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Community Development : United Ways

United Way of Southern Cameron County

Live United.

four stars

98.23

634 East Levee Street Brownsville, TX 78520
tel: (956) 548-6880   Web Site
EIN: 74-1241385

Board Leadership
Jaime Martinez
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Traci Wickett
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 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Southern Cameron County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities to advance the common good. We are here to bring our communities together to find and address those issues that are most important to you. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

United Way of Southern Cameron County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities to advance the common good. We are here to bring our communities together to find and address those issues that are most important to you. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Earned Income Credits claimed at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sites.
4,786,430
Percentage of eligible high school seniors completing the Apply Texas college application.
100
Number of tax returns completed by volunteers
5,159
High School students certified by the IRS as Volunteer Tax Preparers.
300
This impact information is current as of October 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

97.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
85.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.30
  Program Expenses Growth 3.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Southern Cameron County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Southern Cameron County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Southern Cameron County (TX) 98.23 four stars
United Way of Bartholomew County (IN) 97.89 four stars
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (MA) 90.06 four stars
United Way of the Quad Cities Area (IA) 87.05 three stars
United Way of Gaston County (NC) 90.48 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,000
   Federated Campaigns $902,734
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $833,090
Total Contributions $1,746,824
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,746,824
   Other Revenue $249,789
TOTAL REVENUE $1,996,613
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,377,350
   Administrative Expenses $103,920
   Fundraising Expenses $121,625
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,602,895
   
Payments to Affiliates $17,013
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $393,718
   
Net Assets $2,034,332

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
Education $694,685 50.4%
Income Initiative $451,047 32.7%
Health $214,102 15.5%

Ratings History
United Way of Southern Cameron County has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 98.23 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 94.10 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 93.45 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 91.16 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 89.39 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 05/01/2015 93.38 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 97.58 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 89.12 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 97.30 four 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 74-1241385
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN CAMERON 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 (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(927) Fundraising
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 1957
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,835 5.10% Traci Wickett President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Southern Cameron County (TX) 98.23 four stars
United Way - Thomas Jefferson Area (VA) 96.11 four stars
United Way of Southern Chester County (PA) 87.04 three stars
United Way of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.39 four stars
North Texas Area United Way (TX) 87.38 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Southern Cameron County
634 East Levee Street
Brownsville, TX 78520
tel: (956) 548-6880
fax: (956) 548-6906
EIN: 74-1241385

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Board Leadership

Jaime Martinez
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Traci Wickett
President & CEO

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