Our generous community of donors enables Historic Kansas City to continue to advocate for Kansas City, so thank you for considering a tax-deductible donation to support our work.

Thanks to the generosity of the William T. Kemper Foundation – Commerce Bank, Trustee — and an Anonymous Donor at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, 2022 Annual Appeal donations up to a total of $25,000 will be matched DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR!

Make any size donation or membership and it will be DOUBLED, giving HKC the funds needed to save the places that matter to Kansas Citians – houses, churches, schools, downtown structures, neighborhood commercial areas, and vintage neighborhoods. By saving places that matter to Kansas City, we reconnect people to heritage and revitalize communities.

HKC helps you reimagine, rescue, and revive meaningful places. We save places because they stir us. They’re inspiring examples of Kansas City art and spirit, ingenuity, and craft. They heighten our sense of place and connect us through the generations. They help us remember what’s important in our lives. We save places people will use and enjoy today, adapting vintage places rather than throwing them away, to keep connections to the past and to spare the landfills. We believe that, like hard work and hospitality, revitalization is a real Kansas City value. We save places because restored landmarks are economic drivers. They improve property values, promote tourism, and inject vitality into neighborhoods and business districts. They create and support local jobs. Their distinctiveness attracts the workforce of the future. Perhaps most importantly, we save places because they’re the sites that draw us in and hold us fast. They’re the places among which we live, work, explore, and pass on what we’ve learned. Saving places. It’s our passion and our purpose. Through preserving and understanding our past we explore and advance our unity and better grasp our shared heritage.

We recognize that you are most likely lending a hand to many critical efforts. If your circumstances allow, we need your help to continue protecting the places and stories that matter to all of us. Your support of HKC will help secure our greatest assets: our dedicated staff in order to ensure we get the job done. Covid has been a ‘sea change event’. This Pandemic has been the most acute threat HKC has faced in decades.  HKC has already made hard choices. But hard choices will continue because we are far from returning to ‘normal’. It will take years. Like other nonprofits, HKC responded to the Pandemic by switching to online mediums and using more technology. Advocacy and fundraising was our top priority, using new strategies that did not rely on face-to-face contact.

Can you help now with a membership or donation?  

Please support Historic Kansas City and our efforts, by making a generous donation today.