Front Porch Alliance-Kansas City
3210 Michigan
Kansas City MO 64109-2055
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 921-8812
Mission Statement
Front Porch Alliance's mission is to work hand-in-hand with Eastside residents and community partners to help families make positive, lasting changes in their lives and neighborhoods. Our primary vision is to prepare Eastside kids for their future, ensuring families and neighborhoods are healthy, stable, safe, supported, and poised to thrive. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tom Esselman
Board Chair Ms. Carol Thrane
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Volunteer Opportunities
Ways to donate, support, or volunteer
Checks may be mailed to Front Porch Alliance, 3210 Michigan, Kansas City, MO 64109.  Online contributions may be made on the website at www.frontporchalliance.org
 
Volunteer opportunities include helping with Neighborhood Families socializations events and activities, tutoring for our Partners in Active Learning (PAL) Program at Faxon Elementary School, being part of the Robotics coaching team at Faxon Elementary School, and working with our Teens In Tech program.  We would be happy to discuss your particular volunteer interests.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Front Porch Alliance's mission is to work hand-in-hand with Eastside residents and community partners to help families make positive, lasting changes in their lives and neighborhoods. Our primary vision is to prepare Eastside kids for their future, ensuring families and neighborhoods are healthy, stable, safe, supported, and poised to thrive. 
Background Statement
Front Porch Alliance (FPA) is an 18-year-old nonprofit agency located at Linwood and Bruce R. Watkins Drive, in Kansas City, Missouri’s urban Ivanhoe neighborhood. Begun as an intentional partnership between Ivanhoe residents and Village Presbyterian Church (Prairie Village), initial goals were to address community needs of safety and improved life quality. As partner activities progressed and other organizations grew into supportive roles, FPA became an independent 501(c)(3) unified in our mission: working hand-in-hand with Eastside residents and community partners to build youth leadership and opportunities for families to make positive, lasting changes in their lives and neighborhoods.
 
After many years of community-building, we needed to redefine our mission with renewed focus. The process began inn 2014 with outreach and listening to residents and other leaders in area social services. Based on these conversations, the Board and Executive Director developed a needs-based, focused vision: Preparing Eastside kids for their future.
 
FPA has therefore developed programs that provide support and life education for youth of all ages in Kansas City’s urban core. We continue expanding our offerings for youth of every age with programs that address very specific learning needs, all part of preparing underserved kids to succeed, grow, and thrive.
 
One of our key strategies is collaboration with other community organizations and subject-experts to meet our goals of:
  • Providing families and children ages birth to five with the resources and education needed to prepare children for kindergarten,
  • Building personal relationships with kids who need more caring adults,
  • Instilling attitudes of hope and personal accountability for building a good future, and
  • Delivering expert guidance in academic, life skills, and specific vocational fields.

Overall, FPA’s programs support young parents’ skills, invest in children’s development and school readiness, expand children’s math and science interest, and expose teens to life and career skill-building.
Impact Statement
2017-2018 Accomplishments:
  • Begun in January 2016, today Neighborhood Families serves 45 families weekly in four particularly underserved ZIP codes in Kansas City’s under-resourced, urban Eastside (ZIP codes 64109, 64110, 64128, and 6430). In addition to a strong focus on educational development and kindergarten readiness, the program encompasses a degree of social services (e.g., resource navigation, financial aid) atypical of standard parenting programs.
  • In 2018-2019, Neighborhood Families is expanding to widen our impact for families living in the urban Eastside who may have limited resources and face numerous barriers. Starting July 1, 2018 we will continue current programming while launching an Early Head Start, home-visiting program serving up to 36 additional children. Funded by Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) via national Head Start investment, this exciting expansion will allow us to significantly increase the number of families participating in our intensive services, while also offering access to Head Start models and tools for our staff and families.
  • During the Fall of 2017, 28 5th and 6th grade students at Faxon Elementary participated in First LEGO League Robotics. The students learned how to program robots to do missions using science, technology, and math. They also researched and created a project dealing with a real world problem around the year's theme which was Hydro-Dynamics. Core values were taught about teamwork and finding solutions together. The students' Robotics experience culminated with their participation in the day-long regional First LEGO League tournament.
  • 68 PALS volunteers provided over 1300 hours in service to 300 students at Faxon Elementary School. These volunteers work with students one-on-one, provide assistance as aides in the classroom, come to events at Faxon and donate items for the students.
 
2018 - 2019 Goals:
  • Nurture and grow the Neighborhood Families program, with the addition of Early Head Start, Promise 1000, the Jackson County Children's Services grant, Children's Trust Fund (Missouri) and other supports, serving at least 75 urban core families.
  • Nurture and sustain the impact of the Partners In Active Learning (PALs) volunteer program with Faxon Elementary.
  • Nurture and sustain the impact of the Faxon Robotics team, with its expansion partnership with Operation Breakthrough.
  • Add a new Teens In Tech program, in partnership with Connecting For Good, for college and career teen readiness.
  • Nurture and sustain the Minor Home Repair initiatives in Eastside neighborhoods with needy home owners and dwellers.
  • Expand community outreach through all the above programs
Needs Statement
  1. Need to grow individual donations to support operating expenses outside the boundarites of restricted program specific funding.  This includes improvements in current office space, materials, professional services support, and registration fees
  2. Personal care and safety items for moms and kids
  3. Support for Minor Home Repair - tools and materials
  4.  Volunteers to support socialization playgroups, Robotics, and events
    Service Categories
    Family Services
    Educational Services
    Areas of Service
    MO - Jackson County Urban Core
    Geographic Area Served Narrative Front Porch Alliance serves infants, children, and families in four particularly underserved ZIP codes in Kansas City’s under-resourced, urban Eastside (ZIP codes 64109, 64110, 64128, and 64130).
    CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
    Front Porch was begun as a partnership with residents. Volunteers, board members and staff often cite the relationships they have made with the residents of the Ivanhoe and eastside neighborhoods as one of the most satisfying aspects of being involved. It is as important now as it was in the beginning that the work of Front Porch be thoughtful, be driven by the community, and lead to measurable, lasting change. To this end, we engage the residents as active partners and consult with organizations in the Kansas City community which offer programs of similar purpose. A measure of our success is that our programs will not encourage one-way giving but offer empowerment and advocacy.
    Programs
    Description Each week volunteers help residents stay safe and comfortable by completing minor home repairs such as leaky faucets, broken light fixtures, or grab bars.  This program helps seniors stay in their homes by providing them reliable, safe and free access to repairs.  
    Program Budget $26,000.00
    Category Community Development, General/Other Neighborhood Revitalization
    Population Served Families, At-Risk Populations, Blacks, African Heritage
    Short-Term Success Residents are able to have repairs completed in their homes that otherwise would be left undone, largely due to expense. Neighbors who can contribute a portion of the cost for making minor home repair changes in their homes are insisting on chipping in, and in some cases, helping with the labor.
    Long-Term Success We hope for the day that every house on Kansas City's eastside is painted, well-maintained and has beautiful flowers cascading from pots on the front porch. We dream of a green space where children can play on every block. The ultimate is that this be maintained by the residents themselves. The residents could once again sit on their front porches and use them for the purpose for which they were designed - to watch their children play safely in the front yard, to shout out to their neighbors, and to sit and enjoy the quiet sounds of the evening.
    Program Success Monitored By In order to receive minor home repair assistance, residents are asked to sign a form that commits them to doing service work in the neighborhood, i.e. volunteering to help with a program, assisting with mailing the Ivanhoe newsletter, participating in a special project, attending neighborhood meetings, or serving on a committee.
    Examples of Program Success  There is more neighborhood involvement as a result of the commitment to serve.  In listening sessions and thank you notes, neighbors often rank Minor Home Repair as one of the most valuable programs Front Porch provides.  The Minor Home Repair volunteers are great ambassadors for Front Porch spreading friendship and caring as well as their handyman work.
    Description The Robotics program at Faxon Elementary School each fall offers 5th and 6th grade students an enriched project and tournament experience. Using First Lego League equipment, Front Porch Alliance coordinates the program curriculum and provides volunteer Robotics coaches to guide and support the Faxon teachers. Students participate in every component of First Lego League, Project, Robot, and Core Values. Going to the day-long competition and meeting students on other teams has been an enriching learning experience for the students at Faxon.
    Category Science & Technology, General/Other Computer & Information Science
    Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
    Short-Term Success The program time serves as an immediate incentive for students to accomplish other requirements in order to participate.  Every student has an identified responsibility to the team, and their behavior is guided toward the Lego League construct of gracious professionalism.  Each student experiences hurdles and successes within a team framework, building resilience and comfort with the learning process.  Technically, they see the interaction of physical building, program logic, and quality control, which provides a conceptual foundation.
    Long-Term Success Children receive the opportunity to work creatively in teams in a technical project focus.  This exposure creates stronger skills for work teams and collaborative problem solving and foundational life skills.  It also provides an opportunity for them to consider and pursue scientific and technical career paths.
    Program Success Monitored By Observation and discussion among the coaches and teachers, leading to small adaptations, is the nature of the program.  Continual contact with small groups allows coaches to hear student feedback and process.  Surveys and interviews with participants are used to identify mastery of learning goals.
    Examples of Program Success
    Each robotics team is given a problem to work on and to master for the final competition. The program is successful when these teams work together collaboratively to solve the problem. The program is also successful when the students have their horizons expanded by attending the competition. 
    Description
    Neighborhood Families is an intensive home-visiting program that serves children and families in Kansas City’s Eastside. Neighborhood Families helps families develop healthy environments where children are safe and receive the best possible start to their lives.
    Neighborhood Families follows the Parents as Teachers (PAT) model that also integrates additional support to families. The program partners with parents by building relationships developed through both home-visits and social groups, based on trust and dependability fostered in a culturally sensitive manner. Trained staff blend in-home health and parenting guidance and support, connection to community resources, health and developmental education and screenings, goal setting support, school readiness support, and financial resources/supplies (e.g., diapers/car seats/books, etc.). Parent Educators host neighborhood-based social/playgroups multiple times per month to facilitate parental social support; provide health and parenting education; and model healthy, developmentally-appropriate behaviors. One essential component of the program model is empowering parents (beginning in pregnancy) as leaders in their children’s educational and social development as well as in their families, neighborhoods, and communities. In addition, Neighborhood Families encompasses a degree of social services (e.g., resource navigation, financial aid) atypical of standard parenting programs.
    Category Human Services, General/Other Parenting Education
    Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
    Short-Term Success
    By the end of a year with the program: 
    • 80 percent of children ages zero to five will demonstrate age-appropriate development, as measured by the Ages and Stages Questionnaire, DIAL-4, and PAT Milestones data
    • 90 percent of parents will demonstrate active engagement in their children’s education development and planning, as measured by development of educational goals for their children.
    • 100 percent of parents will actively participate and successfully complete all Parents as Teachers components (goal-setting, educational modules, screenings, and playgroups), as measured by Visit Tracker and ChildPlus
    Long-Term Success
    The goals of Neighborhood Families are: 
    • 100% of families increasing positive parent-child interactions, using educational materials, books, and toys
    • 100% of parents increasing understanding of their child’s developmental progress as measured by participation in the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ, an evidence-based screening tool) as a gauge of their development of foundational skills that lead to basic school skills
    • 100% of families being strengthened by connecting to at least one community resource meeting essential health and safety needs, which helps create a more supportive environment for educational and social development.
    Program Success Monitored By
    Success is measured by: 
    • Developmental milestones measured by ASQ data
    • Planning guides created by Parent Educators
    • Kindergarten readiness measured by DIAL-4 data
    • Language, cognitive, social-emotional, and motor milestones measured by PAT Milestones data
    • Weekly home visit attendance as measured by Visit Tracker and ChildPlus 
    • Monthly attendance at playgroups as measured by sign-in sheets 
    Examples of Program Success
    Our tracking suggests visit attendance rates are approximately 90%, a program strength. Assisting clients with a wide variety of their needs such as diapers, formula, toys, car seats, transportation needs, and occasional financial assistance helps them overcome barriers that might hinder participation and positively reinforces participation.
     
    The intensive nature of the home visits and playgroup participation ensure that the staff stay aware of any challenges families are having that might lead them to leave the program and do whatever they can to support each family.
    Description PAL (Partner in Active Learning) volunteers work with students at Faxon Elementary School once a week during the school year. There are currently 68 PALS, all of whom are part of the principal's team to raise the academic achievement of the students. PALS help primarily with reading and math skills, and they also give their students the benefit of a caring adult who is with them consistently in supportive friendship. 
    Category Education, General/Other Educational Delivery
    Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
    Short-Term Success PALs work with their students on reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling and basic math skills. Teachers often can see a positive change in the the attitude and grades of students who work weekly with a PAL volunteer. 
    Long-Term Success Our hope is that the participation of the PALS will make a difference in the lives of the children they interact with on a weekly basis. 
    Program Success Monitored By For the 2018/2019 school year, Front Porch Alliance will begin to track data on the students that have a PAL. Both behavior and academic data will be tracked. 
    Examples of Program Success The volunteers who choose to be PALS value the one on one relationships. The students are happy and excited to see their PAL every week. The program is well supported by the principal and the teachers.
    Description Front Porch Alliance (FPA) is launching Teens in Tech, a comprehensive technological educational experience for youth in the underserved urban core of Kansas City. According to Digital Inclusion KC, 70% of Kansas City Public School students do not have Internet access at home and 40% have more than one home address in a school year, making Internet access more unlikely. This reality impacts both school success and access to necessary tools for acquiring the workforce development skills required for most entry-level jobs. Teens in Tech will help bridge the digital divide and provide access to the technology and skills necessary to succeed in the modern world. The program is recruiting skilled mentors to develop technology-based programming that includes customized curricula in basic computing, graphic design, programming, and application development. The program is designed to help adolescents and young adults attain technological skills, knowledge, and confidence, leading to college and workplace readiness, by providing "real time" training, access to computer equipment, and curricula tailored to their age group and demographics.
    Program Budget $74,060.00
    Category Education, General/Other Education & Technology
    Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
    Short-Term Success
    Teens in Tech uses specific evaluation tools to ensure each student achieves mastery of one skill or software program before progressing. As part of 2018 curriculum development, staff are creating both pre- and post-tests to be administered at the beginning and end of each course segment.
    Students first complete a basic skills assessment to determine their initial knowledge and/or learning needs. This assessment will determine what basic coursework is required and where each student should begin in the program. As each student progresses, they will encounter multiple opportunities to gain the necessary knowledge to pass and move to the next level of coursework. Each young adult can work directly with their tech advisor and utilize built-in practice time in the computer lab to revisit the skills again as appropriate. In addition to skills assessments, students will be given pre- and post-course surveys to assess their feelings of mastery and increased self-confidence.
    Long-Term Success Teens in Tech’s objective is to link youth with skilled mentors who have developed customized, culturally appropriate curricula in basic computing, graphic design, programming, application development, and introductory workplace behaviors. Mentors also provide social support at a critical time in these teens’ lives. The program will help adolescents and young adults attain technological skills, knowledge, and confidence, leading to college and workplace readiness, by providing "real time" training and access to the most current equipment and software. Classes also provide young people with an introduction to new career paths and possibilities.
    Program Success Monitored By

    Front Porch’s program director and Teens in Tech facilitators will review learning outcomes and student self-report surveys at least three times annually, as each cohort completes a full course series. During the inaugural year, this review may happen as each group completes an individual segment of the course progression (e.g. computing basics and introduction to graphic design, workplace skills, advanced skills) to facilitate rapid program enhancement as staff assess the unique needs and interests of our student population. Youth input and trends will actively drive the program’s overall direction, as the students learn from our team, and as the program team also learns from the teens’ challenges and achievements.

    Examples of Program Success
    Overall, 90% of students will self-report they are more confident in understanding and mastering high-level technology skills, which is foundational for their comfort pursuing further careers and education in such fields.
    Based on self-reporting, 70% of students will report feeling increased confidence in their understanding of employer expectations and appropriate workplace behaviors.
    CEO Comments
    Now back in the Harold Thomas Center, programming has expanded, staff has been added, and the community is embracing the more focused direction of Front Porch Alliance as evidenced by increased support for these programs.  We continue to research community-wide opportunities to partner in ways that bring needed programs to the families we serve and to reach out to build partnerships that will meet their needs. 
    Executive Director/CEO
    Executive Director Mr. Tom Esselman
    Term Start Apr 2017
    Experience

    Leadership changes at Front Porch Alliance have given the agency an opportunity to evaluate carefully its leadership needs. Tom Esselman, CEO of Connecting For Good (located in the same building at FPA) and his staff are serving as a collaborative network of l leadership resources to provide seamless continuity of services and expertise in program management, fund development and community relations. The agency is poised to grow in its scope and impact in 2018 and 2019. 

    Former CEOs
    NameTerm
    Ms. Roxana Shaffe'-
    Ms. Patsy ShawverJan 2001 - Nov 2012
    Senior Staff
    Title Program Director
    Experience/Biography Brooke Taylor, Program Director, has served as an educator in the urban core for over 17 years throughout Kansas City, Detroit and Nashville. Her service began as a teacher with Kansas City Public Schools, having extensive experience in the field of early childhood and elementary education. She then served as an instructional coach, working with administration, teachers, and students in 10 of the district’s lowest performing schools. Her career then led her to Detroit, followed by Nashville, in which she also served in some of the most challenging urban schools in a variety of capacities. Her duties included ensuring compliance to Federal, State and Local requirements, developing and delivering professional learning to teachers, and managing a variety of digital platforms at the district and school level that were critical to the success of the organizations she served. Brooke’s unwavering commitment to childhood growth and development, as well as her unique talent for engaging community stakeholders and leveraging resources, align directly to the core values of Front Porch Alliance.
    Staff
    Paid Full-Time Staff 7
    Paid Contractors 1
    Volunteers 120
    Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
    African American/Black 3
    Caucasian 4
    Staff Diversity (Gender)
    Female 6
    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 Under Development
    Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
    Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
    Whistleblower Policy Yes
    Document Destruction Policy Yes
    Collaborations

    As an integral part of our 2018 plan, we have developed and continue to develop collaborative programs with several organizations:

    • Robotics - KC STEM Alliance
    • Neighborhood Families - Children's Mercy, Kansas City MO Public Schools. Turn the Page KC, Bluford Library, Children's Trust Fund, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Early Head Start, MidAmerica Regional Council
    • PAL - Faxon Elementary School (part of the KCMO Public School District)
    • Operation Breakthrough-Robotics
    • Minor Home Repair - Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council.  
    Awards
    Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
    Community ChampionKansas City Public Schools2015
    Government Licenses
    Is your organization licensed by the government? No
    CEO Comments
    In 1999, Front Porch Alliance founders met many times with neighborhood leaders and residents to determine the true needs of the neighborhood. This initial vision led to programs reflecting the needs the residents identified then: cleaning up the neighborhood, education, economic development and health. Times change, and those conversations occurred again in 2014-2015, resulting in the focus of the organization narrowing to preparing kids for their future.
    In 2017, Front Porch Alliance collaborated with a variety of other agencies to provide resources to the families we serve. Funding for our programs is always a challenge, but we see great opportunity in working with families of young children, elementary age students and teenagers to give them the resources, knowledge and experiences to make lasting positive changes in their lives. The need continues to be great, however, as the cycle of poverty has not been broken in Kansas City's eastside neighborhoods. Front Porch Alliance is committed to working with the residents to examine their lives, encouraging them to set achievable goals, and providing education and resources to help them be successful. This will require FPA to continue to improve our outreach, our listening, and our program evaluation in order to most effectively meet our mission.
    Board Chair
    Board Chair Ms. Carol Thrane
    Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
    Term June 2018 to June 2020
    Email cthranekc@gmail.com
    Board Co-Chair
    Board Co-Chair Mr. Scott Sturgeon
    Company Affiliation Mariner Wealth Advisors
    Term June 2018 to June 2020
    Email scottsturgeon23@gmail.com
    Board Members
    NameAffiliation
    Ms. Stacy Benson
    Ms. Barbara BrownFormer Executive Director and Certified Personal Trainer
    Ms. Annie BurchamGlobal Prairie
    Ms. Carol CowdenEmeritus Member
    Ms. Betty CrookerEmeritus Member
    Ms. Charlotte DavisonEmeritus Member
    Mr. Gregg GimlinCDO Management
    Ms. Charlotte HallCommunity Volunteer
    Ms. Rashel HughleyHallmark
    Mr. Michael Hunt
    Ms. Sandra Jiles
    Ms. Pauline MoleyRetired Educator
    Ms. Lisa SchellhornCommunity Volunteer
    Ms. Dianne StanleySeneca Phone Company
    Ms. Sally StantonCommunity Volunteer
    Mr. Scott Sturgeon
    Mr. Joe Sweeny
    Ms. Julie SykesCommunity Volunteer
    Ms. Carol Thrane
    Board Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 3
    Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
    Caucasian 16
    Hispanic/Latino 0
    Native American/American Indian 0
    Board Demographics - Gender
    Male 4
    Female 15
    Unspecified 0
    Governance
    Board Term Lengths 3
    Board Term Limits 2
    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 No
    Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 10
    Standing Committees
    Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
    Finance
    Board Governance
    Operations
    Advisory Board Members
    NameAffiliation
    Mr. Darryl Answer
    Ms. Carol AreGrace Hospice
    Ms. Karen GarrettStinson Leonard Street LLP
    Dr. Amy HartsfieldBoard, Kansas City Public Schools
    Ms. Adrienne Haynes
    Dr. Obiagele Lake
    Ms. Sheila ListerCommunity Volunteer
    Mr. Greg MadayCommunity Volunteer
    Mr. Clyde McQueen
    Pastor Henry PaceShalom Missionary Baptist Church
    Ms. Denise Ray
    Ms. Claudia Roshto
    Ms. April RoyL.H. Bluford Library
    Mr. George SatterleeMissouri Bank
    Ms. Stephenie Smith
    Ms. Michele StowersCommunity Volunteer
    Ms. Michele WatleyMissouri Secretary of State's Office
    Ms. Mary Williams-NealMARC Head Start
    Dr. Susan WilsonUMKC
    Ms. Patty Zender
    CEO Comments

    Committed board members have supported Front Porch Alliance to make sure our mission and vision are relevant, our financial position is strong, our policies are appropriate and effective, and our programs are aligned with the mission.

    Financials
    Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2018
    Fiscal Year End June 30, 2019
    Projected Revenue $686,563
    Projected Expenses $622,466
    Spending Policy N/A
    IRS Letter of Exemption
    Foundation Comments
    • FY 2017, 2016, 2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
    • Foundation/corporation revenue line item may include contributions from individuals
    Detailed Financials
     
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Program Expense$287,327$55,954$153,517
    Administration Expense$59,360$63,973$59,331
    Fundraising Expense$41,401$13,698$13,115
    Payments to Affiliates----$0
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.910.431.08
    Program Expense/Total Expenses74%42%68%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Total Assets$252,774$276,973$356,063
    Current Assets$36,329$51,583$83,129
    Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
    Current Liabilities$8,504$7,334$13,386
    Total Net Assets$244,270$269,639$342,677
    Short-Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.277.036.21
    Long-Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201720162015
    Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Anonymous $70,000
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Village Presbyterian Church $55,000
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- --Ina Calkins Foundation $10,000
    Capital Campaign
    Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
    Organization Comments
    Front Porch Alliance is in a resurgent mode.  Our core program has become Neighborhood Families and Early Head Start, which underpins the agency's overall approach to walking the daily journey of life, and helping our families to thrive
     
    Other Documents
    Organization Name Front Porch Alliance-Kansas City
    Address 3210 Michigan
    Kansas City, MO 641092055
    Primary Phone (816) 921-8812
    CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tom Esselman
    Board Chair Ms. Carol Thrane
    Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
    Year of Incorporation 1999