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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

United, we are unleashing the potential of greater Chicago...neighborhood by neighborhood.

three stars

87.91

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

Board Leadership
Patrick J. Canning
Chairperson

CEO
Sean Garrett
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.91 three stars
  Financial 86.92 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Metro Chicago is the largest private funder and most effective convener of human services in the Chicago region. We fight for the health, education, financial stability and safety of every person in every neighborhood across the Chicago region. We go beyond single-issue solutions and temporary fixes to impact millions of lives

United Way of Metro Chicago is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. Locally, the United Way of Metro Chicago network includes the city of Chicago, as well as the North-Northwest, South-Southwest and West Suburban regions.

United Way of Metro Chicago is the largest private funder and most effective convener of human services in the Chicago region. We fight for the health, education, financial stability and safety of every person in every neighborhood across the Chicago region. We go beyond single-issue solutions and temporary fixes to impact millions of lives

United Way of Metro Chicago is part of a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. Locally, the United Way of Metro Chicago network includes the city of Chicago, as well as the North-Northwest, South-Southwest and West Suburban regions.

Financial

three stars

86.92

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.21
  Program Expenses Growth 8.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 48.0%
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) 87.91 three stars
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area (NY) 93.20 four stars
United Way of the Ohio Valley (KY) 86.09 three stars
United Way of Greater Chattanooga (TN) 90.69 four stars
United Way of Broward County (FL) 86.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $49,403,062
   Federated Campaigns $262,629
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $472,136
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $889,740
Total Contributions $51,027,567
   Program Service Revenue $258,553
Total Primary Revenue $51,286,120
   Other Revenue $245,285
TOTAL REVENUE $51,531,405
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $46,123,190
   Administrative Expenses $3,756,084
   Fundraising Expenses $5,473,261
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $55,352,535
   
Payments to Affiliates $582,690
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-3,821,130
   
Net Assets $14,659,139

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 $18,045,247 39.1%
Health & Wellness $11,852,515 25.7%
Education $7,756,859 16.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.91 three stars
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, 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
$372,440 0.67% Wendy Du Boe President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 87.91 three stars
United Way of Southern Cameron County (TX) 94.10 four stars
United Way of Central Illinois (IL) 91.96 four stars
United Way of Central Minnesota (MN) 93.83 four stars
United Way of the Black Hills (SD) 91.83 four 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

Patrick J. Canning
Chairperson

CEO

Sean Garrett
President, CEO

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