Press Room

While we do not actively publish press releases, we are delighted when communities wish to share excitement about our organization and programs. In the spirit of neighborliness, we’ve put together some materials to help our friends looking for information about the Patterson Family Foundation.

About the Patterson Family Foundation

Where you come from says a lot about you. But what you do says even more.

The Patterson Family Foundation, based in Kansas City, Missouri, is a family-led foundation that extends the legacy of Neal and Jeanne Patterson. The Foundation’s mission, “Working together to help rural communities thrive,” is carried forward through strategic grantmaking and other collaborative initiatives that serve rural counties across Kansas and western Missouri. 

Who We Are

Our Meet The Team page features information about our team and Board of Directors.

Fast Facts

Year founded: 2007

Founders: Neal and Jeanne Patterson

Catchment: Counties in Kansas and western Missouri with populations of 50K residents or fewer. For visual reference, please see our Catchment Map.

Focus Areas: health care, education, and economic opportunity

Program Background

If you have questions about a specific grant opportunity or program, don’t hesitate to contact your Program Officer or simply contact us, and we’ll get you in touch with the right associate.

Postal Address

Patterson Family Foundation
209 W. 47th Street, Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64112


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Who to Contact

If you are working with a Program Officer on a project, don’t hesitate to contact them directly for information.

If you do not have a point of contact, contact us via our Contact form, and we will reply within one to two business days.

If you are under a tight deadline (48 hours or fewer), please call us at 833-614-2450. We will try our best to help you make your deadline, and we kindly ask for at least three business days’ notice for press requests.

We are thrilled to share our logo with others. In addition to the Logo Kit, we’ve created a helpful Logo Usage Visual Guide to assist you in your project. Thank you for helping us put our best foot forward!

Note: The Logo Kit is a ZIP file containing PNG and EPS formats of our primary logo, represented in three versions each: black, white, and full color.

Need more information for your project? Here are a few handy resources.

Articles and Mentions

Feel free to refer to past announcements and articles from communities we’ve worked with.

Annual Report

Our Annual Reports are available online. These are great sources for our latest activities and highlights. Feel free to use any information in our most recent edition (2021 as of February 2023). We request that you please cite the source appropriately and retain the original language and context found in the report. Please contact us with any questions.

“Create value and good things will happen.”

Neal Patterson

“Every opportunity is the result of a problem.”

Neal Patterson

“It’s all hard, complex and ambiguous at best.”

Neal Patterson

“Leading through vision is how you move the boundaries of an organization.”

Neal Patterson

“Live good lives. Be bold. Be brave. Don’t be a wimp.”

Neal Patterson

“The future can be changed in the present.”

Neal Patterson

“You have to have fun along the way. You can’t wait for it.”

Neal Patterson