Charity Review

Issued: September 2016 Expires: September 2017

Charity Seal Holder

Kingdom House

Meets Standards
 
(314) 421-0400 1321 S 11th St, Saint Louis MO 63104-3599 www.kingdomhouse.org
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Governance & Staff
  5. Fund Raising
  6. Tax Status
  7. Financial
Conclusions

Kingdom House meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Purpose

"It is our mission to help people achieve better lives. In fulfilling our mission, we teach people to fish – rather than just feeding them fish – which creates a stronger community. We believe in transformation…from the inside out. Through holistic programs and services, we promote empowerment and growth in individuals and families. We help the economically disadvantaged achieve economic independence, self-sufficiency and a path out of poverty."

Incorporated: 1949 in MO

Programs

We serve all ages through the following programs and services:

Infants/Toddlers –  Accredited Early Childhood Center provides high-quality childcare for low-income families who are working or attending school or training.

Children –  After School Program provides an academically-focused environment conducive to homework help and supplemental educational curriculum/activities. Literacy-focused Summer Camp boosts children's motivation to read and improves students’ learning skills, which prevents summer learning gaps.

Teens –  Kingdom Academy supports low-income teens at risk of dropping out of school through social-emotional support, academic enrichment, life skills and job readiness.

Adults –  Adult Education classes provide opportunities for participants to advance their job and life skills knowledge. Financial Stability services provide one-on-one coaching, financial education and access to credit and wealth-building products. An on-site St. Louis Community Credit Union micro-branch furthers participants’ goals. Health & Wellness program offerings include fitness classes, nutrition and cooking workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions and a healthy meal feature. Individual Mental Health services are available to children and adults. Maternal Mental Health programming focuses on intervention to new or pregnant Latina mothers who are at a high risk of depression or anxiety. Social Capital Building program provides a space for neighbors to connect with one another, share resources and learn about their community.

Seniors –  Senior Companion Program helps isolated and frail elderly adults maintain the highest possible level of independent living. Senior Health & Wellness program offers chronic disease self-management and exercise classes.

Volunteers
·         Individual and Group volunteers participate in every aspect of Kingdom House programming providing over 25,000 hours of yearly service and building positive relationships within the community.
·         Urban Forum program offers a unique immersive learning experience for groups. Participants stay at our Urban Forum House while volunteering and learning about the strengths and challenges of an urban community.

Governance & Staff

CEO: Mr. Scott Walker, President & CEO Compensation:* $69,452

Board Chair: Jorje Quinn, Community Volunteer

Board Size: 24

Staff: 90

* Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts and other allowances.
Fund Raising
Method(s) used: Direct Mail Appeals Invitations to Fundraising Events Print Advertisements (Newspapers, Magazines, etc.) Grant Proposals Internet Appeals Planned Giving Arrangements

% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 17.40%

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.

Financial

The following information is based on Kingdom House Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Thursday, December 31, 2015.

Source of Funds
Contributions $1,005,067
United Way $624,698
Special Events (net) $73,249
Government Agency Fees $1,191,867
Program Service Fees $67,170
Net Unrealized and Realized gain on Investments ($15,829)
Investment Income $4,148
Miscellaneous Revenue $25,925
Grants $306,098
Pledges Capital Campaign $34,019
Total Income: $3,316,412
 
Fusion Chart
 
Program Expenses: $2,826,324
Fundraising Expenses: $302,225
Administrative Expenses: $380,819
Total Expenses: $3,509,368
 
Income in Excess of Expenses: ($192,956)
 
Beginning Net Assets: $2,229,613
Ending Net Assets: $2,036,657
Total Liabilities: $1,034,987
Total Assets: $3,071,644


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Standard 1: Board Oversight


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Organizations shall have a board of directors that provides adequate oversight of the charity's operations and its staff. Indication of adequate oversight includes, but is not limited to, regularly scheduled appraisals of the CEO's performance, evidence of disbursement controls such as board approval of the budget, fund raising practices, establishment of a conflict of interest policy, and establishment of accounting procedures sufficient to safeguard charity finances.

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Standard 2: Board Size


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Soliciting organizations shall have a board of directors with a minimum of five voting members.

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Standard 3: Board Meetings


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An organization shall have a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of the full governing body with a majority in attendance, with face-to-face participation. A conference call of the full board can substitute for one of the three meetings of the governing body. For all meetings, alternative modes of participation are acceptable for those with physical disabilities.

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Standard 4: Board Compensation


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Not more than one or 10% (whichever is greater) directly or indirectly compensated person(s) serving as voting member(s) of the board. Compensated members shall not serve as the board's chair or treasurer.

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Standard 5: Conflict of Interest


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No transaction(s) in which any board or staff members have material conflicting interests with the charity resulting from any relationship or business affiliation. Factors that will be considered when concluding whether or not a related party transaction constitutes a conflict of interest and if such a conflict is material, include, but are not limited to: any arm's length procedures established by the charity; the size of the transaction relative to like expenses of the charity; whether the interested party participated in the board vote on the transaction; if competitive bids were sought and whether the transaction is one-time, recurring or ongoing.

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Standard 6: Effectiveness Policy


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Have a board policy of assessing, no less than every two years, the organization's performance and effectiveness and of determining future actions required to achieve its mission.

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Standard 7: Effectiveness Report


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Submit to the organization's governing body, for its approval, a written report that outlines the results of the aforementioned performance and effectiveness assessment and recommendations for future actions.

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Standard 8: Program Expenses


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Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

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Standard 9: Fund Raising Expenses


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Spending should be no more than 35% of related contributions on fund raising. Related contributions include donations, legacies, and other gifts received as a result of fund raising efforts.

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Standard 10: Accumulating Funds


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Avoid accumulating funds that could be used for current program activities. To meet this standard, the charity's unrestricted net assets available for use should not be more than three times the size of the past year's expenses or three times the size of the current year's budget, whichever is higher.

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Standard 11: Audit Report


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Make available to all, on request, complete annual financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. When total annual gross income exceeds $500,000, these statements should be audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $500,000, a review by a certified public accountant is sufficient to meet this standard. For charities whose annual gross income is less than $250,000, an internally produced, complete financial statement is sufficient to meet this standard.

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Standard 12: Detailed Expense Breakdown


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Include in the financial statements a breakdown of expenses (e.g., salaries, travel, postage, etc.) that shows what portion of these expenses was allocated to program, fund raising, and administrative activities. If the charity has more than one major program category, the schedule should provide a breakdown for each category.

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Standard 13: Accurate Expense Reporting


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Accurately report the charity's expenses, including any joint cost allocations, in its financial statements. For example, audited or unaudited statements which inaccurately claim zero fund raising expenses or otherwise understate the amount a charity spends on fund raising, and/or overstate the amount it spends on programs will not meet this standard.

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Standard 14: Budget Plan


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Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.

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Standard 15: Truthful Materials


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Have solicitations and informational materials, distributed by any means, that are accurate, truthful and not misleading, both in whole and in part. Appeals that omit a clear description of program(s) for which contributions are sought will not meet this standard. A charity should also be able to substantiate that the timing and nature of its expenditures are in accordance with what is stated, expressed, or implied in the charity's solicitations.

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Standard 16: Annual Report


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Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

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Standard 17: Website Disclosures


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Include on any charity websites that solicit contributions, the same information that is recommended for annual reports, as well as the mailing address of the charity and electronic access to its most recent IRS Form 990.

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Standard 18: Donor Privacy


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Address privacy concerns of donors by (a) providing in written appeals, at least annually, a means (e.g., such as a check off box) for both new and continuing donors to inform the charity if they do not want their name and address shared outside the organization, (b) providing a clear, prominent and easily accessible privacy policy on any of its websites that tells visitors (i) what information, if any, is being collected about them by the charity and how this information will be used, (ii) how to contact the charity to review personal information collected and request corrections, (iii) how to inform the charity (e.g., a check off box) that the visitor does not wish his/her personal information to be shared outside the organization, and (iv) what security measures the charity has in place to protect personal information.

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Standard 19: Cause Marketing Disclosures


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Clearly disclose how the charity benefits from the sale of products or services (i.e., cause-related marketing) that state or imply that a charity will benefit from a consumer sale or transaction. Such promotions should disclose, at the point of solicitation: (a) the actual or anticipated portion of the purchase price that will benefit the charity (e.g., 5 cents will be contributed to abc charity for every xyz company product sold), (b) the duration of the campaign (e.g., the month of October), (c) any maximum or guaranteed minimum contribution amount (e.g., up to a maximum of $200,000).

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Standard 20: Complaints


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Respond promptly to and act on complaints brought to its attention by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and/or local Better Business Bureaus about fund raising practices, privacy policy violations and/or other issues.