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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

Great Rivers United Way

Live United.

91.45

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

Board Leadership
Cheryl Dutton
Board Chair

CEO
Mary Kay Wolf
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.45
  Financial 95.00
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

89.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth 6.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.4%
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) 91.45
United Way of Odessa (TX) 87.75
United Way of Champaign County (IL) 89.42
United Way of the Inland Valleys (CA) 89.68
United Way Fox Cities (WI) 93.08

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,193,542
   Federated Campaigns $7,882
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,201,424
   Program Service Revenue $116,639
Total Primary Revenue $2,318,063
   Other Revenue $26,966
TOTAL REVENUE $2,345,029
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,161,489
   Administrative Expenses $93,115
   Fundraising Expenses $237,194
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,491,798
   
Payments to Affiliates $29,219
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-146,769
   
Net Assets $1,989,354

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 $1,368,435 63.3%
Great Rivers Hub $515,118 23.8%
Community Building Program $155,326 7.2%

Ratings History
Great Rivers United Way has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 12/23/2020 91.45
2018-12 02/01/2020 95.47
2017-12 12/01/2018 95.47
2016-12 03/01/2018 86.45
2015-12 02/01/2017 87.51
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.20
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.31
2013-12 05/01/2015 87.59
2012-12 12/20/2013 92.75
2011-12 02/01/2013 91.35
2010-12 08/01/2012 91.12

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$84,852 3.40% Mary Kay Wolf Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Great Rivers United Way (WI) 91.45
United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties (FL) 92.68
United Way of Palm Beach County (FL) 89.22
United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties (WA) 86.67
United Way of Baldwin County (AL) 97.60

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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

Cheryl Dutton
Board Chair

CEO

Mary Kay Wolf
Executive Director

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