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Community Development : United Ways

United Way of Western Connecticut

Live United

97.64

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

Board Leadership
Cheryl Bakewell
Chair

CEO
Kim Morgan
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.64
  Financial 96.67
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Western Connecticut 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 the lives of hard-working, struggling households by mobilizing the resources of local communities to create lasting change. We are 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 United Way of Western Connecticut, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org.

United Way of Western Connecticut 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 the lives of hard-working, struggling households by mobilizing the resources of local communities to create lasting change. We are 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 United Way of Western Connecticut, please visit: www.uwwesternct.org.

Financial

96.67

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 11/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
79.9%
  Administrative Expenses 11.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.00
  Program Expenses Growth 0.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.7%
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) 97.64
United Way of Southwest Louisiana (LA) 91.33
Wiregrass United Way (AL) 91.06
United Way of West Central Mississippi (MS) 85.97
United Way of East Central Iowa (IA) 89.39

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,079,827
   Federated Campaigns $3,332,850
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $14,716
   Related Organizations $137,434
   Government Grants $750,263
Total Contributions $6,315,090
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,315,090
   Other Revenue $138,504
TOTAL REVENUE $6,453,594
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,619,510
   Administrative Expenses $711,322
   Fundraising Expenses $443,720
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,774,552
   
Payments to Affiliates $55,652
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $679,042
   
Net Assets $5,829,384

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 $3,493,390 75.6%
Community Impact Grants $1,126,120 24.4%

Ratings History
United Way of Western Connecticut has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 11/01/2021 97.64
2019-06 07/01/2020 93.43
2018-06 06/01/2019 94.25
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.93
2017-06 07/01/2018 87.27
2016-06 08/01/2017 88.72
2015-06 11/01/2016 87.39
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.40
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.46
2013-06 07/01/2014 89.02
2012-06 09/01/2013 88.39
2011-06 12/21/2012 80.99

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$164,585 2.85% Kimberly Morgan Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Western Connecticut (CT) 97.64
United Way of Northern New Mexico (NM) 90.66
United Way of the Piedmont (SC) 92.94
United Way Blackhawk Region (WI) 94.00
United Way of Greater Plymouth County (MA) 85.34

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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
EIN: 06-0646577

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Board Leadership

Cheryl Bakewell
Chair

CEO

Kim Morgan
Chief Executive Officer

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