Charity Navigator - Rating for Bergen County's United Way
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    Bergen County's United Way


    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...6 FOREST AVE STE 2
    Paramus NJ 07652-5245


    Paramus NJ | IRS ruling year: 1965 | EIN: 22-6028959  


    Bergen County's United Way has served our community for 56 years. We fulfill our mission by providing help that is direct, concrete and timely to the most vulnerable residents in our community and by developing programs and financial resources that address unmet needs. Our operating costs, at only 9%, are half those of many other nonprofits, which means your contribution goes directly to help people in concrete and vital ways. Our services include:

    - 2-1-1: the United Way's 24-hour statewide service answering every call or click for help, 24 hours a day. It is a system that is free and easy to use - think 9-1-1 emergencies, 2-1-1 everything else.

    - The Compassion Fund: direct financial assistance to help when no one else can to ensure that the most basic needs are met for people in crisis.

    - Housing Works: helping neighbors build communities with the creation of new and affordable housing for low income families, senior citizens and adults with special needs.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 94%, 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 entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Bergen County's United Way is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
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    Accountability & Finance


    Bergen County's United Way has earned a 94% for the Accountability & Finance beacon. See the metrics below for more information.

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

    This Accountability & Finance score represents IRS Form 990 data up until FY 2020, which is the most recent Form 990 currently available to us. 

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    Accountability and Transparency
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable

    Financial Metrics
    ...Full Credit
    ...Partial Credit
    ...No Credit
    ...Not Applicable
    ...Liabilities to Assets Ratio - 36.79% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.85 years - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.01 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 3.30% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 1.70% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 94.80% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -1.12% - 6.88/10 pts

    Unscored Information

    Total Revenue and Expenses - Data Available
    Salary of Key Persons - Data Available
    IRS Published Data (Business Master File) - Data Available
    Data Sources (IRS Forms 990) - Data Available

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