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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Greater Topeka

Live united

three stars

89.54

1315 SW Arrowhead Road Topeka, KS 66604
tel: (785) 273-4804   Web Site
EIN: 48-0561978

Board Leadership
Susan Duffy
Chair

CEO
Jessican Lehnher
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.54 three stars
  Financial 85.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 80 years, United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. It began during the Great Depression when a local Community Chest was founded to bring hope and prosperity to the community. Through recessions and depressions, in times of peace and war, and during local disasters, United Way and its partners stepped in and rose to the challenge. The United Way of Greater Topeka creates positive sustainable change in our community.

For more than 80 years, United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. It began during the Great Depression when a local Community Chest was founded to bring hope and prosperity to the community. Through recessions and depressions, in times of peace and war, and during local disasters, United Way and its partners stepped in and rose to the challenge. The United Way of Greater Topeka creates positive sustainable change in our community.

Financial

three stars

85.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
83.9%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.48
  Program Expenses Growth -1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Topeka on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Topeka on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Topeka (KS) 89.54 three stars
United Way of Hall County (GA) 90.38 four stars
United Way of Long Island (NY) 90.69 four stars
United Way Worldwide (VA) 94.69 four stars
Heartland United Way (NE) 92.24 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,365,539
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $59,236
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,000,841
Total Contributions $5,425,616
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,425,616
   Other Revenue $-21,725
TOTAL REVENUE $5,403,891
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,952,531
   Administrative Expenses $524,884
   Fundraising Expenses $264,948
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,742,363
   
Payments to Affiliates $46,118
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-338,472
   
Net Assets $2,921,985

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 89.54 three stars
2018-06 08/01/2019 87.13 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 88.64 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 88.96 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 88.67 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.20 three stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 82.57 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 85.09 three stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 87.54 three 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 48-0561978
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF GREATER TOPEKA 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 (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(927) Fundraising
(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 March, 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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,759 1.85% Jessica Lehnherr Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Topeka (KS) 89.54 three stars
United Way of Passaic County (NJ) 90.46 four stars
United Way of Decatur and Mid Illinois (IL) 90.88 four stars
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County (WI) 92.46 four stars
United Way of Washtenaw County (MI) 94.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Greater Topeka
1315 SW Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604
tel: (785) 273-4804
fax: (785) 273-2467
EIN: 48-0561978

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Board Leadership

Susan Duffy
Chair

CEO

Jessican Lehnher
President, CEO

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