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    United Way of Greater Houston

    United Way of Greater Houston


    ...Is this your nonprofit?

    ...501(c)(3) organization

    ...Donations are tax-deductible


    ...50 WAUGH DR
    Houston TX 77007-5813


    Houston TX | IRS ruling year: 1960 | EIN: 74-1167964  


    When you struggle just to make ends meet, it is hard to focus on the future. That is why United Way invests in helping people succeed wherever they are in their journey, from providing early childhood education to supporting senior independence and from helping families with the basics, like food and housing, to helping them build and travel a pathway to financial stability and long-term success.

    United Way of Greater Houston invests in quality services throughout our community, leads special initiatives, like United Way THRIVE, MISSION UNITED, and United Way Bright Beginnings, operates the 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE, awards grants for community projects and needs, provides capacity-building services for nonprofits in our area, and brings people and partners together to address community-wide issues.

    To access the United Way network of services plus thousands of other health and human services, call the 211 Texas/United Way HELPLINE anytime, day or night - dial 211.


    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 entirely from a single beacon score: 100% Accountability & Finance. 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 As a result, the Accountability & Finance score for United Way of Greater Houston is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations.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 Greater Houston has earned a 96% 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 - 33.00% - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Working Capital Ratio - 0.72 years - 7.5/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Efficiency - $0.08 - 10/10 pts
    ...Administrative Expense Ratio - 3.90% - 10/10 pts
    ...Fundraising Expense Ratio - 8.10% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Ratio - 87.90% - 10/10 pts
    ...Program Expense Growth - 0.97% - 8.97/10 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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