Shelter KC: A Kansas City Rescue Mission

Summary

The Kansas City Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered organization providing food, clothing, medical care, case management, emergency shelter and recovery programs for up to 120 men and 20 women each night. We welcome the poor, hungry, hopeless and hurting and offer them help through the process of relief, recovery, and re-entry.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Shelter KC: A Kansas City Rescue Mission
1520 Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Website: shelterkc.org

Phone: 816-421-7643

Email: social@shelterkc.org


Organization details

EIN: 431287029

CEO/President: Eric Burger

Chairman: Jeran Rowell

Board size: 6

Founder: Jarrette Aycock

Year founded: 1963

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


Purpose

Shelter KC is a Kansas City Rescue Mission helping Kansas City's homeless men and women experience freedom from the past and hope for the future. We believe the love of Jesus Christ changes lives.


Mission statement

The Kansas City Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered community offering freedom and hope to the poor and homeless; empowering them to reach their full potential.


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating69 of 6198 of 46
Fund acquisition rating209 of 62017 of 46
Resource allocation rating68 of 62010 of 46
Asset utilization rating153 of 61910 of 46

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
13%10%9%10%12%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
10%9%9%10%11%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%99%98%98%98%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
12%8%9%9%11%11%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%1%2%2%2%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%85%82%83%81%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%113%96%105%108%89%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%97%79%87%88%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-13%4%-5%-8%11%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
1%-9%3%-3%-5%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%6%8%8%8%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.570.780.610.630.620.63
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.534.803.434.404.193.94
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.243.742.102.782.602.50
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.219.3521.8917.7515.0119.20
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.110.050.060.070.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.862.865.464.074.304.55
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%3%1%1%2%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%1%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
164%124%161%156%158%156%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$469,690$1,187,305$903,032$1,052,913$1,062,569
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$147,613$144,179$129,442$128,105$294,311
Short-term investments$339,133$154,383$92,784$40,854$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$956,436$1,485,867$1,125,258$1,221,872$1,356,880
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,633,640$3,613,057$3,829,129$3,895,161$3,991,808
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,633,640$3,613,057$3,829,129$3,895,161$3,991,808
Total assets$4,590,076$5,098,924$4,954,387$5,117,033$5,348,688
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$102,320$67,886$63,412$81,390$70,680
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$102,320$67,886$63,412$81,390$70,680
Debt$42,913$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$42,913$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$145,233$67,886$63,412$81,390$70,680
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$3,735,959$4,447,178$4,602,268$4,915,431$5,141,265
Temporarily restricted$381,393$441,477$198,280$120,212$136,743
Permanently restricted$327,491$142,383$90,427$0$0
Net assets$4,444,843$5,031,038$4,890,975$5,035,643$5,278,008
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$3,113,283$3,189,810$2,902,293$2,896,263$3,759,519
Program service revenue$23,758$53,198$41,798$37,767$23,909
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$18,865$9,154$9,719$7,705$6,955
Other revenue$2,656($668)$20,656$3,364$5,535
Total other revenue$45,279$61,684$72,173$48,836$36,399
Total revenue$3,158,562$3,251,494$2,974,466$2,945,099$3,795,918
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$3,048,285$2,572,032$2,596,812$2,580,074$2,812,078
Management and general$232,129$256,748$248,944$263,714$219,644
Fundraising$299,251$288,934$284,737$337,682$358,739
Total expenses$3,579,665$3,117,714$3,130,493$3,181,470$3,390,461
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($421,103)$133,780($156,027)($236,371)$405,457
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($421,103)$133,780($156,027)($236,371)$405,457

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History

Shelter KC was founded in 1950 by Dr. Jarrette Aycock, a man who knew the heartache and shame of alcoholism and homelessness because he had experienced them himself! After many years of drinking and drifting, Aycock's life was transformed when he accepted Christ as his Savior during a chapel service at Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles. For the next 32 years, Aycock served as an evangelist. In 1942, he became superintendent of the Kansas City District Church of the Nazarene and eight years later, founded Kansas City Rescue Mission (KCRM). Establishing KCRM wasn't easy - in fact, the Mission moved three times in its first five years before finally purchasing a three-story building at 523 Walnut Street which became its home for almost three decades. Rev. Joe Colaizzi became executive director of KCRM in 1985, just in time to lead the struggling ministry through its greatest challenge yet. In the late 1980s, city leaders implemented a plan to redevelop the blighted "River Quay" area, forcing the Mission to find a new location. The City of Kansas City purchased the Mission's property on Walnut and, in 1991, KCRM used the money to buy a four-building complex that continues to house the Main Administrative Offices and Men's Center today. From 1991 to 2001, hundreds of individuals, churches, businesses and private foundations contributed expertise, labor and materials to complete renovations to the sprawling four-building complex. During those years and up until 2010, the Mission focused on providing quality relief and recovery programs for homeless, often addicted, men. But challenges and changes were coming! Around 2010, three studies were commissioned to identify gaps in services for those who were homeless in Kansas City. By August 2010, KCRM confirmed that single homeless women, many with co-occurring disorders, were the most underserved population in Kansas City. Determined to stand in that gap, the Mission established the Women's Center, a 20-bed residential facility offering homeless women a secure environment where they could heal, learn and grow. On July 15, 2013, the Women's Center opened its doors and welcomed its first clients. In 2019, after extensive research and surveying, the board of directors voted to rename Kansas City Rescue Mission to Shelter KC to distinguish itself and reflect the "new things" God is doing as the Mission nears its 70th anniversary. Eric Burger was named as the new Executive Director to succeed Joe Colaizzi in February 2020, following his retirement after 35 years of service to the Mission. Today, Shelter KC serves 240 meals and ministers to an average 150 men and women every day to offer freedom from the past and hope for the future!


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