Kansas City

Collaborating and innovating for equitable progress in the heart of America

Overview

One community, two states and opportunity for all

A vibrant metro area in the heart of the country with world class art, music, food and professional sports. But the real heart of Kansas City is its people – bringing innovation, collaboration and resilience to the bi-state region. Though, not all of our neighbors have had the same opportunities. Historic and ongoing systemic racism has limited access to housing, education and prosperity for Black and Brown residents. GreenLight Kansas City works to address those inequities, finding proven, innovative approaches to help open opportunities so all residents can have a brighter future.

Portfolio

Investing in proven organizations to bring to Kansas City to address community-identified needs

We identify, invite in and launch evidence-based organizations, providing support so they quickly become embedded in the community and deliver measurable change.

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Making an Impact in Kansas City

1,576

individuals reached in 2022-23

$3M

invested by GreenLight in portfolio organizations

39

Selection Advisory Council (SAC) members

In Kansas City
600

students are participating in Becoming a Man (BAM) and Working on Womanhood (WOW) in Kansas City this year

Read Karla's Story

In Kansas City
73%

of BAM students showed strong growth in social-emotional skills

Read Charlie's Story

Kansas City Team and Partners

GreenLight Kansas City is made up of a diverse group of changemakers from across the community, working together for positive impact.

All Our Kin

All Our Kin

Food Connect

Food Connect

mRelief

mRelief

Youth Guidance – BAM

Youth Guidance – BAM

Youth Guidance – WOW

Youth Guidance – WOW

Delivering measurable results in Kansas City

We invest multiyear funding along with on-the-ground support to ensure portfolio organizations quickly take root in the local community and are positioned for growth, measurable impact and sustainability. We are proud to highlight the work, results and meaningful stories of our portfolio organizations locally.

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Kansas City

All Our Kin will reach 200 family child care educators and 1,600 young children by 2026

Kansas City

BAM helps strengthen social-emotional well-being, school engagement, and increase academic attainment for hundreds of young men in the program

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This past year, 79% of WOW participants in KC who tested in the clinical range for depression improved their symptoms

Making an Impact in Kansas City

850

individuals reached in 2022-23

$1.8M

invested by GreenLight in portfolio organizations

38

Selection Advisory Council (SAC) members

Team

Sarah Courtney Haberberger

Sarah Courtney Haberberger

Executive Director, GreenLight Kansas City

Danielle Robinson

Danielle Robinson

Program Manager, GreenLight Kansas City

Jo Rutkiewicz

Jo Rutkiewicz

Coordinator (Multiple Sites)

Advisory Council

Aimee Alderman

Education Consultant

Jennifer Alvarez

The DeBruce Foundation

Veronica Alviderez

Startland

Erica Andrade

El Centro

Jennifer Baker

Women’s Employment Network

Cassie Bicknell

Mariner Wealth Advisors

Julie Brewer

United Community Services of Johnson County

Chan Brown

Kansas Health Foundation

Brandon Calloway

Generate Income for Tomorrow G.I.F.T

Carol Cartmill

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

Samara Crawford Herrera

Kansas City Action Fund

Angela Cuffey

Community Members

Denise Dillard

Community Member

Sheri Gonzales

University of Kansas

Dustin Hare

WyCo Mutual Aid

Maribel Hernandez

Community Consultant

AJ Herrmann

Accelerator for America

Tonya Johnson

Community Consultant

Mark Logan

Idealect

Craig Moore

Black Excellence Inc

Ajia Morris

The Greenline Initiative

Vincent Nguyen

Cultivate KC

Tyler Nottberg

U.S. Engineering Company Holdings

Andrea Perdomo-Morales

Vibrant Health KC

Maria Rios

Olathe School District

Aryonna Roberts

Community Consultant

Micah Rose Emerson

Provar

Keely Schneider

Workforce Partnership

Stephanie Schneider

Five Elms Capital

Stephenie Smith

Sophic Solutions

Debbie Sosland-Edelman

Sosland Foundation

Leigh Anne Taylor Knight

DeBruce Foundation

Germarie Torres-Santiago

Community Consultant

Katie Vivas

YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Johnny Waller

Choose Your Passion

Kim Weaver

WyCo Mutual Aid

Andrew Weisberg

mySidewalk

Gwen Wurst

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Donna Young

Community Health Council of Wyandotte County

Founding Investors

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Anonymous

George K. Baum Family Foundation

Brad and Elizabeth Bergman

Mike and Millie Brown

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Mollie Hale Carter Sunflower Bank

Fred and Lucy Coulson

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Dave and Dee Dillon

Scott and Tammy Ford

Gautreaux Family Fund

Global Orphan Project Founder’s Circle

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Darcy Howe and John Black

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Robert S. Kaplan

Kemper Foundations

Ray Kowalik

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Thad and Susan Langford

Ron and Cassie Lemay

David and Tracy Lockton

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The McDonnell Foundation, Inc

Leigh and Tyler Nottberg Family Foundation

Ottensmeyer-Porter Charitable Fund

Polsinelli

Sandra Price

Regnier Family Foundations

Neal and Angela Sharma

Sherman Family Foundation

John and Susan Simon

Abby Sosland and Mark Goodman

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Tortoise Investments

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VantEdge – Paul Edgerley and Terry Matlack

Jean and Don Wagner

Russ and Debbie Welsh

Jack F. and Glenna Y. Wylie Foundation / Midwest Trust / Thomas A. McDonnell

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GreenLight Kansas City Releases “A Case for Community Consultants as a Grantmaking Strategy”

Insights, News

GreenLight Kansas City Releases “A Case for Community Consultants as a Grantmaking Strategy”

May 9, 2024

Kansas City

GreenLight Fund Names Ali Knight as Chief Executive Officer

Announcement, News, Press Release

GreenLight Fund Names Ali Knight as Chief Executive Officer

Apr 16, 2024

Two nonprofits got a $1.2 million grant to address Kansas City food insecurity

Media Mention

KCUR

Two nonprofits got a $1.2 million grant to address Kansas City food insecurity

Nov 23, 2023

Kansas City

$1.2 Million Investment Brings Two Nonprofits to Kansas City to Address Food Security

Announcement, Press Release

$1.2 Million Investment Brings Two Nonprofits to Kansas City to Address Food Security

Oct 30, 2023

Kansas City

GreenLight Fund Annual Impact Report July 2022 – June 2023
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Insights

GreenLight Fund Annual Impact Report July 2022 – June 2023

Oct 20, 2023

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KCTV5 Cares: GreenLight KC and Youth Guidance collaborate to benefit KC high schoolers

Media Mention

KCTV5

KCTV5 Cares: GreenLight KC and Youth Guidance collaborate to benefit KC high schoolers

Jun 5, 2023

Kansas City

GreenLight Brings Innovative Family Child Care Model to Kansas City

Announcement, News, Press Release

GreenLight Brings Innovative Family Child Care Model to Kansas City

Nov 14, 2022

Kansas City

GreenLight Brings Nationally Acclaimed Youth Programs to Kansas City
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Announcement, News

GreenLight Brings Nationally Acclaimed Youth Programs to Kansas City

Sep 14, 2020

Kansas City

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