Northland Community Foundation

Authentic voices in our communities.

The Northland Community Foundation was established in 1986 to encourage charitable giving to benefit the families and children living in Clay and Platte counties. The Northland Community Foundation offers donors the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to their community and to the causes and programs that are most important to them.

Download the Northland Community Foundation Needs Assessment Summary – 2023

Give to the Northland Community Foundation Fund

Download the September 2020 Press Release: Northland Foundation Announces Virjean Burton Scholarships/Additional Regional Grants

Download the August 2020 Press Release: Northland Groups Tackle COVID-19 Challenges Locally

Save the Date and plan to join us for our Annual Celebration of Philanthropy Breakfast!

The Northland Community Foundation invites you to join us at our Annual Breakfast to celebrate philanthropy in the Northland. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for a morning of celebration and catching up with friends!

2024 Celebration of Philanthropy Breakfast
Friday, May 3rd
7:30 a.m.
Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
777 NW Argosy Casino Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150

Purchase Tickets→

Sponsorship Opportunities→

Virjean Burton Youth Philanthropy Award Nomination Form→
Nominate young Northlanders who have demonstrated a combination of philanthropic leadership and action.

Pinnacle Award Nomination Form→
Nominate individuals, groups and businesses that best exemplify civic pride and leadership, individual and neighborhood caring, and have made significant charitable contributions either by personal deeds or monetary commitments to our Northland community.

Questions? Contact Rosemary Salerno at


1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816.842.0944

2024 Advisory Board:
Michelle Jarvis, Chair
Michael Short, Vice Chair
Nancy McConnell, Treasurer
Jeanne Leitze, Secretary
Rosemary Salerno, Immediate Past Chair
Will Akin
Libby Blair
Damien Boley
Brandy Colson
Kirk Davis
Karen Dolt
Andres Dominguez
Chris Evans
Michel Ann Kaiser
Bob Lohmeyer
Brian Sandridge
Linda Ward