The Signatry

A Global Christian Foundation

Overland Park, KS   |  https://thesignatry.com

Mission

To inspire and facilitate revolutionary biblical generosity.

Ruling year info

2000

President & CEO

Stephen French

Executive Chairman & Founder

Bill High

Main address

7171 W 95th Street Suite 501

Overland Park, KS 66212 USA

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Formerly known as

Servant Christian Community Foundation

National Christian Foundation - Heartland

EIN

43-1890105

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Giving has been about transactions for too long. In fact, the average giving rate has remained unchanged for many years now. A true generosity movement has been hindered by unclear fees, complicated options, and the idea that giving is for those who can afford it. We are here to disrupt the giving industry by doing away with old approaches. What if we were about introducing people to a life of joy all while solving the world's greatest problems? Transformation, not transaction, is what will change lives- both donor and recipient.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Donor Advised Funds

Generosity is more than writing a check. It is how we solve world problems, live out values, and leave a lasting legacy.

A donor advised fund (DAF) with The Signatry brings clarity and intentionality to the giving process. This tool provides strategic ways to engage in conversation, planning, and supporting values through generosity. By shifting the focus from transaction to transformation, a donor advised fund with The Signatry empowers you to make a real and lasting impact.

For more information on how DAFs work, go to:
https://thesignatry.com/donor-advised-fund/overview/

or visit us at:
https://thesignatry.com

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Signatry equips donors with innovative tools, resources, and education to help them transform their non-cash resources into world-changing impact. The three most common opportunities are gifts of business interest, publicly traded securities, and real estate interest.

With an effective strategy in place, donors can potentially reduce or eliminate what they owe in taxes and give more to the causes they care about. We have the expertise and creative solutions to empower revolutionary generosity and to open new doors for you to experience the true joy of a generous life.

To learn more about giving assets, visit:
thesignatry.com/asset-giving/overview

Population(s) Served
Adults

We believe giving should be transformational, not transactional, so one of our core passions is to train families on building their own legacy. This is more than estate planning or passing down wealth. Legacy is about the stories, values, and beliefs to be passed on to shape next generations. We help families through traditional things like succession and giving plans. But we also ask them about story—their history, their hopes, their failures, and their triumphs—because we are here to help them build a legacy that endures, generation after generation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Serving the foot soldiers in God's Kingdom has long been part of The Signatry's passion.

While we help facilitate resources to ministries, we also stand alongside them to educate on fundraising, handle complex giving details, and strengthen programs. We offer charity funds to streamline the donor contribution process and to relieve the administrative burden from ministries. It is a simple but powerful tool to receive donations and facilitate generosity. Continued education and resources are also integral to The Signatry's services. We provide enhanced training and support to answer ministries' fundraising questions. From managing boards to fundraising, we've walked the same roads as ministries, and we are ready to share from this expertise.

To learn more about how we work with ministries, visit:
thesignatry.com/ministries

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of regional office locations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Since 2018, The Signatry has expanded by opening regional offices in Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Richmond, Seattle, and Washington DC in addition to our headquarters in Kansas City.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We want to be the organization of last checks—a collective writing the last checks to solve the world's greatest problems. From fulfilling the Great Commission to providing clean water worldwide to serving a neighbor in need, we believe in the power of radical, biblical generosity.

1) Integrity & transparency -- We offer clear disclosures of where and how your money goes out. Our low and simple fees maximize resources for Kingdom impact. We provide values-based investment options, so you can give AND invest according to your values.

2) Impactful generosity strategies -- When you meet with us, we offer more than a few giving tools. We discuss the big questions so we can help identify passions, create unique solutions for you, and work toward a legacy that lasts. We are here to support your eternal impact.

3) Building families that last – We live in a world that focuses on passing on material provision, but passing on values and spiritual foundations is just as vital. We believe generosity is a foundation for enduring legacy. It drives families to work together, dream together, and pursue God together. Our tools and insight offer families an opportunity to convene and invest in what truly matters.

4) Increased partnerships -- We work with financial advisors to equip them to have better conversations with their clients about legacy and giving solutions. We want to be an organization with open doors who freely shares wisdom and expertise.

Our approach with simplified fees provides the opportunity for donors to give more, no matter their account size.

One of The Signatry's unique features is that we are a space for relationships and education. We are intentional in sharing ideas, cultivating resources, and answering questions. This is more than a place to simply hold a fund; it is a way to engage with thought leadership, find inspiration for giving, and be part of a collective that is changing the Kingdom.

Through our family legacy consulting, we have seen incredible momentum as families come together around the idea of passing on a legacy. As we equip multiple generations to think through the things that matter to them individually and as a family, generosity grows exponentially.

We intentionally strive to be collaborators, learners, and adventurers, rather than staying in the safety of tradition. We are interested in being present with what God is doing.

Since 2000, we have seen over $4 billion in contributions and have facilitated over $3 billion in grants*. With a lifetime Grant Flow Rate** of 71%, it is clear our community is championing causes and committed to impact.

Over 11,000 ministries have received support, allowing churches to be planted, bibles to be distributed, orphans and widows to be supported, and much more.

We have launched regional offices in Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Oklahoma City, Richmond, Seattle, and Washington D.C. in addition to our headquarters in Kansas City.

We have held hundreds of events to equip advisors, businesses, ministries, and donors.

* The Signatry started in 2000. For part of our history, we operated as an affiliate of another DAF sponsor. The numbers reflected in our giving include both contributions during our affiliate relationship and as an independent DAF sponsor.

** Grant Flow Rate is a measurement The Signatry uses to gauge how charitable dollars are distributed from its donor advised funds. The rate is calculated by dividing the number of dollars granted out of The Signatry's funds by the number of dollars contributed into The Signatry's funds over a given timeframe. The rate that appears here is based on total giving since The Signatry first launched in 2000.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Signatry

Board of directors
as of 5/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gary Nagel

Wealth Management Group of KC

Term: 2011 -

Frank Brown

Via Bancourier

Mark Bainbridge

No Affiliation

Bill High

The Signatry

Emmitt Mitchell

KEM LLC

Kari Lipscomb

No Affiliation

Glen Posladek

A.B. May Company

Gary Venable

All Systems Designed Solutions, Inc.

Greg Ealey

Colonial Presbyterian Church

Ron Baldwin

Cross First Holdings

Jim Wright

No Affiliation

Keith Phillips

Wiley Bros. - Aintree Capital LLC

Steve French

The Signatry

John Gillespie

Mark Hammett

Eric Shroeder

CrossFirst Bank

Board leadership practices

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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/06/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

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