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    United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties

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    501(c)(3) organization
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    215 South Walnut Street
    Wooster OH 44691

    Wooster OH | IRS ruling year: 1961 | EIN: 34-0946973  
    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
    The United Way of Wayne and Holmes Counties mission is to mobilize community resources to help people measurably improve their lives. We partner with local organizat ... (More)
     

    Rating Information

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    Great

    This charity's score is 100%, 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: 35% Accountability & Finance, 44% Impact & Measurement, 9% Leadership & Adaptability, 12% 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.
     
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    11/1/2021
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    8/1/2020
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    6/1/2019
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    12/1/2018
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    Rating Report

    Impact & Measurement
    Score

    100

    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.

    Assessments

    Impact

    100 out of 100 points

    100% of Impact & Measurement score
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    Impact Evaluation
    100 out of 100 points
     
    Impact Statement
    $143,772 total costs / 4,287 years of shared reading = roughly $30 provides a child a year of shared reading with a parent or caregiver [2021 USD]
    Program Context
    Dolly Parton's Imagination Library (Holmes and Wayne Counties, Ohio): This program provides books and reading support to toddlers and preschoolers.
    Data Time Period
    12/1/22 to 12/1/23
    Benchmark for Scoring
    Impact scores of a shared book programs are based on the rate of continued shared reading per dollar spent. Programs receive an Impact score of 100 if every dollar spent results in an improvement in shared book reading with a parent or caregiver at a cost well below the benchmark. Programs receive an Impact score of 80 if every dollar spent results in an improvement in shared book reading with a parent or caregiver at a cost in line with the benchmark. Programs receive a 65 if they are found to have no improvement in shared book reading or the cost is well above the benchmark. The cost of one year of shared reading is less than the 75% of the social and actual costs of receiving the same service and parental support via a library or other similar service. is
    Methodology
    This impact score was determined through the Shared Book Reading 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 how how many children it supported and the percent who were read to five or more days a week at the end of the program.

    Measurement

    Unscored

    0% of Impact & Measurement score
    Program Planning and Design
     
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    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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