Argentine Neighborhood Development Association
1333 S 27
Kansas City KS 66106
Mission Statement
The Argentine Neighborhood Development Association's (ANDA) mission is to promote the revitalization of the Argentine community in Kansas City, Kansas.
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Ann Brandau Murguia
Board Chair Mr. Henry Sandate
Board Chair Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2004
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement The Argentine Neighborhood Development Association's (ANDA) mission is to promote the revitalization of the Argentine community in Kansas City, Kansas.
Background Statement
The Argentine Neighborhood Development Association received its 501c3 status in 2004. The organization developed as a result of significant growth in Kansas City, Kansas and the identified potential in the Argentine Community. In addition, there was a grassroots support group that evolved into the Argentine Neighborhood Development Association. ANDA's objectives include:
  1. The preservation and rehabilitation of the existing housing stock in its service area through education and assistance provided to neighborhood residents. 
  2. The improvement of the physical and economic environment of the service area, including revitalization of those commercial areas serving the needs of the residents. 
  3. The provision of affordable housing alternatives to elder, low income or moderate income residents of the area. 
  4. The preservation and support of community organizing through established resident neighborhood groups. 
  5. Provide healthy food choices, fitness opportunities, and nutrition education for a healthier community.
Impact Statement

Accomplishments for 2017:

  1. Managed the 19 unit affordable senior housing development in two historic buildings in Argentine. The apartments have proven to be attractive, comfortable and affordable accommodations.  Residents live within walking distance of many neighborhood shops and services. 
  2. Developing two high profile restaurant projects that will bring a Wendy's/Pizza Hut and a Dunkin Donuts to the Argentine community. These projects will be made possible with federal grant support and a mix of public and private funding and bring new jobs and amenities to the area. 
  3. Lead a community wide healthy lifestyle initiative providing free health fairs, exercise classes and healthy cooking classes. Secured a private fitness center provider to upgrade the local community center and provide new fitness opportunities in the area.
  4. Supported neighborhood groups and assisted residents. Distributed information on assistance programs and helped with application process. Organized volunteers in a neighborhood clean up and hosted a picnic for the volunteers.
  5. Provided a summer program for Argentine youth where they learned life skills. They worked on financial responsibility, business etiquette, relationship building and entrepreneurial training.  A second summer youth program encouraged the Argentine youth to be involved in community cleanup.
Goals for 2018: 
  1. Continue to work on economic development in ANDA's service area with construction of the new restaurants and bringing more retail to the 18th Street Expressway and Metropolitan area.
  2. Continue with the Healthy Lifestyles Project by expanding fitness classes, youth education programs, nutrition and fitness challenges, and more community partners at the health fairs.
  3. Construct four affordable Energy Star homes to be offered in the lease to purchase program to families. 
  4. Repair and replace curb and sidewalk where needed. 
Needs Statement
  1. General operating support for administrative costs as we work to create complex residential and retail development projects in the neighborhood
  2. Concrete for sidewalk project
  3. Building supplies
  4. Office space
  5. Office furniture and equipment and supplies
  6. Donated labor for home constructon and repair and clean up
Service Categories
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Housing Development, Construction & Management
Areas of Service
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core

ANDA serves the Argentine Neighborhood of Kansas City, KS.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement ANDA has made significant strides since its inception in 2004. Currently, ANDA has two full time and three part time staff: an Executive Director,  Operations Manager. Property Manager, Property Manager Assistant and Money Management Trainer . In addition, the Board of Directors created a recruitment plan to further develop the Board of Directors. A focus area for the Board has been to develop operational best practices. In addition, the Board has worked to identify potential earned revenue opportunities and to develop an aggressive fundraising program to enhance ANDA's overall fiscal health. The service area has potential for significant growth, but it does require community advocacy and support.

ANDA has partnered with a home energy efficiency specialist to develop plans to build affordable Energy Star certified homes.  In addition, criteria has been developed to identify prospective homebuyers, determine their needs and the price they can afford. ANDA leases or rents these homes through the Argentine Neighborhood Empowerment Financing program.  ANDA raises funds to build new residential homes in its service area with reduced debt commitments.  This enables ANDA to provide lease for purchase opportunities for first time home buyers in our community.  In addition to the lease for purchase program ANDA now owns a 19 unit senior living community and plans to continue to build additional homes in 2018, along with working on additional residential development projects offering mixed income housing opportunities.

Program Budget $600,000.00
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served Families, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Short-Term Success Identify home site location and potential buyer and construct an Energy Star certified, good quality, affordable home.  The home is built with low maintanence and energy efficiency for long term affordability. 
Long-Term Success ANDA works to improve the safety and appearance of the neighborhood and encourage neighbors to reinvest in their property by providing quality, energy efficient, affordable housing. 
Program Success Monitored By The Executive Director and Staff discuss monthly the progress toward the home construction goal.  The Executive Director and Staff attend community meetings and walk in the neighborhoods and get input from the residents of the neighborhoods.  The staff also meets with interested buyers and gathers information on the housing that is needed and desired.
Examples of Program Success
A number of affordable homes have been built since 2005.  Solar equipment and an upgrade in energy efficiency have been built into the homes since 2009.  Starting in 2011, homes are being built to meet the Energy Star Certification and, to increase energy efficiency, solar water heaters, solar tube lighting, and solar attic fans are installed.  Most of the homes built by ANDA have been bought or leased before they were completed.  Those that were not, were leased within 4 months of completion.  ANDA has also renovated some of the older homes into affordable, comfortable and energy efficient homes that have been made available at a lower expense than the new homes.
Description ANDA introduced the Curb and Sidewalk program in 2007.  ANDA raises money and inkind donations to repair the curbs and sidewalk in its service area.  The money is raised to pay the homeowner's, in these low-income neighborhoods, share of the Unified Government's 50/50 Program.  This program is a multi-year program with plans for more curb and sidewalk repairs.
Program Budget $0.00
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Renewal
Population Served Families, General/Unspecified, General/Unspecified
Short-Term Success An improvement in the safety and appearance of the neighborhood.
Long-Term Success The improvement of the infrastructure which will encourage and enable residents to use the sidewalks for walking and bike riding.  The health of the residents should improve, the crime should decrease, and the neighbors reinvest in their property.
Program Success Monitored By The ANDA staff spends time in the neighborhood and communicate continuallly with the residents of the neighborhood.  They also attend neighborhood meetings.
Examples of Program Success

Since the program's beginning approximately 20 + blocks of curb and sidewalk has been installed in some of Argentine's poorest areas where the last sidewalk project was bricks laid over 100 years ago.  Due to inkind donations, monetary donations, matching funds from the UG government, and donation of materials, the value of the curb and sidewalk replacement has been significantly more than projected.

Description ANDA partners with Youth Ambassadors, Inc. over the summer months to offer the Argentine Youth Ambassadors summer program to our youth.  Our Ambassador program is made up of a diverse group of youth, aged 14-17, with varying social and academic abilities. For eight weeks the Argentine Ambassadors work to tide the economic, academic summer slide by studying Photography, Documentary Development, Art, Writing, Life Skills and soft Job Skills.
Program Budget $15,000.00
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, Other Economic Level
Short-Term Success Students learn how to release or address pent up anger/fears/or detrimental life experiences.  They learn how to professionally interview and document through film the interviews for their personal documentaries.  They are taught work skills and given life advice from successful community leaders.
Long-Term Success

The purpose of this program is to take at risk, underserved youth and provide services that will empower them to grow into successful responsible adults. 

Program Success Monitored By

At the end of the summer program a Showcase event is held displaying the youth's summer work.  They interact with the community leaders and members regarding their growth during the program.  Many of the youths and adults that have completed one or more of the program attend to discuss their successes.

Examples of Program Success

Many of the program's youth return the following year and their personal improvement is evident.  Some of our youth have problems that need to be dealt with through counseling which become evident during the program and they are referred to an agency for counseling at no cost.

ANDA works to enhance a healthy lifestyle in the Argentine Neighborhood.  In addition to improving the walkability with new sidewalks, ANDA now leads the Healthy Argentine Challenge, providing free health fairs, nutrition and fitness education through a 12 week weight loss Health Challenge and many other local projects.  ANDA was able to secure a private, affordable full service fitness center located in the Argentine community center. ANDA also works to empower the local residents to identify and accomplish community goals and help lead projects.  
Program Budget $1,500,000.00
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Economic Development
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success  The Save A Lot grocery store has been built in the neighborhood.  It offers healthy foods and is within walking distance to most of the Argentine residents.  A new Walmart opened in 2014.  Improved sidewalks to increase the walkability.  Renovations of the community center to house a private fitness center.
Long-Term Success
A grocery store is now located in the neighborhood but that is just the beginning.  More retail development is needed to provide job, goods and services.  Programming is in place to increase the healthy lifestyles of the residents to educate on nutrition.  Improved sidewalks to increase the walkability. Final goal is a healthier population.
Program Success Monitored By Argentine is no longer a food desert with the Save A Lot store that opened in 2013 and a new Walmart opened in Sept 2014.  More commercial development sites are available in the area and on the market.  Local residents are employed by Save A Lot and the new local Walmart.
Examples of Program Success The opening of the retail stores and development of the commercial retail sites.  The food council that is operating to educate residents and school children on healthy eating - lifestyles.
Description ANDA staff works with a team of commercial development professionals to attract new business into the area.  ANDA seeks funds from grants and charitable dollars as well as loans to bring about the commercial development.
Program Budget $5,000,000.00
Category Community Development, General/Other Community Economic Development
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success The removal of blight replaced by new commercial development.
Long-Term Success The Save A Lot grocery store was constructed with the help of a federal grant and is currently providing affordable healthy food and jobs for the residents.  The Walmart Neighborhood Market located in the area after commercial development started.  It is located on a superfund site that had been a blighted site in the area for 20 years.  Additional commercial property has been secured to construct 2 restaurants.
Program Success Monitored By The development team, Unified Government staff, funders and residents monitor the success of the commercial development.  
Examples of Program Success The businesses currently providing services and jobs tell the success story.  Save A Lot grocery store and the Walmart Neighborhood Market have been well received by the residents and neighbors.
CEO Comments Home building is a very important challenge for ANDA. The Board of Directors and Staff use the construction as an opportunity to evaluate the entire process from beginning to end. It is recognized that one home built or renovated can provide a change in behavior which will encourage other Argentine residents to invest in their own home improvement projects. This can increase home values and lead to additional economic development.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Ann Brandau Murguia
Term Start Mar 2007
Compensation $75,001 - $100,000
Experience  Ann Brandau Murguia has professional experience in community development work. She worked at CHWC, Inc. for 4-1/2 years, first as Director of Development then as Chief Operating Officer. While there she developed strategies to streamline operations, improve cash flow and improve community organization in CHWC’s service area, managed funding requests as well as compliance with funders’ requests and building requirements. For 3 years prior to that she was the Argentine Community Organizer for El Centro, Inc. She received her MBA from Baker University and is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Kansas. Ms. Brandau Murguia serves on the Kansas Board of Regents and as the Commisioner for the 3rd District of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.  She is a resident of Argentine and an active volunteer in neighborhood activities.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Senior Staff
Title Operations Manager
Experience/Biography Therese Gardner worked for the Wyandotte County District Court as the Case Management Unit supervisor until she retired in March 2007. She has a Master Degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University. She has been involved with many home renovations and the construction of an apartment building with her husband in a rental housing business. She is a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Kansas.
Paid Full-Time Staff 2
Paid Part-Time Staff 3
Volunteers 50
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 80%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
Caucasian 5
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 4
Male 1
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 No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
ANDA is currently collaborating with Polsinelli Law Firm, Lane4 and Ferguson Properties to bring commercial develop to its service area.  ANDA is working on the development of restaurant and more retail business in the area.  More to come.
ANDA collaborates with Polsinelli Law Firm and Newmark Grubb Zimmer in the development of affordable senior housing.  Tax credits were approved for this project and completed in 2015.  The Simmons Senior Housing project opened in late 2015 and is leasing quickly.
 ANDA is currently collaborating with the Wyandotte County Unified Government's 3rd District on a Sidwalk Project to repair and replace curb and sidewalk in its service area.
Energy SmartKansas City, Kansas Board of Public Utilities2010
Non-profit of the YearKCK Chamber2014
LEAFS Leading Environmentalism & Forwarding Sustainability for excellence in site reuse at the KC Structural Steel SiteUS Environmental Protection Agency Region 72014
Community Partnership AwardInstitute for Community Engagement & Office of the KU Executive Vice Chancellor2015
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments
Argentine Neighborhood Development Association is using a variety of strategies to complete our mission.  We have reached out to the community to make them aware of the existing assistance programs and assist them in the application process.  New affordable Energy Star homes are being built and offered in a lease for purchase program.  Sidewalks and curbs are being repaired or replaced to make the neighborhoods walkable and healthy, a choice of healthy foods is being provided through the opening of a new SavALot grocery store in 2013 and Wal-mart in 2014.  The Argentine youth have the opportunity to earn a stipend while learning important life skills in the Argentine Ambassadors program during the summer.  
ANDA is committed to a creative approach to community development that encourages communities to work in collaboration to develop a comprehensive vision for action to achieve community objectives, including decent, affordable, energy efficient housing, suitable living environment, healthy lifestyles, and economic opportunities.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Henry Sandate
Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance
Term June 2011 to May 2018
Board Members
Mr. Hugo A. Cabrera Reaction Studio
Mr. Micky Davis Community Volunteer
Mr. Robb Heineman Sporting KC
Mr. Thom Hyde Retired
Mr. James A. Milligan Populous Architecture
Mr. Dan Peters University of Kansas Hospital
Mr. Juan Ramirez Arvest Bank
Mr. Richard Ripper RER Services
Mr. RJ Samuels Business owner
Mr. Henry Sandate State Farm Insurance
Dr. Ryan Spaulding KU Med Center
Mrs. Jan Thomas Stony Point South Elementary School
Mr. Chris Wing KCKFD
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 4
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 12
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 30%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Housing and Community Development
Advisory Board Members
Ms. Monica DeLeon Retired
Mrs. Amanda DeVriese-Sebilla Hoefer Wysocki Architecture
Mr. Patrick Dunn Retired
Mr. Mario Escobar ABC
Mr. Bob Ferguson Retired
Mr. John "Pete" Peterson Williamson and Cubbison
CEO Comments

ANDA has an advantage in providing renewal to its service area because it is locally managed. A third of the board as well as the Executive Director live in ANDA’s service area. ANDA is committed to a creative approach to community development that encourages communities to work in collaboration to develop a comprehensive vision for action to achieve community objectives, including decent, affordable, energy efficient housing, healthy living environment, and economic opportunities.  ANDA’s products include housing, infrastructure, community organizing support, blight reduction and business development.  

ANDA builds, manages, rents and sells quality affordable housing. To date its projects have been single family homes, but ANDA has begun the development of a small senior housing development and has begun discussions with the Wyandotte County Housing Authority regarding redevelopment of subsidized housing. ANDA initiated and continues a program of raising charitable funds to match the Unified Government’s 50/50 program for curb and sidewalk replacement. We assist the residents with a variety of issues and problems. We provide organizational tools and opportunities for the neighborhood associations.  In addition, ANDA has advocated for the demolition of abandoned buildings that reduces blight development. Finally, ANDA is embarked on an initiative to stimulate business investment that was begun with the construction of the Save A Lot grocery store and continues with the work to build the Pizza Hut/Wendy's and Dunkin Donuts. 

ANDA’s market for housing, infrastructure and community organizing includes all current and future residents of ANDA’s service area. ANDA’s market for business development includes both the businesses that may locate in Argentine and their customers within Argentine as well as surrounding neighborhoods such as Turner, Armourdale and Rosedale. ANDA solicits market input through formal surveys as well as active attendance at neighborhood meetings. 

Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $951,769
Projected Expenses $951,575
Form 990s
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FY 2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.  
  • 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
Government Contributions$500,000$614,767$0
Individual Contributions----$38,506
Investment Income, Net of Losses$159,024($389)$15
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$6,559$9,932$25,178
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$594,342$822,256$493,532
Administration Expense$126,584$135,729$111,958
Fundraising Expense$42,812$40,851$35,260
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.591.211.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%82%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%5%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,694,800$2,533,683$2,283,254
Current Assets$980,260$768,593$143,927
Long-Term Liabilities$1,235,356$1,529,097$918,381
Current Liabilities$390,918$177,430$744,001
Total Net Assets$1,068,526$827,156$620,872
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.514.330.19
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets46%60%40%
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 No
Organization Comments Argentine Neighborhood Development Association continues to focus on increasing revenues. A fund development plan has been created and is being implemented. In addition, ANDA has contracted with Support Kansas City to provide accounting services and nonprofit fiscal management best practices.
Organization Name Argentine Neighborhood Development Association
Address 1333 S 27
Kansas City, KS 66106
Primary Phone (913) 908-5337
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Ann Brandau Murguia
Board Chair Mr. Henry Sandate
Board Chair Company Affiliation State Farm Insurance
Year of Incorporation 2004