Mission Norman Inc
NORMAN OK 73071-4307
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mission Norman Food Pantry
Mission Norman
Mission Statement “To reach a hurting world by providing food and transitional housing within the local community."
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Contact Information
Contact Name Dave Karr
Contact email ckarr39@aol.com
Address 2525 E LINDSEY ST
NORMAN , OK 73071 4307
Phone (405) 420-6460
County Cleveland County
Alternate Phone 405 321 8880
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mission Norman is serving the local community through their food pantry and long-term housing empowerment program. Donations are always welcome and appreciated. Like many nonprofits, the program needs general funding that will strengthen existing programs.
The program provides a family friendly way to give back to the community. Volunteers are needed daily M-F. During 2018, 10,000 volunteers provided a gift of their time.
Right now, the program is fundraising to build a new location on Mission Norman's existing property. This is project is called, Building Hope in Norman. The capital campaign will close in mid-2020. The program has raised $310,720.91. The remaining needed funds: $214,655. The program has outgrown the existing building which is a single-family house that was built in 1961. The pantry is functioning out of a 400 sq. ft. repurposed garage. Space is limited, creating volunteer and staff redundancy. The new location will better serve the community by providing a new pantry, education and training facilities and a multi-purpose room, a kitchen, and staff offices.
The program also needs in-kind donations of furniture and food.
Mission Norman provides one-week of food per month per family. The program is fundraising to gain $5,800. This will allow Mission Norman to expand existing food provisions by 100%. The goal is to increase the amount of food each client receives on a monthly basis. With your support the program will shift from giving families one-weeks’ worth of food to two.
Mission Norman needs mentors to work with the long-term housing residents. This is a great group project. Each family is “adopted” by a mentoring group. This relationship helps residents transition to self-sufficiency. The adoption lasts for 15 months and works to help families become sufficient. Through the program named, Empowering Families, nearly homeless families receive valuable resources, training, and support. Contact Mission Norman to learn more.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,024,581.00
Projected Expenses $1,044,755.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Mission Norman
Year Founded 2005
IRS Ruling Year 2005
State Registration Expiration Feb 2021
Mission “To reach a hurting world by providing food and transitional housing within the local community."
Mission Norman was founded in 1998, with a vision to reach the local community. The program began as a ministry to local apartment complexes. Overtime, the program recognized that the people they were serving didn’t have enough food and many were facing homelessness. This prompted the program to seek their 501c3 nonprofit status and begin serving the community through food and long term-housing.
While all services are Christ inspired, the program works hard to ensure that the community knows that anyone regardless of religion or non-religion or any other reason can receive services. Mission Norman is a client choice food pantry that operates like a grocery store. Food selected by clients is based on personal tastes versus box style pantries where food is pre-selected and does not regard the client’s specific needs.
Each client is given one-week of food per month; the amount of food is based on a family’s size. Mission Norman is fundraising to provide two-weeks of food per month. Food is divided on pantry shelves according to category. For example: if you have four people in your house you may choose six items from the veggie shelves. These items are tomato sauce, carrots, potatoes, green beans-the list goes on. The pantry proves fresh fruit and veggies, milk, butter, eggs and meat (as available) through partner grocery stores.
In fact, one client said, “I brought home grocery bags of food from the pantry and never even told my children we were facing difficulties.” Mission Norman also provides on-site transitional housing in their fourplex through the program called “Empowering Families.” Mission Norman believes in maintaining strong families. 32 families with 102 children have been kept off the streets through community giving the Mission Norman. Each long-term housing unit has a tornado shelter, a front porch play area, lots of outdoor space, two-bedrooms, a large bathroom, kitchen and living room space. These are not efficiency apartments.
The program is sustained through in-kind donations and community support. The program has several pantry services. This enables clients to visit when their schedule permits. Please consider making a donation to provide food for local families. Your donation of any amount if greatly appreciated.Join in the fight to end hunger and provide long-term housing by partnering with Mission Norman. Mission Norman welcomes you to tour the facility.
2018 Impact
21,205 individuals were served at the pantry,
Representing 7,849 households,
And a total of 444,612 meals.
400 Thanksgiving Baskets.
1,069 families assisted with utilities, gas cards, rent, or prescription cost (non-narcotic).
10,000 Hours of volunteer services were donated.
32 families since opening transitional housing fourplex this includes 102 children.
Mission Norman is providing services, to a needy population, that cannot be met through other providers. People served by the pantry are unemployed or underemployed. In an article titled Most Charitable States, Wallet Hub states that, Oklahoma is fourth in food collection and distribution (pat-on-the-back). However, according to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma the state is ranked sixth in hunger. This means that Oklahomans are working hard to support food related programs; however, the need far exceeds donations. This leaves a gap creating food insecurity.
Norman has a homeless population that the City of Norman is working hard to document. Most of the State of Oklahoma knows nothing about it. Locally, an estimated 400-people are homeless. Mission Norman recognized this gap and sought to aid homeless families through their transitional housing (more on this later).
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Cleveland County
McClain County
The program serves Cleveland and McClain counties except Moore, as they have many food providers.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/Housing Rehabilitation
Tertiary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Community & Neighbourhood Development
Mission Norman provides on-site transitional housing in their fourplex. Families that live on site can stay for up to 12 months. Mission Norman believes in maintaining strong families. The fourplex has aided 32 families (mostly single parents) since opening. Of the 32 families, 102 children have been kept off the streets and provided a beautiful and safe home. This is an amazing reflection of the philanthropic nature of Oklahoma.
Staff members work with residents by providing case management and accountability. The program conducts meetings for long-term housing residents every Thursday. These meetings are mandatory if the resident isn’t working (during the meeting time). Thursday meetings cover a variety of topics including: financial planning, GED training and resources, referrals to counseling, and job search aid. The meetings are led in rotation by staff members and a volunteer professional counselor.
Population Served Adults Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. The on-site transitional housing provides a safe place for families to live. The program's goal is to keep families together.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. Mission Norman has successfully aided 32 families including 102 children. The program has provided educational training, financial guidance, parenting classes and other empowering services. Mission Norman is working with community leaders to expand this program.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. This aspect is being developed.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Dave Karr
Start Date Feb 2019
Email ckarr39@aol.com
Experience Dave Karr is Mission Norman’s volunteer Executive Director. He is a qualified leader for Mission Norman as he has held various leadership positions throughout his career. Prior to his involvement with Mission Norman, he served with Disaster Relief as a development co-coordinator (eight-years). He has served on Mission Norman’s board for five-years and expanded his volunteer role to executive director in February of 2019. He retired from Southwestern Bell/AT&T in 1990. He was employed there for 30-years. He also worked for Ideal Homes (10-years) and was co-owner of K & K Carriers Trucking Company (8-yrs.). He also served as president of Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. Dave attends Bethel Baptist Church in Norman and has for 10-yrs.
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 300
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 4
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Risk Management Provisions
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
General Property Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Other Documents
Board Chair
Name PHD Robert Martin
Company Affiliation Norman Behavioral Health Group, LLC
Term Jan 2016 to Jan 2023
Email docmartin@normanbhg.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2020
Board of Directors List
Charles CrabtreeGoodrich, Thomas, Cannon, & ReedsVoting
Sandra DuncanVoting
Allen EdsonVoting
Lynn Christian HefleyCommunity VolunteerVoting
Dave KarrVolunteer ED, Mission NormanVoting
Bervin KnottRetired - The Department of CorrectionsVoting
Robert M. Martin Ph.D.Norman Behavioral Health Group, LLCVoting
Jerry MastersMasters Oil CompanyVoting
Tony MeekMeek Development, Meek Construction, Lincoln Title & Lincoln LendingVoting
Kevin WilsonB&H Construction CompanyVoting
Board Term Lengths 5 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 75 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Mr Charles DuncanProject Manager
Mr Jim LockhartAttorney
Mr Jerry WorsterCW Management
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Mission Norman is actively seeking four additional board members. Please contact the program to express your interest.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,024,581
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,044,755
Financial Documents
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 Year201820172016
Total Revenue$705,027$1,012,933$1,553,087
Total Expenses$741,682$1,016,949$1,584,190
Revenue Less Expenses($36,655)($4,016)($31,103)
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$181$110$45
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$550,617$803,595$1,385,719
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$721,561$982,398$1,557,169
Administration Expense$17,016$12,979$13,221
Fundraising Expense$3,105$21,572$13,800
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.951.000.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%97%98%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%10%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$1,004,390$1,039,095$1,046,562
Current Assets$145,735$148,566$124,432
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$4,139$2,189$5,640
Total Net Assets$1,000,251$1,036,906$1,040,922
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities35.2167.8722.06
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $704,846Revenue In-Kind $803,595Revenue In-Kind $1,385,719
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $181Contributions $209,228Contributions $167,323
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Investment Income $110Investment Income $45
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose To replace the existing building.
Campaign Goal $525,376
Campaign Dates Nov 2018 to June 2020
Amount Raised To Date $310,721 as of Oct 2019
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments Executive Director, Dave Karr and the entire board began aggressively seeking funding for the capital campaign in July of 2019. The program has gained many in-kind donations to reach toward the final goal. Individual support has been instrumental as well. Mission Norman is seeking donations from community leaders and foundations. Please contact the program to learn more.
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address 2525 E LINDSEY ST
NORMAN , OK 73071 4307
Primary Phone 405 420-6460
Contact Email ckarr39@aol.com
CEO/Executive Director Dave Karr
Board Chair PHD Robert Martin
Board Chair Company Affiliation Norman Behavioral Health Group, LLC