"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt




Why the Leawood Foundation?

  • We need your support.

    The Leawood Foundation funds cultural & educational projects not covered by the city budget. As one of our citizens, businesses or organizations, we want to introduce you to opportunities to further enhance your community.

  • Fund projects you will enjoy every day.

    You will enjoy the amenities we fund; they may even grace your neighborhood or business location.

  • Your donations are fully tax deductible.

    We are a 501 (C)(3) organization. Ninety-nine percent (99%) of your donations go toward projects.

  • Recognition for your support.

    Become a valued and known good steward of your community. Take advantage of opportunities to attend events, and to get to know other residents, potential / current clients, business associates, and customers. Place a Leawood Foundation Donor Recognition Placard in your business entry to show your support.

  • What should you know about the foundation?

    • We are a separate entity from the city.
    • Our budget consists entirely of donations and return on invested assets.
    • Our assets are managed by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation for a 1% management fee.
    • The Foundation is governed by a board of Leawood residents who represent a number of professions.