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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

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three stars

86.38

333 South Wabash Avenue 30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 906-2350   Web Site
EIN: 30-0200478

Board Leadership
Ellen Costello
Chairperson

CEO
Wendy DuBoe
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.38 three stars
  Financial 81.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

81.17

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
82.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Metropolitan Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Metropolitan Chicago on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 86.38 three stars
United Way California Capital Region (CA) 87.50 three stars
United Way of Forsyth County - GA (GA) 88.86 three stars
United Way of Southwest Virginia (VA) 94.69 four stars
United Way of the Ohio Valley (KY) 89.55 three stars

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United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. Locally, the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago support system includes North-Northwest United Way and South-Southwest and West Suburban Regional Offices.

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago leverages expertise, connections and resources to transform individual lives and entire neighborhoods, helping more than 1 million people each year.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $47,954,445
   Federated Campaigns $340,476
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,126,816
Total Contributions $50,421,737
   Program Service Revenue $536,383
Total Primary Revenue $50,958,120
   Other Revenue $699,886
TOTAL REVENUE $51,658,006
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $43,678,512
   Administrative Expenses $4,078,051
   Fundraising Expenses $4,998,998
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $52,755,561
   
Payments to Affiliates $504,875
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,097,555
   
Net Assets $18,109,566

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
Program Service Grants $17,580,752 40.3%
Health & Wellness $13,011,416 29.8%
Education $7,069,515 16.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 07/01/2017 86.38 three stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 86.02 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 84.26 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.24 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.09 three stars
2014-06 09/01/2015 85.80 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 80.87 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 81.38 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.37 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 73.81 two 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 30-0200478
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO 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.
(279) Other services or benefits to members or employees
(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 Central - the organization is a parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name UNITED WAY OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO
Ruling Date February, 2004
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$373,364 0.70% Wendy Duboe President, CEO

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. Locally, the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago support system includes North-Northwest United Way and South-Southwest and West Suburban Regional Offices.

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago leverages expertise, connections and resources to transform individual lives and entire neighborhoods, helping more than 1 million people each year.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 86.38 three stars
United Way of Douglas County (KS) 92.38 four stars
United Way of the Ocoee Region (TN) 95.05 four stars
United Way of Bay County (MI) 87.94 three stars
United Way of Hunterdon County (NJ) 85.42 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
333 South Wabash Avenue
30th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
tel: (312) 906-2350
fax: (312) 876-0199
EIN: 30-0200478

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Board Leadership

Ellen Costello
Chairperson

CEO

Wendy DuBoe
President, CEO

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