Mr. Goodcents Foundation
8997 Commerce Drive
DeSoto KS 66018
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 583-8444
Mission Statement
The mission of Mr. Goodcents Foundation is to improve how we live and age.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr Joseph Bisogno
Board Chair Joseph Bisogno
Board Chair Company Affiliation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2001
Financial Summary
Revenue Expense Area Graph

Comparing revenue to expenses shows how the organizations finances fluctuate over time.

Source: IRS Form 990

 Breakdown
Net Gain/Loss:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.
Statements
Mission Statement The mission of Mr. Goodcents Foundation is to improve how we live and age.
Background Statement
Joe Bisogno, founder of the Mr. Goodcents Foundation, witnessed traumatic effects of aging on his parents when he was only a teenager. Joe made a personal commitment to help older adults and improve how they live and age. Joe dreams of a time when older adults can live comfortably when social security is the only financial resource. The Goodcents Foundation was founded to fulfill his promise.
 
The Social Problem Goodcents Foundation Works to Solve:
The U.S. and the Kansas City region is in the midst of a demographic transportation in that 10,000 people turn 65 every day. There are more people aged 65+ than ever before in history and this trend will continue. Furthermore, people over 85 are the fastest growing segment. We are not prepared or equipped individually, in our families, our communities, or society as a whole to manage the consequences occurring from this demographic change.

Myth 1: Governmental, individual and family efforts have solved all aging issues.    

Reality:  Many seniors live in a community with limited or no family support system. Children move away or are so busy with their life challenges, they simply cannot help to the level required. About 20% of seniors live in poverty and many more will join the ranks of poverty if forced into nursing facilities - no senior wants to be a burden on family or a ward of the state.

Myth 2: ‘Driving is forever!’

Reality: A survey by AARP reflects about 85% of  people age 65 and older still drive; about 26% have a disability that impairs their ability to drive safely. Sadly, some seniors are forced to drive with safety issues because communities lack appropriate alternatives.

The Goodcents Foundation has emerged as an leader in improving how we live and age. This leadership position requires the Foundation to work as a consultant, catalyst, convening organization and funder.

Impact Statement
Through generous donor support, Goodcents Foundation positively impacted the Kansas City Region in 2015 by providing:
  1. Older adults with over 8,000 rides for fun, group trips to community events and reduced-fare or free taxi rides to receive medical care, food, etc., and prevent the negative consequences of isolationism.
  2. 200 air conditioning units installed in older adult homes to prevent heat-related deaths.
  3. Collaborations and consulting with local funders to create KC Communities for All Ages, an initiative seeking to improve how we live and age, which is led by the Mid America Regional Council. 
  4. Collaboration and consulting with Mid America Regional Council and many local communities to adopt a complete streets policy to improve infrastructure making streets more accessible to vehicles, pedestrians, bikes, slow moving vehicles and public transit.
  5. Collaborations and consulting with regional transportation authorities and funders to create Kansas City Region's long-range transportation plan, OUTLOOK 2040, which incorporates specific information on the needs of seniors.
 
The top three goals for 2016 of Goodcents Foundation are:
  1. Continue to expand the number of older adults that receive reduced-fare or free rides for medical appointments, food, faith-based activities, social activities, etc. to prevent isolationism.
  2. Provide assistive and monitoring healthcare technology, such as wearables, home safety monitoring, remote communications, for safe, enjoyable, and independent living.
  3. Collaborate and invest with local funders on quality housing projects that support safe and independent living for older adults.
Needs Statement

The Mr. Goodcents Foundation's top pressing needs:

  • Improving Transportation and Mobility Capacity - sustaining, expanding, and launching new services remains a critical need. - $100 provides 10 rides for older adults

  • Providing Health-Related Technology - health-related technologies vary from wearables to assistive living technology to remote diagnostic equipment and air conditioners and home repairs. - Costs range from $200 to $1000+ per item.
Service Categories
Transportation Assistance
Alliances & Advocacy
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Areas of Service
National
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
KS - Lawrence
KS - Leavenworth County
MO - Cass County
MO - Clinton
MO - Ray County
National
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

I am excited to be the new executive director of the Goodcents Foundation. I look forward to the next phase of growing the Foundation's financial capacity and social impact.

My introduction to the Goodcents Foundation was serving on the board. The mission of the Foundation, improving how we live and age, is personal to me in that my father had Alzheimer's and I was my mother's primary care giver during her battle with cancer. I experienced the challenges that the Goodcents Foundation  works to solve, such resources for transportation and mobility, quality housing, and health-related technology to help older adults live independent, safe, and happy lives. These types of resources benefit everyone both individually, in our families, and our communities.
 
The ability of the Foundation to collaborate with public, governmental and nonprofit agencies is rewarding and critical to the mission of improving how we live and age. No individual organization or group can achieve this difficult social problem alone. I look forward to working with our donors and the diverse funding community to make the Kansas City Region be a place where people can live and age well for a lifetime.
 
If you are interested in learning more about this important cause and important work, please contact me.
Programs
Description
Good Rides is the longest-running Foundation effort partnering with Johnson County Transit and other local communities to create group trips and local transit options to help Johnson County older adults with access local goods and services and fun trips to places they enjoy.
Program Budget $2,500.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Transportation Assistance
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, ,
Short-Term Success Short-term success is the continued growth of communities that provide older adults with transportation help for free or reduced-fare rides to doctor visits, medical care, grocery, and fun activities, etc.
Long-Term Success Long-term success is that all older adults needing transportation help receive free or reduced-fare rides to doctor visits, medical care, grocery, and fun activities, etc.
Program Success Monitored By
Monitoring the program is defined in several ways:
  1. Number of rides provided.
  2. Number of communities providing transportation services.
  3. Number of communities that have established partnerships with future services near.
Examples of Program Success
  1. Eight communities have active services.
  2. Initial discussions have occurred with 7 more communities.
  3. Representatives of the Goodcents Foundation were elected as board members of Communities for All Ages Initiative (MARC), Transportation and Mobility Advisory Committee (KCATA), Regional Council Coordinating Committee (KCATA), and Subcommittee Elder Mobility and Safety (MODOT).
Description
The Greater Mobility Network (GMN) is a collaborative effort of research, foundation, governmental, nonprofits, for profits and stakeholders.  GMN seeks to help community planners and leaders engaged in the process of developing visions, goals and strategies for improving city, county and regional mobility for seniors and all. ‘Outcomes’ are guides for budgetary, policy, program and other mobility decisions that help seniors remain connected through all forms of mobility (walk, bike, drive, public transit, community shuttles, slow moving vehicles, etc.).  GMN supports efforts to improve policies and codes that impact 'infrastructure,' environment and improves mobility for seniors and all.
 
The Framework for Senior Mobility (www.mcnl.org 'Senior Mobility') was GMN's first effort.
Program Budget $5,000.00
Category Public, Society Benefit, General/Other Transportation Systems
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled, ,
Short-Term Success
Funders and service providers continually collect and implement the needs and wants of older adults and disabled individuals to improve connectivity to those needing services.
Long-Term Success The Kansas City region provides a seamless, integrated mobility system that provides appropriate transportation and mobility options for older adults and disabled individuals.
Program Success Monitored By
The success of the program is monitored in several ways:
  1. Number of participants from the five county region (Clay, Platte, Jackson, Wyandotte and Johnson (KS)).
  2. The acceptance and support of findings - incorporation into regional, county and city plans/policy efforts.
  3. The acceptance and support of findings by service providers.
  4. The support of seniors for the effort.
  5. The impact on new efforts where cities are inviting GMN input to design of facilities to improve access.
Examples of Program Success
  1. Findings are incorporated into the Regional Plan (Outlook 2040) and City of Olathe planning/policy efforts.
  2. Advisory Council representing the five counties has remained engaged and supportive of the project and have committed to continue to serve and support the effort.
Description KC Communities for All Ages is an effort lead by the Mid America Regional Council and Center for Practical Bioethics focusing on five core elements of successful aging in community: housing, transportation & mobility, caregiving, civic engagement, and health technology.  The Foundation provides leadership in the area of transportation and mobility and health technology. The focus of the effort is supporting aging friendly communities and improving environments in which people live and age.
Program Budget $10,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Senior Services
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, ,
Short-Term Success
  1. Core group of people formed to address the core elements of a aging friendly community: housing, mobility/transportation, health technology, civic engagement, and caregiving.
  2. Core element groups developed specific efforts to integrate efforts among other groups.
  3. Identification within NORC's of leaders who can define why their community is for all ages.
  4. Expansion of membership and incorporation into regional planning efforts.
Long-Term Success Public policy and services will implement the community infrastructure required to be adaptive to support the doubling and tripling of the older adults population.
Program Success Monitored By
  1. Progress of each core element - Greater Mobility Network has been under development longer and many of the processes developed are adopted by other core elements.
  2. Support of individual efforts to achieve the greater effort of communities for all ages and aging in community.
  3. Increased awareness and public support for aging in community.
Examples of Program Success
  1. Public forums have been held to introduce the effort and gain additional support from the region.
  2. 3 NORCs have been identified and are under review.
  3. Coordination between core elements has increased and sharing of success has been achieved.
Description The Goodcents Foundation provides grants to nonprofits seeking to improve how we live and age. Our grantmaking focus is on transportation and mobility, housing, and health technology to allow older adults safe, independent, and happy living.
Program Budget $250,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Senior Services
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, ,
Short-Term Success
Short-term success is expanding and growing grantmaking that improves age-friendly community infrastructure and provides more older adults with safe, independent, and happy lives.
Long-Term Success Long-term success of grantmaking establishes age-friendly community infrastructure and provides all older adults to live safe, independent, and happy lives.
Program Success Monitored By
  1. Number of communities, municipalities, agencies, funders, and nonprofits working to improve age-friendly infrastructure.
  2. Increased and expanding financial capacity and social impact.
  3. Public policy work and regional collaborations resulted in an increase of $2+ million in federal funding annually.
Examples of Program Success
  • 400+ older adult lives saved from heat-related deaths by providing air conditioners, repairs & upgrades, and utility bill assistance.
  • 290,000 older adults, persons with disabilities and low income provided with transportation services.
Description Provides health-related technology to allow older adults to live safe, independent, and happy lives. Technology ranges from wearables to remote medical diagnosis to assistive technology.
Category Health Care, General/Other Assistive Technology Equipment Provision
Population Served Elderly and/or Disabled, ,
Short-Term Success Financial capacity and social impact expands and increases.
Long-Term Success Older adults receive health-related technology(s) that allow them to age in place and live independent, safe, and happy lives.
Program Success Monitored By Older adults and service providers report improved quality of life and/or lives saved due to health-related technology(s) received.
Examples of Program Success More than 400 air conditioning units and repaired units saved the lives of older adults from heat-related deaths.
CEO Comments
We are experiencing a demographic transformation in the population of older adults. The population of individuals who are 65 and older has doubled. Additionally, people who are 85 and older are the fastest growing segment.

Research: Improving how we live and age requires knowledge to guide community decisions and actions.
 
Technology: Sharing information, promising practices and engaging large audiences is needed to minimize recreating efforts and wasting resources.
 
Community leaders: Adding to the community decision processes about how efforts are good for seniors and all ages.
 
Improved mobility systems: Safety, access to goods, services, jobs, entertainment. Quality of life is dependent upon a good mobility system supporting residents and visitors. 
 
Public policy efforts: Working closely with Mid America Regional Council and local governments to incorporate mobility into planning efforts that guide decisions. Also working with local communities on specific efforts to support and improve mobility.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr Joseph Bisogno
Term Start Apr 2016
Experience

Mr Joseph Bisogno is the founder of the foundation.  Mr Bisogno was a late in life baby and grew up with older parents and made a commitment to one day help seniors.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Mr. Jim Courtney May 2005 - Oct 2015
Lori Larson Aug 2015 - Aug 2016
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Part-Time Staff 0
Volunteers 0
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Semi-Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
The Goodcents Foundation efforts and impact are based on strong public/private collaborations. The Foundation appreciates the many participants across the Kansas City region that are advancing the needs of older adults. The mission of the Foundation is to improve how we live and age individually and collectively throughout the region and the  nation.  The Foundation especially appreciates collaborations with the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, Mid America Regional Council, surrounding city and county governments, and nonprofits and funders with similar missions.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Nonprofit Connect of Greater Kansas City2007
Grantmakers In Aging2008
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments
The Foundation is seeking to improve how seniors live and age not with a single solution but with community based solutions that emerge from local efforts that are sustainable. 
 
What an urban community needs is different than a suburban or rural community in terms of being an aging friendly community.  Therefore, we encourage the development and sharing of  'promising practices' that communities can mold to each individual community's needs.
 
Challenges: 
  • Funding with the growing demands being placed on communities as populations are aging and family support is in many cases not available.
  • Resources with growing demands for Foundation support in various efforts from supporting a local city in designing a community center; to engaging in the development  of policies, codes and plans that improve how seniors live and age.
Opportunities:
  • Engaging research partners and universities in the effort to improve how seniors live and age has been a wonderful experience influencing future leaders and providing validated data for today.  The Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, University of Missouri Kansas City has provided many insights for both seniors and students learning the world in which both would like to live is very much alike. The Foundation would like to engage more research partners to gain a broader knowledge base, experiences and ideas on how to improve how we live and age.
  • Expanding local efforts, many cities are committed to being communities for all ages and are seeking knowledge, skills and abilities from Foundation efforts to help develop processes.
  • The Mid America Regional Council (MARC) is an excellent partner integrating ideas that improve how we live and age.  There are many metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) in the U.S.
Board Chair
Board Chair Joseph Bisogno
Term Apr 2016 to Dec 2018
Email jbisogno@goodcentssubs.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Joseph Bisogno Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs
Mrs Laurie Bisogno Mr Goodcents Foundation
Ms. Farrellynn Wolf Profit Plus
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
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 Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 0
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
CEO Comments
I am excited to lead Goodcents Foundation through a new stage of growth and transformation. I am grateful for the dedication of the board to bring the Foundation to this point. Several of our board members have fulfilled their terms and rolled off the board. I am excited that we have been successful in acquiring several new board members that are passionate about our cause and are engaged in helping the Foundation achieve a new level of impact and effectiveness in 2016 and beyond.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2016
Projected Revenue $50,000
Projected Expenses $50,000
Endowment Value $100,000
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
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$47,713$21,042$23,633
Administration Expense$12,121$4,278$6,288
Fundraising Expense$6,144$1,694$3,057
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.450.811.69
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%78%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue24%10%19%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$153,493$193,343$190,563
Current Assets$42,120$12,653$5,333
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$153,493$193,343$190,563
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 -- --Goodcents Annual Golf and Silent Auction $12,830
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Investment Income (GKCCF) $31,135
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Donations $2,976
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments Financial duties and controls for the Goodcents Foundation are properly separated. The Founder signs the Foundation's IRS Form 990 reports. The Treasurer signs operating account checks and makes financial disbursements based on Board approval of expenditures. The Assistant Treasurer performs financial reviews to insure investment accounts and operating bank statements are reconciled.
Organization Name Mr. Goodcents Foundation
Address 8997 Commerce Drive
DeSoto, KS 66018
Primary Phone (913) 583-8444
CEO/Executive Director Mr Joseph Bisogno
Board Chair Joseph Bisogno
Year of Incorporation 2001