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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Western Connecticut

Live United

three stars

89.93

301 Main Street Suite 2-5
Danbury, CT 06810
tel: (203) 792-5330   Web Site
EIN: 06-0646577

Board Leadership
Cynthia Merkle
Chair

CEO
Kim Morgan
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.93 three stars
  Financial 85.76 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) helps residents across Northern Fairfield County, Southern Litchfield County and the City of Stamford by focusing on the vital building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the power of caring communities to create lasting change. We are committed to ensuring that every child enters school ready to learn, every family is financially stable, and every community we serve is healthy and strong. We are particularly focused on a population that United Way identifies as ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) in our communities. These are individuals and families who work hard, but struggle to make ends meet. By leveraging the collective power of the community, we are focused on creating an environment where individuals and families are self-sufficient and can achieve financial independence. For more information about UWWC, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org.

United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) helps residents across Northern Fairfield County, Southern Litchfield County and the City of Stamford by focusing on the vital building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the power of caring communities to create lasting change. We are committed to ensuring that every child enters school ready to learn, every family is financially stable, and every community we serve is healthy and strong. We are particularly focused on a population that United Way identifies as ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) in our communities. These are individuals and families who work hard, but struggle to make ends meet. By leveraging the collective power of the community, we are focused on creating an environment where individuals and families are self-sufficient and can achieve financial independence. For more information about UWWC, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org.

Financial

three stars

85.76

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.70
  Program Expenses Growth -6.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Western Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Western Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Western Connecticut (CT) 89.93 three stars
United Way of Calvert County (MD) 85.53 three stars
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (OH) 85.07 three stars
United Way of Northwest Vermont (VT) 88.09 three stars
United Way of Bucks County (PA) 90.07 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,305,546
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $91,130
   Related Organizations $244,257
   Government Grants $219,902
Total Contributions $5,860,835
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,860,835
   Other Revenue $76,290
TOTAL REVENUE $5,937,125
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,601,284
   Administrative Expenses $531,222
   Fundraising Expenses $440,012
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,572,518
   
Payments to Affiliates $47,891
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $364,607
   
Net Assets $4,241,236

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 Grants $2,688,607 58.4%
Community Impact Initiatives $1,833,707 39.9%
Provision for Uncollectable Accounts $78,970 1.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.93 three stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.27 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 88.72 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.39 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.40 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.46 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 89.02 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 88.39 three stars
2011-06 12/21/2012 80.99 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 06-0646577
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT 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.
(927) Fundraising
(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 July, 1942
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
$160,321 2.87% Kimberly Morgan Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Western Connecticut (CT) 89.93 three stars
United Way of El Paso County (TX) 87.36 three stars
United Way of Larimer County (CO) 87.56 three stars
Granite United Way (NH) 89.02 three stars
Capital Area United Way, Louisiana (LA) 93.42 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Western Connecticut
301 Main Street
Suite 2-5
Danbury, CT 06810
tel: (203) 792-5330
fax: (203) 790-5182
EIN: 06-0646577

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Board Leadership

Cynthia Merkle
Chair

CEO

Kim Morgan
Chief Executive Officer

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