organizations taking advantage of the resources offered through Freedom’s Frontier. These include grants to cover costs of enrollment in the American Association of State and Local History Standards and Excellence Program, scholarships to attend professional development, and workshops.
Long-Term Success The ultimate goal of this program is to raise the level of professionalism among partner organizations. A higher level of professionalism leads to high-quality interpretive experiences to visitors and also to sustainability among those organizations.
Program Success Monitored By Staff tracks the progress of this program according to benchmarks outlined in the 2009 Management Plan.
Examples of Program Success

The 2009 Freedom’s Frontier Management Plan represents a first success in this area. Tools to help historic sites and museums better interpret their story and care for their collections are a major component of the management plan. With assistance from a grant from Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, the Geary County Historical Society has enrolled in the American Association of State and Local History Standards and Excellence Program designed to raise the level of professionalism in small museums. Annually, the heritage area hosts a winter workshop series focused on professional development topics. In 2016, the workshop series was about Native American Interpretation. In 2017, it will be emergency planning and preparedness.

Description

This is an ongoing program designed to raise awareness of the struggles for freedom in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. These stories are central to the evolving ideal and fundamental American value of freedom and humanities education focusing on these stories can help to inspire respect for multiple perspectives and strengthen American democracy.

Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other History & Historical Programs
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success This program has established a heritage day camp program for 4th-5th grade students. This program has been offered to around 1,300 students since its first year. In 2016, 260 students participated from Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri); Independence, Missouri; Olathe, Manhattan, Lawrence and Topeka, Kansas Boys & Girls Club units.
Long-Term Success Long term success in this program is defined as an increase in educational programming about heritage area themes at all levels. 
Program Success Monitored By Staff tracks the progress of this program according to benchmarks outlined in the 2009 Management Plan.
Examples of Program Success

The program began in partnership with Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, through which Freedom’s Frontier received grants from the National Park Foundation for two years to offer a summer youth camp to Boys and Girls Club students in Topeka, Kansas City and Lawrence. These camps have provided 200-260 students each year an opportunity to explore the theme of Civil War to Civil Rights through local history.The program has expanded into other communities within the heritage area, and continues to grow.

CEO Comments

Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area continues to thrive and grow despite the challenges of fundraising to match federal dollars granted from the Department of the Interior through the National Park Service. The 2018 workplan will continue to build on work the partnership has accomplished since 2006 when federal legislation establishing the national heritage area was signed. One of the 2016 accomplishments exciting to the partnership has been the start of implementation of the comprehensive plan for wayfinding and interpretive signage throughout the heritage area. Signs are going up in pilot sites in Missouri and Kansas, and our signage coordinator is working on a long-range plan to implement the plan throughout the heritage area over the next decade. Other goals address: long-term sustainability, the creation of tourism information centers at partnering sites; increasing educational, recreational and interpretive programs; and ways to continue to strengthen the connections between the partnering sites that tell the stories of the heritage area. As the program grows, so do staffing needs. The heritage area has gone from a staff of two in 2009 to four full-time, two part-time, several contract workers and interns.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Jim Ogle
Term Start Dec 2015
Experience
Jim Ogle, who was the general manager for Topeka television station WIBW-TV for nine years, was named the organization’s executive director in December 2015. He worked in journalism for more than three decades.

“I was looking for a different challenge, and now I’ve found it,” Ogle said. “I’ve been a storyteller all my life. This is a great job to tell great stories of heritage and how it relates to today.”

The goal of Freedom’s Frontier is to bring awareness to the struggles during the Civil War in Kansas and Missouri. The National Heritage Area covers 29 eastern Kansas counties and 12 counties in western Missouri.

Ogle said he wants to highlight the unique history of the 41-county area. One of his first projects would be to establish signage throughout the area that would help people identify significant sites of the Civil-War era, he said.

“I’d be really excited if at some point we could see that people have a better understanding about what Freedom’s Frontier is,” Ogle said. “Our story is unique and interesting; the border wars, the fight over desegregation, once people hear the story they’re surprised of the kind of conflict that occurred here as people defined who got what amount of freedom where.”

Ogle, who lives in Topeka, has previously worked in Florida, North Carolina, Nevada and North Carolina. He was a former president of Downtown Topeka Inc. and has served on other nonprofit boards.

Ogle graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism. 
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Ms. Judy Billings Oct 2006 - June 2012
Fred P. Conboy June 2012 - Feb 2015
Senior Staff
Title Managing Director
Experience/Biography
Title Communications and Marketing Manager
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 4
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 150
Paid Contractors 2
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 Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

National Heritage Areas are all about partnerships and collaboration among the grassroots groups. The organization, FFNHA itself, will partner with many others to accomplish its mission on behalf of the grassroots partners. Such partnerships might include historical societies both state and local, KS/MO Departments of Transportation for coordination of signage; State Humanities Councils, museums, battlefields, historical organizations and libraries for programming; CVBs throughout the area for promotions; and school districts for educational opportunities.

Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Director's Partnership Award (Managing Director Julie McPike)U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service2016
Leadership in History Award of Merit (for Native Neighbors of Freedom's Frontier; shared award with Franklin County, KS, Historical Society)American Association for State and Local History2015
Crosby Kemper III Award for Achievement in Historic Preservation (Julie McPike, Managing Director)Westport Historical Society2015
Outstanding Trail/Heritage Area Partnership AwardNational Park Service, Midwest Region2014
History in Progress (Hip) Award (for #QR1863 Twitter Reenactment of Quantrill's Raid)American Association for State and Local History2013
Leadership in History Award of Merit (for #QR1863 Twitter Reenactment of Quantrill's Raid)American Association for State and Local History2013
Online Marketing (for #QR1863 Website; shared award with Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau)Travel Industry Association of Kansas2013
Technology Award (for #QR1863 Twitter Reenactment of Quantrill's Raid)Kansas Museums Association2013
Merit AwardAmerican Society of Landscape Architect, Prairie Gateway Chapter2010
Merit AwardAmerican Society of Landscape Architect, Central States Chapters2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

The region designated by Congress in 2006 as Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area stretches 32,000 square miles throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri. That area has 3,000,000 residents who share the common heritage of the settlement of the frontier, the border war and the Civil War, and the enduring struggle for freedom. Our primary focus is to help the more than 150 partners who tell one or more of those stories work together to leverage their own local funding with grants we provide. In just the last year, we nearly doubled the number of grants to partners compared to the previous nine years. A significant portion of our annual funding for those grants comes from National Parks Service administered federal funding. Creating sustainability through private donations and increasing the size of our endowment will help to resolve these issues.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Jody Ladd Craig
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2013 to Dec 2017
Email jcraig1946@gmail.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Deborah Barker Director, Franklin County KS Historical Society, and Old Depot Museum (Ottawa, KS)
Ms. Kay Barnes Community Volunteer, Kansas City, MO
Mr. Duane Benton U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Governor Sam Brownback Honorary Co-Chair, State of Kansas
Ms. Peggy Buhr Director, Bates County, MO, Historical Society and Museum
Ms. Kay Casky The Caskey Law Firm
Ms. Jennie Chinn Execuitve Director, Kansas State Historical Society; ex-officio board member
Mrs. Jody Ladd Craig Board Resource Consultant, Ten Thousand Villages; Freedom's Frontier Board Chair
Mr. Kelvin Crow Command Historian, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth
Mr. John A. Dillingham President, Jo Dill, Inc. & Dillingham Enterprises, Inc.
Mrs. Janith English Chief, Wyandot Nation of Kansas
Mr. Bob Ford President, St. Joseph Border War Society
Mr. Henry Fortunato Sunflower Republic LLC, a consulting and creative services firm focusing on enhancing Kansas walking trails and developing traveling exhibits about Kansas history
Mr. Kent Glasscock President, Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization, Manhattan, KS
Mr. Grant Glenn Grant Glenn Law Office
Governor Eric Greitens Honorary Co-Chair, State of Missouri
Mr. Stanley K. Harris Jr.President and Principle, Harris Comprehensive Group
Ms. Mary Hunkeler Community Volunteer
Mr. Gary Kremer Director, State Historical Society of Missouri; ex-officio board member
Mr. Jeremiah Morgan General Counsel to the Supreme Court of Missouri
Mr. Gary A. Nevius Senior Associate/Senior Planner, DLR Group
Mr. Craig Patterson Principal, CP & Associates
Mr. Larry Pfautsch Former VP, Corporate Communications at American Century Investments; FFNHA Marketing Committee Chair
Mr. Jim Rankin Partner, Foulston Siefkin LLP
Mr. Luther Smith Director, Quindaro Underground Railroad Museum
Mrs. Kala M. Stroup University Honors Faculty, University of Kansas
Dean Deanell Reece Tacha School of Law, Pepperdine University
Mr. Bill Tempel Retired, Investments
Ms. Nancy Thellman Douglas County, KS, Commissioner
Mr. Bill Wagnon Professor of History Emeritus, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Mr. Kevin Wood Fp\ormer Mayor, Harrisonville, MO
Mrs. Alexis Woodall Interpretive Specialist, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site
Mr. Walter H. Wulf President and CEO, The Monarch Cement Company
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 30
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 22
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 4
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 76%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 76%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Executive
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Finance
Nominating
Marketing
Advisory Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Paul Bahnmaier Lecompton Historical Society
Ms. Peggy Buhr Board of Trustees Liaison; Director, Bates County Museum
Ms. Cheryl Collins Executive Director, Riley County Historical Society
Ms. Kristi Lee Director, Leavenworth Convention and Visitors Bureau
Ms. Alinda Miller President, Lone Jack Historical Society
Mr. Steve Nowak Advisory Board Chair; Director, Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence, KS
Mrs. Alana Smith President, Westport Historical Society
Ms. Erica White Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum
Mrs. Alexis Woodall Board of Trustees Liaison; Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, Olathe, KS
CEO Comments Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area encompasses 41 counties – 12 in western Missouri; 29 in eastern Kansas. The heritage area’s enabling legislation dictates that at least 25% of the board members represent Missouri and 25% represent Kansas. The heritage area’s board of trustees strives to represent the needs of partnering sites in all 41 counties, and to represent the diversity of the heritage area. Board members respect the nationally significant history of the heritage area, told from multiple perspectives. They engage in learning about the heritage area, meeting at least 25% of the time on the Missouri side of the border, and 25% of the time on the Kansas side. Their meetings generally include a tour of a partnering site, which hosts the meeting. 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $1,705,865
Projected Expenses $1,705,865
Endowment Value $3,348
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line items may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$28,542$47,251$31,247
Government Contributions$773,409$835,247$591,545
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$773,409$835,247$591,545
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$267$125$252
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$4,521$3,577$7,024
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$702,523$749,330$630,225
Administration Expense$112,346$68,573$49,363
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.080.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%92%93%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$214,779$222,909$154,612
Current Assets$214,779$222,909$154,612
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$214,779$222,909$154,612
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
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 Yes
Organization Comments We have an incredible opportunity to share the heritage resources of this region with a much wider audience. As a National Heritage Area, we have access to federal funds, but must match these funds with private, local or state funding. Additionally, we are planning for the sunset of our enabling legislation in 2021 establishing a sizable endowment that will allow the heritage area to be sustainable in the future.
Organization Name Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area
Address PO Box 526
200 W. 9th St.
Lawrence, KS 660440526
Primary Phone (785) 856-5300
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Jim Ogle
Board Chair Mrs. Jody Ladd Craig
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Year of Incorporation 2002
Former Names
Territorial Kansas Heritage Alliance