Better Business Bureau Report for
Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries

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

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: 6002 S Halsted St. #307
  Chicago, IL 60621-2112
Phone: 312-473-6373
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 2011, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: The organization's purpose is to provide necessities. They provide food and clothing to homeless veteran and non-veteran individuals and families; They reintegrate the individuals into society and improve their quality of life with intervention resources and literacy programs; and seek to 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 Standard 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 On 8/8/2016, a company representative stated that the organization is working toward adding another board memeber..
Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries meets the remaining 19 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Their aim is to provide food to homeless individuals when soup kitchens are closed during the weekends. Their services are geared toward people who live in abandon buildings, in vacant lots, under bridges, and in vehicles.

For the fiscal year ended November 30, 2015, Thomas Bridgmon Outreach Ministries's program expenses were:

Food 2,286
Total Program Expenses: $2,286
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Chief Executive :

Highest Paid Executive: all officers are volunteers,
Compensation*: $

Chair of the Board: Melvin Bridgmon
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Full -time 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 5% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,780, 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, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts received 2,630
Gross income from fund raising 150
Total Income $2,780


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 82%  Fund Raising: 5%  Administrative: 13% 

Total income $2,780
Program expenses $2,286
Fund raising expenses 135
Administrative expenses 357
Total expenses $2,778
Income in Excess of Expenses 2
Beginning net assets 0
Ending net assets 2
Total liabilities
Total assets $2

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