Like many other social services agencies, 2020 was challenging for Amethyst Place staff and families. We made intentional investments in our families to keep them financially stable and healthy during the pandemic, including covering families’ portions of rent, providing emergency financial assistance, and beginning a virtual classroom staffed with educators. This led to nearly $100,000 in unanticipated costs and they continue to grow as the pandemic continues into 2021.

Despite these challenges, we helped 56 families meet their emergency needs and took our investment even further by helping resolve families’ significant past debts so their futures could be brighter. Our direct assistance costs increased by more than 100% — and every cent was worth it. We will continue to make significant investments to keep our families housed, healthy, and together, pandemic or otherwise.

Funding provided in part by:

  • 50 Good Fellows
  • A. Holmes Parker Foundation
  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • American Century Investment Foundation – Donor Fund
  • Aspire Real Estate Group
  • Balocca-Clemens Family Foundation
  • Bank of America TUW Ina Calkins Trust
  • Bank of America TUA Victor E. Speas Foundation
  • Bebe & Crosby Kemper Foundation for the Arts
  • Belladonna’s Jewelry
  • Benevity Fund
  • Bluescope Foundation
  • Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Children’s Services Fund of Jackson County
  • Church of the Four Corners
  • City of Kansas City CDBG Funds
  • Claire Giannini Fund
  • Commerce Bancshares Foundation
  • Commerce Trust
  • Country Club Christian Church
  • Courtyard Properties
  • Daniel Chirpich Charitable Fund
  • Dehaemers Family Chaitable Trust
  • Evergy Inc.
  • Fidelity Charitable Donor-Advised Funds
  • Francis Family Foundation
  • Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
    • Dowd-Burton Fund
    • Frank and Margaret G. McGee Charitable Fund
    • Jacob L. & Ella C. Loose Foundation Fund
    • James & Christine Glenski Family Charitable Fund
    • Kansas City Junior Board Fund
    • Larson Family Foundation
    • Lundgren Family Foundation
    • Perkins-McGuinness and Benjamin Family Fund
    • Pfriem Family Fund
    • Richard B. and Lynn M. Klein Foundation Fund
    • W.A. and I.L. Hirsch Account
    • Zoglin Family Fund, The Creativity Connection
  • Google, Inc.
  • Grapevine Design
  • Greater Horizons
  • H&R Block
  • Hall Family Foundation
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Harvesters Community Food Network
  • Health Forward Foundation
  • Honeywell International Charity Matching
  • Jackson County COMBAT
  • Jackson County Housing Resources Commission
  • Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
    • Melissa Palan Goldenberg Charitable Giving Fund


  • JE Dunn Construction Company Charitable Fund
  • Joel & Judy Cerwick Foundation
  • Judge Cleveland F. Moulton Christmas Poor Trust Fund
  • Kansas City Athenaeum
  • Kauffman Foundation Matching Gifts Program
  • Kauffman Group Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
  • Keller Family Fund Vanguard
  • Kiewit Companies Foundation
  • Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Lockton Companies
  • Loop & Tie
  • Menorah Heritage Foundation
  • Merck Foundation
  • Mom’s Club Liberty
  • Munich Re Trading LLC Charitable Match Program
  • Network for Good
  • Nicholson Capital Management
  • Noonday Collection
  • O’Neill’s Originals
  • Oppenstein Brothers Foundation
  • P.E.O. Chapter JI
  • Prime Health Foundation
  • Professional Networking Group, Smithville, MO
  • Reach Out Kansas, Inc.
  • Robertson Family Foundation
  • Rock Creative Network, Inc.
  • Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church
  • Rooted Strategy
  • Safe Haven Security Services
  • Sarli Family Foundation
  • Schwab Charitable Fund
  • Second Presbyterian Church
  • Shumaker Family Foundation
  • Sisters of Mercy West Midwest Ministry
  • SkillBuilders Fund
  • Soroptimist International Kansas City Foundation
  • St. Aidan’s Anglican Church
  • Sunderland Fund
  • The Blackbaud Giving Fund
  • The Family Conservancy
  • The Junior League of Kansas City, MO
  • The Robert E. & Polly A. Zimmerman Foundation
  • The Daniel G. and Wanda K. O’Dell Family Foundation
  • The C You in the Major Leagues Fund, a Donor Advised Fund with The Signatry
  • Travois
  • TRUiST, Inc.
  • Tyrann Mathieu Foundation, Inc.
  • UMB Bank
  • United Way Donor Designations
  • United Way Partner Allocation
  • University of Missouri
  • Woods Chapel United Methodist Church
  • Your Cause LLC


This does not include all of the generous individuals who invested in Amethyst Place in 2020. Their names are not listed to maintain donor privacy.

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