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    River Region United Way

    River Region United Way


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    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...3121 ZELDA CT
    Montgomery AL 36106-2607

    ...Mail donations to:
    P.O. Box 868
    Montgomery AL 36101


    Montgomery AL | IRS ruling year: 1953 | EIN: 63-0330778  


    The mission of the River Region United Way (RRUW) is to advance the common good by uniting volunteers, donors and community partners to improve the quality of life in the River Region.

    Serving communities in the Montgomery area since 1923 and originally known as The Charity and Welfare Council and later as The Community Chest, the River Region United Way has partnered with individuals, companies, organizations, foundations and area health and human service providers to address the needs in our communities. Our focus is on education, income and health -- the building blocks for a good quality of life.

    RRUW serves Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, Macon and Montgomery counties in Alabama and impacts the lives of nearly 140,000 people every year through the programs and services of its 40+ affiliate agencies. Along with its affiliate agencies, RRUW provides over $100 million in goods, services and economic impact to the communities we serve.

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    Rating Information


    This charity's score is 84%, 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 entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

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    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
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    Accountability & Finance


    River Region United Way has earned a 84% 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 - 23.00% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 1.61 years - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.14 - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 6.00% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 16.30% - 5/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 77.50% - 7.85/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - -8.65% - 0/10 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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