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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Southwest Louisiana

Live United

three stars

83.70

815 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601
tel: (888) 433-1088   Web Site
EIN: 72-0456901

Board Leadership
Joanne Logston
Chair

CEO
Denise Durel
President/CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.70 three stars
  Financial 77.31 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

77.31

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
75.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.44
  Program Expenses Growth -1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Southwest Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Southwest Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Southwest Louisiana (LA) 83.70 three stars
United Way of Northern Arizona (AZ) 85.29 three stars
The United Way of Amarillo & Canyon (TX) 87.28 three stars
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties (PA) 92.51 four stars
United Way of Greater Lorain County (OH) 88.00 three stars

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For more than 70 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community. Currently, United Way of Southwest Louisiana works with our partners to deliver nearly 55 programs and multiple services that target community needs that center around the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to stable employment, sufficient income to support a family through retirement, and sound mental and physical health.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,952,243
   Federated Campaigns $153,964
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $35,080
Total Contributions $4,141,287
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,141,287
   Other Revenue $20,387
TOTAL REVENUE $4,161,674
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,829,164
   Administrative Expenses $435,821
   Fundraising Expenses $570,694
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,835,679
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $325,995
   
Net Assets $5,494,465

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
Allocation to United Way Agency Partners $2,302,792 81.4%
Supporting Community Programs $260,957 9.2%
Support of Other Community Initiatives $209,825 7.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 06/01/2017 83.70 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.11 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.59 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.37 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 85.31 three stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 74.30 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 72-0456901
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Religious 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 March, 1954
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,748 3.25% Denise Durel President, CEO

For more than 70 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community. Currently, United Way of Southwest Louisiana works with our partners to deliver nearly 55 programs and multiple services that target community needs that center around the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to stable employment, sufficient income to support a family through retirement, and sound mental and physical health.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Southwest Louisiana (LA) 83.70 three stars
Brown County United Way (WI) 91.76 four stars
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut (CT) 91.16 four stars
United Way of Metropolitan Nashville (TN) 89.00 three stars
United Way of Central Alabama (AL) 93.24 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Southwest Louisiana
815 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
tel: (888) 433-1088
fax: (337) 433-3679
EIN: 72-0456901

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Board Leadership

Joanne Logston
Chair

CEO

Denise Durel
President/CEO

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