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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of West Alabama

Live United

three stars

87.78

2720 Sixth Street Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
tel: (205) 345-6640   Web Site
EIN: 63-0321464

Board Leadership
Norman Crow
Board Chairman

CEO
Jackie Wuska
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.78 three stars
  Financial 91.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1946, the United Way of West Alabama (UWWA) seeks to determine the needs of the West Alabama community and through the support of community volunteers and donors works to solve those needs for positive changes within the West Alabama community. United Way creates opportunities by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: Education, Income/Financial Stability, & Health. United Way is helping children and youth achieve their potential through education, helping families become financially stable and independent, improving people's health, and responding to emergency and disaster needs.

Founded in 1946, the United Way of West Alabama (UWWA) seeks to determine the needs of the West Alabama community and through the support of community volunteers and donors works to solve those needs for positive changes within the West Alabama community. United Way creates opportunities by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: Education, Income/Financial Stability, & Health. United Way is helping children and youth achieve their potential through education, helping families become financially stable and independent, improving people's health, and responding to emergency and disaster needs.

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Financial

four stars

91.43

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.62
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of West Alabama on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of West Alabama on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of West Alabama (AL) 87.78 three stars
Sioux Empire United Way (SD) 91.96 four stars
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (VA) 94.69 four stars
United Way of Washington County Maryland (MD) 86.25 three stars
United Way of Rock River Valley (IL) 89.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $79,340
   Federated Campaigns $3,918,173
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,997,513
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,997,513
   Other Revenue $10,571
TOTAL REVENUE $4,008,084
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,510,739
   Administrative Expenses $185,834
   Fundraising Expenses $313,070
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,009,643
   
Payments to Affiliates $41,847
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,559
   
Net Assets $2,469,875

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
Fund Distribution $3,510,739 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 02/01/2021 87.78 three stars
2018-12 02/01/2020 78.13 two stars
2017-12 12/01/2018 88.81 three stars
2016-12 12/22/2017 86.87 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 84.27 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 82.62 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 82.77 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 81.71 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 88.28 three stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 85.77 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 63-0321464
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF WEST ALABAMA 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 (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 March, 1972
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,780 3.41% Jackie Wuska Chief Professional Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of West Alabama (AL) 87.78 three stars
United Way of Anderson County - SC (SC) 90.52 four stars
Greater Ottawa County United Way (MI) 88.55 three stars
United Way of Franklin County (PA) 86.07 three stars
United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (MN) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of West Alabama
2720 Sixth Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
tel: (205) 345-6640
fax: (205) 345-6681
EIN: 63-0321464

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2291
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

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Board Leadership

Norman Crow
Board Chairman

CEO

Jackie Wuska
President, CEO

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