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    United Way of the Lakeshore
    Impact & Measurement
    Accountability & Finance
    Culture & Community
    Leadership & Adaptability

    United Way of the Lakeshore

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    501(c)(3) organization
    Donations are tax-deductible
    31 East Clay Avenue
    Muskegon MI 49442
    Mail donations to:P.O. Box 207Muskegon MI 49443

    Muskegon MI | IRS ruling year: 1965 | EIN: 38-1426895  
    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
    United Way of the Lakeshore advances the common good and creates opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on Education, Income and Health - the building b ... (More)
     

    Rating Information

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    Great

    This charity's score is 99%, 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.
     
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    2/1/2021
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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 Determination
    100 out of 100 points
     
    Impact Statement
    $70 provides a child a year of shared reading with a parent or caregiver. [2021 USD]
    Program Context
    The nonprofit provides books and reading support to toddlers and preschoolers.
    Data Time Period
    1/31/21 to 2/1/22
    Benchmark for Scoring
    Impact & Results scores of a shared book programs are based on the return of benefits secured per dollar spent. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if every dollar spent results in an improvement in shared book reading with a parent or cargiver at a cost well below the benchmark. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 80 if every dollar spent results in an improvement in shared book reading with a parent or cargiver 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.
    This nonprofit's cost per meal is less than 125% of the local meal cost.
    Methodology
    Nonprofit submission
    Data Source
    These data were submitted directly by the nonprofit.

    Measurement

    Unscored

    0% of Impact & Measurement score
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    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.