EIN 43-0970991

Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry

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Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry affirms the right of all people to food, clothing and shelter, while promoting self-sufficiency and hope through direct services and advocacy. Mlm serves residents in the Kansas city, Missouri Metropolitan area. Mlm prog...

Program areas at Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry

The path to self-sufficiency can sometimes begin at the most basic level of need. Mlm's community care centers provide food, rent and utility assistance, legal documents, household hygiene items, and diapers. Mlm food pantries average 50 clients per day, receiving food for themselves and their families.4,800 households received food from our pantries throughout the year including 384 older adult households which were provided with senior commodities each month. The saturday breakfast Ministry provided 12,555 meals to Kansas and Missouri individuals in midtown Kansas city, Missouri and northeast Kansas city, Kansas. 584 households received emergency rent or utility assistance, preventing them from the threat of homelessness.
Rarely are families homeless due to a single circumstance, and the path back to economic sustainability is often gradual. The family empowerment continuum provides year-long case management and long-term assistance to 112 households. Services including long-term assistance with housing needs, employment support, referrals for supportive services, financial literacy, household skills, and assistance with items such as clothing, bus passes, and personal identification. Based on an assessment of their long-term housing situation, employment, income resources, expenses, debts and credit rating, a case management plan is then designed to help clients stop living from crisis to crisis and start saving money, reduce their debt and build assets like a car, a home, or an education. To ensure permanent and lasting solutions are in place for our clients, mlm will continue to follow families for up to five years.
Mlm operates two permanent housing locations to serve the needs of chronically homeless, disabled and mentally ill individuals. Permanent, supportive housing has been shown to be the most effective method for addressing long term homelessness, especially for this population. The first priority for these programs is to get individuals off the streets. However, mlm also provides a number of individualized supports in the area of physical and mental health, socialization, alcohol and smoking cessation and healthy living which includes excercise, gardening, and nutrition. Mlm was able to serve 39 individuals in 2018 through two grants: grace homes and project care.

Form 990s for Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-062021-01-27990View PDF
2018-062019-10-12990View PDF
2017-062018-05-14990View PDF
2016-062017-09-20990View PDF
2015-062016-03-22990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Blessings Abound Thrift StoreSupport the Food Pantries, Cash Management for Finding People Jobs, Finding Temporary Housing, Etc.$615,000
 View purchase optionsProgram Funding$164,676
 View purchase optionsHuman Services$152,890
...and 14 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentCONTINUUM OF CARE PROGRAM$391,994
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...and 9 more federal grants / contracts

Financials for Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry

RevenuesFYE 06/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,647,170
Program services$34,804
Investment income and dividends$37,662
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,641
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$5,723,277

Personnel at Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry

Scott CooperExecutive Director$26,708
Cynthia BookerDirector of Finance
Becky PoitrasDirector of Development
 View purchase optionsPast Director of Finance$72,978
 View purchase optionsTreasurer$0
...and 9 more key personnel
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General information
3031 Holmes St
Kansas City, MO 64109
Metro area
Kansas City, MO-KS
Jackson County, MO
Website URL
(816) 931-0027
Facebook page
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
L41: Homeless, Temporary Shelter
NAICS code, primary
624190: Individual and Family Services
Parent/child status
Central organization