Better Business Bureau Report for
Kansas City Rescue Mission

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

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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
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1958, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: 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.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Kansas City Rescue Mission meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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In 2012, Kansas City Rescue Mission celebrated 62 years of service to the homeless of Kansas City. The Mission was founded in 1950 by Jarrette Aycock who, as a young man, received life-changing help in a similar shelter and later became a leader in the Church of the Nazarene. KCRM has since grown from a mission outpost in Kansas City’s River Market to an organization with comprehensive programs offering immediate relief and long-term assistance to homeless men who seek recovery and re-entry into the community. We’re excited to apply those same quality services to the need of single, homeless women beginning in 2013! KCRM currently provides nutritious meals, hot showers, fresh clothing, safe shelter, case management, counseling and free health care to an average 100 men each night. Hungry and homeless men enter the Mission 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 accessing other resources offered at KCRM … resources that offer positive and lasting change. For homeless men who wish to overcome life-dominating habits, challenges and barriers, KCRM offers the Christian Community of Recovery (C-COR), a free six-month residential program. After completing C-COR, graduates can opt to stay in the Mission’s Transitional Living Community for up to 24 months, while they complete educational and career goals as the final step toward independent living. KCRM’s services are available to everyone regardless of race, culture, lifestyle, religion or creed. In January 2013, KCRM plans to open the KCRM Women’s Center, a refuge offering overnight and long-term relief and recovery services for up to 20 homeless single women, many dealing with addiction, domestic abuse and mental illness. Today, KCRM is poised to serve Kansas City's homeless population for the next 60 years, offering freedom from the past and hope for the future to men and women who've lost their way. To do so, we are strengthening our financial base and infrastructure, expanding and improving our services and building a strong foundation through our Reaching Up, Moving Forward capital campaign! We welcome volunteers, financial supporters and others who want to join in this front-lines effort to fight homelessness.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, Kansas City Rescue Mission's program expenses were:

Shelter operations 2,366,918
Total Program Expenses: $2,366,918
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Chief Executive : Joe Colaizzi, Executive Director

Chair of the Board: Terri Bachtel
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Accountant, Keller & Owens

Board Size: 8

Paid Staff Size: 45

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, membership
Fund raising costs were 9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,571,086, 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 Kansas City Rescue Mission's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions & grants 3,707,434
Donations in-kind 864,555
Program & misc 34,200
Event -903
Total Income $4,605,286


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 78%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $4,605,286
Program expenses $2,366,918
Fund raising expenses 416,739
Administrative expenses 230,932
Total expenses $3,014,589
Income in Excess of Expenses 1,590,697
Beginning net assets 3,266,670
Ending net assets 4,857,367
Total liabilities 600,690
Total assets $5,458,057

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