If you're like most people, when you entrust an organization such as ours with your money, you want it to be used wisely and you want it to make a lasting difference in the lives of people who need it most. We want the same. Not only that, but we want you to be confident that we appreciate and value you as an interested, and deeply-invested, partner in our mission.
When you give to the Mission, you will provide for short-term physical needs and long-term solutions for those in need. Your gifts help men, women, and children who have lost so much find a path to transformed lives and a hopeful future.
Download our 2018 Annual Report to learn more about our transformative work.
Highlights from 2018
- 857,439 Meals Served (2,350 meals a day!)
- 77% Recovery program graduation success rate
- 476 people off the streets thanks to Outreach efforts (155% increase!)
- 3,104 Names we know on the street
- 41,645 attended Bible studies and devotionals
- 149,719 Nights of Safe Shelter
Our pledge to you is simple. Your information will be kept confidential. Your money will be spent wisely. And you will receive a prompt acknowledgment of any gift you send our way.
Integrity. Our staff is well-trained, lean, and efficient so you can be assured your gift will have the greatest impact possible.
Acknowledgment. All donations will be personally recognized and promptly receipted.
Your gift makes an impact
Does your money impact the lives of the people your heart breaks for? In a word, yes.
In FY 2017, your gifts helped us provide 915,813 meals, 31,009 Search & Rescue blankets, 207,879 nights of safe shelter, 954 mental health outreach encounters (up 70% this year) 15,880 counseling sessions (up 25% this year), and so much more. New this year, we provided 714 hot showers with our shower trailer serving our homeless neighbors. To learn more about the impact your generosity is having on the lives of your neighbors, please take a look at our 2017 Annual Report.
Accreditation for responsible stewardship
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We are also a Charity Seal Holder of the Better Business Bureau Foundation.
Our membership in the ECFA requires that we adhere to the highest standards of Christian stewardship and ethical financial practices. Read our profile here.
As a Charity Seal Holder of the Better Business Bureau Foundation, we meet the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Read our report here.
The Mission is exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our IRS ID Number is 91-0595029.