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Community Development : United Ways

United Way of Kern County

Live united

three stars

86.00

5405 Stockdale Highway Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93309
tel: (661) 834-1820   Web Site
EIN: 95-2274560

Board Leadership
Nicolette Cross
Chair

CEO
Mari Pérez-Dowling
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.00 three stars
  Financial 83.54 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

three stars

83.54

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.49
  Program Expenses Growth -11.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Kern County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Kern County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Kern County (CA) 86.00 three stars
United Way of Lebanon County (PA) 88.02 three stars
United Way of Rock River Valley (IL) 90.73 four stars
Centre County United Way (PA) 93.11 four stars
United Way of Central Maryland (MD) 87.07 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $99,551
   Federated Campaigns $770,063
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $38,406
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $173,792
Total Contributions $1,081,812
   Program Service Revenue $53,050
Total Primary Revenue $1,134,862
   Other Revenue $-9,484
TOTAL REVENUE $1,125,378
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,051,427
   Administrative Expenses $121,019
   Fundraising Expenses $67,941
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,240,387
   
Payments to Affiliates $13,481
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-115,009
   
Net Assets $746,341

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
Homeless Collaborative Project Management $460,347 43.8%
Vita $253,037 24.1%
Donor Designations and Community Investment $195,019 18.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 86.00 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 82.36 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 80.35 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.07 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.09 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 88.59 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 87.77 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 87.03 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 78.88 two 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 95-2274560
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF KERN COUNTY INC
NTEE Code T70
NTEE Classification Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 June, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
Not compensated -- Mari Perez-Dowling President
Other Salaries of Note
$77,155 6.22% Della Hodson Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Kern County (CA) 86.00 three stars
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area (NY) 93.20 four stars
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (MA) 90.06 four stars
United Way of Washtenaw County (MI) 90.46 four stars
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley (OR) 86.32 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Kern County
5405 Stockdale Highway
Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93309
tel: (661) 834-1820
EIN: 95-2274560

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Board Leadership

Nicolette Cross
Chair

CEO

Mari Pérez-Dowling
President and CEO

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