URGENT: Baylor Study Findings

Open Door Mission believes in sound, biblical stewardship of our finances, our programs, and the people we serve.  That’s why we rejoiced at the recent findings of a Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion case study, which documented the economic benefits we bring to the community.  Our vital services – like 30% of emergency shelter beds in Omaha, or help addicts recover – combine with the efforts of other faith-based organizations to return $12.97 in projected taxpayer savings and increased income tax revenues for every invested public dollar.

Source:  Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, Assessing the Faith-Based Response to Homelessness in America: Findings from Eleven Cities. Access the full report: http://www.baylorisr.org/wp-content/uploads/ISR-Homeless-FINAL-01092017-web.pdf

Fiscal Year April 1, 2015 — March 31, 2016

Total Revenue $32,315,971

Total Expenses $32,622,870


Open Door Mission devoted 90.1 percent of all fiscal 2016 expenses to food, shelter and life-changing programs for homeless and near-homeless men, women and children in the Heartland.

To view Open Door Mission’s most recent audited financial statement, click here »

For a copy of Open Door Mission’s most recent Form 990 tax return, click here »

For a full list of Open Door Mission’s Board of Directors, click here »

Our Financial Principles

Open Door Mission belongs to God, and the staff is committed to Him. A godly and compassionate Board of Directors governs Open Door Mission and understands its responsibility to assure that your contributions are used honorably.

Open Door Mission is an arm of the Heartland’s church community. Through their support, many churches have commissioned us to reach out to the poor and the homeless.

The Open Door Mission operates by the following financial principles:

  • We will never attempt to raise more money than the Mission needs.
  • We will pay for its purchases immediately or within 30 days.
  • We believe that Christians should support their local churches first. We will never encourage believers to support Open Door Mission until they have first met their obligations to their churches.
  • We believe each gift comes from people who give sacrificially. Open Door Mission will use all gifts prayerfully and conservatively. No one will become financially wealthy as a result of his/her efforts at the mission. All designated donations will be used for the purposes they are given.
  • We will never sell nor rent our donor mailing list.
  • We will promptly send receipts for all monetary donations.
  • We believe that our supporters want to hear from us in times of plenty, as well as in times of difficulty. We pledge to act with integrity when raising funds. We will always communicate our needs honestly.
  • We will conform to the standards of the ECFA, submitting to an independent audit each year and maintaining an “open-book” policy.

For more information about Open Door Mission’s financial principles and your rights as a donor, contact Steve Wamberg, Director of Advancement, at (402) 829-1519 or swamberg@opendoormission.org.

Board of Directors

Chairman, Board of Directors – Mr. Perry Poyner

Vice Chairman, Board of Directors – Mr. Kelly Loneman

CEO, Open Door Mission – Mrs. Candace Gregory

Treasurer, Board of Directors – Mr. Morgan Holmes

Secretary, Board of Directors – Mrs. Debbie Blank

Mr. George Akers
Mr. Philip Belin
Mr. G. F. (Ted) Callier
Mr. Jim Gabrielson
Mr. Jon C. Gum
Mr. Steven Gunderson
Mr. Richard Kerns
Mrs. Karen Snow

Why You Can Give Confidently to the Open Door Mission

Your donations and contributions help the Open Door Mission provide food, clothing and shelter to Omaha’s homeless and hungry. With more than 2,000 homeless men, women and children living on Omaha’s streets every night, Open Door Mission’s goal is to reach out a helping hand to as many as we possibly can. And you can help.

content-financials-agrmOpen Door Mission is a member in good standing of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions.
content-financials-ecfaOpen Door Mission is also a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Members must be 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations committed to evangelical Christianity; maintain the highest standards of financial and Christian ethics; make full financial disclosure; have an independent board that accepts responsibility for its activities; have its books audited annually and follow ECFA guidelines for fundraising.
content-financials-gocOpen Door Mission is a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau.
content-financials-cnOpen Door Mission received a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator.

Click here to see their report .

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