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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Southwest Alabama

Live United.

three stars

83.76

218 St. Francis Street Mobile, AL 36602
tel: (251) 433-3624   Web Site
EIN: 63-0351568

Board Leadership
Tony Waldrop
Chairman

CEO
Jill Chenoweth
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.76 three stars
  Financial 77.39 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The United Way of Southwest Alabama works to strengthen communities by focusing on uniting and mobilizing resources in support of the building blocks for a better life: Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Essentials. United Way of Southwest Alabama is creating real, lasting change right here by focusing on the building blocks of a better life. We strengthen neighborhoods, bolster the health of our communities and we change the lives of those who walk by us everyday. For 85 years, our contributions to local community partners have helped those most in need, right here in our community.

The United Way of Southwest Alabama works to strengthen communities by focusing on uniting and mobilizing resources in support of the building blocks for a better life: Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Essentials. United Way of Southwest Alabama is creating real, lasting change right here by focusing on the building blocks of a better life. We strengthen neighborhoods, bolster the health of our communities and we change the lives of those who walk by us everyday. For 85 years, our contributions to local community partners have helped those most in need, right here in our community.

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Financial

two stars

77.39

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.41
  Program Expenses Growth -7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Southwest Alabama on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Southwest Alabama on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Southwest Alabama (AL) 83.76 three stars
United Way of Miami-Dade (FL) 92.16 four stars
Valley of the Sun United Way (AZ) 95.12 four stars
United Way of Santa Barbara County (CA) 91.20 four stars
United Way of Marathon County (WI) 92.75 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,685,626
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $77,144
Total Contributions $3,762,770
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,762,770
   Other Revenue $200,692
TOTAL REVENUE $3,963,462
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,216,070
   Administrative Expenses $196,606
   Fundraising Expenses $504,264
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,916,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $37,779
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $46,522
   
Net Assets $1,845,910

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
Health & Human Service Allocations $2,390,372 74.3%
Volunteer Connect $97,211 3.0%
2-1-1 $76,709 2.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 83.76 three stars
2017-03 09/01/2018 78.62 two stars
2016-03 08/01/2017 85.01 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 95.29 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 90.24 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 86.42 three stars
2011-12 11/01/2013 78.72 two 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 63-0351568
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST 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 (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 March, 1958
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
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$65,098 1.66% Jill Chenoweth President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$68,640 1.75% Clifford Grimes Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Southwest Alabama (AL) 83.76 three stars
United Way Of Alamance County (NC) 85.86 three stars
United Way of Northeast Florida (FL) 95.04 four stars
Heart of Illinois United Way (IL) 86.19 three stars
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (OR) 91.45 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Southwest Alabama
218 St. Francis Street
Mobile, AL 36602
tel: (251) 433-3624
fax: (251) 431-0120
EIN: 63-0351568

Mail donations to:
Post Office Drawer 89
Mobile, AL 36602

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Board Leadership

Tony Waldrop
Chairman

CEO

Jill Chenoweth
President & CEO

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