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    Orange County United Way

    Orange County United Way


    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...18012 MITCHELL S
    Irvine CA 92614-6008


    Irvine CA | IRS ruling year: 1985 | EIN: 33-0047994  


    Our Mission: To improve lives in Orange County by delivering measurable, long-term solutions to complex issues in education, financial stability, health, and housing.

    What We Do: Orange County United Way is committed to ensuring local students succeed, struggling OC families gain financial security, and our homeless neighbors find a place to call home. We are hands-on, delivering 50+ programs countywide to break barriers and improve lives for everyone who lives here. We step up to actively address the critical issues facing our community and we go the extra mile to make sure OC residents have the support they need. Because that's The OC Way.

    We put our mission into action through three initiatives: United for Student Success, United for Financial Security, and United to End Homelessness. Each initiative includes programming to meet basic needs, develop skills, and ensure long-term success.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 96%, 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: 80% Accountability & Finance, 10% Leadership & Adaptability, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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     Important note on the timeliness of ratings

    The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for Orange County United Way is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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.

    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability


    Accountability & Finance


    Orange County United Way has earned a 95% 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 - 17.39% - 10/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 1.06 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.14 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 5.70% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 14.00% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 80.20% - 8.62/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 3.26% - 10/10 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
    Pandemic Response - Data Available

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