Serving poor and homeless families
in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk


85 percent of funds go to programsStewardship and Accountability

Metropolitan Ministries is committed to being excellent stewards of the resources entrusted to us so that we can serve as many people in need as possible and honor the intentions of those who support us.  The care we provide for poor and homeless families happens only through the collaborative efforts of the local community. 


  • $12 million per year in overall operation and program costs
  • Over $4.6 million per year in donated goods, materials, and professional labor and services
  • 16,000+ volunteers with hundreds of hours of donated time resulted in saving $2.5 million in labor costs 
  • 84% of all donated funds go directly to support our programs and services.  Nearly 94% of our annual operating funds come from individuals and businesses in the local community.  Many professionals offer their services pro-bono each year offsetting hundreds of thousands of dollars in the budget.  We are not a United Way agency and only 6% of our funding comes from government grants.

    The following are among the many standards we have in place to ensure accountability, good stewardship, and sound fiscal management:

    • Volunteer board of directors 
    • Adherence to generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP)
    • Independent audit performed annually by Rivero, Gordimer CPA firm


    Strengthened and Aligned Core Ministry

    • 28 more children in Academy daily - 64% increase
    • 20% more children in After School Care daily - 67% increase
    • Eight more children (all infants) daily in PromiseLand - 25% increase

    Expanded Housing Programs

    • Completed Sanctuary Town Homes construction (Permanent Supportive Housing) 
    • Added 2 single-family homes - 30% increase
    • Launched Intervention Team with the help of 16 interns from the University of South Florida

    Served More Families Than Ever Before

    • Sheltered 101 families
    • Sheltered 38 single women
    • Served over 20,000 Outreach families with 61,500 children
    • Provided over 26,000 families with holiday assistance


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