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Kingdom House

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Kingdom House
Phone: (314) 421-0400
Address: 1321 South 11th Street
Saint Louis, MO 63104-3599
Report Expiration Date: March 14, 2015
Original Business Start Date: January 1985
Principal: Scott Walker, Executive Director
Type of Business: Charity - Children & Youth
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Stated Purpose

To provide social and community services for families, children and individuals under stress including child care, education, recreation, counseling assistance with vocational training and employment opportunities and direct material relief.

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. Kingdom House meets all voluntary Standards for Charity Accountability.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Kingdom House principal program services include employment readiness skills and job placement for adults and youth. Drug and alcohol education is provided through the Drug Free Weekend celebration and the on going TREND program for youth. (Turning Resources and Energy in New Directions)The Trend group members become peer educators and spread the information they learn throughout the community. Kingdom House provides child care on a daily basis to 90 plus children and respite care to another 10 to 30 kids per week. Families are provided support through short term crisis counseling, court certified parenting and anger management classes and financial services education. Senior Companion and respite care services are available to the very elderly as Kingdom House has an award winning program that is known from St. Louis to Jefferson city. Kingdom House client members can make use of the Food Pantry and the Thrift Shop. Both of those services are heavily supported by donations from many different neighborhoods throughout the St. Louis area.

For the year ended December 31, 2012, Kingdom House's program expenses were:

Day Care:$1,106,456
Youth Social Development:$710,147
Elderly Services:$260,348
Core Social Services:$436,350
Total Program Expenses:$2,513,301


Chief Executive Officer:Scott Walker, Executive Director
CEO Compensation:$69,078
Chair of the Board:Steve Stack, President
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Comm Mgr, Tonolli Canada
Board Size:29
Paid Staff Size:80 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:direct mail, print advertisements, internet, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, planned giving arrangements

Fund raising costs were 16% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,803,389 are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

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.


According to Kingdom House's audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2012:

  United Way$684,054
  Special Events(net)$21,519
  Government Agency Fees$1,116,449
  Program Service Fees$45,764
  Net Unrealized and Realized Loss$62,229
  Investment Income$17,369
  Miscellaneous Revenue$1,236
 Total Income:$3,046,436
Expenses  % of total
 Programs:$2,513,301 81.07%
 Fund Raising:$292,287 9.43%
 Administrative:$294,673 9.50%
 Total Expenses:$3,100,261
Excess of Income over Expenses$-53,825
Beginning Net Assets$2,231,653
Ending Net Assets:$2,117,828
Total Assets$2,996,323
Total Liabilities$818,495

Report as of August 18, 2014 12:49
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