KVC has initiated the Building Families campaign to raise $6 million to fund the creation of an Institute for Practice Improvement and Innovations in Child and Family Services.
The institute will be an addition to KVC’s campus in Olathe, Kansas. This will provide the foundation for continued research and significantly expand KVC’s ability to attract federal and foundation grants to support research and effective implementation. Through this institute KVC can propel proven initiatives into direct service, taking them to scale much more quickly than currently occurs, to the benefit of thousands more children and families each year. In addition, this will allow KVC to relocate staff from its existing leased Johnson County, Kansas facility, thereby eliminating a nearly $450,000 annual lease payment. As cuts continue to be made to child welfare funding, this will significantly improve KVC’s ongoing operations without incurring cuts in direct service to families.
“It is a privilege for The Annie E. Casey Foundation to partner with KVC on this new institute as well as on other front line projects. Kansas’ children and families are fortunate to have KVC in their state. KVC is one of the best child welfare agencies in the country and the field will continue to benefit from their cutting edge practices to improve outcomes for children and families.” -Patrick T. McCarthy, President and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation
For more information on the Building Families campaign and how you can get involved, contact Michelle Lawrence, vice president of development, at 913.322.4941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.