o You may download a copy of the current American Jazz Museum Annual Report (.pdf) – HERE

o You may download Legitimacy Information, Forms 990 from IRS, Annual Revenue & Expenses from GuideStarHERE

o You may Donate to the American Jazz Museum using the “red” DONATE tab above;
or, by visiting our Greater Kansas City Community Foundation profile – HERE



GuideStar’s Mission

To revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.

If you care about nonprofits and the work they do, then you’re affected by what GuideStar does—even if this is your first visit to Here at GuideStar we gather and disseminate information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. We provide as much information as we can about each nonprofit’s mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more. We do that so you can take the information and make the best decisions possible.

We encourage nonprofits to share information about their organizations openly and completely. Any nonprofit in our database can update its report—for free. We combine the information that nonprofits supply with data from several other sources. You’ll find GuideStar data:

o on this Web site

o on our many client and partner Web sites

o in computer applications used by funding entities and private companies that work with nonprofits

o If you’re new to GuideStar, search the site to find the nonprofit information you need—it’s free! You’ll get even more information if you complete our create an account form and sign in—also free!


Many people think that we are a charity evaluator or a watchdog. We aren’t. Instead, we are a 501(c)(3) public charity that collects, organizes, and presents the information you want in an easy-to-understand format while remaining neutral. Providing nonprofit information to a broad audience at no cost to those users is an important part of our public service, one that we pledge to continue.

How We Support Our Activities

One-third of our operating revenue comes from our Membership Programs, program-related grants, and contributions. The other two-thirds is made up of subscriptions and licensing fees for our services, which allow users to benchmark multiple organizations, verify charitable status, access compensation information, and interpret nonprofit financial data all on GuideStar.

We hope you’ll connect with nonprofits through our site and support their good work. If you like what you find on GuideStar, we’d also appreciate your support for our work.


This organization is a Silver-level GuideStar Exchange participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.

[ Visit the American Jazz Museum Profile at GuideStarHERE ]



A Better Way to Give. A Better Kansas City.

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation offers a better way to give. You can establish a charitable fund quickly and easily, and for a fee of as little as $21 a month. And because we streamline the giving process, there’s no chasing down receipts or check stubs at tax time. Instead, you’ll get a simple statement showing how much you gave and to which organizations. Allowing you more time to focus on what’s really important.

The Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s nonprofit search (previously called DonorEdge) was created to connect donors to the community needs they care about, in-turn helping them to become smarter investors. The database includes more than 650 nonprofit profiles. Each profile contains an overview of the nonprofit, general information (such as contact information and year of incorporation), statements and search criteria (including mission, background and needs statements), a description of their programs, management and governance structures and financials.

We thank the Kansas City nonprofit community for taking the time to provide us with quantitative data! This data gives donors confidence that their financial contributions are being spent wisely and are truly making a difference.

As you review the profiles in nonprofit search, look for the Reviewed by Your Community Foundation icon. We encourage nonprofits to fill out a profile and submit it, along with the organization’s financials, to the Community Foundation for review. The Reviewed icon indicates our staff has verified the information.

[ Visit the American Jazz Museum Profile at Greater Kansas City Community FoundationHERE ]