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Community Development : United Ways

United Way of Western Connecticut

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four stars

94.25

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 94.25 four stars
  Financial 91.87 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of fiscal sponsorship dollars distributed
538,846
Number of groups brought together in a coalition/alliance/partnership
152
Number of volunteers
1,893
Number of volunteer management professionals trained
34
Number of unique website visitors
51,448
Number of press articles published
55
Number of new donors
1,146
Number of donors retained
2,366
Number of donations made by board members
15
Number of new grants received
18
Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service
130
Total number of grants awarded
55
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
598,000
This impact information is current as of March 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

91.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
81.4%
  Administrative Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth -2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.6%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Western Connecticut (CT) 94.25 four stars
United Way for Jackson & George Counties (MS) 95.27 four stars
United Way of Greater New Bedford (MA) 92.74 four stars
United Way of Lebanon County (PA) 88.02 three stars
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (OR) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,560,254
   Federated Campaigns $4,272,932
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $139,007
   Related Organizations $242,757
   Government Grants $275,941
Total Contributions $6,490,891
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,490,891
   Other Revenue $137,025
TOTAL REVENUE $6,627,916
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,965,752
   Administrative Expenses $617,171
   Fundraising Expenses $474,818
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,057,741
   
Payments to Affiliates $47,090
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $570,175
   
Net Assets $4,915,923

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 Initiatives $3,054,466 61.5%
Community Impact Grants $1,911,286 38.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 94.25 four stars
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
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,934 2.82% Kimberly Morgan Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Western Connecticut (CT) 94.25 four stars
United Way of Brazoria County (TX) 97.17 four stars
United Way of Greater Nashua (NH) 89.69 three stars
United Way of Northern New Jersey (NJ) 85.98 three stars
United Way of Portage County, OH (OH) 86.65 three 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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