Sunday Breakfast Mission

The information on this page was last updated 1/9/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Under the direction of Rev. Tom Laymon, Sunday Breakfast Mission provides care and support to many homeless, hurting, and hungry men, women, and children. Sunday Breakfast Mission offers an array of services to help meet the needs of it's surrounding community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Sunday Breakfast Mission
110 N. Poplar St
Wilmington, DE 19801


Phone: (877) 306-4663

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 510073080

CEO/President: Thomas J Laymon

Chairman: Thomas Hall

Board size: 8

Founder: The Christian Endeavor Society

Ruling year: 1993

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


Our primary goal is to restore people to right relationship with God, their families and society.

Mission statement

Sunday Breakfast Mission serves the homeless, addicted and impoverished through Christ-centered programs to meet their spiritual, social and physical needs.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating483 of 107766 of 144
Fund acquisition rating835 of 1078127 of 144
Resource allocation rating681 of 107879 of 144
Asset utilization rating26 of 10776 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$35,421$49,851$32,221$283,069$443,314
Short-term investments$736,207$687,927$783,333$507,799$458,589
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$998,183$940,658$946,712$969,679$1,019,962
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$161,823$152,404$199,633$215,938$860,675
Other long-term assets$40,037$40,037$33,937$7,541,940$7,541,940
Total long-term assets$201,860$192,441$233,570$7,757,878$8,402,615
Total assets$1,200,043$1,133,099$1,180,282$8,727,557$9,422,577
Payables and accrued expenses$254,181$475,393$320,461$570,319$1,023,251
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$254,181$475,393$320,461$570,319$1,023,251
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$24,381$33,285$50,098$19,123$24,148
Total long-term liabilities$1,617,386$1,583,285$1,525,098$1,319,123$1,324,148
Total liabilities$1,871,567$2,058,678$1,845,559$1,889,442$2,347,399
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions($671,524)($925,579)($665,277)$6,838,115$7,075,178
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets($671,524)($925,579)($665,277)$6,838,115$7,075,178
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,673,906$5,674,053$6,032,047$5,178,660$5,071,388
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$23,256$28,144$119,713$82,035$210,407
Other revenue$93,420$65,143$69,029$70,626$65,756
Total other revenue$116,676$93,287$188,742$152,661$276,163
Total revenue$6,790,582$5,767,340$6,220,789$5,331,321$5,347,551
Program services$5,149,537$4,750,958$4,967,796$4,209,170$4,339,363
Management and general$323,759$312,691$7,832,230$395,674$378,160
Total expenses$6,540,144$6,028,453$13,751,160$5,615,126$5,768,624
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$250,438($261,113)($7,530,371)($283,805)($421,073)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$250,438($261,113)($7,530,371)($283,805)($421,073)


Rev Thomas J LaymonSr Pastor/President/CEO$124,249

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/9/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1893, a group called the Christian Endeavor Society of Wilmington decided to reach out to the homeless men and "tramps" of Delaware. They wanted to provide these individuals with church on Sundays. Since hearing about a similar effort in nearby Philadelphia they traveled there to study and learn more about how they could impact their community.

The Christian Endeavor Society soon established an effort to provide:

- A meeting each Sabbath morning for Wilmington's homeless men and tramps

- A free meal for these men

- Effort to find work for these men.

The ministry opened at 7th and Lombard in late 1893. But soon, in January 1894, it began to provide shelter.

Throughout the years and at several locations the Mission has gone far beyond "Sunday Breakfast" to reach out to area children through Sunday school programs and to local women through "Mothers' Clubs." After a short time these ministries continued to expand to men.

All of this effort carries the same Christian emphasis and content of that early Christian Endeavor Society: To provide rest for the body and peace for the soul.

Program accomplishments

Every number tells a story, and these numbers tell your story of loving and caring for our homeless, hurting, and hungry friends in 2021. Because of your faithful and generous support life change happens and needs are met 24/7 - 365 days of the year.

154 Men, women, and children began a new relationship with Jesus.
46,613 Nights of safe shelter were provided.
349,321 Nutritious meals were provided.
256 Men and women completed SBM's New Life Discipleship program since 2005.


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