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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Northwest Vermont

Live United

four stars

90.37

412 Farrell Street Suite 200
South Burlington, VT 05403
tel: (802) 864-7541   Web Site
EIN: 03-0217229

Board Leadership
Rebecca Towne
President

CEO
Jesse Bridges
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.37 four stars
  Financial 91.98 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Northwest Vermont unites our whole community to solve complex problems and harness the power of people to create a stronger region. We proudly serve Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties of Vermont. United Way convenes advocates, organizations and institutions to address the community's most pressing issues, focusing on the building blocks of a vibrant community: Education, Income and Health. The problems facing our community are complex; they are issues that no single organization or individual alone can solve – real change is possible when nonprofit, public and private sectors work together. United Way has the networks, partnerships and strategic initiatives to improve the lives of our family, friends and neighbors.

United Way of Northwest Vermont unites our whole community to solve complex problems and harness the power of people to create a stronger region. We proudly serve Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties of Vermont. United Way convenes advocates, organizations and institutions to address the community's most pressing issues, focusing on the building blocks of a vibrant community: Education, Income and Health. The problems facing our community are complex; they are issues that no single organization or individual alone can solve – real change is possible when nonprofit, public and private sectors work together. United Way has the networks, partnerships and strategic initiatives to improve the lives of our family, friends and neighbors.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of clients served
3,300
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
1,500,000
Number of volunteers
250
Hours of volunteer service
40,000
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.98

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Northwest Vermont on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Northwest Vermont on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Northwest Vermont (VT) 90.37 four stars
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut (CT) 85.59 three stars
United Way of Charlotte County (FL) 87.59 three stars
United Way of Hunterdon County (NJ) 88.01 three stars
United Way of Odessa (TX) 88.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,419,386
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $48,481
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $276,809
Total Contributions $4,744,676
   Program Service Revenue $125,234
Total Primary Revenue $4,869,910
   Other Revenue $154,909
TOTAL REVENUE $5,024,819
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,862,179
   Administrative Expenses $342,218
   Fundraising Expenses $671,107
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,875,504
   
Payments to Affiliates $43,496
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $149,315
   
Net Assets $5,858,217

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Community Investment $2,516,439 65.1%
Community Impact and Volunteer Mobilization $1,345,740 34.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 05/01/2019 90.37 four stars
2017-03 03/01/2018 88.09 three stars
2016-03 06/01/2017 87.58 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 92.03 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 08/01/2015 85.86 three stars
2013-03 02/01/2014 84.25 three stars
2012-03 09/01/2013 87.14 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 03-0217229
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST VERMONT INC
NTEE Code T70
NTEE Classification Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1966
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$61,130 1.25% Jesse Bridges Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$45,000 0.92% Molly Lambert Former Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Northwest Vermont (VT) 90.37 four stars
United Way of McLean County (IL) 85.10 three stars
Head of the Lakes United Way (MN) 89.78 three stars
United Way of Kern County (CA) 86.00 three stars
United Way of Blount County (TN) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Northwest Vermont
412 Farrell Street
Suite 200
South Burlington, VT 05403
tel: (802) 864-7541
fax: (802) 864-7401
EIN: 03-0217229

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Board Leadership

Rebecca Towne
President

CEO

Jesse Bridges
Chief Executive Officer

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