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Founded
1974
Size
Large
Disciple, train and place Christian servant leaders to disciple youth and their families
Doulos Ministries exists to disciple, train and place Christian servant leaders to disciple youth and their families. Since 1981, Doulos has contributed to the development of Christ-centered leaders in ministry, business, within urban centers, and within families. The word "doulos" comes from the ancient Greek concept of being a servant, which is the kind of leadership that impacts this world for Christ. We accomplish our mission through the ministries of LeadTime and Shelterwood. LeadTime offers a one-year, ministry internship for young adults. Shelterwood is a Christ-centered, residential care facility seeking to bring healing and reconciliation to families with at-risk teens.
Founded
1953
Size
Small
Sharing Bess Truman's Legacy of Caring Since 1916
Community Services League's mission is to assist communities in reaching their potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations, and providing solutions that lead to economic stability.
Founded
1988
Size
Small
Sustainable good
Since 1979, Outreach International has provided sustainable solutions to help end extreme poverty around the world. Projects don't end poverty-people do. That's why our key investment is in the people themselves.Outreach International has been working with the world's most marginalized people to create solutions to help end world poverty. We are currently working in 9 impoverished countries, reaching hundreds of thousands with our mission to create permanent change.At Outreach International, we believe that giving a gift without educating a community to use it, repair it or cultivate it, is no gift at all; it's a quick fix to a problem that will continually resurface. And we don't want to create short-term solutions for world poverty; we want to change it forever.By giving impoverished communities the tools they need to maintain and continue their own successes, we can change their lives for generations.
Founded
1980
Size
Giant
Regional food bank serving Kansas City, Topeka and the surrounding area
Harvesters - The Community Food Network is the regional food bank serving Kansas City, Topeka, and the surrounding area. Our mission is to feed hungry people today and to end hunger tomorrow. As a clearinghouse for the collection and distribution of food and related household products, we've been helping people in need since 1979 by: collecting food and household products from community and industry sources; distributing those products and providing nutrition services through a network of not-for-profit agencies; offering leadership and education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and generate solutions to end hunger. Our network includes more than 620 not-for-profit agencies throughout our 26-county service area, including emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children's homes, homes for the mentally disabled and shelters for battered persons.
Founded
1959
Size
Large
Fulfilling the Truman Library's commitment to research and education
The Harry S. Truman Library Institute is the nonprofit partner of the Harry S. Truman Library. The Truman Library is one of twelve presidential libraries operated by the Federal government. Since 1957, the Truman Library and the Truman Library Institute have worked together to fulfill the Truman Library's commitment to research and education The Library Institute was organized to foster and assist in the Truman Library's growth and development as a national center for study and research. The purposes of the Institute are to promote research into the Truman administration through the awarding of grants and the sponsoring of scholarly conferences, to assist in the development of the Library's museum and public programs, and to help the Library maintain the integrity of its programs.
Founded
1951
Size
Giant
There's something about a Starlight night
The mission of Kansas City Starlight Theatre is to present first quality professional entertainment and arts education to diverse audiences, while building an appreciation for the performing arts and preserving and enhancing the Starlight venue for future generations. As it carries out this mission, Starlight will remain committed to family-oriented entertainment at affordable prices, with a focus on musical theatre. Starlight Theatre's vision is to be the premier entertainment treasure of the heartland, where performing arts share center stage with education. Presenting Broadway entertainment since 1951, Starlight is Kansas City's oldest and largest performing arts organization.
Founded
1956
Size
Giant
The heart and soul in sports
Since 1954, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. The mission of FCA is to present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Founded
1979
Size
Large
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence
Founded in 1978 Rose Brooks Center is a comprehensive domestic violence agency that provides a full continuum of care including prevention programming, crisis intervention and other supportive services to thousands of women and children each year. Today, Rose Brooks Center offers an emergency shelter for up to 75 women and children, a violence prevention program in 37 schools, a hospital advocacy program located in six area hospitals, a children's therapeutic program, court advocacy, outreach counseling and a Transitional Housing Program. All programs are offered from one site helping to provide victims of domestic violence a full continuum of care to heal and become independent from violence.