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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Central Illinois

Live United

four stars

96.46

1999 Wabash Avenue Suite 107
Springfield, IL 62704
tel: (217) 726-7000   Web Site
EIN: 37-0716060

Board Leadership
Kate Ward
Board Chair

CEO
John P. Kelker
President, and CPO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1922, United Way of Central Illinois creates a better life for us by advancing the common good. Our focus is on protecting services vital to the immediate basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community; while making long term investments in education, financial stability and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. We bring together people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.

Founded in 1922, United Way of Central Illinois creates a better life for us by advancing the common good. Our focus is on protecting services vital to the immediate basic needs of the most vulnerable members of our community; while making long term investments in education, financial stability and health, because these are the building blocks for a good quality of life. We bring together people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done.

Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 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)
85.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.03
  Program Expenses Growth 3.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central Illinois on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central Illinois on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
In 2015, the organization underwent a shift from funding programs based upon programmatic outcomes to funding programs addressing specific priorities under identified issue areas Issue area priorities were determined through a series of community meetings featuring a robust discussion of community needs, gaps in service and United Way's ability to address such needs Community listening sessions are conducted on a continuous basis to assure United Way is addressing the most critical needs at a local level
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central Illinois (IL) 96.46 four stars
United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley (VA) 91.67 four stars
United Way of Monterey County (CA) 87.35 three stars
United Way of Bristol (TN) 86.92 three stars
The United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties Ohio (OH) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,473,620
   Federated Campaigns $118,997
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,592,617
   Program Service Revenue $1,221
Total Primary Revenue $2,593,838
   Other Revenue $277,671
TOTAL REVENUE $2,871,509
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,830,565
   Administrative Expenses $203,476
   Fundraising Expenses $189,338
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,223,379
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-351,870
   
Net Assets $6,436,780

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 Contributions to Non-Profit Agencies $1,353,365 47.8%
Education $666,078 23.5%
Basic Needs $321,665 11.4%

Ratings History
United Way of Central Illinois has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 96.46 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 95.82 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 91.96 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 87.72 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 89.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.09 three stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 86.02 three stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 88.78 three stars
2010-12 08/01/2012 83.03 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 37-0716060
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS 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.
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 March, 1942
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$122,546 3.80% John P. Kelker President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central Illinois (IL) 96.46 four stars
United Way for Greater Austin (TX) 88.04 three stars
United Way of Jackson County (MI) 90.71 four stars
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (VA) 94.69 four stars
Monadnock United Way (NH) 92.51 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Central Illinois
1999 Wabash Avenue
Suite 107
Springfield, IL 62704
tel: (217) 726-7000
fax: (217) 726-9690
EIN: 37-0716060

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Board Leadership

Kate Ward
Board Chair

CEO

John P. Kelker
President, and CPO

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