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    Heart of Maine United Way
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    Heart of Maine United Way

    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    700 Main Street
    Suite 1Bangor ME 04401

    Bangor ME | IRS ruling year: 1959 | EIN: 01-0211478  
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    An EIN is a unique nine-digit number that identifies a business for tax purposes.
    Organization Mission
    Working with the communities we serve, Heart of Maine United Way is a trusted catalyst for meaningful and lasting change that improves the lives of people in our reg ... (More)

    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 98%, earning it a Four-Star rating. If this organization aligns with your passions and values, you can give with confidence.

    This overall score is calculated from multiple beacon scores, weighted as follows: 37% Accountability & Finance, 46% Impact & Measurement, 9% Leadership & Adaptability, 7% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Historical Ratings
    Charity Navigator's ratings previously did not consider Leadership & Adaptability, Culture & Community, or Impact & Measurement. The historic rating mainly reflects a version of today’s Accountability and Finance score. More information on our previous rating methodologies can be found on our rating methodology page.
    Date PublishedOverall Rating
    This organization received multiple star ratings within this fiscal year, due to an update to its Accountability and Transparency data and/or the receipt of an amended Form 990.

    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement


    This beacon estimates the actual impact a charity has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact.



    100 out of 100 points

    100% of Impact & Measurement score
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    Impact Evaluation
    100 out of 100 points
    Impact Statement
    $44,376 total costs / $70,017 worth of goods distributed = roughly $0.63 provides a dollar's worth of essential goods to someone in need [2021 USD]
    Program Context
    Neighbors United: This program directly distributes goods that fulfill the basic needs of its beneficiaries.
    Data Time Period
    7/1/22 to 6/30/23
    Benchmark for Scoring
    Impact scores of goods provision programs are based on comparing the cost to distribute the goods against the market value of those goods. Programs receive an Impact score of 100 if the cost to distribute goods is less than 75% of the value of those goods and a score of 80 if it is less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 65. This program provides goods for less than 75% the market value of the goods.
    This impact score was determined through the Goods Provision methodology which is fully detailed in the Charity Navigator Guide to Ratings. Analysis conducted in 2024 by Charity Navigator using data submitted by the nonprofit, theory and evidence from scientific research studies, and public datasets.
    Data Source
    The nonprofit submitted data on the composition and market value of the goods it distributed.



    0% of Impact & Measurement score
    Program Planning and Design
    This section assesses the use of crucial evaluation tools in program objective-setting and activities.
    Program Development
    This section assesses the consideration of stakeholders in program objectives and activities.
    Data Collection and Analysis
    This section assesses the best practices used in collecting and analyzing program data.
    Reporting and Distribution of Results
    This section assesses reporting and disseminating program results.
    Use of Results
    This section assesses the use of results to guide learning.
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