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United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra

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three stars

81.51

639 Isbell Road Suite 460
Reno, NV 89509
tel: (775) 322-8668   Web Site
EIN: 88-0059327

Board Leadership
Mitch Cohen
Chair

CEO
Michael Brazier
CEO and President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.51 three stars
  Financial 74.82 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra is a local nonprofit organization that engages the community and develops long lasting change to improve peoples' lives and build stronger communities in northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin. By partnering with businesses, individuals, government and other nonprofits we're able to monitor the needs of our community and respond quickly as issues or opportunities arise. As a convener, collaborator, funder and leader in addressing health and human service issues, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra fulfills a unique role in making our community a better place. And thanks to the generous support of individuals and business throughout our region, we're helping to improve lives every day.

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra is a local nonprofit organization that engages the community and develops long lasting change to improve peoples' lives and build stronger communities in northern Nevada and the Lake Tahoe Basin. By partnering with businesses, individuals, government and other nonprofits we're able to monitor the needs of our community and respond quickly as issues or opportunities arise. As a convener, collaborator, funder and leader in addressing health and human service issues, United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra fulfills a unique role in making our community a better place. And thanks to the generous support of individuals and business throughout our region, we're helping to improve lives every day.

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Financial

two stars

74.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
77.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth -6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (NV) 81.51 three stars
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area (NY) 93.20 four stars
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley (OR) 86.32 three stars
United Way of Blount County (TN) 98.81 four stars
The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley (OH) 94.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,230,044
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $6,233
Total Contributions $1,236,277
   Program Service Revenue $20,905
Total Primary Revenue $1,257,182
   Other Revenue $1,821
TOTAL REVENUE $1,259,003
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,126,172
   Administrative Expenses $158,817
   Fundraising Expenses $154,916
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,439,905
   
Payments to Affiliates $14,654
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-180,902
   
Net Assets $709,577

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
Direct Education and Family Programs $448,312 39.8%
Donor Designated Grants $376,403 33.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 81.51 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 89.74 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 85.90 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 85.86 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.11 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.29 two stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 79.83 two stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 79.23 two stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 78.73 two stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 87.56 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 88-0059327
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF NORTHERN NEVADA AND THE SIERRA
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.
(927) Fundraising
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, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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
Not compensated -- Michael Brazier President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$114,447 7.94% Karen Barsell Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra (NV) 81.51 three stars
United Way of Portage County, WI (WI) 99.79 four stars
United Way of St. Lucie County (FL) 92.27 four stars
United Way of Lebanon County (PA) 88.02 three stars
United Way Of Alamance County (NC) 91.12 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra
639 Isbell Road
Suite 460
Reno, NV 89509
tel: (775) 322-8668
fax: (775) 322-2798
EIN: 88-0059327

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Board Leadership

Mitch Cohen
Chair

CEO

Michael Brazier
CEO and President

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