Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Southwest Louisiana

Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.

four stars

91.12

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

Board Leadership
Kevin Lacy
Chair

CEO
Denise Durel
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.12 four stars
  Financial 87.45 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For over 80 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community. When you join the United Way team, you're supporting a powerful movement to impact the region's most pressing health and human service needs. Corporate Cornerstone companies typically cover 94 - 96% of administrative costs each year.

For over 80 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community. When you join the United Way team, you're supporting a powerful movement to impact the region's most pressing health and human service needs. Corporate Cornerstone companies typically cover 94 - 96% of administrative costs each year.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
4,740,630
Number of people given basic needs
83,801
Number of people given education
6,773
Number of people given economic mobility
8,388
Number of people given health/dental services
12,082
Number of meals served or provided
428,914
Number of therapy hours provided to clients
98,215
Number of crisis hotline calls answered
18,297
Number of educational hours provided to adults/children
187,251
Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)
9,924
Number of books given to pre-school children
13,573
This impact information is current as of August 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.37
  Program Expenses Growth 4.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.2%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,020,836
   Federated Campaigns $73,892
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $86,551
Total Contributions $4,181,279
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,181,279
   Other Revenue $186,299
TOTAL REVENUE $4,367,578
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,220,351
   Administrative Expenses $477,645
   Fundraising Expenses $535,571
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,233,567
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $134,011
   
Net Assets $5,988,078

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$142,081 3.35% Denise Durel President, CEO

Mission

For over 80 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community. When you join the United Way team, you're supporting a powerful movement to impact the region's most pressing health and human service needs. Corporate Cornerstone companies typically cover 94 - 96% of administrative costs each year.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Southwest Louisiana (LA) 91.12 four stars
United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties (FL) 90.97 four stars
United Way of Odessa (TX) 87.75 three stars
United Way of Southern Cameron County (TX) 98.23 four stars
United Way of Monterey County (CA) 87.35 three stars

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Official Charity Response

Our Corporate Cornerstone Companies designate their gifts to help underwrite United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s annual campaign, dues and administrative costs. With these designations, United Way of Southwest Louisiana is able to maximize the dollars donated to our campaign. There are over 35 companies that underwrite and approve our administrative costs. Money from donations, fundraisers and grants are not spent on administrative, fundraising or dues.

Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Kevin Lacy
Chair

CEO

Denise Durel
President & CEO