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
Fax 816- 9213791
Mission Statement
Building a clean, beautiful, safe, and thriving neighborhood.
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Karen P Boyd
Board Chair Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired General Motors
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Ivanhoe welcomes both cash, in-kind and volunteer time donations. To donate financially, you may mail a check to our office located at 3700 Woodland, Kansas City, MO 64109 or use a credit card via PayPal on our website - www.incthrives.org. For in-kind donations and volunteer opportunities please coordinate with our Community Outreach Manager - Yolanda Young.
Financial Summary
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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 2018: 

Neighborhood Stabilization programs:
  1. Provided funding and repairs for 24 low income families, which included roof replacement/repair, installation of energy efficient heating and cooling systems, electrical upgrades.
  2. Completed construction on Phase III - three duplexes of the Ivanhoe Gateway at 39th Street project; 4 of the 6 have been sold.
Healthy Initiatives program:
  1. Grown in Ivanhoe Program helped 20 urban farmers develop business plans for their existing or future farms.
  2. The Market Garden continued to thrive and expand.
  3. The seventh and most successful Ivanhoe Farmer's Market season was realized.
  4. The Beautification Committee sponsored six Dumpster Days and residents removed 12-40 yard dumpsters of trash, leaves and brush throughout the neighborhood.
Positive Alternatives for Youth Program: 
  1. 125 neighborhood children and youth participated in Ivanhoe Summer Activities including life skills training, stop-motion animation programming, story time for preschoolers, start zero playgroup, gardening, cooking, instrumental music lessons, as well as experiential exposure to photography, aviation and broadcasting.   
  2. Efforts continued to integrate more science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) experiences into our programming.

Goals for 2019: 

  1. Complete sale of three duplexes in process; begin construction of the fourth duplex.
  2. Secure funding and support for Phase IV Senior Housing project; begin planning.
  3. Continue to expand the Grown in Ivanhoe project through-out the neighborhood to increase the availability of low-cost organic produce. 
  4. Continue to strengthen programming for young adults ages 18-24 and begin job skills training.
  5. Continue technology and communication upgrades and renovations for the Nutter Ivanhoe Neighborhood Center to facilitate and support our programming; complete building reairs and renovations.
Needs Statement
  1. Funding to continue growth of our organization and expertise(day-to-day operations and capacity building). 
  2. Resources needed to implement our development plan (infill housing, mixed-use and commercial projects).
  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, life skills, recreational, athletic).
Service Categories
Community & Neighbourhood Development
Community Coalitions
Neighborhood/Block Association
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
Geographic Area Served Narrative The geographic boundaries for the Ivanhoe Neighborhood are Prospect Blvd to the East, Paseo Blvd to the West, Cleaver Blvd to the South and 31st Street to the North. Ivanhoe also partners with adjacent neighborhoods including Key Coalition, Sante Fe, Oak Park and Mannheim.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council's (INC) goal for full staffing includes two new positions - 1 additional Community Safety Manager and an fiscal administrative assistant. Witnessing Ivanhoe's growth as a CDC and CHDO 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 and revitalization initiatives. While new housing is important, the development of cohesive relationships and high engagement levels among our residents  remains at the core of our efforts to ensure our neighborhood maintains its collective, advocacy voice. It is also necessary to ensure the neighborhood becomes a safe, healthy and thriving environment for all residents.
Our Board has grown and continues to attract and develop the skills necessary to running the Council as an effective business enterprise. Our members are more diverse in both background and professional experiences, which will enable Ivanhoe to continue to anticipate and respond to residents' needs as well as address broader community business concerns effectively and efficiently.
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.
  • Phase III – construction of three additional duplexes is in progress with anticipated completion by July 2018 and construction of the fourth unit scheduled for Fall 2018.
  • Planning for Phase IV is underway after receiving CEED funding for the construction of eight additional Senior Cottages.
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 continues to be high as evidenced by the completion and sale of all six duplex units of Phase II and the initiation of Phase III (3 additional duplexes) in the Ivanhoe Gateway at 39th area. There are over 25 applications on file for the units expected to be completed by Fall 2018. Ivanhoe is also expected to begin construction on the 4th and final duplex as a result of this demand with sale and occupancy planned for Spring 2019.
We are also moving ahead with plans and construction of Phase IV of the Ivanhoe Gateway at 39th project - the eight additonal Senior Cottages.
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, with three duplex units scheduled to be complete by Fall 2018 and the fourth and final duplex of this project scheduled for spring 2019 completion. We continue to be recommended and supported in the City’s 2018 Housing and Community Development Action Plan for three projects - one CDBG project – Minor Home Repair and two HOME projects - Major Rehab of 25 homes and Gateway Phase IV – eight additional Senior Cottages.
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 300 youth annually enrolled/participated in 10 youth programs.
  2. Active participation of residents in rubbish, debris and trash removal.
  3. Consistent participation and attendance at the 11 monthly neighborhood meetings and special events and programs throughout the year; community-wide support of Ivanhoe's first annual Fall Fund Raising Event, held October 2017 in honor of retired Executive Director Margaret May.
  4. Continued active participation in Ivanhoe's Quality of Life and Improvement Committees stemming from the Ivanhoe Strategic Plan and Annual Operation Plans.
  5. Input from residents on annual programming and the direction of housing and commercial 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. 

Additionally, we track initiatives and outcomes associated with our four standing Strategic Committees: Housing, Economic Development and Jobs; Crime & Safety; Beautification; and Youth Family Life and Education. 
Examples of Program Success

STEAM and Robotics program interest and growth - over 50 youth, lead by community experts participated in summer programs and special events designed to stimulate interest in technology education and careers 

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. 
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.
  • 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 50% increase in total revenue generated by 10 consistent vendors. 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 Market has grown so much so that in 2018, Ivanhoe will more to a more accessible location, day and time - occupying a larger and more visible space at Linwood and Woodland on the LAMP Campus on Saturdays from 9:00 AM-Noon. 
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 2018. 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. 

As we continue our work in 2018 to realize this future state of our community there is a strong foundation to build upon. Together the Ivanhoe residents and supporters have cleaned up, repaired, renovated and build affordable housing – the primary pieces of the Community puzzle are well underway. The immediate tasks ahead are to: 
  1. Convert more of the neighborhood’s vacant land and abandoned structures into affordable housing and commercial spaces.
  2. Renovate and upgrade the Nutter Community Center with the technology and tools necessary to support and expand learning and life skill programs for residents.
  3. Increase the base of Ivanhoe’s financial and advocacy partners that help move our dream of building a thriving community to reality.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Karen P Boyd
Term Start Oct 2017
Experience Dr. Karen P. Boyd succeeded Margaret J. May as the Executive Director of the Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council January 1, 2018. She brings over 30 years of business management, education, and non-profit experience to her position as well as strategic planning, organizational development, and marketing expertise. From 2014 to the end of October 2017, Dr. Boyd served as the leader for operational effectiveness, community engagement and diversity for United Way of Greater Kansas City. In this capacity, she helped re-design and implement strategic and annual plans and processes for future growth. Prior to her tenure at United Way, Dr. Boyd assisted numerous neighborhood and community organizations throughout the Greater Kansas City Region with initiatives to strengthen family and youth programming, organization and board capacity, as well as fund development and operational processes and procedures. Dr. Boyd will leverage her leadership, engagement skills and passion to continue the socio-economic improvements of the Ivanhoe neighborhood and growth in health, economic development and community resources. She earned a multi-disciplinary PhD in human Services and Public Administration from Capella University and an MBA with a double major in Organizational Development and Marketing and a minor in Finance from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.
Former CEOs
Mrs. Margaret J MayOct 2001 - Dec 2017
Senior Staff
Title Chief Real Estate Development Officer
Title Health Initiatives Director
Title Community Engagement Managing Director
Paid Full-Time Staff 7
Paid Part-Time Staff 3
Paid Contractors 10
Volunteers 100
Retention Rate 80%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 7
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 1
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 6
Male 4
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
We collaborate with a number of organizations and institutions based on our programming area:
  • Housing and Revitalization programs: City of Kansas City, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), 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.  
Honor RollPartnership for Children2003
Keep Kansas City BeautifulKeep America Beautiful2003
Neighborhood Excellence AwardBank of America2005
Night Out Against CrimeNational Association of Town Watch2009
Night Out Against CrimeNational Association of Town Watch2010
Night Out Against CrimeNational Association of Town Watch2011
Night Out Against CrimeNational Association of Town Watch2012
Sustainable Success StoriesThe Academy For Sustainable Communities2017
Bronze to Silver AwardKC Green Neighborhood Recognition2017
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 Robinson
Company Affiliation Retired General Motors
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2019
Email dlrobinson3@aol.com
Board Co-Chair
Board Co-Chair Mrs. Sharon Bass
Company Affiliation Retired UMB Financial Corporation
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2019
Email sharonebass@yahoo.com
Board Members
Mrs. Sharon E. BassUMB
Mrs. Allison BergmanHardwick Law Firm
Ms. Lisa HummelArchitectural Firm
Mr. Arthur B. JohnsonRetired, Social Security Administration
Mrs. Carolyn KingRetired; AT&T, YMCA
Mr. David Larrabee
Mr. Dennis RobinsonRetired, General Motors
Ms. Trace Warren
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 5
Unspecified 0
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
Housing and Community Development
CEO Comments
s.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 11 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 Book Keeper 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 contracted accounting specialists who assist with fiscal management, tax and audit preparation and volunteers that reside within and outside the Ivanhoe neighborhood providing assistance within and outside the office and play a key role in implementation of Ivanhoe's strategic priorities.
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2019
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $864,729
Projected Expenses $821,064
Endowment Value $36,500
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2016, 2015, 2014: 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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,670,481$379,660$452,845
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$953$3,178$3,974
Membership Dues$3,102$3,302$3,403
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,756,341$827,855$545,149
Administration Expense$218,634$221,058$186,069
Fundraising Expense$1,169$5,858$6,455
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.061.111.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%78%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,393,071$2,010,631$1,005,366
Current Assets$612,444$1,540,986$521,685
Long-Term Liabilities$115,575$915,568$24,661
Current Liabilities$18,501$13,361$107,004
Total Net Assets$1,258,995$1,081,702$873,701
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities33.10115.334.88
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets8%46%2%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountCity of Kansas City, Missouri $441,243City of Kansas City Missouri $1,190,146 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountLISC $79,592Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City  $100,990 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHealth Care Foundation $72,700Hall Family Foundation                                                  $100,000 --
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.
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Annual Report2013View
Organization Name Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council
Address 3700 Woodland Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64109
Primary Phone (816) 9216611
Contact Email kboyd@incthrives.org
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Karen P Boyd
Board Chair Mr. Dennis L. Robinson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired General Motors
Year of Incorporation 1999