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 to impact lives, to empower those in need, and to address the roots of poverty in Oklahoma.
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, Clothing Closet, Clothes 4 Kids (School Uniforms), Prom Dress Event, Christmas Grace and other tasks.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $648,010.00
Projected Expenses $648,010.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1974
IRS Ruling Year 1975
State Registration Expiration Apr 2017
Mission Skyline's mission is to impact lives, to empower those in need, and to address the roots of poverty in Oklahoma.
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. Goals for the year are to expand volunteer opportunities and expand our funding base.   
Needs While volunteer coordination, in-kind giving and careful stewardship of resources has helped offset reduced funding brought about by a declining economy, the greatest need continues to be funding.  Support in the form of grants, expertise on boards, volunteering and re-purposing resources is needed from the community to offset resources reduced by other sources. 
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 $35.00 for single-vision lenses and $55 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.
  • Socks and underwear.
  • 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
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Deborah Ingraham
Start Date June 2015
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
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
Board Chair
Name Ms. Amy Curran
Company Affiliation Generation Citizen
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Rev. Josh Attaway St. Luke's United Methodist ChurchVoting
Rev T. Brian Bakeman CCAOklahoma United Methodist ConferenceVoting
Mr. John Bolden Perry Publishing & Broadcasting of OKCVoting
Mr. Tony Clyde Voting
Ms. Amy Curran Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Barrett Ellis Ellis, McAfee, Taft, Inc.Voting
Mr. John Funk Conner & Winters, LLPVoting
Mr. Ken Grant OG&EVoting
Mr. Shawn Hinkle Voting
Ms. Karen Hudgens Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Katy Leffel Voting
Dr. Joe Leonard OU MedicalHonorary
Ms. Janis Love Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Luisa Medina New Hope United Methodist ChurchVoting
Mr. David T. Mobley Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Rick Orthwein Community VolunteerVoting
Ms. Jimmie Pallesen OKC Church of the Servant UMCVoting
Ms. Lois Pannell Community VolunteerHonorary
Ms. Angela Rodgers Voting
Ms. Anna Faye Rose Oklahoma City Community FoundationVoting
Ms. Kate Scraper Southern Hills United Methodist ChurchVoting
Ms. Aly Shahan Moore First United Methodist ChurchVoting
Rev Greg Tener Oklahoma United Methodist ConferenceVoting
Mr. Jack R. Thompson Wells-Nelson Assoc.Honorary
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $648,010
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $648,010
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 Year201520142013
Total Revenue$1,075,027$1,213,063$821,723
Total Expenses$661,385$601,554$628,356
Revenue Less Expenses$413,642$611,509$193,367
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$840,746$984,128$591,824
Investment Income, Net of Losses$17,505$2,183$23
Unrealized Gain/Loss($4,667)$473$5,890
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$552,099$396,236$415,056
Administration Expense$68,520$205,318$213,300
Fundraising Expense$40,766----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.632.021.31
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%66%66%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue5%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$1,507,043$1,103,125$459,974
Current Assets$335,000$90,916$325,006
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$8,105$17,829$3,078
Total Net Assets$1,498,938$1,085,296$456,896
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities41.335.10105.59
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $840,746Individuals $984,128Individuals $591,824
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $172,364Earned Revenue $158,904Earned Revenue $189,236
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $49,079Foundation & Corporations $61,750Foundations & Corporations $34,750
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose To bring in nutritionists, dieticians and chefs to work with nurses to provide hands-on instruction in healthy cooking and health education to address diabetes and heart disease.
Campaign Goal $125,244
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All historical financial information is from audited financial statements.
Note: the 2013 balance sheet reflects a prior period adjustment increase of $104,364 which is not discussed in the audit notes, but was confirmed via telephone with the auditor. 
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. 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating the information annually, according to the new profile expiration date set for 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
This is a church-affiliated organization and is not required to file a Form 990.
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 Ms. Amy Curran
Board Chair Company Affiliation Generation Citizen


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