Skyline Urban Ministry Inc.
500 SE 15th St
Oklahoma City OK 73129-4302
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement Skyline's mission is providing food, clothing, eye care and dignity to Oklahomans living with poverty since 1974.
Contact Information
Contact Name Kim Parris
Contact email
Address 500 SE 15th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73129 4302
Phone (405) 632-2644
Fax 405-632-8860
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer Skyline gratefully receives donations by mail at 500 SE 15th Street, Oklahoma City, OK  73129 or by credit card or paypal on our website:  In-kind donations are also welcome. Plus, volunteer opportunities abound at our Eye Clinic, Food Resource Center, Prime Timers (Senior Meal) Program, Health and Wellness Program, Clothing Closet, Clothes 4 Kids (School Uniforms), Prom Dress Event, Christmas Grace and other tasks.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $626,500.00
Projected Expenses $621,590.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1974
IRS Ruling Year 1975
State Registration Expiration Feb 2018
Mission Skyline's mission is providing food, clothing, eye care and dignity to Oklahomans living with poverty since 1974.
Background The focus of Skyline has always been upon the poor and needy of Oklahoma County. Nevertheless, the agency has nurtured strong relationships across our state. We serve as a setting for congregations and groups to serve the working poor in Oklahoma County and a model for others as they seek to serve among the needy in their own communities.
Skyline continues as a United Way Partner and has completed a million dollar expansion which includes a Food Resource Center and top notch Eye Clinic added to our established clothing and senior programs. Skyline has added a health and wellness program this past year which offers a variety of classes and hands on training with nutrition, feeding families on a budget, growing your own food, cooking and preventive health practices.  Goals for this year are to expand volunteer opportunities and expand our funding base.
Needs While volunteer coordination, in-kind giving and careful stewardship of resources has been beneficial in offsetting increased expenses due to increased demand, the greatest need continues to be funding.  Support in the form of monetary support, grants, expertise on boards, volunteering and re-purposing resources is needed from the community to continue to serve our ever increasing number of patrons that seek our services.  
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Skyline Urban Ministry is located just south of a prosperous and successful downtown city skyline. Our focus is on those who live in the surrounding shadows and on those who live in poverty and need throughout our state. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Religion- Related/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Public & Societal Benefit/Citizen Participation
The Eye Clinic provides two programs to assist with vision care and eye glasses:
Program 1: Free Eye Exams
Eye exams are by appointment only for those who live in Oklahoma County and cannot otherwise afford an eye exam. To schedule an appointment, patrons must call (405) 632-2644 Monday-Friday from 9am-Noon. Appointments are made until the available appointments are filled for the month. School children are screened by their school nurse and scheduled an appointment by the school. 
Program 2: Glasses Ordering/Repair
We can fill glasses prescriptions from any county.  Patrons may order glasses Wednesday 8:30am-10:00am. The fee for making the lenses is $45.00 for single-vision lenses and $65 for bifocal lenses (lined bifocals only).  Patrons may get their glasses repaired Wednesday 9am-10am. No contacts, tints, or other specialties available.  Financial assistance is sometimes available.
If you would like to donate for this purpose, mark your check: eye clinic.  Due to grants from the Justin E. Vogt Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, the ECW at All Souls Episcopal Church and a generous gift from Earthglow at Church of the Servant, we have been able to continue to give the first pair of glasses free of charge to Oklahoma County schoolchildren.  
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description Skyline’s  Food Resource Center operates as a “client choice pantry” where clients can select foods, based on their family size, dietary needs and food preferences. The center serves as a “model choice pantry” and many similar organizations have toured our facility to see how it works. For more information on hunger in Oklahoma and our country, please visit these websites:
  • Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma:
  • Hunger in Oklahoma:
  • Feeding America:

The Food Resource Center is open Monday 1pm-6pm, Tuesday & Thursday 10:30am-2pm, Wednesday 1pm-4pm, Friday 9am-Noon, and Saturday 9am-11am (except on holidays). First time shoppers must bring Photo ID, identification for all household members and proof of residency such as a utility bill. 
We are a proud partner of The United Way of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank. However, recent Federal funding cuts have reduced products available to the Regional Food Bank. Skyline is now having to purchase these items directly from grocery stores at higher prices.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description People in need of FREE clothing may visit the Clothing Closet. To receive free clothing, a referral from a school counselor, church staff, or helping agency on official letterhead of the referring agency and an ID for each family member is required. Families may shop for 10 items of clothing and one pair of shoes per person in the family.  Families may visit the closet 4 times a year for free clothes. 

The Clothing Closet is open to the public Monday-Thursday from 9:30am - 3:30pm, Friday 9am - Noon, and Saturday 9am -11am. All are encouraged to shop at our Clothing Closet. We ask for a donation of $.50 or more per item during these times. Donations to the Clothing Closet provide dignity to those who can afford to pay and help fund Skyline ministries allowing us to continue to offer services to those who can't afford to pay. 
We need:
  • Good used clothing in all sizes (clean and in good repair)
  • We get a lot of requests for solid black tennis shoes(men and women) and steel-toed boots.  Many fast food workers are required to wear black shoes.
  • Linens, sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash cloths
  • Pots and pans, dishes, cooking utensils.
  • Toiletries:  Toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, shampoo, rinse, etc.
  • Diapers and wet wipes.
  • Laundry soap


Clothes 4 Kids (Each Summer)
Each year, during the summer, Skyline provides low-income children with two new school uniform shirts and pants, shoes, socks, and underwear so that they can start the school year looking and feeling confident.
This program is ONLY made possible through donations from churches and businesses throughout the state of Oklahoma.  
Population Served General/Unspecified Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
The Prime Timers meet from 9am-Noon Monday-Friday. The program's purpose is to serve as an extended family, offering a place of love and belonging for senior citizens 55 and older on the city's south side. Breakfast is provided as the seniors gather. Hymns and other favorites are played and sung. United Methodist and other church groups prepare, deliver, and serve hot lunches following a game of dominos, Uno or Bingo. The seniors can shop in the center’s Clothes Closet where they can choose from donated clothing or knick-naks in a deeply discounted thrift-store setting.


  • Enjoy food, fun, fellowship, worship, special speakers, and occasional outings.
  • Breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
  • All meals are free of charge.
  • Average attendance is 40-50 people
Population Served Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens

Program Component Descriptions

 Chair Yoga (4th Friday 10 am-11am)

Chair Yoga is Amazing for Seniors! If the idea of getting down on the floor to do anything reminds you of those old “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials, you may think yoga is not for you. The truth is that yoga can benefit anyone, regardless of age, inflexibility or even disability. There’s a saying among yoga teachers that “If you can breathe, you can do some form of yoga.” For those who can’t get on the floor to do a traditional mat yoga class, chair yoga offers wonderful health benefits, including improved flexibility, reduced insomnia and arthritic pain, increased relaxation..



Health Screenings and Testing (Wednesday and Friday mornings and by appointment)

Screenings are conducted by a Faith Community RN (FCN) and patrons receive one-on-one consultation and educational and care-giver resources. Patrons will receive a current medication card and a heath record card that will help them track their statistics and results as they move toward a healthier lifestyle.


Cooking Classes (Mondays 12:30pm-1:30pm; offered as a 4 week course. Enrollment is limited to 12 for each cycle)

The point of this activity is to improve the general nutrition of our patrons and thus improve their general health. Patrons report that they cannot afford to make healthy meals for themselves or their families and have to depend on easily accessed and inexpensive food like hot dogs and canned goods. The nutritionist will plan and use foods from the food pantry to demonstrate how to make good healthy meals on a low budget with little equipment and few ingredients. Patrons completing their first 4-week course will receive a Kitchen Kit which includes a 17-piece set of kitchen utensils, a colander, a mixing bowl, a cutting board and an apron all packaged in a new insulated cloth shopping bag.


Diabetes Support Group (3rd Wednesdays 12:30pm-1:30pm)

Sometimes a person with diabetes can feel very alone and “different.”  Support groups are important and helpful to people with diabetes, because they provide a venue to meet others who share similar medical and psychosocial concerns. By meeting with others who have diabetes, people can feel that the members of the group can understand their experiences firsthand.  By sharing their experiences, group members can feel part of a community and gain a greater sense of value and power from this feeling of belonging. This group is facilitated by a Certified Community Diabetics RN who also gives a short presentation on aspects of diabetic self-care.


Senior Exercise and Movement (Thursdays 10am-11am)

Participants will learn age appropriate exercises they can do at home. This will require behavior changes and planning for appropriate times and places during their days at home. Movement is very important for all body systems including the nervous system for positive chemicals causing a sense of well-being in the brain. Some exercises will incorporate hand weights and exercise bands (provided for use in the class).


Growing Your Own Produce (TBA)

Master Gardeners from the OSU Extension office for Oklahoma County will instruct participants in growing herbs and vegetables from seed to harvest. Participants take home their planted seeds and growing pot and will receive instruction for how to care and harvest their crops.


BabyMobile  (3rd Wednesday 10am-2pm)

Infant Crisis Services’ BabyMobile provides diapers, formula and food for babies and toddlers under four. First come, first served. Legal guardian must be present. Patrons may visit the BabyMobile 5 times between the child’s birth and 5th birthday. For more information call 405.528.3663.

Population Served At-Risk Populations Families Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Deborah Ingraham
Start Date June 2015
Senior Staff
Kim ParrisFinancial Officer
Melissa RameyOperations Officer
Number of Full-time Staff 10
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 1216
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 405
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
United Way of Central Oklahoma member agency2014
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2011
Board Chair
Name Mr. Rick Orthwein
Company Affiliation Orthwein Petroleum, Inc.
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2021
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
Rev. Josh Attaway St. Luke's United Methodist ChurchVoting
Mr. John Bolden Perry Publishing & BroadcastingVoting
Mr. Chet Collier Moon Royalty, LLCVoting
Ms. Amy Curran Generation CitizenVoting
Mr. Barrett Ellis McAfee Taft, Inc.Voting
Mr. John Funk Conner & Winters, LLPVoting
Mr. Ken Grant OG&EVoting
Ms. Nykkia Harris Langston UniversityVoting
Mr. Shawn Hinkle Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Karen Hudgens Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Marlon James Department of DefenseVoting
Ms. Patricia Kelly Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Mike Koehler Smirk New MediaVoting
Ms. Katy Leffel Voting
Dr. Joe Leonard OU MedicalHonorary
Ms. Luisa Medina New Hope United Methodist ChurchVoting
Mr. David T. Mobley Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Chris Nichols Continental ResourcesVoting
Mr. Rick Orthwein Orthwein Petroleum, Inc.Voting
Mr. Kevin Richardson Feed the ChildrenVoting
Ms. Angela Rodgers Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Estella Rosa Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Anna Faye Rose Oklahoma City Community FoundationVoting
Rev. Greg Tener Oklahoma United Methodist ConferenceVoting
Mr. Jack R. Thompson Wells Nelson AssociatesHonorary
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2018-Dec 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $626,500
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $621,590
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$1,115,363$1,075,027$1,213,063
Total Expenses$1,121,899$661,385$601,554
Revenue Less Expenses($6,536)$413,642$611,509
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$7,012$17,505$2,183
Unrealized Gain/Loss$4,904($4,667)$473
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$405,986----
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,085,278$552,099$396,236
Administration Expense$7,707$68,520$205,318
Fundraising Expense$28,913$40,766--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.632.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%83%66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue41%83%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,493,725$1,507,043$1,103,125
Current Assets$320,192$335,000$90,916
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$1,324$8,105$17,829
Total Net Assets$1,492,401$1,498,938$1,085,296
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities241.8441.335.10
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $570,615Contributions $840,746Contributions $984,128
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRevenue In-Kind $405,986Earned Revenue $172,364Earned Revenue $158,904
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporations $71,051Foundations & Corporations $49,079Foundation & Corporations $61,750
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
This is a church-affiliated organization and is not required to file a Form 990.  Therefore, all historical financial information is from audited financial statements.
2014 Net Asset beginning balance of the Statement of Activities shows an increase amount of $16,890, which was a result of a prior period adjustment and it was not discussed in the audit report.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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Address 500 SE 15th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73129 4302
Primary Phone 405 632-2644 101
Give to Endowment
CEO/Executive Director Deborah Ingraham
Board Chair Mr. Rick Orthwein
Board Chair Company Affiliation Orthwein Petroleum, Inc.


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