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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Chester County

United Way of Chester County fights for the education, health and financial stability of every person in Chester County.

three stars

83.38

495 Thomas Jones Way Suite 302
Exton, PA 19341
tel: (610) 429-9400   Web Site
EIN: 23-2131877

Board Leadership
Peter J. Silvester, Jr.
Board Chair

CEO
Christopher Saello
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.38 three stars
  Financial 76.50 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of the United Way of Chester County is to unite people and mobilize resources to build better lives and stronger communities. Our vision for Chester County is a community where all residents in need have the opportunity to achieve a vibrant and healthy quality of life. United Way's commitment to the Chester County community includes implementation of the following key tactics to ensure success. We will:

Ensure the transparency and integrity in all transactions
Retain and grow our donor population
Diversity our approach to resource development
Maximize our return on investment
Fund services that demonstrate positive outcomes for community needs
Coordinate, integrate and align community resources
Identify needs and advocate for positive changes in community conditions
Promote a clear and simple message of United Way's value
Engage new stakeholders with organizational goals
Cultivate new and existing relationships with key stakeholders

The mission of the United Way of Chester County is to unite people and mobilize resources to build better lives and stronger communities. Our vision for Chester County is a community where all residents in need have the opportunity to achieve a vibrant and healthy quality of life. United Way's commitment to the Chester County community includes implementation of the following key tactics to ensure success. We will:

Ensure the transparency and integrity in all transactions
Retain and grow our donor population
Diversity our approach to resource development
Maximize our return on investment
Fund services that demonstrate positive outcomes for community needs
Coordinate, integrate and align community resources
Identify needs and advocate for positive changes in community conditions
Promote a clear and simple message of United Way's value
Engage new stakeholders with organizational goals
Cultivate new and existing relationships with key stakeholders

Financial

two stars

76.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth -10.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Chester County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Chester County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Chester County (PA) 83.38 three stars
United Way of Douglas County (KS) 89.02 three stars
United Way of Porter County (IN) 92.38 four stars
Great Rivers United Way (WI) 91.45 four stars
United Way of Olmsted County (MN) 87.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,480,774
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $79,700
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,560,474
   Program Service Revenue $71,160
Total Primary Revenue $3,631,634
   Other Revenue $107,526
TOTAL REVENUE $3,739,160
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,361,593
   Administrative Expenses $225,130
   Fundraising Expenses $333,107
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,919,830
   
Payments to Affiliates $29,944
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $819,330
   
Net Assets $1,347,975

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 $2,361,593 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 04/01/2021 83.38 three stars
2019-06 02/01/2021 78.07 two stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 79.55 two stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 81.02 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 80.91 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 78.29 two stars
2016-06 09/01/2017 77.74 two stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 78.49 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 78.86 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 08/01/2015 77.97 two stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 78.69 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 78.62 two stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 83.46 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 23-2131877
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF CHESTER COUNTY
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.
(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 July, 1984
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
$128,000 4.38% Chris Saello President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Chester County (PA) 83.38 three stars
Trident United Way (SC) 87.38 three stars
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (TX) 94.12 four stars
United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County (TX) 94.05 four stars
United Way of Cullman County (AL) 88.68 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Chester County
495 Thomas Jones Way
Suite 302
Exton, PA 19341
tel: (610) 429-9400
fax: (610) 738-8990
EIN: 23-2131877

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Board Leadership

Peter J. Silvester, Jr.
Board Chair

CEO

Christopher Saello
President, CEO

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