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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Great Rivers United Way

Live United.

four stars

95.47

1855 East Main Street Onalaska, WI 54650
tel: (608) 796-1400   Web Site
EIN: 39-0848188

Board Leadership
Brad Goetz
Board Chair

CEO
Mary Kay Wolf
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.47 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Great Rivers United Way is working to advance the common good to create opportunities for a better life for all. Great Rivers United Way focuses on the building blocks for a good life: health, education, financial stability, and community basics. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems.

Great Rivers United Way is working to advance the common good to create opportunities for a better life for all. Great Rivers United Way focuses on the building blocks for a good life: health, education, financial stability, and community basics. Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.93
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Rivers United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Great Rivers United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Rivers United Way (WI) 95.47 four stars
United Way of Greater Lafayette (IN) 95.93 four stars
Shelby County United Way (OH) 93.21 four stars
United Way of Lane County (OR) 94.69 four stars
United Way of Blount County (TN) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,223,395
   Federated Campaigns $12,209
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,235,604
   Program Service Revenue $116,076
Total Primary Revenue $2,351,680
   Other Revenue $26,568
TOTAL REVENUE $2,378,248
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,017,212
   Administrative Expenses $94,195
   Fundraising Expenses $240,212
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,351,619
   
Payments to Affiliates $24,634
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $26,629
   
Net Assets $2,136,123

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 Program $1,535,338 76.1%
Great Rivers Hub $195,145 9.7%
Community Building Program $178,554 8.9%
Better Together $108,175 5.4%

Ratings History
Great Rivers United Way has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 95.47 four stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 95.47 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.45 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 87.51 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.20 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.31 three stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.59 three stars
2012-12 12/20/2013 92.75 four stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 91.35 four stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 91.12 four 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 39-0848188
Name in IRS Master File GREAT RIVERS UNITED WAY 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 December, 1954
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,837 3.60% Mary Kay Wolf Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Rivers United Way (WI) 95.47 four stars
Heart of West Michigan United Way (MI) 96.13 four stars
Fox Valley United Way (IL) 88.42 three stars
United Way of Porter County (IN) 96.88 four stars
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (NY) 96.54 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Great Rivers United Way
1855 East Main Street
Onalaska, WI 54650
tel: (608) 796-1400
fax: (608) 796-1410
EIN: 39-0848188

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Board Leadership

Brad Goetz
Board Chair

CEO

Mary Kay Wolf
Executive Director

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