City Union Mission

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For nearly 100 years, City Union Mission has provided warm beds, nutritious food and a place of safety for thousands of men, women and children looking to overcome poverty and homelessness.

Contact information

Mailing address:
City Union Mission
1100 East 11th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106


Phone: (816) 474-9380

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 446005481

CEO/President: Dr. Terry Megli

Chairman: Sheri Blauwiekel

Board size: 16

Founder: Rev. and Mrs. David Bulkley

Ruling year: 1946

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1983


Since our doors first opened in 1924, we have served our neighbors throughout Kansas City... humbly welcoming them in the name of Christ to offer help, healing and hope.

Every day, we strive to meet the needs of local men, women and children who are struggling with poverty, homelessness and other challenges. In our care, lives are transformed as they experience God's love and work through programs designed to help them get back on their feet and into the community again.

Mission statement

City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.

Statement of faith

A. The Holy Scriptures as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, inerrant, entirely trustworthy and the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

B. There is one God, Creator of all and eternally existent in three persons Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

C. In the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ (God manifest in the flesh), in His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His divine miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His mediatorial work, His present rule as Head of the Church and His personal return in power and glory.

D. Man is born with a fallen nature and is therefore lost and sinful; that by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ (through grace and apart from works) and regeneration of the Holy Spirit any person is saved and becomes a child of God.

E. In the deity and personality of the Holy Spirit; in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is enabled to live a godly life to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

F. In the spiritual unity of all true believers, the Church, the Body of Christ.

G. In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved will be glorified and reign with Jesus Christ and those who are lost will suffer eternal damnation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating587 of 111268 of 141
Fund acquisition rating685 of 111390 of 141
Resource allocation rating507 of 111358 of 141
Asset utilization rating527 of 111263 of 141

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,478,038$1,786,526$2,314,351$1,454,663$1,275,968
Short-term investments$19,419,972$16,455,992$20,034,947$16,760,590$15,679,504
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$23,445,034$24,531,191$27,357,210$22,564,239$19,307,244
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$21,287,930$21,860,002$22,174,199$23,152,759$19,219,648
Other long-term assets$5,905,684$1,196,707$82,290$90,181$98,939
Total long-term assets$27,193,614$23,056,709$22,256,489$23,242,940$19,318,587
Total assets$50,638,648$47,587,900$49,613,699$45,807,179$38,625,831
Payables and accrued expenses$1,386,355$1,122,227$691,307$630,532$609,192
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$1,386,355$1,122,227$691,307$630,532$609,192
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,403,471$1,553$6,673$9,294$12,244
Total long-term liabilities$4,403,471$1,553$6,673$1,205,794$12,244
Total liabilities$5,789,826$1,123,780$697,980$1,836,326$621,436
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$41,420,404$43,300,075$46,438,522$41,898,693$35,610,705
With donor restrictions$3,428,418$3,164,045$2,477,197$2,072,160$2,393,690
Net assets$44,848,822$46,464,120$48,915,719$43,970,853$38,004,395
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$22,824,271$22,774,335$21,526,362$21,795,181$17,576,397
Program service revenue$49,663$58,305$64,062$32,782$59,286
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,147,227$1,795,196$1,573,687$347,072$1,060,763
Other revenue$135,997$362,380($4,454)$58,285$67,857
Total other revenue$1,332,887$2,215,881$1,633,295$438,139$1,187,906
Total revenue$24,157,158$24,990,216$23,159,657$22,233,320$18,764,303
Program services$21,588,852$18,528,592$15,958,623$14,556,130$15,533,185
Management and general$2,210,201$2,176,723$1,878,730$1,413,026$951,578
Total expenses$26,888,261$23,374,107$19,583,274$17,550,907$18,015,328
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($2,731,103)$1,616,109$3,576,383$4,682,413$748,975
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,731,103)$1,616,109$3,576,383$4,682,413$748,975


Terri MegliCEO$119,631
Kevin GabrielCFO$94,761

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2023

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/19/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Founded by Rev. and Mrs. David Bulkley, one of their primary reasons for beginning this evangelical Christian ministry was to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the hurting and the lost. Today, the Mission's staff continues to uphold that commitment to serve as the Lord's hands and feet to a community in need.

Program accomplishments

137,834 meals served
4,733 medical services provided
76,899 nights of safe shelter
3,359 hours of biblical counseling
336 decisions for Christ
230 kids attend camp
21 graduates of residential recovery program
18 guests received vehicles