Bethel Foundation
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement
Strong families make a strong America by changing lives one mom and child at a time.
Contact Information
Contact Name Lynda Powell
Contact email Lynda K. Powell
Address 13003 N WESTERN AVE
OKLAHOMA CITY , OK 73114 1422
Phone (405) 286-3700
Fax 405-607-8340
County County
Alternate Phone 405 831-5490
How to Give
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Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mailing a check or bring in-kind donations into Bethel Foundation @ 13003 N. Western Avenue ,OKC 73114. We always have need for volunteers. Our web-site @ has the Volunteer Application that can be completed on-line and email to us.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $494,000.00
Projected Expenses $490,000.00
History and Background
Year Founded 2004
IRS Ruling Year 2005
State Registration Expiration Aug 2018
Strong families make a strong America by changing lives one mom and child at a time.
Bethel Foundation was founded in November, 2004, and served 12 families by the end of that year.With the continued growth of Bethel helping others and the word spreading we helped over 30 thousand people in 2017. We are a Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma partner agency and we have a small community center for shopping for free clothes and household items. We have a car program based on donors donating and blessing a mom that is working or going to school and in need of transportation, a home ownership program, camps for kids, birthday club, Christmas program, and a scholarship and education program as we believe that educating children and moms is the first step to breaking the cycle of poverty.
1)   Purchased a 2017 cargo van,  through donations, allowing us to pick up food from our retail partners 6-days a week.
2)   Provided birthdays for 1,920 children.
3)   Provided education classes & kids camps for 732 people.
4)   Provided household items to 4,365 families.
5)   Provided food & clothing to 23,483 individuals.
Goals for 2018:
1) Our home ownership program allows a mom to become a first time home owner without the burden of a mortgage - Value $93,500.
2)  Expand our education program with scholarships, classes & camps - Need $50,000.
3)  Add on a walk-in freezer to accommodate more food - Need $42,500.
4)  Purchase a 24 passenger vehicle to transport students to/from areas as needed for camp activities - Need $52,000.
1) Sponsorships for our children's camps: To sponsor one child the cost is $85.00 and for an entire camp the cost is $2,550. We have 7 camps beginning in the spring and go through the fall.
2) General donations to pay the food bank for the food we purchase - Average $400 to $500 monthly. 
3) Metal shelves for our storage containers - Need 30 at approximately $100 each.
4) Build a new warehouse to expand our facility. Approximate cost is $350,000.
4) Purchase a 2018 14 passenger StarCraft  Bus - Cost $52,302.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
Bethel Foundation will hold classes, training programs, camps and other events in order to enrich the lives of single mothers and their children.
Board Chair Statement This organization uses its resources to empower the entire family unit within the single mother household.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
We serve all of Oklahoma and have helped people across the US as well as Africa
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Youth Development/Single Organization Support
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/Educational Services
Description We have a small community center where a single mother can come once monthly to get free food and shop for clothing and household items. She must have the required documentation that indicates the need. We are a Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma partner agency.
Population Served Females K-12 (5-19 years) Families
Description We conduct numerous education classes, training programs, and a scholarship program available for single mothers with children living at home. Classes might include the following: Resume Writing, Skills Assessment, Household Budget Planning, and Computer Skills.
Population Served Females K-12 (5-19 years) Families
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. Staying in school to complete a vo-tech, community college or a Bachelors degree that will enhance the opportunity for that mother to obtain a better paying job.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success.
The single mother's ability to complete the short term classes offered.
Kids Rock Camp - Healthy lifestyle cooking camp for kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
Summer Camp Sonlight - Outdoor adventure for boys to learn survival skills, ages 6 through 11 years old  - 3 times per year.
Sassy Camp - For girls 10 through 14 years old to learn about self-esteem, bullying, pitfalls of texting - 2 times per year.
Artsy Doodle Camp - Learning about different cultures through art, dance, and food - Summer.
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Description Our Christmas program is for children of low income, single mother households that cannot provide Christmas for her children. Children are provided with new toys, clothes, and coats for Christmas as well as food for the family.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
All children deserve to experience the joy of a birthday, so we provide children ages 1 to 18 with a cake or cupcake as well as a new, age appropriate gift for their special day.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This helps a mother that doesn't have the extra income to provide something for her children's Biorthday
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Lynda Powell
Start Date Nov 2004
Experience I am the founder and CEO/Director with 15 years experience in various businesses and 10 years experience in ministry work. I am also an Ordained Minister licensed in Oklahoma.
Number of Full-time Staff 3
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 20
Staff Retention Rate 100
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? N/A
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 6
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Human Rights AchievementOklahoma Universal Human Rights Alliance2015
49th Annual Ladies in the NewsOklahoma Hospitality Club2015
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Lynda K Powell
Company Affiliation Bethel Foundation
Term Nov 2004 to Aug 2029
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Pastor Mike HaysBritton Christian ChurchNonVoting
David HudiburgSelf EmployedNonVoting
Monica LopezSelf EmployedVoting
Kendall Parrish AttorneySelf EmployedNonVoting
Rev. Lynda K PowellBethel FoundationVoting
Cassandra M RichersonSelf EmployedVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 4 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation No
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Aug 01, 2017-July 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $494,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $490,000
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$460,104$992,802$343,927
Administration Expense$40,318$50,859$44,022
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.011.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%95%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$757,214$769,755$778,290
Current Assets$2,353($503)$8,108
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$621,085$640,922$658,133
Total Net Assets$136,129$128,833$120,157
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.000.000.01
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $467,108Contributions $1,034,593Contributions $390,248
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $40,610Earned Revenue $18,863Earned Revenue $21,904
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Endowment? No
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Note:  The current liabilities includes secured and unsecured mortgages, which is not broken out between short-term and long-term. 
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.
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Address 13003 N WESTERN AVE
OKLAHOMA CITY , OK 73114 1422
Primary Phone 405 286-3700 302
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CEO/Executive Director Lynda Powell
Board Chair Lynda K Powell
Board Chair Company Affiliation Bethel Foundation