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Budget & Funding

A balanced funding structure

In many self-sustaining Village to Village communities across the country – upon which TRAIL of Johnson County is modeled – membership fees account for more than three-quarters of operating budgets.

The balance is secured through annual fund campaigns and other fundraising efforts among village members and other community stakeholders, as well as through corporate/foundation sponsorships and occasional grant funding.

Building a strong foundation

During TRAIL’s start-up phase, contributors throughout the community provided critical seed funding in the form of gifts and multi-year pledges. Their generous contributions enabled TRAIL to exceed its start-up campaign goal of $120,000. Many of these philanthropic partners are gratefully acknowledged in our Honor Roll of Contributors..

Today, our focus has shifted to annual fund gifts. We welcome your support of our mission!

As TRAIL begins accepting members and offering services, we also will launch an ongoing annual fund campaign to provide resources to help supplement membership revenue, underwrite our Supported Membership program for income-eligible households, and enhance overall member benefits. Please contact us if you'd like to get involved!