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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Gaston County

LIVE UNITED

three stars

88.32

200 East Franklin Boulevard P.O. Box 2597
Gastonia, NC 28053
tel: (704) 864-4554   Web Site
EIN: 56-0653356

Board Leadership
Silvia Rios-Husain
Chair

CEO
Linda Slade
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.32 three stars
  Financial 83.98 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1953, the Greater Gastonia United Fund was chartered as a non-profit organization with eleven participating agencies. The name United Way of Gaston County was adopted by the Board of Directors on June 21, 1972. Our mission is to unite our community to help and care for one another. With more than 50 programs and 22 Partner Agencies, our priority funding areas are education, income and health.

In 1953, the Greater Gastonia United Fund was chartered as a non-profit organization with eleven participating agencies. The name United Way of Gaston County was adopted by the Board of Directors on June 21, 1972. Our mission is to unite our community to help and care for one another. With more than 50 programs and 22 Partner Agencies, our priority funding areas are education, income and health.

Financial

three stars

83.98

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
82.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 45.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Gaston County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Gaston County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Gaston County (NC) 88.32 three stars
United Way of Northeast Florida (FL) 95.04 four stars
The United Way of Amarillo & Canyon (TX) 89.51 three stars
United Way of Southwest Georgia (GA) 86.91 three stars
United Way of Decatur and Mid Illinois (IL) 90.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,788,009
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $91,318
Total Contributions $1,879,327
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,879,327
   Other Revenue $45,773
TOTAL REVENUE $1,925,100
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,525,286
   Administrative Expenses $151,245
   Fundraising Expenses $162,667
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,839,198
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $85,902
   
Net Assets $1,301,375

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
Education Agencies $661,659 43.4%
Basic Needs $364,354 23.9%
Financial Stability Programs $306,831 20.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 09/01/2020 88.32 three stars
2019-06 06/01/2020 86.25 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 90.48 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 90.49 four stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 81.83 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 78.00 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 76.82 two stars
2014-06 02/01/2015 80.73 three stars
2013-06 02/01/2014 80.67 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 81.54 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 77.98 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 56-0653356
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF GASTON 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 (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
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, 1954
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
$72,339 3.93% Deborah Ally CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$17,474 0.95% Linda Slade Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Gaston County (NC) 88.32 three stars
Catawba County United Way (NC) 93.71 four stars
United Way of Tri County (MA) 86.07 three stars
United Way Tar River Region (NC) 91.44 four stars
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (OR) 96.57 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Gaston County
200 East Franklin Boulevard
P.O. Box 2597
Gastonia, NC 28053
tel: (704) 864-4554
fax: (704) 864-9464
EIN: 56-0653356

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Board Leadership

Silvia Rios-Husain
Chair

CEO

Linda Slade
President

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