Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
3700 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City MO 64109
Students engaged in building gingerbread houses as part of a STEAM and Financial Literacy Workshop
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 9216611
Mission Statement
Building a clean, beautiful, safe, and thriving neighborhood.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Margaret J May
Board Chair Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired General Motors
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement Building a clean, beautiful, safe, and thriving neighborhood.
Background Statement Originally formed in 1967, Ivanhoe is one of the oldest and largest neighborhoods in the City, with boundaries of 31st Street to Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Prospect to Paseo. In the late 1960s, land was cleared down the middle of the Ivanhoe neighborhood to make way for Bruce R. Watkins Drive, leaving behind a wide canyon of vacant lots and a breeding ground for crime, illegal dumping, and disorder. In 1995, Alan Young and his wife were successful in getting rid of six drug houses on their block by conducting prayer vigils in front of each house. Realizing the need to revitalize the entire neighborhood, the Youngs were successful in getting other residents to join with them in taking the steps needed to revitalize the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council. A feature article in the Kansas City Star about the Youngs’ efforts gave the effort a big boost and a number of partners stepped forward to assist. In 1999, Ivanhoe regained its not-for-profit recognition from the state and IRS and Ivanhoe was one of the first neighborhoods to participate in the City's FOCUS assessment process. In 2000, a comprehensive strategic plan was developed. In 2001, the Kauffman Foundation provided Ivanhoe with a 3-year operating support and capacity building grant and an executive director was hired. In 2002, office space was obtained at the Harold Thomas Center, 3210 Michigan, additional staff was hired, a park was renamed Ivanhoe Park and a new playground was built. The Ivanhoe board was expanded to achieve diversity of race, residence, experience, and skills. Four major committees share responsibility with the board for implementing the strategic plan. These committees have been aggressive in implementing more than 100 community change initiatives. More than 250 block contacts are active in distributing information and involving residents in community improvement initiatives. With the assistance of James B. Nutter and Company and Christmas in October, renovation of the Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center was completed in October 2006. The Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center now includes space for neighborhood meetings and community events, youth and adult programming, and staff offices. Planning is underway for an Ivanhoe TIF, ownership of all of the Land Trust Lots, and an expansion of the Rehab Program. Training and development of the primarily grass roots board has been ongoing with a goal of the board becoming more dynamic, visionary, and expert in decision making.
Impact Statement

Program accomplishments in 2016: 

Neighborhood Stabilization programs:
  1. Provided funding and repairs for 25 low income families, which included roof replacement/repair, installation of energy efficient heating and cooling systems, electrical upgrades.
  2. We completed the construction of two phases of our Ivanhoe Gateway at 39th project - 12-units of one-story senior cottages on the 3800 block of Garfield and three duplexes on the 3800th block of Euclid. 
  3. We quickly rented all 12 cottages within 30 days of completion and had sold five of our six units of the duplexes by the end of 2016. 
Healthy Initiatives program:
  1. Grown in Ivanhoe growers, Eileen Ellis and Francine Nelson conducted a "Teaching Garden" at the American Heart Association's Gospel Celebration.
  2. Dina Newman, Ivanhoe's Health Initiative Manager was featured in the "Leading the Way" article in the KC Grow, KC Chamber Newsletter.
  3. MARC sponsored the renaming of the rain garden in Jim Nutter Park to the "Toni and Zora Memory Garden." Collaborative partners include Heartland Conservation Alliance; David Dods, Senior Environmental Engineer; and Alex Young, Ivanhoe resident and care-taker. 
  4. A walk-in cooler was installed in the Jim Nutter Park to store produce from the garden; special thanks KCP&L for funding and volunteers to build the cooler.  
Positive Alternatives for Youth Program: 
  1. The Youth, Family and Life Education Committee launched the Ivanhoe "Storytime" for pre-school aged children.  
  2. More than 200 enrolled/participated in 10 youth programs.
  3. We initiated two new programs - teen leadership and chess. 

Goals for 2017: 

  1. Continue to expand the Grown in Ivanhoe project through-out the neighborhood to increase the availability of low-cost organic produce. 
  2. Strengthen programming for young adults ages 18-24.
  3. Begin construction on Phase III - four duplexes of the Ivanhoe Gateway at 39th Street project. 
Needs Statement
  1. Funding to continue growth of our organization (day-to-day operating expenses). 
  2. Resources needed to implement our development plan (infill housing).
  3. Resources needed to acquire and rehab vacant houses to increase home ownership. 
  4. Resources/partnerships to increase/enhance job skills development and assist in obtaining employment (focus on young adults).
  5. Resources needed to provide structured activities for youth (educational, recreational, athletic).
Service Categories
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Community Coalitions
Neighborhood/Block Association
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council's (INC) goal for full staffing includes six new positions - four (4) Community Mobilizers (one for each of the 4 neighborhood areas), a Housing Development Manager, and an administrative assistant. Witnessing Ivanhoe's growth as a CDC over the past several years is exciting and these new positions will enable us to continue the rate of growth we've seen in our neighborhood stabilization program. While new housing is important, the development of cohesive relationships and high engagement levels among our residents is just as important to ensure our neighborhood maintains its collective voice. It is also necessary to ensure the neighborhood becomes a safe and thriving environment for all residents.
 
Our Board has grown and continues to develop the skills necessary to running the Council like an effective business. Our members are more diverse in both background and professional experiences, which will allow Ivanhoe to continue to respond to residents' needs as well as address business concerns effectively and efficiently.
 
 
 
 
Programs
Description
Ivanhoe's Gateway at 39th Street Project covers the area of 38th Street to 39th Street, Bruce R. Watkins Drive (Euclid) to Prospect.
Phase I - The construction of the three duplexes is in complete and as of January 2017, all six units have sold.
Phase II - construction of twelve one-story cottages for seniors is also complete and fully occupied.
Planning for Phase III – construction of four additional duplexes is in progress with anticipated completion by April 2017 and groundbreaking in May 2017.
Planning for Phase IV is underway with an anticipated application to the Missouri Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) during September 2017. This phase includes the construction of eight additional senior cottages and shared green space on the east side of the 3800 block of Garfield.
Program Budget $3,941,293.00
Category Housing, General/Other Affordable Housing
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
The demand for affordable housing in Ivanhoe is high as evidenced by recently completed Phase I and II projects in the Ivanhoe Gateway at 39th area. Initial contracts received for the (for-sale) duplexes showed strong market potential across a wide financial demographic. Three of the five initial prospective buyers had income over 120% or $68,400, of the average median income (AMI). In addition, the new senior cottages attracted 150% more renters than capacity.
 
Five out of six duplex units sold within six months of construction and the final unit sold in January 2017. 
Long-Term Success

Like center-city neighborhoods across the United States, Ivanhoe has suffered from years of disinvestment. This project will launch Ivanhoe's plan to increase population in the neighborhood (and the city) by decreasing the vacancy rate (currently Ivanhoe has a 40% vacancy rate, including vacant, abandoned houses and vacant lots). This project will result in a 5% decrease in the vacancy rate in the Ivanhoe neighborhood and it will enhance the perception of the Ivanhoe neighborhood and cause people to look upon Ivanhoe as a good place for good people to live and raise a family.

Program Success Monitored By
The duplexes will be owned by adults of all ages, hopefully, most of them younger adults and each duplex owner will have a good tenant; thus, collectively they will become part of Ivanhoe's campaign to market the Ivanhoe neighborhood as a good place to live.  As new housing is completed, vacant houses acquired/rehabbed, and the homes of low-income homeowners repaired, the entire area neighborhood will become revitalized, and the revitalized area will serve as a catalyst for implementing our strategy throughout the neighborhood.
Examples of Program Success
Due to Ivanhoe's success with the first two phases, the City of Kansas City has committed to over $1 M in support for Gateway Phase III. We are also recommended in the City’s 2017 Housing and Community Development Action Plan for three projects - one CDBG project – Minor Home Repair and two HOME projects - Major Rehab of ten homes and Gateway Phase IV – eight additional senior cottages.
Description
Our community engagement program encourages resident involvement in identifying community change initiatives, developing residents capacity to implement changes, and training/enhancing leadership development.  In addition to our ongoing quest to have at least one resident on each block in the neighborhood to serve as a Block Contact. Since 2013, we have increased our community visibility through strong neighborhood outreach efforts. Our community engagement programs include: 
  1. Block Contact Training - three (3) training sessions are held each year.
  2. Ivanhoe Positive Alternatives for Youth which includes Boy/Girl Scouts, baseball, basketball, football, an Annual Experiential Learning project and periodic "Just for Fun" activities.
  3. Resident involvement on organizational committees and at the neighborhood monthly meetings. 
Program Budget $111,557.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Population Served Families, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
There are many short-term successes including: 
  1. More than 200 youth annually enrolled/participated in 10 youth programs.
  2. Over 600 books were distributed through the Ivanhoe Reads! Program.
  3. Back to School - distributed backpack and supplies to over 200 children.
  4. Consistent participation and attendance at the monthly neighborhood meetings.
  5. Input from residents on annual programming and the direction of housing development initiatives. 
Long-Term Success

Long-term successes for this program include area youth who are healthier, more involved and connected to the community, lower incidences of youth using/abusing drugs and alcohol, decreased levels of gang involvement and truancy. 

A high level of resident involvement and the development of cohesive relationships is another long-term success. It ensures that the neighborhood maintains its collective voice and a safe and thriving environment for all residents.
Program Success Monitored By

The following instruments are used to monitor the each program’s success: interviews, surveys and attendance records. 

Examples of Program Success
One of Ivanhoe families includes a 7 years old boy, that we will refer to as Joseph, who has been suspended from school each year since entering school in the kindergarten. Even though Joseph gets into trouble, he displays all of the signs of being a very intelligent child. Joseph has attended several different schools and he has been suspended from each school. 

As soon as Joseph reached the required age he become a Cub Scout. He regularly attends meetings and our Scout Master does his best to encourage Joseph to practice good character traits, yet, Joseph has still not been able to stay in school. Ivanhoe is proud to share a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and through this partnership, BBBS recently succeeded in securing a mentor (Big Brother) for Joseph. We were recently contacted by Joseph's mentor, who is seeking to learn more about Joseph and his family with a goal of knowing better how he can assist Joseph in becoming the best boy that he can be.   

Description
Ivanhoe's Home Repair Initiative includes home repair work we do for Ivanhoe residents through the Ivanhoe Minor Home Repair Program and the BRITE TIF Program. Through this program we are able to assist low-income residents with new roofs, energy efficient furnaces, plumbing and electrical upgrades.
 
Ivanhoe was awarded BRITE TIF funding in 2007, from the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission.  With this funding ($250,000 a year for a 10-year period), Ivanhoe assists low-income residents with up to $15,000 in home repairs, with emphasis on curb appeal to enhance the appearance of each block.  This funding is targeted to Ivanhoe's North West Quadrant, 31st Street to 39th Street, Paseo to Michigan.  
 
Through these programs, Ivanhoe staff receive applications from residents, make an assessment of needed repairs and prepares a scope of work, and contracts are awarded to contractors.  Ivanhoe staff monitors contractors work to ensure work is completely in  quality manner.
Program Budget $250,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success Funding received made it possible to complete funding and repairs on 25 homes. Completed home repairs are currently being showcased to visitors to demonstrate the positive results that can be achieved in a disenfranchised neighborhood when investment is made. 
Long-Term Success  The BRITE TIF and Minor Home Repair programs will greatly increase Ivanhoe's long-term vision of becoming a "Thriving Community" where good, working class people will want to live. The change in neighborhood appearance will also attract small  businesses which will return much needed services to the community. Large  tracts of commercial space will be lease/purchased and help to increase the tax base for the neighborhood.
Program Success Monitored By
Success is monitored by:
  1. Number of homes that are repaired each year; 
  2. Quality of work performed at each house; 
  3. Satisfaction of the homeowner; 
  4. Number of minority/women/Ivanhoe resident contractor/workers utilized to do the work.
Examples of Program Success Of the 25 homes with completed repairs, 100% of the homeowners are highly satisfied with the quality of work. Many of them have expressed their gratitude for the new roofs and other exterior work, which makes them proud to live in a home that has curb appeal. Of the homes receiving a new furnace, the owners have indicated their happiness with the repairs being made in time for the winter and are anxious to see if their heating costs are more reasonable.  In all of the home repairs, Ivanhoe was able to utilize minority/women/Ivanhoe resident contractors and workers. 
Description
The SHUL initiative builds upon Ivanhoe's existing health and wellness policies and advocacy efforts to help foster an overarching interdisciplinary quality of health outcome for neighborhood residents and for those in the surrounding communities.This is our sixth year of the program and is generously supported by HCFGKC and a host of other community organizations that provide in-kind services.
Components:
  • Grown in Ivanhoe (GII) - including education for new and existing gardeners, certification to implement standards and recognize the achievements of both Ivanhoe growers and residential sellers, and a weekly Farmer's Market from June to September.
  • The INC Well - our health and wellness office offering information, health screenings, and courses.
  • Lots of Love - transform once vacant lots into community gathering spaces.
Together these programs support continuing and innovative efforts to establish a sustainable and healthy community with access to healthy foods and active lifestyles.
Program Budget $153,438.00
Category Health Care, General/Other Public Health
Population Served Families, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
The Grown in Ivanhoe program had another successful season providing fresh, local, urban grown produce to our residents and surrounding community members. We saw an increase in both customers as well as revenue. The market saw a 25% increase in number of customers attending each week, and a 40% increase in total revenue. The market had 8 consistent vendors one of them a 9 year-old who sold shaved ice. During the market we we partnered with Cultivate KC to promote the Double Up SNAP program which doubles food stamps up to $25.00.
 
The INC Well hosted a 6 week course with Truman Medical Center that focused on chronic disease and behavior change. After completion of the course we had a pot luck that incorporated healthy eating ans lifestyle choices. During the class residents read and analyzed food labels to determine nutritional values of food. Residents were then able to learn about healthier choices when deciding on what food to purchase from the grocery store.
Long-Term Success
The long-term outcomes for Ivanhoe will be residents that actively choose healthier foods and activities. They are aware of how to address their medical conditions. As a large number of residents become healthier, the long-term success would be to see the neighborhood needs index decrease. 
 
Program Success Monitored By

Ivanhoe tracks all activities, meetings and workshops using attendance data and addresses to determine how far-reaching our efforts extend. Class surveys are used to determine interest levels, knowledge gained and topics attendees want addressed. 

Examples of Program Success Grown in Ivanhoe is also working to advance its capacity to grow more local produce in 2017. We have been awarded the Urban and Non-Traditional Agriculture Matching Grant though the Department of Agriculture in the State of Missouri to further our effort. With the support of these funds along with the Master Gardeners of Missouri, Cultivate KC, Lincoln University and others we are repurposing two vacant lots into a productive market garden. After the build out we will have a wash station, as well as more gardening beds available for our community of growers. We are also installing 20 4x12 raised beds with the generous support of the Master Gardeners of Missouri in our current demonstration garden. This additional space will increase our growing capacity by 200% and allow our growers to sell their produce at our farmers’ market.
CEO Comments The overriding focus of all of Ivanhoe's efforts is to improve the quality of life for Ivanhoe residents. In 2000, when the Ivanhoe strategic plan was developed, Ivanhoe residents identified four major areas to be targeted in achieving its mission "Building a clean, beautiful, safe, and thriving neighborhood." In the early years, most of our efforts were focused on cleaning up the neighborhood and making the neighborhood more safe and secure. Concurrently, we gave a lot of attention to engaging residents and developing leaders, cleaning up/removing litter/ discouraging illegal dumping, and encouraging residents to report criminal activities and codes violations. As time has passed and more and more residents have become involved, we have been able to move forward with our development initiatives, namely Land Trust Lots Initiative, Rehab, and Minor Home Repair. Thus, at the end of 2009, our highest priorities were in the development area with ongoing attention to cleanliness, crime and safety, and resident engagement/leadership. We are pleased and proud of the partnerships we have established to assist with our development initiatives including: James B. Nutter and Company, Hall Family Foundation, the City and LISC. We are one of the LISC Neighborhoods NOW organizations and Ivanhoe has been designated as a CDC. Since 2009, we have greatly expanded our community engagement programs to ensure residents are actively involved with ensuring the continued development of the neighborhood. Participation in Our Positive Alternatives for Youth Program, Health Initiatives and monthly neighborhood meetings have increased the number of residents to whom we provide services. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Margaret J May
Term Start Oct 2001
Experience Margaret J May, Executive Director, Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council. Work experience includes: President, Swope Corridor Renaissance (1999 to 2001); employed Social Security Administration for 30 years, with last 10 years in the position of Director of Human Resources; co-owner of Margaret's Finest Bar BQ, a family owned business (1981-1989); Vice Chairman, Missouri Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials (2002 - 2004); board member Keep Kansas City Beautiful (2002 - 2011); Center for the City - UMKC (2002 - 2006) and Boys Clubs.  Current board affiliations:   Swope Ridge Gardens, Swope Ridge Geriatric Center, Local Area Ministry Place, Brush Creek Community Partners, AdHoc Group Against Crime, and RAMP. Awards/recognition:  Time Well Spent Award, United Minority Media Association; Mary McLeod Bethune Outstanding Woman of the Year Award, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; NAACP Carl R. Johnson Award; and Delta's Outstanding Woman of the Year Award. . She has a BS in Business Administration from Park University.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 5
Paid Part-Time Staff 2
Volunteers 500
Paid Contractors 0
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 Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
We collaborate with a number of organizations and institutions based on our programming area:
 
Housing and Revitalization programs: City of Kansas City, Urban Neighborhood Initiative, Jackson County Constructing Futures, Habitat for Humanity, James B. Nutter, Fulson Housing Group, Helen Bryant Realty, and the EPA. 
 
Youth and Family Programs: Jackson County COMBAT, Macedonia Baptist Church, Cain Grant AME Church, Gregg Tabernacle AME Church, Jackson County Family Court, Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry, W. E. B. DuBois Learning Center, Harris Youth Foundation, Front Porch Alliance, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters.  
 
Health Initiatives: KC Healthy Kids, Cultivate KC, The Master Gardners of GKC-UMKC Extension, Lincoln University Cooperative Extension, KC Community Gardens, The American Heart Association, Hope Family Center, Double-Up Food Bucks, Raytown Farmer's Market and the Kansas City Police Department. 
 
Overall Collaborations:
Manheim Park Neighborhood, Oak Park Neighborhood, Palestine Neighborhood, Vineyard Neighborhood, Center City Neighborhood, Squier Park Neighborhood, and Santa Fe Neighborhood.  
 
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Honor RollPartnership for Children2003
Keep Kansas City BeautifulKeep America Beautiful2003
Neighborhood Excellence AwardBank of America2005
Night Out Against CrimeNational Association of Town Watch2009
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments In 2003, the Ivanhoe board was expanded to include diversity of race, residence, experience, and skills. Board members are elected by members of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council for a three year term; new officers were elected in 2015 (elections are held every three years). Currently there are 12 members of the Ivanhoe board. The Executive Director serves on the board in an ex officio capacity. The board's primary role is to set policies for the organization and assist with fund development; the Executive Director is empowered to carry out the day-to-day operations, provide leadership and direction for the staff, ensure implementation of the strategic plan, assist with fund development, assist in building capacity within the neighborhood, and identify and assist in developing neighborhood leaders. Currently, Ivanhoe has five full-time staff members: Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Community Outreach Manager, Health Initiatives Manager, and Rehab/Facility Manager and two part-time paid positions, Finance Specialist and Care Taker. Five workers are furnished through the AARP Senior Program, two as receptionists, one clerk, and two custodians. Our paid staff is supplemented by volunteers that reside within and outside the Ivanhoe neighborhood. Volunteers assist with work both within and outside the office and make an extremely valuable contribution to the overall health and stability of the organization.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Company Affiliation Retired General Motors
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2017
Email dlrobinson3@aol.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. Darryl Answer Community Volunteer
Mrs. Sharon E. Bass UMB
Ms. Lisa Hummel Architectural Firm
Mr. Arthur B. Johnson Retired, Social Security Administration
Mr. Dean Katerndahl Retired, MARC
Mr. Sidney King Liberty Bank
Mr. William "Bill" Nulton Retired, Attorney
Mr. Dennis Robinson Retired, General Motors
Mr. William Keith Slater Printing Company
Ms. Angie Stanland Cerner
Mrs. Martha Tolbert Retired, Hospital Services
Mr. Alan A. Young, Sr. Young Construction Company
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 8
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 8
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 75%
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 11
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
By-laws
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Education
Executive
Finance
Housing and Community Development
Nominating
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Youth
CEO Comments
In 2003, the Ivanhoe board was expanded to include diversity of race, residence, experience, and skills. Board members are elected by members of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council for a three year term; new officers were elected with terms beginning in 2015. Currently there are 12 people on the Ivanhoe board. The Executive Director serves on the board in an ex officio capacity. The board's primary role is to set policies for the organization and assist with fund raising.  The Executive Director is empowered to carry out the day-to-day operations, provide leadership and direction for the staff, ensure implementation of the strategic plan, assist with fund development, assist in building capacity within the neighborhood, and identify and assist in developing neighborhood leaders. Currently, Ivanhoe has five full-time, paid staff members, Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Community Outreach Manager, Health Initiatives Manager and Rehab/Facility Manager; two-part-time staff members, a Finance Specialist and Care Taker.  Additionally, through the AARP Senior Placement Program, we have two receptionists, a clerk, and two custodians (all paid by AARP) that work up to 20 hours a week.

Our paid staff is supplemented by volunteers that reside within and outside the Ivanhoe neighborhood; they provide assistance within and outside the office and play a key role in implementation of Ivanhoe's strategic priorities.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $1,584,000
Projected Expenses $1,551,320
Endowment Value $92,189
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item includes 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
$740,341$344,173$179,357
Government Contributions$379,660$452,845$476,844
Federal----$0
State----$0
Local----$0
Unspecified$379,660$452,845$476,844
Individual Contributions----$0
$34,179$0$0
$7,482$10,798$5,725
Investment Income, Net of Losses$3,178$3,974$0
Membership Dues$3,302$3,403$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$93$1,877$1,693
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$827,855$545,149$687,726
Administration Expense$221,058$186,069$159,502
Fundraising Expense$5,858$6,455$6,349
Payments to Affiliates----$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.111.110.78
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%74%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%1%1%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,010,631$1,005,366$763,177
Current Assets$1,540,986$521,685$119,918
Long-Term Liabilities$915,568$24,661$28,828
Current Liabilities$13,361$107,004$102,959
Total Net Assets$1,081,702$873,701$631,390
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities115.334.881.16
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets46%2%4%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCity of Kansas City Missouri $1,190,146 --City of Kansas City, Missouri $374,245
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHealth Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City  $100,990 --Local Initiative Support Commission $82,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHall Family Foundation                                                  $100,000 --Health Care Foundation $53,500
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments In 2001, the Kauffman Foundation provided Ivanhoe with a 3-year operating support grant. We were conservative with spending and stretched three years of funding to cover five years. At the end of 2004, the Jewish Heritage Foundation awarded a $10,000 grant for board development; in 2005, funding was received from Impact KC, the Hall Family Foundation, Piper Jaffray, and Neighborhood Self Help Fund; additionally, Bank of America "saved the day" by selecting Ivanhoe for its Neighborhood Builder Award, a $200,000 grant over two year, plus leadership development training valued at $100,000! In 2006, Swope Community Builders matched the Hall Family's $25,000 grant; and the Environmental Protection Agency approved a $25,000 grant. We started our Land Trust Lots Maintenance Program in 2005 and received $75,000 each year (2005 - 2007) from the City for the program. In succeeding years, Ivanhoe has received a CDBG grant each year, for the 2015 year, Ivanhoe received $260,000.  We received a Missouri Neighborhood Assistance Program 50% tax credit grant for renovation of Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center. James B. Nutter & Company provided funding in excess of $400,000 to renovate a former fire station, making it possible for Ivanhoe to have its own building. Thanks to the generosity and support of J. B. Nutter, a Friends of Ivanhoe event was held at Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center in June 2007; since that time, we have received grants each year from the Hall Family Foundation, which Mr. Nutter matched. With Mr. Nutter's assistance, Freddie Mac selected Ivanhoe to deliver their "Get the Facts" curriculum and a $50,000 grant.  Freddie Mac provided funding for a consultant who helped us develop our Model Blocks Plan.  Commerce Bank provided a $10,000 grant for appraisals of 166 vacant Land Trust lots; Ivanhoe took ownership of the lots in 2010. The City of Kansas City, MO is one of the sources of funding for the Ivanhoe 39th Street Project; seven duplexes were built on 38th & Euclid in 2014. The 39th Street Project concept will be replicated throughout the neighborhood upon a growing number of properties (vacant lots and vacant houses) owned by Ivanhoe.  Thus, as a result of our proactiveness in pursuing our development initiatives, the vacancy rate in Ivanhoe will decrease, the number of good people living in the Ivanhoe neighborhood will increase, and the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council will become self-sustaining.
Organization Name Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
Address 3700 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64109
Primary Phone (816) 9216611
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Margaret J May
Board Chair Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired General Motors
Year of Incorporation 1999