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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of the Laurel Highlands

Leading Change in Our Community

three stars

89.07

422 Main Street Suite 203
Johnstown, PA 15901
tel: (814) 535-2563   Web Site
EIN: 25-0965383

Board Leadership
Pamela Tokar-Ickes
Board Chair

CEO
Karen Struble-Myers
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.07 three stars
  Financial 84.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The United Way of the Laurel Highlands (UWLH), is an independent, volunteer-driven, community leading organization responsible for creating, expanding, and accelerating positive social change in Cambria and Somerset Counties.

We have built a framework for delivering effective social change called the Enhanced Community Impact Model©. Following this model, we 1. Identify Priority Community Needs, 2. Mobilize Key Community Stakeholders, 3. Implement Evidence-Based Programs, 4. Fund Programs to Scale & Build Sustainability, 5. Track, Measure, Evaluate, and Report Community Change.

We lead a large group of community stakeholders in building a civic infrastructure around children and their families. Our key focus is on children pre-birth to age 5, to ensure that they have the opportunity to grow and develop surrounded by a strong and healthy family unit.

Our core focus initiatives are Early Childhood Development, Parental Engagement, & Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention.

The United Way of the Laurel Highlands (UWLH), is an independent, volunteer-driven, community leading organization responsible for creating, expanding, and accelerating positive social change in Cambria and Somerset Counties.

We have built a framework for delivering effective social change called the Enhanced Community Impact Model©. Following this model, we 1. Identify Priority Community Needs, 2. Mobilize Key Community Stakeholders, 3. Implement Evidence-Based Programs, 4. Fund Programs to Scale & Build Sustainability, 5. Track, Measure, Evaluate, and Report Community Change.

We lead a large group of community stakeholders in building a civic infrastructure around children and their families. Our key focus is on children pre-birth to age 5, to ensure that they have the opportunity to grow and develop surrounded by a strong and healthy family unit.

Our core focus initiatives are Early Childhood Development, Parental Engagement, & Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2018
Number of youth receiving evidence-based drug and alocohol prevention programing in grades three thru eight in our school districts
7,290
Number of parents who increase their knowledge of child development and care
364
Number of families and children age pre-birth to 5 enrolled in evidence-based home visitation programs
364
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
80.5%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth -6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the Laurel Highlands on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the Laurel Highlands on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the Laurel Highlands (PA) 89.07 three stars
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (CT) 86.69 three stars
United Way of Jackson County (MI) 90.71 four stars
United Way of Greater Lima (OH) 85.86 three stars
United Way of Acadiana (LA) 92.10 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,243,160
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $275,243
Total Contributions $1,518,403
   Program Service Revenue $19,504
Total Primary Revenue $1,537,907
   Other Revenue $80,158
TOTAL REVENUE $1,618,065
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,077,777
   Administrative Expenses $87,388
   Fundraising Expenses $228,839
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,394,004
   
Payments to Affiliates $28,830
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $224,061
   
Net Assets $2,434,731

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Fund Distribution $593,184 55.0%
Emergency Food and Shelter Programs $247,898 23.0%
Community Outreach $53,822 5.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 89.07 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 95.79 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.69 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 94.61 four stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 89.40 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 89.03 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.70 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.20 three stars
2013-06 04/01/2014 87.24 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2012 92.53 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 25-0965383
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (903) Community trust or component
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,285 4.68% William McKinney President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the Laurel Highlands (PA) 89.07 three stars
United Way of Greater Lafayette (IN) 95.93 four stars
United Way of the Coastal Bend (TX) 99.20 four stars
United Way of Champaign County (IL) 89.42 three stars
Shelby County United Way (OH) 94.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of the Laurel Highlands
422 Main Street
Suite 203
Johnstown, PA 15901
tel: (814) 535-2563
fax: (814) 535-2690
EIN: 25-0965383

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Board Leadership

Pamela Tokar-Ickes
Board Chair

CEO

Karen Struble-Myers
President, CEO

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