Mr. Goodcents Foundation
8997 Commerce Drive
DeSoto KS 66018
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (913) 583-8444
Fax 913- 583-3500
Mission Statement
The mission of Mr. Goodcents Foundation is to improve how we live and age.
CEO/Executive Director Mr Joseph Bisogno
Board Chair Mr Joseph Bisogno
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems, Inc
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2001
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Thank you for your interest in Goodcents Foundation and improving how we live and age. We have several ways for your to become involved in this important cause and work.
  • Serve on our board.
  • Volunteer to help out older adults in one of our programs.
  • Donate via credit card on our web site 
  • We also gladly accept alternative assets, such as equipment, vehicles, property, IRAs, stock,
  • Mail a donation check to:
         Goodcents Foundation
         8997 Commerce Drive
         De Soto, KS 66018
Financial Summary
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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
 Goodcents Foundation positively impacted the Kansas City Region in 2019 by providing:
  • Collaborations and consulting with the Arts & AGEing KC organization, to enrich lives through professionally led, participatory arts programming that engages diverse older adults in the community.
  • A successful 20th Anniversary Golf Tournament which raised major funds for the Foundation.
  • Joined Non-Profit Connect.
Goals for 2020:
  • Revise the Mission and direction of the Foundation.
  • Build a robust Board of Directors 
  • Write grants to enrich the Foundation's fund. 
Needs Statement

The Mr. Goodcents Foundation's top pressing needs:

  • Providing Educational and Arts programs to  diverse older adults in the community. We are committed to raising public awareness and educating the community about the vital role of continuing education of our Seniors.
Service Categories
Senior Centers/Services
Alliances & Advocacy
Fund Raising & Fund Distribution
Areas of Service
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
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Joe Bisogno, serves as the CEO of the Goodcents Foundation, and is looking forward to fulfilling his promise of improving how Seniors  live and age.

If you are interested in learning more about this important cause and important work, please contact the respective Foundation representative.
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: educational programs, housing, caregiving, civic engagement, and health technology.  The Foundation provides leadership in the area of sourcing educational programs. 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.

The Goodcents Foundation provides grants to nonprofits seeking to improve how we live and age.

Our grantmaking focus is on providing educational programs and arts programs to allow older adults to live and age gracefully and with contentment.

Program Budget $150,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Senior Services
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
Short-Term Success
Our Short-Term success is to explore and create partnerships with Organizations that will help provide educational programs and arts programs to allow older adults to live and age gracefully and with contentment.
Long-Term Success
Our Long-Term success is to provide sustainable educational programs and arts programs to allow older adults to live and age gracefully and with contentment.
Program Success Monitored By
  1. Number of communities, municipalities, agencies, funders, and nonprofits working to improve age-friendly programs.
  2. Increased and expanding financial capacity and social impact.
Examples of Program Success
  • Our collaboration with the Arts & AGEing KC organization allowed two critical projects to be designed and implemented in 2017. Dancing with Crows Feet is an original play inspired by narratives of older women in Kansas City and addresses issues of ageism by dispelling myths and stereotypes related to growing older. The second project: Seven Stages Seven Stories is an original interactive performance piece that educates the community about caregiving and living with dementia.
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 educational programs 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) educational programs received.
Examples of Program Success Educational programs are being reviewed.
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 educational 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.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr Joseph Bisogno
Term Start Apr 2016

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.

Former CEOs
Mr. Jim CourtneyMay 2005 - Oct 2015
Lori LarsonAug 2015 - Aug 2016
Paid Full-Time Staff 0
Paid Contractors 0
Volunteers 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
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.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Mr Joseph Bisogno
Company Affiliation Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems, Inc
Term Apr 2016 to Dec 2019
Board Members
Mr. Joseph BisognoGoodcents Deli Fresh Subs
Ms. Farrellynn WolfProfit Plus
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 100%
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 1
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
CEO Comments

The mission of Mr. Goodcents Foundation is to improve how we live and age.

By offering Educational Programs to our Seniors we will be working toward accomplishing our goal.

Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $30,000
Projected Expenses $8,500
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$8,867$23,180$47,713
Administration Expense$0$6,561$12,121
Fundraising Expense$0$3,720$6,144
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses3.710.190.45
Program Expense/Total Expenses100%69%72%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$171,009$132,035$153,493
Current Assets$171,009$12,613$42,120
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$171,009$132,035$153,493
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments Financial duties and controls for the Goodcents Foundation are properly separated. The Founder signs the Foundation's IRS Form 990EZ reports. The Treasurer signs operating account checks and makes financial disbursements based on Board approval of expenditures. Accounting personnel performs financial reviews to insure investment accounts and operating bank statements are reconciled.
Other Documents
Goodcents Foundation Infographic2016View
Facts on Aging2016View
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 Mr Joseph Bisogno
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mr. Goodcents Franchise Systems, Inc
Year of Incorporation 2001