Eastland Community Foundation

The Eastland Community Foundation serves the eastern and southern parts of the Kansas City metropolitan area, from east of the state line, running south of Highway 435, up to the Missouri River. The area includes 12 cities and 12 school districts.

EnergizeEastland.org Jumpstarts Healthy Lifestyles

Energize Eastland. Eat Right. Live Fit

Eastland’s Healthy Lifestyles initiative grew out of a needs assessment conducted by the Eastland Community Foundation board. More than 400 people took part in the study which identified promoting healthy lifestyles as a critical community issue. As a result, the board pulled together a collaborative partnership, creating the area’s first regional trails map and www.energizeeastland.org

More than 65 partners from local hospitals, parks departments, community gardens, school districts, cities and nonprofit organizations joined together to capture all the area’s resources on one website to help residents energize their lives. By visiting www.energizeeastland.org, you can find a 5K run, a healthy recipe, a trails map or health screenings nearby.

The Jackson County Health Department graciously hosts www.energizeeastland.org on its website, with the Eastland Community Foundation providing funding for site development.

If you would like to be a part of this partnership to promote eating right and living fit, contact Debbie Starke at starke@growyourgiving.org.


1055 Broadway Blvd., Suite 130
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816.627.3435
Fax: 816.268.3235

Debbie Starke, Executive Director
Board of Directors: 
Chuck S. Cooper, III, Chair
Michael Blomberg
Nancy Bruns
Cheryl Carpenter-Davis
Carl L. Chinnery
Kim Curtis
Jonathan Freiden
Ryan Fry
Scott Fullerton
Rhonda Gilstrap
James B. Lipari
John Ludwig
Rosalie Newkirk
Dr. Emmanuel Ngomsi
Anne Pedersen
Amy Storts
Trish Walker
Honorary Directors: 
Kay A. Saunders, Past Chair
Jon Ellis
G. David Gale
Marlese Gourley
John Wisniewski