Better Business Bureau Report for
Kansas City Rescue Mission

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

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

Find out more about this charity:

Back To Top

Charity Contact Information

Name: Kansas City Rescue Mission
Address: 1520 Cherry Street
  Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-421-7643
Web Address:
Also known as:KCRM
Back To Top

Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1958, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Kansas City Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered ministry offering freedom and hope to the poor and homeless, empowering them to reach their full potential.

Back To Top

Evaluation Conclusions


Kansas City Rescue Mission meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
Back To Top



KCRM’s Men’s Center and Women’s Center currently provide free nutritious meals, hot showers, fresh clothing, safe shelter, case management, counseling and healthcare to an average 100 men and up to 20 women each night. Hungry and homeless men enter the Men’s Center seeking the immediate relief of a hearty meal and safe shelter. Our hope is that, once a man’s basic needs are met, he will consider joining our resident recovery program offering positive and lasting change. For homeless men and women who wish to overcome life-dominating habits and barriers, KCRM offers resident recovery programs at no cost. Our Men’s Center offers the Christian Community of Recovery (C-COR), a six-month resident recovery program and two-year transitional living program. Resident recovery graduates can opt to stay in the transitional living program up to 24 months while completing education and career goals as the final step toward independent living. Our Women’s Center offers an open-ended resident recovery program for single, homeless women with cooccurring disorders that includes clinical counseling, case management, life skills classes, adult learning and referrals to other agencies. KCRM’s services are available to everyone regardless of race, culture, lifestyle, religion or creed.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016, Kansas City Rescue Mission's program expenses were:

Program Expenses 2,713,769
Total Program Expenses: $2,713,769
Back To Top



Chief Executive : Rev. Joseph Colaizzi, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Terri Bachtel
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: accountant

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 56

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
Back To Top

Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing, membership
Fund raising costs were 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,415,275, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
Back To Top

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.
Back To Top



The following information is based on Kansas City Rescue Mission's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2016.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and grants 2,415,275
Donated services and supplies 607,069
Shelter operation revenue 41,798
Other income 20,656
Investment income 18,038
Total Income $3,102,836


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 9%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $3,102,836
Program expenses $2,713,769
Fund raising expenses 284,754
Administrative expenses 248,981
Total expenses $3,247,504
Expenses in Excess of Income (144,668)
Beginning net assets 5,035,643
Ending net assets 4,890,975
Total liabilities 63,412
Total assets $4,954,387

Back To Top

An organization may change its practices at any time without notice. A copy of this report has been shared with the organization prior to publication. It is not intended to recommend or deprecate, and is furnished solely to assist you in exercising your own judgment. If the report is about a charity and states the charity meets or does not meet the BBB Standards for Charity Accountability, it reflects the results of an evaluation of information and materials provided voluntarily by the charity. The name Better Business Bureau is a registered service mark of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.

This report is not to be used for fund raising or promotional purposes.

Send to:

What is an Accredited Charity