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Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach


A BBB Accredited Charity since 05/19/2010.


This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach
Phone: (402) 477-4116
Address: 2121 N 27th St
Lincoln, NE 68503-1027
Website: www.mtkserves.org
Report Creation Date: February 15, 2016
Report Expiration Date: February 15, 2018
Original Business Start Date: September 1992
Principal: Mrs. Susanne Blue, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Mrs. Susanne Blue, Executive Director - (402) 477-4116 or
Email Address:
Entity: Not For Profit Organization
Incorporated: April 1993, NE
Type of Business: Human Services Organizations, Charity - Human Services (i.e. assistance to individuals & families)
BBB Accreditation: Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach, Inc.

Stated Purpose

The mission of Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is to serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of Lincoln's working poor and homeless through outreach, advocacy, education and the provision of food and shelter.


Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.


BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Programs

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach is a daily hunger relief and outreach program that provides two free nutritious meal each day to the working poor and homeless. In addition, a wide array of outreach services are offered such as life skills training, case management, transitional housing, substance abuse counseling, literacy classes and access to basic and emergency needs such as showers and laundry services for our community's homeless. Matt Talbot also coordinates one of the largest volunteer efforts in Lincoln to assist with our hunger relief program.

For the year ended December 31, 2014, Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach's program expenses were:

Hunger Relief:$623,753
Outreach:$503,313
 
Total Program Expenses:$1,127,066

Governance

Chief Executive Officer:Susanne Blue
CEO Compensation:$74,932
Chair of the Board:Greg Ernst
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:Senior Vice President, UBS Financial
Board Size:18
Paid Staff Size:17 Full Time.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:The organization raises funds by direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements (newspaper, magazines, etc.), television, radio, grant proposals and internet.


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

According to Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach's Audited Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2014:

Income
 Donations$545,302
  Special Events$431,279
  Grant Revenue$321,248
  Investment Income$12,220
  Miscellaneous Income$5,440
 Total Income:$1,315,489
 
Expenses  % of total
Expenses
% of total
Income
 Programs:$1,127,066 80.33%85.68%
 Fund Raising:$198,357 14.14%15.08%
 Administrative:$77,664 5.54%5.90%
 Other:$0 0.00%0.00%
 Total Expenses:$1,403,087
 
* Excess of Expenses over Income$87,598
Beginning Net Assets$3,367,899
Ending Net Assets:$3,280,301
Total Assets$3,366,372
Total Liabilities$86,071

* Excess for the year indicates the portion of income remaining after expenses.


Additional Contact Information

Additional Addresses
PO Box 80935
Lincoln, NE  68501-0935

Additional Email Addresses



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Report as of July 21, 2017 11:34
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