Better Business Bureau Report for
City Union Mission, Inc.

Better Business Bureau Report issued March 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires March 2018

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: City Union Mission, Inc.
Address: 1101 E. 11th Street
  Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-474-9380
Web Address:
Also known as:City Union Mission
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1924, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: City Union Mission is an evangelical ministry committed to sharing the Gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.

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Evaluation Conclusions


City Union Mission, Inc. meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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In 2015, City Union Mission served more than 250,000 meals, provided more than 155,000 beds, and provided health screenings and other medical assistance to more than 11,000 homeless individuals. Doors to its separate men's shelter and women/family shelter, including an infirmary for the ill and injured, are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. City Union Mission also operates Hotline for the Homeless, which allows the homeless to call a single number to find available shelter. Various forms of community assistance are also offered through the organization, including utility bill assistance, school supplies, clothing, food, and holiday projects. During the summer months, CUMission operates a camp in the Ozarks, Camp CUMCITO, for up to 500 low-income children. City Union Mission also offers City Camp, a 10-week day camp in the summer, offering a similar activity and positive experience but in the city with about another 500 children participating. Additionally, City Union Mission provides after-school tutoring and life-skills programs for low-income children, as well as adult job-placement and education.

For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, City Union Mission, Inc.'s program expenses were:

Men's Ministry 4,045,178
Family and Youth Ministry 3,212,167
Thrift Stores 2,629,944
Men's Ministry - Children Camp (Warsaw) 848,011
Warehouse 823,299
Total Program Expenses: $11,558,599
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Chief Executive : Dan Doty, Executive Director/CEO

Chair of the Board: David Langford
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President, Burns & McDonnel (retired)

Board Size: 15

Paid Staff Size: 139

*Compensation includes annual salary, vehicle 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, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing, membership
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $17,597,091, 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 City Union Mission, Inc.'s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 10,600,913
Contributed Services and Gifts-in-Kind 2,867,332
Receiving Center Sales 2,697,221
Special Events 869,462
Realized Gains (Losses) on Investments - Net 454,348
Investment Income 239,428
Vending Revenue 57,430
Camp Rental and Fees 47,456
Miscellaneous Income 22,470
Dormitory Fees 18,772
Gain (Loss) on Disposal of Assets -11,250
Beneficial Interest in Community Foundations -91,105
Cost of Special Events -175,386
Total Income $17,597,091


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 11%  Administrative: 7% 

Total income $17,597,091
Program expenses $11,558,599
Fund raising expenses 1,589,403
Administrative expenses 1,002,821
Total expenses $14,150,823
Income in Excess of Expenses 3,446,268
Beginning net assets 31,399,512
Other Changes in Net Assets (1,286,465)
Ending net assets 33,559,315
Total liabilities 570,124
Total assets $34,129,439

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