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Overview and welcome

Junior League of Kansas City, MissouriCommunity Volunteers & GrantsJune 10, 2011Agency Resource Round-Up

Overview and welcome

Overview and Welcome

All You Need to Know about Available Volunteer & Funding Resources

Purpose of this informational meeting

Purpose of this informational meeting?

To inform the non-profit community what we have to offer

To help agencies understand how to apply for assistance

To help agencies understand evaluation criteria

To reach agencies that have not been aware of our services



Address from our President

Specific areas related to…



Impact Area: Children’s Nutrition and Fitness

General Q/A

Post presentation – specific questions can be addressed by respective individuals

Presidential address

Presidential Address

Stacey Bishop, President


The league s mission

The League’s Mission

Promote voluntarism

Develop the potential of women

Improve the community

We provide BOTH

Volunteers and Funding!

The league s members

The League’s Members

1,400 members

Working in and out of home (Moms, Doctors, Educators)

74% are employed outside the home

Both sides of state line

Shared desire to improve KC community

Nearly a century in kc

Nearly a Century in KC

Organized in 1914

The 14th League created in the United States

Started the first public kindergarten in KC

Helped found:

Children’s TLC Docents at Nelson-Atkins

CASA of Jackson County Jazzoo/Zoo Learning Fund

Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired

Junior league of kansas city missouri fundraising

Junior League of Kansas City, MissouriFundraising

Holiday Mart

Great Shopping for a Great Cause

Annual four-day shopping extravaganza held each October

Over 20 years

More than $5 million raised to support community projects since 1988

Junior League Resale Boutique

In Business from 1934 – April 30, 2011

Over 75 years of fundraising and community service projects

New Fundraising Initiatives to replace Resale Boutique $

2010 committee formed to research and present new fundraising opportunities in 2011

Our prior community support

Our Prior Community Support

Children’s Literacy 10-year Achievements (2000-2010):

Provided 995 volunteer placements; 29,500 volunteer hours served

Secured 33 Community Partners

765K books were collected through Hooked On Books

Provided over $1.3M in funding

Examples of Children’s Literacy Programs

where Volunteers were provided:

Reach Out and Read

Hooked on Books Youth Friends

CCVI’s Lending Library

Horizon Academy

Operation Breakthrough

Current community support

Current Community Support

Community Programs with Volunteers:

Operation Breakthrough

Women’s Employment Network

KC Community Gardens

Wayside Waifs

The Humane Society of Greater KC

Variety Children’s Charity of Greater KC

And Others!!!

Impact area

Impact Area

A focus on…

Children's Nutrition and Fitness

Signature Program: Healthy U

Impact area overview

Impact Area Overview

Five year commitment made to Impact Area:

June 2010 - June 2015

Initial Programs:

Children’s Mercy PHIT Kids  Harvesters BackSnack

Kansas City Community Gardens  Score 1 for Health

University of Missouri Extension - Kindergarten Farm

Food Initiative  Weighing In Coalition

How can the Junior League and the Impact Committee help your organization?

Jlkcmo resources

JLKCMO Resources


Eligibility Requirements

League Attributes

Available Resources



Must have 501(c)(3) status

Be located within…

Clay, Jackson or Platte Counties in Missouri

Johnson or Wyandotte Counties in Kansas

Assistance NOT available for:

individuals  religious purposes

political causes  fundraising initiatives

League attributes

League Attributes

Business year runs from: June 1 through May 31;

same timeline applies for all volunteer & funding resources

We rotate all our volunteer positions, including leaders, every 12 months

We start with a blank slate each year for community partners

What makes us unique

What Makes Us Unique?

Ability to provide Volunteers AND/OR Funding to community agencies

Ability to provide varying degrees of assistance

Available jlkcmo resources


Available JLKCMO Resources

On-Going Volunteers


Financial Assistance

Annual Funding

One-Time Volunteers

Agency financial assistance from the community endowment fund

Agency FinancialAssistancefrom the…Community Endowment Fund

Short term immediate financial assistance

Short-Term/Immediate Financial Assistance

The Community Endowment Fund Committee offers short-term, immediate financial assistance to community agencies in the Greater Kansas City area in critical need

Critical needs may include, but are not limited to:

unbudgeted expenses

sudden loss of funding

new programs

Size scope

Size & Scope

Maximum grant amount is $5,000

Annually provide $40,000-$50,000 in grants; see handout for examples of grants given

Applications are evaluated on a first-come, first-served basis from June 1 through May 31 (or until grant money is depleted)

What we need from you

What We Need From You

Completed 2-Page Grant Application;http://www.jlkc.org/?nd=form__194

Supporting documentation with completed application, including:

Agency mission statement

IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt status letter

List of Board of Directors

Fiscal year-end balance sheet and income statement

Program budget (revenues and expenditures by line item)

Other sources of projected income

When to expect our response

When to Expect Our Response

We aim to have an answer to you within 60 days

However, we cannot begin evaluating your application until we have all the completed information

Grant follow up

Grant Follow-up

After a Grant is given, we require the following:

Written follow-up within 60 days detailing how the grant money was used

Receipts for durable goods may be requested

Work with us to include Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri logo on any printed literature or displays funded by our grant

Annual agency projects on going volunteers and or annual funding

Annual AgencyProjectsOn-Going Volunteers and/or Annual Funding

from the…

Community Volunteers & Grants Committee

Application overview

Application Overview

Historical Data:

Received and reviewed:

2010-2011: 50 applications requesting 904 volunteers and $447,998 in funding

2009-1010: 80 applications requesting 600 volunteers and $900,000 in funding

Annually Award Approximately $150,000

Annually Provide Approximately 100 Volunteers

Overview and welcome

Application Process to Request On-Going Volunteers and/or Annual Funding MUST APPLY BY: AUGUST 1, 2011For Support Beginning:JUNE 1, 2012 - MAY 31, 2013

Evaluation criteria

Evaluation Criteria


On-Going Volunteers


Annual Funding


New philosophy

New Philosophy

Fewer Projects with Larger Levels of Support

Funding and Volunteer Numbers

Emphasis on tying Funding with Volunteers

Annual funding

Annual Funding


Measured Outcomes; impact in community



51% JLKCMO Impact Area: Children’s Nutrition and Fitness

Average Funding range: $500-$10,000/project

On going volunteers

On-Going Volunteers


Education/training component

Program or project focus (no fundraising)

Description of volunteer responsibilities

Volunteer range: 5-25+

Geographic diversity

Evening and Weekend hours

Year-long opportunity of approximately 40 hours per volunteer



Online: http://www.jlkc.org/?nd=form__225

Available: June 1, 2011

Deadline: August 1, 2011

Support for: June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013

When to expect our response1

When to Expect Our Response

Voted on by JLKCMO Board of Directors by December 31, 2011

Voted on by JLKCMO Membership by March 31, 2012

Notified by April 15, 2012

One time done in a day volunteers from the action team a team

One-Time (“Done In A Day”) Volunteersfrom the…Action Team (“A-Team”)

A team provides volunteers for

A-Team Provides Volunteers for…

Short-term (“Done In A Day”) projects:

1-3 day projects

3-4 hour shifts

Many times we can provide volunteers for multiple shifts.

3-15 volunteers


 Races Events  Auctions  Art Booth

 Volunteer Appreciation Party, etc.

When what how

When, What, How?

Apply Early

Preferably 2-3 months in advance

Applications accepted year-round

Volunteers available August 2011 through May 2012

Evening/weekend projects ideal

Apply online at http://www.jlkc.org/?nd=ateam_current

A team process

A-Team Process

Volunteers sign up at monthly meetings

Project leader contacts agency with


Project leader also serves as liaison between the agency & the volunteers

General questions answers

General Questions/Answers

Round up wrap up

Round-Up Wrap-Up


More information is available on our website at: www.jlkc.org

Feel free to call us at: 816/444-2112

Contact information is included in your packet

Leaders 2011 2012

Leaders 2011 - 2012

President Planning Council Director

★Stacey Bishop ★Julie Randolph

Community Impact Director Community Endowment Fund Chair

★Ashley Bieck ★Courtney Goddard-Hawkinson

Community Volunteers & Grants

★Chair, Sue Wendelbo ★Step-Up Chair, Jocelyn Gaddie

Action Team (“A-Team”)

★Co-Chairs: Stephanie Siders & Gabrianna Hall-Neuer

★Step-Up Chair: Selene Werkowitch