The Kingswood Foundation
The Foundation supports Kingswood’s role as one of Kansas City’s oldest and most esteemed retirement communities. Established in 2004, our mission is to provide financial support for facilities, equipment, and programs operated by Kingswood Senior Living Community. The Foundation also supports initiatives that contribute to Kingswood’s strategic and long-range plans.
The Kingswood Foundation is a separate 501c(3) organization with a nine-member Board of Trustees: three Kingswood residents; three members of the Kingswood Board of Directors; and three members of the community-at-large chosen for their areas of expertise.
Ways to Give
The Kingswood Foundation deeply appreciates all gifts that support the Kingswood mission and its residents. Giving may take many forms:
- Cash Gifts
- Securities Transferred to Kingswood
- Bequests Through Wills or Trusts
- Life Insurance
- Retirement Assets
- Real Estate
- Charitable Gift Annuities
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Charitable Lead Trusts
- Wesley Assistance Fund
- Wesley Endowment Fund
- Memorial Gifts
- Recognition Gifts
- Gifts for Capital Projects or Special Needs
- Undesignated Gifts
The Wesley Assistance Fund was created in 1983 to provide financial assistance to residents who have outlived their resources. Since that time, more than $2 million in charitable assistance has helped residents who would otherwise have been forced to leave their home at Kingswood.
The Wesley Endowment was created in 1987 to endow future assistance needs, and the income earned from the Endowment is used to meet assistance needs.
Family and friends often contribute to Kingswood in memory of a loved one. The donor receives an acknowledgement and gift receipt. The family of the person being honored receives notification of the gift, but the amount of the donation is not disclosed.
Donations are made to Kingswood to honor an individual or couple or to recognize a significant event or occasion. The donor receives an acknowledgement and gift receipt. The person honored receives notification of the gift, but the amount of the tribute is not disclosed.
Donors also contribute to special projects or programs that will enhance the facilities, activities, or quality of life for Kingswood residents. Gifts may be made to an established fund such as the Spiritual Care Fund, Health Center Fund, or Gardens & Grounds Fund.
Undesignated gifts are given with no specific fund named. These gifts are used at the discretion of the Foundation Trustees in the areas of greatest need.