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Community Development : United Ways

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County

Empowering Children for the Future

three stars

89.11

855 Main Street 10th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
tel: (203) 334-5106   Web Site
EIN: 06-0864341

Board Leadership
Samuel B. Tingley
Chair

CEO
Jeff Kimball
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.11 three stars
  Financial 84.60 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Adversity is not destiny. We believe that all children should have an opportunity to succeed and realize their potential, but right now many of Fairfield County's children face significant obstacles. They aren't ready to learn when entering Kindergarten, 76% aren't reading at level by 3rd grade, they hit a recurrent summer slide and don't have the necessary skills to transition from middle to high school. As a result, they aren't ready for college or prepared for a career. To empower children for the future, we adopted a new approach, one where we work collaboratively with a wide array of stakeholders, towards a shared goal, through a process that disrupts the status quo, demands accountability and operates transparently. We work like architects, designing and building Ecosystems of Opportunity, which implement innovative, practical and sustainable solutions, tailored specifically to our community.

Adversity is not destiny. We believe that all children should have an opportunity to succeed and realize their potential, but right now many of Fairfield County's children face significant obstacles. They aren't ready to learn when entering Kindergarten, 76% aren't reading at level by 3rd grade, they hit a recurrent summer slide and don't have the necessary skills to transition from middle to high school. As a result, they aren't ready for college or prepared for a career. To empower children for the future, we adopted a new approach, one where we work collaboratively with a wide array of stakeholders, towards a shared goal, through a process that disrupts the status quo, demands accountability and operates transparently. We work like architects, designing and building Ecosystems of Opportunity, which implement innovative, practical and sustainable solutions, tailored specifically to our community.

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Financial

three stars

84.60

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
83.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth -11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Coastal Fairfield County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Coastal Fairfield County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (CT) 89.11 three stars
United Way of Denton County (TX) 88.19 three stars
United Way of Rock River Valley (IL) 90.73 four stars
United Way Galveston County Mainland (TX) 94.74 four stars
United Way of Passaic County (NJ) 90.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $458,920
   Federated Campaigns $2,774,480
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $158,835
   Government Grants $1,054,576
Total Contributions $4,446,811
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,446,811
   Other Revenue $114,807
TOTAL REVENUE $4,561,618
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,323,768
   Administrative Expenses $343,116
   Fundraising Expenses $662,625
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,329,509
   
Payments to Affiliates $49,315
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-767,891
   
Net Assets $5,437,901

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
Engaging Partners to Build Innovative Solutions $3,310,612 76.6%
Designations $1,013,156 23.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 89.11 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 89.02 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.89 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 87.89 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.67 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 81.86 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 95.70 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 94.47 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 06-0864341
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF COASTAL FAIRFIELD COUNTY 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
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 October, 1934
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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$182,841 3.43% Merle Berke-Schlessel President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (CT) 89.11 three stars
Valley of the Sun United Way (AZ) 95.12 four stars
United Way of Utah County (UT) 93.98 four stars
United Way of McLean County (IL) 85.10 three stars
United Way of Greater Union County (NJ) 87.59 three stars

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Official Charity Response

The financial rating displayed, which lowered our score from four stars to three, is based upon our 2018 financial reporting. Our financial position has changed, with new audited financials available as well as a more recent 990. Because our fiscal year ends when the report is produced (July 1) but our year-end informaiton isn't available until the fall, the data is old, which is just a function of timing. All financial informaiton can be found on our new website, as well as specific ROI metrics for our program work. -- Jeff Kimball, CEO

Charity Contact Info

United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
855 Main Street
10th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06604
tel: (203) 334-5106
fax: (203) 334-3297
EIN: 06-0864341

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Board Leadership

Samuel B. Tingley
Chair

CEO

Jeff Kimball
President & CEO

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