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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Northwest Michigan

Live united

three stars

80.64

202 East Grandview Parkway Traverse City, MI 49684
tel: (231) 947-3200   Web Site
EIN: 38-1679060

Board Leadership
Paul Moyer
President

CEO
Ranae McCauley
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 80.64 three stars
  Financial 74.52 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Northwest Michigan believes that to truly improve lives in our region we must act collectively to impact the critical issues affecting residents of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. We are committed to bringing together partners across all sectors in order to address community concerns before they become problems. In so doing, we create sustainable community change. Our mission is to efficiently raise and effectively distribute both financial and volunteer resources to support community-determined initiatives that improve the lives of community members.

United Way of Northwest Michigan believes that to truly improve lives in our region we must act collectively to impact the critical issues affecting residents of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. We are committed to bringing together partners across all sectors in order to address community concerns before they become problems. In so doing, we create sustainable community change. Our mission is to efficiently raise and effectively distribute both financial and volunteer resources to support community-determined initiatives that improve the lives of community members.

Financial

two stars

74.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 02/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
69.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.25
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.76
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Northwest Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Northwest Michigan on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Northwest Michigan (MI) 80.64 three stars
United Way of Olmsted County (MN) 93.30 four stars
United Way of Marion County (FL) 95.36 four stars
Livingston County United Way (MI) 89.39 three stars
Brown County United Way (WI) 89.90 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $39,000
   Federated Campaigns $386,649
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $77,018
Total Contributions $502,667
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $502,667
   Other Revenue $783
TOTAL REVENUE $503,450
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $375,135
   Administrative Expenses $31,667
   Fundraising Expenses $97,565
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $504,367
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-917
   
Net Assets $450,634

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
Advocacy Initiatives $140,546 37.5%
Coordination of Various Community Programs $117,069 31.2%
Community Impact Grants $90,000 24.0%
Donor Designations $27,520 7.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 02/01/2019 80.64 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 72.66 two stars
2015-12 12/01/2016 74.26 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.02 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 68.52 one star
2013-12 07/01/2015 67.66 one star
2012-12 02/01/2014 73.64 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 74.85 two stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 70.27 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 38-1679060
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF NORTHWEST MICHIGAN
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
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,000 13.87% Ranae Mccauley Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Northwest Michigan (MI) 80.64 three stars
Heartland United Way (NE) 92.38 four stars
United Way of South Mississippi (MS) 85.46 three stars
United Way of the Wabash Valley (IN) 94.03 four stars
United Way of Central Louisiana (LA) 94.94 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Northwest Michigan
202 East Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, MI 49684
tel: (231) 947-3200
fax: (231) 947-3201
EIN: 38-1679060

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Board Leadership

Paul Moyer
President

CEO

Ranae McCauley
Executive Director

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