Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care, Inc.
1501 N.W. 24th St., Suite 214
Oklahoma City OK 73106
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care
Mission Statement

Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care provides Christian help, healing and hope to children and families in crisis to ensure a safe, healthy and spiritual future.

Centennial Celebration
Contact Information
Contact Name Sarah Steffes
Contact email sarah.steffes@circleofcare.org
Address 1501 N.W. 24th St., Suite 214
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone (405) 530-2078
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 5302081
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.circleofcare.org
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
While you can make an online credit card contribution on our website, you can also send a check by mail to our main office at: 1501 N.W. 24th St., Suite 214, Oklahoma City, OK 73106.
Interested in volunteering with one of our programs? You can contact them directly - their information is available here: http://circleofcare.org/contact/. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $4,395,265.00
Projected Expenses $4,395,265.00
History and Background
Former Names
Oklahoma United Methodist Children, Youth & Family Services
Year Founded 1917
IRS Ruling Year 1974
State Registration Expiration May 2015

Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care provides Christian help, healing and hope to children and families in crisis to ensure a safe, healthy and spiritual future.

Background Since 1917, Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care has provided help, healing and hope to at-risk children, youth and families in crisis.
2017 Impact:
Child SHARE Foster Care served 317 children for a total of 49,709 days in care.
Preparation for Adult Living served 42 youth for a total of 5,345 days in care.
Pearl's Hope Transitional Living served 22 mothers with 38 children for a total of 6884 days in care.
There are several opportunities each year to support the children of Circle of Care, at your local level or across the state. For more information about these opportunities, please contact Denise Ebersbach at 405-613-2276
1. School Supply Drive (annually March through June)
2. Angel Tree Christmas gift drive (annually September through November)
3. Preparation for Adult Living Sponsorships
  • Champion: $1,200 annually (This is a “full sponsorship”.)

    · Benefactor: $600 annually

    · Tutor: Provide Back-to-School supplies including clothing, equipment and materials; approx.. $350 annually

    · Advocate: $300 annually for various needs

    · Friend: Send birthday, Christmas and/or graduation gifts; approx.. $150 annually

    · Greeter: Welcome basket items for new boys or girls to include laundry basket, Bible, alarm clock, towels, sheets, pillow cases, etc.; approx.. $100

    · Supporter: This is a unique category for one time gifts/contributions ranging in value of $25-125.

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Circle of Care serves at-risk children, youth and families in the state of Oklahoma.
We operate foster care communities on our campuses in Tahlequah, Gore, and Enid as well as a transitional living program at the Frances Willard campus in Tulsa. In addition to these sites, we have foster care offices in Ardmore, Woodward, Ponca City, Stillwater, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Muskogee. We recruit and support foster parents statewide.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Religion- Related/
Description Child SHARE is a statewide program that recruits new foster parents, and provides material and spiritual support to foster families. We also provide some community living opportunities for foster families on our campuses in Tahlequah, Gore, Coweta, and Enid. Plans are underway for several additional campuses and supported housing options for foster families in Alva, Woodward, Elk City, and Shawnee.
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Youth eligible for this program include any youth who has demonstrated they can begin living independently; desires to complete a high school education, needs supervised support with housing; needs help obtaining a job or developing job skills; and/or needs help to further develop needed life skills before graduating. This program is located on the campus of the Methodist Children's Home in Tahlequah and the Methodist Boys Ranch in Gore.

Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Homeless

Pearl's Hope provides housing and an array of support services for single mothers and their children. Most importantly, we assist in keeping families together. Because too many shelters cannot accommodate large families or boys over the age of 13, many families are forced to place their children with friends or relatives while mothers work to get back on their feet. Fortunately, the spacious living environment of the cottages at the Frances E. Willard Ministry Center in Tulsa allows us to accept families of most any size and children (boys and girls) up to age 18.

Population Served Families Females Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Donald Batson
Start Date Apr 2005
Email don.batson@circleofcare.org
Number of Full-time Staff 46
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 3
Number of Volunteers 1928
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2009
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency2016
Oklahoma Department of Human Services2015
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2017
External Assessments and Accreditations
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2017
Organization of the YearUnited Methodist Association2011
Board Chair
Name Mrs. Carol Wright
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
Carlos Ramirez Voting
Don Batson Exofficio
David Beal AttorneyExofficio
David Burris Voting
Lloyd Cole Voting
Jereme Cowan AttorneyVoting
Kate Davis Community VolunteerVoting
Vanessa Dutton Eide BaillyVoting
Barbara Eskridge Voting
Prudy Gorrell Voting
Norma Gravley-Quinn Exofficio
Dana Harrison Community VolunteerVoting
Susan Harroz Community VolunteerVoting
Jenny Helmerich Voting
Jono Helmerich Voting
Carolyn Jackson Voting
Rev. Connie Jeske First UMC TulsaVoting
Brad Johnson Voting
Emery Mason Exofficio
Billy Meade Voting
Martha Smith RetiredVoting
Craig Stinson Exofficio
Kay Tautfest Community VolunteerVoting
Jose Alberto Valencia Voting
Jim Wagner Voting
Barbara Wright Voting
Carol Wright Voting
Lissa Wright Voting
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Staff Development
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $4,395,265
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $4,395,265
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$7,847,509$4,333,305$4,419,242
Total Expenses$3,838,624$3,615,467$3,279,514
Revenue Less Expenses$4,008,885$717,838$1,139,728
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 Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,146,918$913,024$679,171
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses($10,023)($287,380)$166,137
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$76,877$66,418--
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,863,882$2,786,564$2,634,014
Administration Expense$843,587$730,531$593,306
Fundraising Expense$131,155$98,372$52,194
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.041.201.35
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%77%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%6%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$21,033,287$16,979,688$16,235,049
Current Assets$168,900$190,567$213,933
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$191,838$147,124$120,323
Total Net Assets$20,841,449$16,832,564$16,114,726
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.881.301.78
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $5,918,571Contributions $2,913,891Contributions $2,742,218
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $1,146,918Govt - Unspecified $913,024Govt - Unspecified $679,171
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $634,639Indirect Public Support $666,662Indirect Public Support $650,646
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All historical financial information is from audited financial statements.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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.
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year. 
Address 1501 N.W. 24th St., Suite 214
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Primary Phone 405 530-2078
Give with Credit Card http://www.circleofcare.org
CEO/Executive Director Donald Batson
Board Chair Mrs. Carol Wright
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer


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