Indiscriminate or Intentional: Locations of Nonprofit Organizations in Kansas City
This study examines the locations of Kansas City metropolitan area nonprofit organizations, as defined by the eleven-county Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Although several authors have conducted similar studies of nonprofits in metropolitan areas, none have looked at Kansas City specifically. This study utilizes census data as well as data from Internal Revenue Service Form 990 to assess the relationship between nonprofit location, income level, and heterogeneity in the community. This study finds that both median household income and heterogeneity predict the number of nonprofits in the area. Additionally, this study highlights the difficulties of researching nonprofit organizations based on IRS reporting.
Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, Volume 2, Number 1, pp. 101-110