Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry dba Metro Lutheran Ministry
3031 Holmes
Kansas City MO 64109-1435
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 931-0027
Mission Statement
With abiding faith in the intrinsic value of all God's children, Metro Lutheran Ministry connects those in need with food, housing, health care, education, employment services and other resources in order to nurture greater hope, health, opportunity and peace.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. James D. Glynn
Board Chair Mr. Harold Boxberger
Board Chair Company Affiliation American Century
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1971
Former Names
Metro Lutheran Ministry
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
With abiding faith in the intrinsic value of all God's children, Metro Lutheran Ministry connects those in need with food, housing, health care, education, employment services and other resources in order to nurture greater hope, health, opportunity and peace.
Background Statement

MLM was founded in 1971 by metro Lutheran congregations as a response to poverty and homelessness for people of all races, religions and nationalities in the greater Kansas City area. MLM began operating out of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Westport, with one paid staff person and a part time food pantry. MLM is now supported by Lutheran and non Lutheran congregations. With 30 paid staff persons, over 1,600 volunteers and seven service locations, over 20,000 people are served annually. MLM uses a holistic approach to services and programs to remedy the immediate need for food, clothing, shelter, utilities, and transportation. Strengths and outcomes-based counseling and case management guide the receptive client towards greater independence and self-reliance.

Impact Statement

MLM expanded its Family Empowerment Continuum (FEC) to the Northland Community Assistance Center in 2016, bringing on-going case management to the menu of services MLM provides at this location.

MLM provided FEC services weekly at an event called Impact Wednesday, a collaboration of non-profits, governmental agencies, and local businesses providing one-stop supportive services to homeless KCK families. Within one year, the number of homeless school-age youth in KCK has declined by 19%.
 
MLM is providing case management services to 30% more clients than in 2015. Individuals participating in ongoing case management have enjoyed a 90% housing success rate.  Of those that completed the FEC program, 100% scored as "safe/level3" for food security, 100% were "safe/level 3" for mobility, 80% were "safe/level 3" for adequate income, and 100% scored as "building capacity/level 4" for housing, exceeding goals.
 
2017 Goals:
  1. Increase the number of trained volunteers to accommodate an increased demand for needs including identity documents, birth certificates, diapers, and food pantry.
  2. Capital expansions of the Midtown and Wyandotte Community Assistance Centers.
  3. All case managers will be trained as Community Health Workers.
  4. All clients will complete the Learning to Earning program, focused on financial education and employment services.
  5. Raise funds and develop shared evaluation strategies for our collective impact approach to reducing homelessness in Wyandotte County, reducing student mobility and improving graduation rates.
  6. All Rapid Rehousing program clients are moved into permanent housing within 30 days.
  7. Provide scholarships to clients burdened by debt that keeps them from accessing financial aid, or settle delinquent accounts at community colleges, fostering a second chance for those wishing to improve their future employment potential through higher education.
Needs Statement

  • In addition to more clients coming to MLM for food, MLM’s expenses for providing food are increasing. Handling fees from Harvesters Community Food Network are up, thus MLM spends an average of $10,000 per month in operational dollars to purchase food. MLM’s goal is to identify new funding streams to support food costs.
  • Funding to provide client financial assistance (i.e. rental application fees, security deposits, last month’s rent, utility deposits/payments, moving costs).
  • Financial gifts to support the salaries of staff and program costs of the expanding Family Empowerment Continuum.

Service Categories
Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash)
Employment Preparation & Procurement
Homeless Shelters
Areas of Service
MO
KS
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

For the past 45 years, MLM has remained true to our commitment to serve the poor, homeless, elderly and disabled of Kansas City's urban core. We do this through the generosity and hard work of our volunteers, over 1,600 individuals come together with us to provide for those in need. New volunteers are always welcomed, whether it be through the gift of your time serving the hungry a needed meal, packing backpacks for hungry children in the inner city, or a financial gift to support our wide range of programs. With your help, MLM's important services will always be available to meet the needs of our community.

Programs
Description
  • Rent – Families presenting an eviction notice can receive emergency payments issued directly to their landlord for a total assistance of no more than $1,000.
  • Utility Assistance – Families presenting a utility shut-off notice can receive emergency payments issued directly to their utility company for a total assistance of no more than $500.
  • Minor Home Repair - Typical projects include building wheelchair ramps, installing new door locks, repairing staircase steps, widening doorways for walker/wheelchair access, building handrails for staircases, installing grab bars in bathrooms, and installing smoke detectors, lights, and air conditioners.
Program Budget $690,400.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Adults, , Adults
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

  • 500 families will receive housing assistance
  • 500 families will receive utility assistance
  • 70 households will receive minor home repair assistance

Long-Term Success
 The objectives of MLM's Emergency Assistance - Housing program are for:
  • 90% of households to remain housed 3 months after assistance
  • 70% of households to remain housed 12 months after assistance
  • 90% of clients assisted with minor home repair achieve compliance with city codes. 
Program Success Monitored By
MLM enters all client service data into MAACLink, the city-wide shared database for strength-based case management agencies that is managed by Mid America Assistance Coalition. This database helps to avoid duplication of services among area agencies and allows for accurate reporting on services and program expenditures to funders and key stakeholders. MLM also conducts a client satisfaction survey twice annually that gives important feedback regarding how well we are achieving results in the eyes of our clients.  90% of clients surveyed reported satisfaction with services received.
Examples of Program Success
  • 467 households, with 597 children, received utility assistance 
  • 435 households, with 511 children, received housing assistance  (rent, deposits, temporary lodging).
  • 36 fans were distributed to keep 83 individuals cool during the hot summer months
  • 13 Minor Home Repair Team volunteers completed repairs on over 66 homes, including installation of 23 wheel chair ramps.
A Story….“JT” is a U.S. Army veteran and former government employee living in Kansas City. MLM learned of his need for help after his legs had to be amputated due to an illness. JT lives in an accessible home, but the wheelchair ramp was unsafe and difficult to use due to brush that had grown through the cracks and railings of the ramp. A broken toilet was causing water damage and resulting in an increased water bill. MLM’s Minor Home Repair team was able to make repairs to his wheelchair ramp and fixed the water leak; allowing JT to stay safely in his family home.
Description
  • Food Pantry – Up to 50 hungry families a day are served at MLM's three food pantries.
  • Mobile Food Pantry – On second Saturday of the month, Harvesters delivers 14-16 pallets of fresh produce and perishable items to distribute at MLM’s Midtown location. Volunteers assist with bagging and food distribution.
  • Back Snack – Each week, MLM provides weekend meals through Harvesters to students living below 185% FPL. MLM volunteers bag nutritious meals packaged by Harvesters, and deliver to the schools prior to each weekend.
  • Orchard/Community Gardens – A 103 tree urban orchard and community garden for Midtown’s Boston Heights and Mount Hope Neighborhoods and MLM’s food pantry.
  • Senior Commodities – Helping Seniors by delivering 35 pound boxes of food each month.
  • Saturday Breakfast - MLM utilizes volunteers and partners with True Light Church of the Nazarene and St. Luke’s Lutheran Church to serve an unlimited breakfast to those in need.
Program Budget $1,510,000.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Emergency Assistance
Population Served Families, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
MLM’s Emergency Assistance-Food programs seek to address one of the symptoms of poverty, not having enough food to eat and not being able to make healthy food choices with a low income.
  • 6,000 households will receive food from the food pantry
  • Clients will increase their food security as measured by an increased score in the food and life skills domains of the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix.
  • 375 children will receive weekly bags of food to take home over the weekend
  • 25 low-income individuals and households will grow their own food
  • 384 seniors will receive a box of USDA food commodities on a monthly basis
  • 13,000 individuals will receive breakfast
  • 900 volunteers will serve breakfast
Long-Term Success

Individuals will have healthy food to feed their families, ensuring adequate health to sustain them for employment and learning.

Program Success Monitored By MLM enters all client service data into MAACLink, the city-wide shared database for strengths-based case management agencies. Mid America Assistance Coalition manages the database. MAACLink helps to avoid duplication of services among area agencies and allows for accurate reporting on services and program expenditures to funders and key stakeholders. MLM also conducts a client satisfaction survey twice annually that gives important feedback regarding how well we are achieving results in the eyes of our clients.
Examples of Program Success
  • MLM received in-kind food donations worth $768,000. This accounts for 90 percent of all food distributed by MLM.
  • MLM food pantries average 50 clients per day, receiving 21 meals per month for their family. 5,607 households received food, including 3,432 children.
  • Over 1,100 families were able to receive food from our Mobile Food Pantry.
  • 384 older adults at or below 130% of poverty receive senior commodities every month to supplement nutritional needs, including 21 of which were home-bound and had their groceries delivered.
  • Each week, MLM serves 375 elementary children through the Back Snack Program.
  • 13,008 meals were served in 2016 by the Saturday Breakfast program.
  • Over 800 families with gifts, Bibles, blankets and meals at the Christmas Store.
Description
Learning to Earning is a client-focused employment services program that is a component of MLM's Family Empowerment Continuum focused on increasing the income and employability of participants through the development of financial literacy and job readiness skills. The program assists participants with employment readiness (resume assistance, basic computer skills, interview skills), job applications (online application assistance, job log tracking, follow-up calls to employers), support (food, bus passes, clothing, phone cards, food handler cards, tools) and financial literacy (individualized financial plan, developing a monthly budget, discerning wants vs needs).
 
Staff ask about any potential barriers to employment such as medical issues, family issues, disabilities, or convictions, and use this information to develop a strategy to guide clients in the job search process. The Learning to Earning program is located at the Midtown and Northland Community Assistance Centers.
Program Budget $165,193.00
Category Employment, General/Other Job Search & Placement
Population Served Unemployed, Underemployed, Dislocated, ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success
The journey back to self-sufficiency can be a long, overwhelming process for clients. The Learning to Earning program helps clients set and achieve manageable goals. MLM projects the following outcomes for its Learning to Earning Participants:
  • Increased employability through job counseling (1,000 clients), resume creation (130 clients), and transportation assistance to interviews (500 clients).
  • Increased employment into permanent positions (250 clients).
  • Increased economic sustainability and independence of participants through financial counseling for all participants in the Family Empowerment Continuum (120 individuals), and the creation of a household budget (75 KCMO clients) and completing credit report retrieval and studying this report with staff (25 KCMO clients).
Long-Term Success
All individuals in the Family Empowerment Continuum now go through Learning to Earning. MLM anticipates outcomes that show an improved score on the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Index (2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research).
 
Outcomes for employment are ranked as follows:
1 = No Job
2 = Temp job, no benefits
3 = Full-time, no benefits
4 = Full-time, adequate pay with benefits
5 = Level 4 job is maintained (6 month followup)
 
For those clients to whom MLM provides long-term case management services, outcomes will show 70% reach a ranking of Safe (3) for adequate income as measured by the combined scores in the income and employment domains of the Matrix.
 
Long-term success based on employment/financial literacy activities include:
  • Increased earnings potential via higher hourly wages and increased hours
  • Increased total household budget and disposable income
  • Meeting personalized goals (housing, auto, debt)
  • Increased credit score
Program Success Monitored By

MLM enters all client service data into MAACLink, the city-wide shared database for strength-based case management agencies that is managed by Mid America Assistance Coalition. This database helps to avoid duplication of services among area agencies and allows for accurate reporting on services and program expenditures to funders and key stakeholders. MLM also conducts a client satisfaction survey twice annually that gives important feedback regarding how well we are achieving results in the eyes of our clients.


Examples of Program Success
  • 1162 individuals sought assistance from the Learning to Earning program for financial literacy and employment support.
  • 265 individuals attained employment
  • 117 individuals received assistance with resume preparation
  • 110 received financial counseling
  • 44 received public benefits coaching 
Description
MLM provides intensive, one-on-one case management to families needing to regain their overall economic stability. After families reach basic stability, staff assess the families’ long-term housing situation, employment, income resources, expenses, debts, and credit score. This year-long service is a continuum of assistance including customized case management plans, goal setting, housing, budgeting, financial literacy, household skills, and employment support.
 
Staff help clients develop a budget prioritizing food, shelter, and work transportation. Case managers also work with clients on educational goals toward more stable, higher-wage employment. Clients complete the Learning to Earning program focused on financial literacy and employment services. Staff assist families to access government benefits such as Social Security Income, Social Security Disability Income, unemployment, and pensions. Clients learn how to improve their credit rating and use the conventional banking system.
Program Budget $480,751.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Case Management
Population Served Families, ,
Short-Term Success

Measurable outcomes within the first year include:  

  • 80% of clients will reach a ranking of Safe (3) for food security as measured by the combined scores in the food and life skills domains of the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix.
  • 85% of clients will reach a ranking of Building Capacity (4) for housing security as measured by the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix.
  • 70% of clients will reach a ranking of Safe (3) for mobility as measured by the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix.
  • 70% of clients will reach a ranking of Safe (3) for adequate income as measured by the combined scores in the income and employment domains of the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix.
  • 70% of clients will reach a ranking of Building Capacity (4) for access to health care as measured by the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix.
Long-Term Success

The long-term goals of the Family Empowerment Continuum are to help families in crisis become stable and obtain true self-sufficiency giving them peace of mind and hope for the future. MLM anticipates 120 people will receive case management services. These families will also participate in Learning to Earning; receive help from the MLM Christmas Store, food pantries, hygiene/infant items if needed; and receive rent or utility assistance as needed. 


Program Success Monitored By The client situation is assessed using the Arizona Self-Sufficiency Matrix, MAACLink (Kansas City’s homeless management information system), a background check, and a credit check. The Matrix assesses eighteen different domains and ranks each one on a scale of 1 (In Crisis) to 5 (Empowered). MLM uses the results of the Matrix to determine the needs and document the goals of its Family Empowerment  families.

Information on services provided is tracked in MAACLink, used by strengths-based case management agencies in the Kansas City metropolitan area. This system helps to avoid duplication of services among area agencies and allows for accurate reporting on services and expenditures to funders and key stakeholders. Information on progress toward Matrix domains and services provided are kept in each client’s file and on a spreadsheet for the entire program. MLM also conducts a client satisfaction survey twice annually that gives important feedback from of our clients.

Examples of Program Success
  • 88 households received year-long case management in 2016, a 30% increase over 2015.
  • Based on the most recent follow-up with families having completed the program, 100% scored as "safe/level 3" for food security, 100% were "safe" for mobility, 80% were "safe" for adequate income, 100% scored as "building capacity/level 4" for housing.

A Story of Success…

“August” was referred to us through a domestic violence shelter. After MLM provided assistance she was able to obtain housing and employment. While continuing to meet with her MLM case manager August decided to attend classes towards a Physical Therapy Assistant program. Having completed her studies, August now earns $35 per hour plus mileage. Through the Family Empowerment program she engaged in coaching relating to her finances but also gained insight into healthy relationships. She has now been able to enter into a healthier relationship with her significant other, and they have plans to get married in the near future.   
Description

MLM operates two Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) sites serving chronically homeless, disabled and mentally ill adults: Grace Homes (Kansas City, KS) and Project CARE (Kansas City, MO). PSH is proven to be the most effective way to address long term homelessness for these populations as it provides housing along with customized supports for physical/mental health, socialization, alcohol/smoking cessation, and healthy living. Grace Homes regularly houses nine tenants in individual, furnished apartments, provides opportunities to work on life goals, and prioritizes all vacancies for the chronically homeless as a member of the Zero 2016 Campaign. A full-time residential counselor supports Grace Homes’ residents and communicates with all project partners. Project CARE has 14 one-bedroom apartments for adults who are chronically homeless and have at least one of the following co-occurring conditions: disability due to brain injury, substance abuse recovery, or chronic mental illness.

Program Budget $575,483.00
Category Human Services, General/Other Residential Care for Individuals with Disabilities
Population Served Homeless, ,
Short-Term Success 26 individuals will be provided permanent supportive housing.
Long-Term Success
  • 85% of participants will remain in the permanent housing program as of the end of the operating year or exit to permanent housing (subsidized or unsubsidized) during the operating year.
  • 85% of participants will maintain or increase their total income (from all sources) as of the end of the operating year or program exit.
Program Success Monitored By

MLM enters all client service data into MAACLink, the city-wide shared database for strength-based case management agencies that is managed by Mid America Assistance Coalition. This database helps to avoid duplication of services among area agencies and allows for accurate reporting on services and program expenditures to funders and key stakeholders. MLM also conducts a client satisfaction survey twice annually that gives important feedback regarding how well we are achieving results in the eyes of our clients.

Examples of Program Success

In 2016, 40 individuals were served. Our housing is permanent and clients can stay indefinitely, yet three individuals discharged to their own permanent housing.

A Story of Success…MLM staff met “Bill” through a partnership with the Wyandot Center PATH outreach team and the Zero 2016 Campaign. Bill was a professional auto glass technician for 30 years until a spinal injury left him disabled. Unable to work, Bill was found living under a bridge in downtown Kansas City, KS. Bill moved into MLM’s Supportive Housing Program in 2014 and was assisted to apply for disability benefits. These benefits provided Bill with regular income that has ultimately resulted in major positive life changes for Bill. He resides in Olathe in his own apartment and is engaged to be married. “When I was out there, homeless, I felt like an outcast, a reject. Now, that’s all behind me. I feel human again, like my old self. When I got to MLM, I started healing…I can be somebody again, other than a ghost.”-Bill

CEO Comments

At the heart of each MLM program is an ideal of not letting anyone who comes through our doors leave empty-handed. Whether it be food assistance, a donated item of clothing, a bus pass or access to other life-sustaining services outside of MLM, it is our profound hope that we are truly making a difference in the lives of all we serve. MLM staff develops long-term relationships with our clients, as they help lift them out of extreme poverty. I am very grateful to be a part of this wonderful organization. Our board, staff and volunteers are motivated by the highest principles and strong personal faith.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. James D. Glynn
Term Start Jan 2006
Experience

Jim Glynn, MSW, MBA joined Metro Lutheran Ministry as Executive Director in January, 2006. He is responsible for all three of MLM's locations that serve the poor, homeless, elderly and disabled.  Mr. Glynn is a licensed clinical social worker in Missouri with more than 23 years of experience in mental health and counseling for all ages. He is active in several community groups and has experience with management and oversight of programs for a variety of social service agencies in Kansas and Missouri. 

He currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Parvin Estates, a 300 unit low-income, nonprofit housing project; and is a volunteer mentor at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, where he meets weekly with two inmates providing guidance and encouragement. Previously Jim worked at The Family Conservancy, Catholic Community Services and Beacon Behavioral Health.

He earned his Master’s in Business Administration in 1995 from the Keller Graduate School of Management. He graduated from the Menninger Foundation Two-Year Family Therapy Training program in 1985. He earned his Master’s degree in Social Work in 1980 and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1973.

Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Morty Lebedun May 2005 - Dec
Ms. Rebecca A. Miles Mar 2004 - Mar 2005
Senior Staff
Title Operations Manager
Experience/Biography

Ms. Starla Brennan, Operations Manager, has been with MLM since 2011. Ms. Brennan manages Metro Lutheran Ministry's programs at three locations as well as managing MLM's Minor Home Repair team and the Urban Orchard and Gardens, which travel into the community. During her time as manager she has used her project management and process administration skills to develop and implement multiple process improvements within the program. Her management of employees at the three locations have including hiring, supervising, and addressing employee development proficiencies. Her regulatory compliance, quality control and reporting background have strengthened MLM's ability to administer all of the grants associated with these programs. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1988 and became a certified public accountant in 1991.

Title Finance Director
Experience/Biography Tom Daniels directs all financial and personnel activities, including the accounting and financial reporting for MLM's budget.  Tom has experience as a Finance Director at an academic institution, as well as accounting experience in the for-profit and government sectors.
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 22
Paid Part-Time Staff 7
Volunteers 2000
Paid Contractors 1
Retention Rate 68%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Under Development
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations

In addition to our relationships with local, state, and federal funders, MLM partners the following organizations and agencies who are an integral part of the city-wide collaboration to end homelessness in Kansas City.

  •  Homeless and Domestic Violence Shelters-City Union Mission, Rescue Mission, Hope House, Newhouse, SAFEHOME, Synergy Services, Rose Brooks Center
  • Transitional Housing-Holy Family, Hillcrest Transitional Housing
  •  Probation/Parole and Re-entry Services-Kansas City Community Release Center, Missouri Probation and Parole, Second Chance
  • Basic Necessities (hygiene items and diapers)-Giving the Basics, Happy Bottoms
  • Education/Employment-MidAmerica Regional Council (Head Start), Kansas City Public Schools, Kansas City Kansas School District, Metropolitan Community College, Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Technical Assistance and Training-MidAmerica Assistance Coalition, United Way 2-1-1, LINC 
  • Other homeless support services-Avenue of Life
MLM also partners with landlords for housing, utility companies to negotiate utility assistance, employers searching for employees, and Harvesters Food Network to receive food and commodities for MLM's three food pantries and our monthly Mobile Food Pantry.
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Circle of Hope AwardHarvesters Food Bank2011
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
CEO Comments

MLM’s staff is lean, passionate and experienced. Together they provide assistance for clients, oversee volunteer efforts and have forward vision for future programming needs. MLM’s staff are strong managers, who seek to know the clients and be in relationship with them on their journey towards self-sufficiency.

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Harold Boxberger
Company Affiliation American Century
Term Jan 2015 to Dec 2018
Email hboxberger@sbcglobal.net
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Lisa Bocquin H&H Color Lab, Inc.
Mr. Harold Boxberger American Century
Ms. Melissa Campbell American Century Investments
Ms. Lee Ann Christianson Monsees & Mayer, P.C.
Mr. Duane Dean Miller Stauch
Ms. Rachel DeGarmo Volunteer
Mr Jon Dilly Slagle, Bernard & Gorman P.C.
Mr. Shane Evans Dream Studio, LLC
Ms. Lisa Hansen Lathrop & Gage
Mr. Brian Markley Stinson Leonard Street
Mr. Tim O'Neil NoBox Capital
Mr. Steve Roeder Retired
Mr. Tom Schweitzer Retired
Ms. Teena Shouse FEAPC.com
Mr. Misty Spires Student
Ms. Debbie Thomas Community Blood Center
Mr. Jeff Wagner Department of Agriculture
Mr. Glenn Zumbehl Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 16
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 69%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 88%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 75%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Standing Committees
Audit
Nominating
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Program / Program Planning
CEO Comments
MLM is fortunate to have a solid base of both donors and volunteers who are the backbone of the organization. The MLM Board of Directors consists of 18 volunteer community leaders, who come together to provide direction and vision for MLM. The MLM Board of Directors has members from a wide range of business professions, which provide unique and critical guidance on program operations. Without these committed volunteers, MLM could not efficiently and effectively help so many poor and needy in our community. To ensure program effectiveness, MLM involves homeless or formerly homeless in its policy-making decisions in two ways. There is a position reserved on MLM’s board specifically for a person who has experienced homelessness. This person has strong influence on policy as a voting member of the MLM board.
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $4,465,532
Projected Expenses $4,332,095
Endowment Value $676,911
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Form 990s
2015 MLM 990
2014 MLM 990
2013 MLM 990
2012 MLM 990
2011 MLM 990
2010 MLM 990
2009 MLM 990
2008 MLM 990
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • FYE 6/30/2014, 2013: Financial data reported using the organization's audited financial statements.  
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,036,558$1,094,368$667,158
Government Contributions$573,812$832,178$440,503
Federal--$0$0
State--$0$0
Local--$0$0
Unspecified$573,812$832,178$440,503
Individual Contributions--$543,565$386,044
$0$202,583$155,260
$51,992$48,174$35,555
Investment Income, Net of Losses$43,635$68,447$18,230
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$171,865$79,070$74,533
Revenue In-Kind$1,563,113$1,386,008$1,422,877
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$3,890,951$3,145,943$2,461,511
Administration Expense$325,443$271,326$262,305
Fundraising Expense$218,072$255,021$189,407
Payments to Affiliates--$0$32,869
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.161.09
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%86%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%9%11%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,054,462$2,031,646$1,481,713
Current Assets$1,745,684$1,815,032$1,256,933
Long-Term Liabilities$9,685$0$0
Current Liabilities$80,152$73,530$105,700
Total Net Assets$1,964,625$1,958,116$1,376,013
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities21.7824.6811.89
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountU.S. Department of Agriculture $652,958Housing and Urban Development Commission $471,468 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountDepartment of Housing and Urban Development $535,222Missouri Housing Development Commission $215,628 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountPartners: People in Progress $122,000David Woods Kemper Foundation $200,000 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

MLM is fortunate to have a strong relationships with funders who support our mission and provide solid funding for the services we provide to the needy in the Kansas City metro. MLM continues to develop relationships with new individuals and funders to expand our funding base to meet our community’s needs. MLM has efficient and vigilant staff overseeing its programs and finances, ensuring program sustainability in an ever-changing economy.

 
Organization Name Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry dba Metro Lutheran Ministry
Address 3031 Holmes
Kansas City, MO 641091435
Primary Phone (816) 931-0027
Contact Email jimglynn@mlmkc.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. James D. Glynn
Board Chair Mr. Harold Boxberger
Board Chair Company Affiliation American Century
Year of Incorporation 1971
Former Names
Metro Lutheran Ministry
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry