The Urban Mission, Inc.
3737 N Portland Ave
Oaklahoma City OK 73112
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
The Urban Mission, Inc.
Mission Statement

“Giving help today for hope of a better tomorrow” appears on our logo, and expresses the driving force of the Mission. We strive every day to reach our goals of helping disadvantaged central Oklahomans restore their hope and confidence in themselves and in humanity.

Contact Information
Contact Name Peggy Garrett
Contact email
Address 3737 N Portland Ave
Oaklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone (405) 946-1556
Fax 405-943-0079
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

 You may mail your donation directly to the Mission at 3737 N. Portland, OKC 73112 or we can take credit card donations over the phone at 946-1556.  In-kind donations are always welcome but we are limited on what we can accept; please call first.  We use volunteers in every aspect of our services.  Volunteer applications are listed on our website at  Each volunteer must pass a background check.  Individual and group opportunities are available throughout the year.

    Financial Summary
    Projected Revenue $678,000.00
    Projected Expenses $667,450.00
    History and Background
    Former Names
    Presbyterian Urban Mission2010
    Year Founded 1972
    IRS Ruling Year 1986
    State Registration Expiration Feb 2015

    “Giving help today for hope of a better tomorrow” appears on our logo, and expresses the driving force of the Mission. We strive every day to reach our goals of helping disadvantaged central Oklahomans restore their hope and confidence in themselves and in humanity.


    The Urban Mission is a nonprofit social service agency that has been serving Oklahomans in need for over 40 years. The Mission began in 1972, located in the old Second Presbyterian Church at NW 9thand McKinley. The Urban Mission moved to our current location at 3737 N. Portland in 2000. The new building provided us with nearly 50,000 square feet of operating space, thus allowing tremendous growth, and enabling us to assist many more low income Oklahoma families. The Mission has evolved over the years from serving a few families each month to assisting over 20,000 people each year in the Oklahoma City metro area.  Volunteers are an integral part of our organization, helping our small staff with nearly all phases of our operation. 

    Some of the programs the Mission operates are the Client Choice Food Pantry, SPARK after school and summer programs, Santa Store, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets, and a Back to School Supply program.



     Our biggest change has been to the changes in our food program.  Now a client choice Food Resource Center, we have seen what a huge impact this has had on our clients by allowing them the dignity to choose.

    Our challenge is to increase awareness of the Mission and the numbers of people we serve each day in order to sustain this vital service to the community.


    Funding to sustain the increased numbers of families and children served through the Food Resource Center.  We are looking for regular monthly donors for any amount from $20-$1000 to rebuild our base of support for our food program.

    Volunteers are vital to our operation and we have opportunities for both group and individuals to volunteer on a flexible time schedule.

    CEO/Executive Director Statement  
    Area Served
    Area Served
    Geographic Area Served
    Central Oklahoma
    The Urban Mission serves low income families on the north side of 1-40 west to the county line and east to the Mid-Del area.
    Service Categories
    Secondary Organizational Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition/Food Banks, Food Pantries
    Tertiary Organizational Category Youth Development/Youth Development Programs
    Description The food pantry was an original part of the mission. It has grown over the years from serving 30 to 40 people a year to serving nearly 1,500 people a month.  We are a partner agency of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and the first Food Resounce Center in Oklahoma. 
    Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent General/Unspecified
    Description The Mission Marketplace is an upscale thrift store operated by our volunteers.  They sell discount items to the general public.  All of the revenue goes directly back into the Mission’s many programs.
    Population Served General/Unspecified
    Description SPARK (Support Program  of Art and Reading for Kids) is an after-school program that provides a safe, accessible place for area children grades K-5 to go after school.  Volunteers from the community act as mentors and tutors and assist them in completing homework assignments and increasing their reading skills.  Other activities include crafts, games, recreations, computer time and writing.  The program focus is for children who attend schools in our local area, however enrollment is open to any child in need.  During the summer months SPARK extends to an all day program.  The kids come from 8am-3:00pm.  The focus still remains on reading skills, but with more time in the summer the kids are able to expand their learning experiences; by taking weekly field trips and having speakers, authors and librarians dedicating more time.
    Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
    Description This program works in conjunction with the SPARK program and provides nutrition education as well as hot, nutritious meals to the children in program. Kid’s Cafe was started at the Mission by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  After the success at our site, they have since started many other programs.  In the past two years over 12,000 meals have been provided to kids in need through this program.  The children also have a Kid’s Café Garden in which they grow and harvest their own food.  The children learn about gardening, how to read and prepare recipes, and how to use kitchen utensils.
    Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
    Description The Back-to-School program at The Urban Mission works to ensure that all Oklahoma students are able to participate in school with the proper tools to succeed.  Having clothes, school supplies and backpacks are luxuries that lower income families cannot afford, thus “free” education takes a back seat to more immediate needs.  We provide low-income students with the same school supplies as their peers so that they can start off in school with the same tools as everyone else.  The Urban Mission believes that financial instability in the family should never keep a student from receiving the proper tools to participate in school and succeed in life.
    Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
    Disaster Programs
    Description The Mission partners with the Red Cross to provide assistance to fire victims.  We provide them with linens, kitchen items, and furniture as needed.  The Mission also helps the family with food from our food pantry.
    CEO/Executive Director
    CEO/Executive Director Peggy Garrett
    Start Date Feb 1980
    Senior Staff
    Laura LeeAdministrative Assistant
    Linda LeonardGrants/Development Director
    Number of Full-time Staff 3
    Number of Part-time Staff 8
    Number of Contract Staff 2
    Number of Volunteers 250
    Staff Retention Rate 1
    Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
    Management reports to board? Yes
    Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
    African American/Black 2
    Caucasian 5
    Hispanic/Latino 2
    Native American/American Indian 2
    Staff Demographics - Gender
    Male 6
    Female 5
    Organizational Plans
    Fundraising Plan Under Development
    Communication Plan Under Development
    Strategic Plan Under Development
    Management Succession Plan Under Development
    Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
    Board Chair
    Name Mr. Bart Binning
    Company Affiliation Commercial Real Estate
    Term Jan 2013 to July 2014
    Board of Directors
    List Current as of Jan 01, 2015
    Board of Directors List
    Mr. Bart Binning Prudential Real EstateVoting
    Mr. Courtney Browning RetiredVoting
    Mr. Jerry Burkett Community VolunteerVoting
    Ms. Lodema Clement Community VolunteerVoting
    Ms. Peggy Garrett Executive Director-Urban Mission, Inc.Exofficio
    Mr. Roger Hornbrook Voting
    Mr. Kurtis Johnson OK Tax CommissionVoting
    Ms. Jane Kenney Community VolunteerVoting
    Mr. Oren Lee Peters Retired MilitaryVoting
    Ms. Laurel Pope Allegiance Credit UnionVoting
    Mr. Bob Strickland CBS AccountingVoting
    Ms. Cynthia Thomas OU Health SciencesVoting
    Mr. Eric Turner Derry Berry & Assoc.Voting
    Mr. Rob Varnum Mee, Mee, Hoge & EppersonVoting
    Board Demographics - Ethnicity
    Caucasian 12
    Native American/American Indian 3
    Board Demographics - Gender
    Male 10
    Female 5
    Standing Committees
    Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
    Program / Program Planning
    Current Fiscal Year
    Fiscal Year July 01, 2014-June 30, 2015
    Current Year Budgeted Total Income $678,000
    Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $667,450
    IRS Letter of Determination
    Prior Three Years' Financial History
    Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Total Revenue$2,944,784$2,746,233$1,728,693
    Total Expenses$2,996,842$2,584,620$1,704,392
    Revenue Less Expenses($52,058)$161,613$24,301
    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 Year201420132012
    Foundation and
    Corporation Contributions
    Government Contributions$0$0$0
    Individual Contributions$472,649$395,421$438,951
    Investment Income, Net of Losses$13,994$12,709$11,330
    Unrealized Gain/Loss------
    Membership Dues------
    Special Events$21,449$880$3,461
    Revenue In-Kind$2,348,016$2,064,405$1,081,852
    Expense Allocation
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Program Expense$2,943,636$2,536,801$1,662,509
    Administration Expense$40,421$37,896$36,732
    Fundraising Expense$12,785$9,923$5,151
    Payments to Affiliates------
    Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.981.061.01
    Program Expense/Total Expenses98%98%98%
    Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%2%1%
    Assets and Liabilities
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Total Assets$981,781$1,030,941$861,899
    Current Assets$14,810$26,785$5,577
    Long-Term Liabilities$49,607$99,712$173,772
    Current Liabilities$235,008$182,005$100,516
    Total Net Assets$697,166$749,224$587,611
    Short Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.060.150.06
    Long Term Solvency
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets5%10%20%
    Funding Sources
    Top Funding Sources
    Fiscal Year201420132012
    Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue In-Kind $2,348,016Revenue In-Kind $2,064,405Revenue In-Kind $1,081,852
    Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $472,649Individuals $395,421Individuals $438,951
    Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $74,211Other $195,614Foundationsl & Corporations $130,000
    Endowment? Yes
    Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
    Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
    Credit Line? Yes
    Reserve Fund? No
    Capital Campaign
    Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
    Comments on Financials
    CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
    We changed our fiscal year in 2010 from Jan/Dec to July 1/June 30.
    2009 is Jan 1 to Dec 31 (12 months).
    2010 is Jan 1 to June 30 (6 months).
    2011 is July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 (12 months).
    All periods have been audited.
    Foundation Staff Comments
    All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements. 
    The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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    Address 3737 N Portland Ave
    Oaklahoma City, OK 73112
    Primary Phone 405 946-1556
    Give to Endowment
    CEO/Executive Director Peggy Garrett
    Board Chair Mr. Bart Binning
    Board Chair Company Affiliation Commercial Real Estate


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