*In 2008, the Kansas City metro area had 8010 public charities. This number does not include an estimated 1500 religious congregations.
*59% of KC's charitable organization have revenues of less than $25,000 annually. That's 4700 charities working with very tiny budgets.
*Health charites account for only 10% of the total number of charitable organizations in our area, but bring in more than half of all the revenues in the local nonprofit sector.
*Human Service organizations (food banks, domestic violence shelters, etc.) account for 25% of the charities in our area, but receive only 10% of revenues.
The Kansas City BBB's Charity Review program evaluates organizations with more the $25,000 in revenues according to the Charity Accountability Standards. To see a growing list of local charity reports click here. If you would like to see your favorite charity listed with us, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.