Better Business Bureau Report for
Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued August 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires August 2016

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries
Address: 7750 S. Emerald Avenue
  Chicago, IL 60620
Phone: 312-473-6373
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2011, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Their mission is necessities. Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries provides food and clothing to homeless veteran and non-veteran individuals and families; they empower them to reintegrate into society and improve their quality of life with intervention resources and literacy programs; and they alert the world of its impact on their well being.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 2: Number of Board Members - Soliciting organizations shall have a board of directors with a minimum of five voting members.

Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries does not meet this Standard because:

  • The organization has FOUR (4) voting members of the board.

Standard 3: Frequency and Attendance of Board Meetings - An organization shall have a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings per year of the full governing body with a majority in attendance, with face-to-face participation. A conference call of the full board can substitute for one of the three meetings of the governing body. For all meetings, alternative modes of participation are acceptable for those with physical disabilities.

Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries does not meet this Standard because:

  • The board of directors did not hold a minimum of three evenly spaced meetings in the past fiscal year.
Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Support non-profit ideas and organizations that will aid people in need. Assist homeless individuals, families and veterans in regaining their quality of life. Distribute food, clothing to the homeless living on the streets, in cars and abandon buildings. Provide young individuals with the tools necessary for stability and safety.

For the fiscal year ended November 30, 2013, Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries's program expenses were:

Lunch Time 1,281
Total Program Expenses: $1,281
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Chief Executive : Melvin Bridgmon, None

Chair of the Board: Melvin Bridgmon
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: College Student

Board Size: 4

Paid Staff Size: 0

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 7% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $1,525, 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 Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Donations 1,525
Total Income $1,525


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 7%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $1,525
Program expenses $1,281
Fund raising expenses 110
Administrative expenses 121
Total expenses $1,512
Income in Excess of Expenses 13
Beginning net assets 9
Ending net assets 22
Total liabilities
Total assets $22

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