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Community Development : United Ways

CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Northwest Montana United Way

three stars

82.75

P.O. Box 7217 Kalispell, MT 59904
tel: (406) 752-7266   Web Site
EIN: 81-0304856

CEO
Sharon Stevens
Executive Director

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On September 6, 2018, The Daily Inter Lake published an article titled, "GATEWAY LOAN BACKER SUES UNITED WAY." For more information, please see The Daily Inter Lake article.

  • On October 10, 2019, The NonProfit Quarterly published an article titled, "Nonprofit Sues Over Ejection from United Way Fiscal Sponsorship." For more information, please see The NonProfit Quarterly article.

  • On March 9, 2020, The Flathead Beacon published an article titled, "United Way Settles Lawsuit Filed by Family-Service Provider." For more information, please see The Flathead Beacon article.


This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.75 three stars
  Financial 89.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

three stars

89.49

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.03
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.53
  Program Expenses Growth -2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Montana United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Northwest Montana United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Montana United Way (MT) 82.75 three stars
United Way of Medina County (OH) 90.05 four stars
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (CT) 89.11 three stars
United Way of Greater Houston (TX) 96.46 four stars
United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County (TX) 91.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $759,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $759,875
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $759,875
   Other Revenue $15,517
TOTAL REVENUE $775,392
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $740,491
   Administrative Expenses $52,336
   Fundraising Expenses $43,277
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $836,104
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-60,712
   
Net Assets $501,657

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 82.75 three stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 81.02 three stars
-- 09/25/2018 --Moderate Concern Advisory

On September 6, 2018, The Daily Inter Lake published an article titled, "GATEWAY LOAN BACKER SUES UNITED WAY." For more information, please see The Daily Inter Lake article.

2016-12 06/01/2018 82.90 three stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 83.82 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.17 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 08/01/2015 77.47 two stars
2012-12 07/01/2014 77.56 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2014 78.58 two stars
2011-12 10/01/2013 80.22 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 81-0304856
Name in IRS Master File NORTHWEST MONTANA UNITED WAY
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 December, 1969
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$32,160 3.84% Sharon Stevens Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Northwest Montana United Way (MT) 82.75 three stars
United Way of Frederick County (MD) 89.34 three stars
United Way of Central Indiana (IN) 97.73 four stars
United Way of York County, Maine (ME) 87.12 three stars
United Way of the Wine Country (CA) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Northwest Montana United Way
P.O. Box 7217
Kalispell, MT 59904
tel: (406) 752-7266
fax: (406) 755-7266
EIN: 81-0304856

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CEO

Sharon Stevens
Executive Director

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