Shelter KC: A Kansas City Rescue Mission

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Shelter KC is a Missouri non-profit corporation founded in 1950. It operates as a Christ-centered community, offering freedom and hope to the poor and homeless, empowering them to reach their full potential. The primary objective of Shelter KC is to help homeless and needy men and women in the urban core of Kansas City by providing faith-based services, including temporary shelter, case management, transitional housing, meals, medical services, job training, life skills, and recovery programs.

Contact information

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


Phone: 816-421-7643

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 431287029

CEO/President: Eric Burger

Chairman: Jeren Rowell

Board size: 6

Founder: Jarrette Aycock

Ruling year: 1963

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


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

Shelter KC is a Christ-centered community offering freedom, support, and resources to those in need, empowering them to reach their full potential.

Statement of faith

The spiritual beliefs upon which Shelter KC: a Kansas City Rescue Mission was founded and that continue to drive it are outlined below. Adherence to these beliefs is common to all employees. We believe:

In one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit

The Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired by God, and tells us everything we need to know about grace, faith and salvation.

That all persons are separated from God because of sin and that sin impacts our nature as well as our actions.

Jesus Christ died for everyone, and anyone who turns to Him in faith and trusts in Him is forgiven.

Followers of Jesus are called to become Christ-like disciples through the work of the Holy Spirit, empowering them to live and love as Jesus did.

Those who are forgiven and filled with the Spirit receive the gift of assurance of salvation and the hope of eternal life.

Our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, all will be judged righteous or unrighteous and the righteous will reign with God forever.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating868 of 1110114 of 141
Fund acquisition rating953 of 1111130 of 141
Resource allocation rating1083 of 1111138 of 141
Asset utilization rating178 of 111021 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$67,956$122,134$103,904$147,613$126,365
Short-term investments$0$2,054$1,257$339,133$193,129
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,129,596$1,383,259$1,200,430$956,436$1,106,605
Long-term investments$590,765$541,468$427,746$0$0
Fixed assets$3,090,138$3,216,823$3,425,067$3,633,640$3,753,805
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,680,903$3,758,291$3,852,813$3,633,640$3,753,805
Total assets$4,810,499$5,141,550$5,053,243$4,590,076$4,860,410
Payables and accrued expenses$97,595$54,342$61,802$102,320$76,530
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$97,595$54,342$61,802$102,320$76,530
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$40,389$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$582,149$42,913$0
Total liabilities$97,595$54,342$643,951$145,233$76,530
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$4,069,325$4,472,952$3,753,740$3,735,959$4,305,543
With donor restrictions$643,579$614,256$655,552$708,884$478,337
Net assets$4,712,904$5,087,208$4,409,292$4,444,843$4,783,880
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,766,684$3,898,850$3,239,474$3,113,283$3,021,040
Program service revenue$49,979$49,192$85,926$23,758$31,896
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$19,973$15,359$22,837$18,865$9,800
Other revenue$1,745$5,760$5,195$2,656$8,787
Total other revenue$71,697$70,311$113,958$45,279$50,483
Total revenue$3,838,381$3,969,161$3,353,432$3,158,562$3,071,523
Program services$2,673,786$2,247,026$2,897,304$3,048,285$2,857,201
Management and general$721,643$482,032$258,457$232,129$209,660
Total expenses$4,213,535$3,344,846$3,418,512$3,579,665$3,313,875
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($375,154)$624,315($65,080)($421,103)($242,352)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($375,154)$624,315($65,080)($421,103)($242,352)


Eric BurgerExecutive Director$104,103

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022

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