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    United Way of the Coastal Empire

    United Way of the Coastal Empire


    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...428 BULL STREET
    Savannah GA 31401-4963


    Savannah GA | IRS ruling year: 1953 | EIN: 58-0623603  


    The mission of United Way of the Coastal Empire is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Through partnerships, long-term planning and wise investment of donor contributions, United Way supports the social services safety net and advances opportunities for upward mobility for all. United Way supports nearly 90 community programs through 54 of the area's highest performing nonprofits and provides direct services to people through our 211 information and referral call center, county services centers and volunteer coordination.


    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 82%, earning it a Three-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: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights
    Historical Ratings
     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 As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for United Way of the Coastal Empire is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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


    United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned a 80% 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 2019, 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 - 87.30% - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.08 years - 2.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.11 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 4.30% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 11.20% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 84.30% - 9.8/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -2.56% - 5.44/10 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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