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    United Way of Kern County

    United Way of Kern County

     

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    501(c)(3) organization

    Donations are tax-deductible

    http://www.uwkern.org

    5405 Stockdale Highway
    Suite 200
    Bakersfield CA 93309

    661-834-1820


    Bakersfield CA | IRS ruling year: 1965 | EIN: 95-2274560  

     

    Organization Mission

    United Way of Kern County works in partnership with like-minded individuals and organizations to improve the Education, Income, and Health of our communities. We bring stakeholders together to generate philanthropy from all segments of our community, marshal resources, forge community consensus, and build coalitions and partnerships. The combined result is far greater than the sum of each individual component.

    Our efforts focus on:
    --Improving the financial stability of working families through financial education, access to public benefits, and asset-building;
    --Preparing children for success in school and in life through early childhood development and literacy programs, which empower parents to be their children's first teacher.
    --Reducing hunger and homelessness by leading community-wide coalitions of service providers, educators, government agencies and faith leaders to devise systems-level solutions.

     


    Rating Information

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    This charity's score is 88%, 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, weighted as follows: 90% Accountability & Finance, 10% Culture & Community. Learn more about our criteria and methodology.

    Beacon Weights  
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    Rating Report

    • Impact & Results
    • Accountability & Finance
    • Culture & Community
    • Leadership & Adaptability
    Accountability & Finance
    Impact & ResultsAccountability & FinanceCulture & CommunityLeadership & Adaptability

     

    Accountability & Finance

     

    Score

    87

    Most Recent Fiscal Year:
    FY 2022

    This beacon provides an assessment of a charity's financial health (financial efficiency, sustainability, and trustworthiness) and its commitment to governance practices and policies.

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    Key Accountability Metrics

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    Majority Independent Board Members - 100% independent members8 out of 8 points  
    Independent Board Size - 13 independent members7 out of 7 points  
    Financial Statements - Audit and Oversight Committee15 out of 15 points  
    Material Diversion of Assets - None10 out of 10 points  

    Tax Form Disclosures and Policies

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    Website Listed on Tax Form - Listed2 out of 2 points  
    Conflict of Interest Policy - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Whistleblower Policy - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Document Retention and Destruction - Listed4 out of 4 points  
    Documents Board Meeting Minutes - Yes2 out of 2 points  

    Website Disclosures

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    Tax Form Posted on Nonprofit's Website - Listed4 out of 4 points  

    Financial Metrics

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    Liabilities to Assets: Ratio - 67.48%2 out of 15 points  
    Program Expense: Ratio - 93.43%25 out of 25 points  

    Additional 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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