WeCode KC

Coding a Pipeline of Future Ready Tech Professionals

Kansas City, MO   |
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WeCode KC

EIN: 83-3413497


WeCode is passionate about unleashing the potential of youth who are historically left out of the technology industry, so we teach them how to code through project-based technology concepts—cultivating a safe vibrant atmosphere where they can nurture their growth; creating a pipeline of future-ready tech professionals while increasing the economy in underestimated communities.

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Tammy Buckner

Main address

4741 Central St #222

Kansas City, MO 64112 USA

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Subject area info

Student services


Youth services

Youth organizing

Economics for youth

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Population served info




Young adults

Low-income people

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NTEE code info

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

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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?

WeCode Futures

Through WeCode Futures, the student begins by using SCRATCH, a free programming language, to get the students comfortable using technology by telling their own stories through games and animation. As the students learn and become more proficient, they progress to a more complex language using HTML/CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and Python to help enhance their skill set. This model of learning applies to students 7-17 years of age. It builds a pipeline for their passion for technology, and the students can take classes on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Saturdays of each month.

Population(s) Served
Low-income people
Working poor

Through WeCode Leaders scholars are allowed the opportunity to collaborate with business partners and other after-school programs for youth and young adults ages 16-26. From this curriculum, the students are enabled to work in a paid-to-work internship-certified program specifically designed for college-age and young adults. These students can obtain certifications, ensuring they are ready to enter the marketplace thru support from the State of Missouri to provide this certification.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

KC Tech Council 2023

How we listen

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WeCode KC
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 29.57 over 2 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3.3 over 2 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3% over 2 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of WeCode KC’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $367,582
As % of expenses 73.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $363,888
As % of expenses 71.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $870,544
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0%
Program services revenue 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0%
Investment income 0.0%
Government grants 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 102.5%
Other revenue -2.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $502,962
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0%
Personnel 48.8%
Professional fees 41.2%
Occupancy 0.5%
Interest 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0%
All other expenses 9.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $506,656
One month of savings $41,914
Debt principal payment $0
Fixed asset additions $0
Total full costs (estimated) $548,570

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2022
Months of cash 6.6
Months of cash and investments 6.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 11.6
Balance sheet composition info 2022
Cash $277,255
Investments $0
Receivables $197,500
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.6%
Unrestricted net assets $485,020
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A
Total restricted net assets $0
Total net assets $485,020

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2022
Material data errors No


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

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Tammy Buckner

Tammy Buckner is the founder of a minority women-owned technology solutions company and is the CEO and co-founder of WeCode KC, a technology education program that trains and mentors youth and young adults from underserved communities in technology concepts to increase economic prosperity and equalize the technology playing field. As the CEO of WeCode KC, Buckner is a thought leader and a highly requested technology strategist and innovative systems change speaker. She advocates for entrepreneurship and diversifying technology to close the black tech talent gap by implementing changes to the education system, preparing a pipeline of diverse tech professionals, and promoting retention initiatives. She’s been recognized as a Kansas City Community Builder to Watch and is a recent graduate of the Executive MBA program at Rockhurst University.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 05/30/2023
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Board chair

Kimberly Bryant

Rochelle ` Walker

Brandon Calloway`

Robert Rogers

Ryan Reed

April Boyd-Noronha

Angelique Nedved

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/21/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/16/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.