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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Greater Lorain County

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Impact Information is available from our partner, GuideStar

four stars

93.19

642 Broadway Avenue Lorain, OH 44052
tel: (440) 277-6530   Web Site
EIN: 34-1011104

Board Leadership
Carrie Sechel
President

CEO
William Harper
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.19 four stars
  Financial 91.24 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

A catalyst for measurable community transformation, leading to a better life for all through collective impact in health, education, and financial stability.

A catalyst for measurable community transformation, leading to a better life for all through collective impact in health, education, and financial stability.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Percentage of single moms improving their employment situation within three months of collaborative program completion
68
Percentage of households returned to financial stability through emergency financial assistance that required additional unplanned assistance within 13 months
5
Number of participants in collaborative health and wellness activities
16,421
Number of parents and children participating in collaborative Pre-K program activities
3,709
Number of family members participating in school activities
450
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This impact information is current as of January 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

91.24

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.42
  Program Expenses Growth 9.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Lorain County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Lorain County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Lorain County (OH) 93.19 four stars
United Way of Portage County, OH (OH) 86.65 three stars
United Way of Bartholomew County (IN) 98.23 four stars
United Way of Southwest Louisiana (LA) 89.84 three stars
United Way of Pueblo County (CO) 98.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,529,641
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $96,357
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,625,998
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,625,998
   Other Revenue $152,534
TOTAL REVENUE $2,778,532
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,204,352
   Administrative Expenses $302,106
   Fundraising Expenses $316,669
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,823,127
   
Payments to Affiliates $24,195
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-44,595
   
Net Assets $3,936,542

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
Community Impact Funds $2,012,987 91.3%
Information and Referral $120,932 5.5%
Direct Services $70,433 3.2%

Ratings History
United Way of Greater Lorain County has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 93.19 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 93.45 four stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 88.00 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.50 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 87.40 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 88.70 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 90.42 four stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 85.87 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 34-1011104
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF GREATER LORAIN COUNTY
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(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 November, 1967
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
$117,767 4.17% William Harper Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Lorain County (OH) 93.19 four stars
United Way of Genesee County (MI) 90.70 four stars
United Way of Brevard (FL) 87.97 three stars
United Way of the Midlands, South Carolina (SC) 94.61 four stars
Heart of Missouri United Way (MO) 87.66 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Greater Lorain County
642 Broadway Avenue
Lorain, OH 44052
tel: (440) 277-6530
EIN: 34-1011104

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Board Leadership

Carrie Sechel
President

CEO

William Harper
Executive Director

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