HKC in Action.


We hope you are well and are settling into this most unusual summer. During this unprecedented time of crisis of health, economics, and injustice, Historic Kansas City is working daily to sustain our organization.

But we need your help. Memberships are down by 61% and after canceling 3 events this year we have lost more than $53,350 in revenue. Our fall events are also in jeopardy. This is really difficult.

While we’ve trimmed our expenses as much as possible, we still need a financial boost to maintain operations. Can you help now with a membership or donation?

Income from events, memberships, and contributions enable HKC to maintain a professional staff and office. That means we are able to devote the time and resources necessary to monitor daily changes in Kansas City neighborhoods, provide insight to other organizations and city departments about the value of preservation, and attend important meetings, and participate in on-going efforts with community partners.

As an incentive, the CARES Act legislation includes a universal deduction allowing all taxpayers to deduct up to $300 in charitable contributions made in 2020.

All funds raised support our efforts to stay at the forefront of the discussion about Kansas City’s growth and preservation. HKC receives no government funding for our operations, so member dues and contributions are crucial if we are to continue our work protecting Kansas City’s irreplaceable neighborhoods, architecture, and cultural heritage.

Please help us support preservation in Kansas City by donating today. You can donate any amount, tax-deductible, by clicking the button below or mail a check made out to the Historic Kansas City Foundation. We are located at 234 W. 10th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105.



Also, please consider becoming a sustaining member through re-occurring donations.  As a re-occurring donor, you are especially valuable and important to Historic Kansas City, Young Preservationist, and KC Modern. This option offers a steady stream of support for us to carry out our mission, saves time and resources, and is convenient for you!  As a re-occurring donor, you will also receive a complimentary membership.

Automatic monthly or yearly donations will be charged to your credit card. Member benefits will be assessed based on the aggregate yearly amount of the donation.

Historic Kansas City operates on a fiscal year beginning January and ending December 30. As the table below reveals, HKC uses every dollar we earn to carry out our mission in Kansas City. HKC is reviewed annually by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and hosted by the GuideStar Exchange. GuideStar Exchange is an independent, oversight organization that encourages best practices with financial reporting, transparency, and legitimacy for more than 40,000 public charities. HKC provides strict oversight of its budgetary and financial matters through an active Executive Committee and a professional staff that adhere to the highest standards.