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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

Live united

four stars

98.23

615 Jefferson Avenue PO Box 526
Scranton, PA 18501
tel: (570) 343-1267   Web Site
EIN: 24-0824164

Board Leadership
George Lynett, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Gary Drapek
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.23 four stars
  Financial 97.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties brings together people and resources from across the community to tackle the issues that matter most. Whether that means forging partnerships, advocacy, fundraising, grant writing or bringing people together around focused issues. The United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, and health--the essential building blocks for a good quality of life for each one of us. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources we need to get things done.

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties brings together people and resources from across the community to tackle the issues that matter most. Whether that means forging partnerships, advocacy, fundraising, grant writing or bringing people together around focused issues. The United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, and health--the essential building blocks for a good quality of life for each one of us. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources we need to get things done.

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Financial

four stars

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.57
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties (PA) 98.23 four stars
United Way of the Ozarks (MO) 86.85 three stars
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (TX) 93.33 four stars
United Way of Santa Barbara County (CA) 91.20 four stars
United Way of York County, Pennsylvania (PA) 96.11 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $191,923
   Federated Campaigns $3,290,977
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,482,900
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,482,900
   Other Revenue $430,133
TOTAL REVENUE $3,913,033
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,348,985
   Administrative Expenses $244,034
   Fundraising Expenses $272,119
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,865,138
   
Payments to Affiliates $46,783
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $47,895
   
Net Assets $5,991,962

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 $3,348,985 100.0%

Ratings History
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 97.87 four stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 93.86 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.51 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.37 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 90.94 four stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 94.84 four stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 96.01 four stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 90.94 four stars
2010-06 08/01/2012 86.36 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 24-0824164
Name in IRS Master File THE UNITED WAY OF LACKAWANNA AND WAYNE COUNTIES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
(179) Other health services
(349) Other youth organization or activities
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 November, 1955
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$106,770 2.76% Gary Drapek President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties (PA) 98.23 four stars
United Way Worldwide (VA) 96.46 four stars
The United Way of Greater Waterbury (CT) 91.16 four stars
United Way of Central Alabama (AL) 100.00 four stars
United Way of Southwest Virginia (VA) 96.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
615 Jefferson Avenue
PO Box 526
Scranton, PA 18501
tel: (570) 343-1267
fax: (570) 969-2977
EIN: 24-0824164

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Board Leadership

George Lynett, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Gary Drapek
President, CEO

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