Better Business Bureau Report for
Open Door Mission Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2015

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Open Door Mission Foundation
Address: 5803 Harrisburg Blvd.
  Houston, TX 77011
Phone: 713-921-7520
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1985, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Open Door Mission is a Christ centered emergency relief and rehabilitation center dedicated to meeting the needs of men in our community who are homeless, destitute, addicted and disabled.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Open Door Mission Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Open Door Mission Foundation provides the following programs and services: DoorWay Drug and Alcohol Recovery: Employs a multi-level approach to drug and alcohol recovery. It is an intensive, 9-month, scripture based program designed to help students overcome drug and alcohol addictions. When men enter the program, they spend 20 hours a week in a comprehensive curriculum of self-discovery, life-skills, and spiritual renewal, and Bible study. They also participate actively in mentoring, counseling, and family reunification programs. Urgent Care: Offers emergency food and shelter for people who would otherwise have none. When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita left thousands of Gulf Coast residents homeless, Open Door Mission became a distribution center for critical supplies like food, water, and clothing. Disciple Partners: Offers vocational development, career and technology education, and community and accountability skills to men who have already overcome a chemical dependence or who never had one. Convalescent Care Center: Provides recuperating men a clean, secure place where they can recover from accidents, illnesses, or surgery. It is the largest free respite care facility in the Houston area, and it provides health maintenance, transportation, legal assistance, and mentoring. Education and Training: Assists students with their education in a variety of ways. It is often the stepping-stone for those interested in pursuing a post-secondary education. They also offer a comprehensive GED program. On average, approximately 60 men a day receive some type of educational assistance in the Mission's Education Department. In 2013, Open Door Mission Foundation provided 96,000 meals, 24,000 nights of shelter, 2,400 education hours and also 36 GEDs were completed.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, Open Door Mission Foundation's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Thomas M. Thompson, Jr., President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Dale C. Cheesman III, Chairman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CICO Oil & Gas Company, President

Board Size: 23

Paid Staff Size: 35

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 26% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,816,095, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Open Door Mission Foundation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 2,076,863
In-Kind Contributions 739,232
Other income 27,818
Total Income $2,843,913


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 71%  Fund Raising: 22%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $2,843,913
Program expenses $2,442,391
Fund raising expenses 742,675
Administrative expenses 240,228
Total expenses $3,425,294
Expenses in Excess of Income (581,381)
Beginning net assets 4,938,408
Ending net assets 4,357,027
Total liabilities 161,399
Total assets $4,518,426

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The BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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