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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Erie County

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four stars

95.36

420 West 6th Street Suite 200
Erie, PA 16507
tel: (814) 456-2937   Web Site
EIN: 25-1053091

Board Leadership
Janel Bonsell & David Gibbons
Board Co-Chairs

CEO
Bill Jackson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 95.36 four stars
  Financial 94.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

At United Way of Erie County, we are working to reduce poverty in our region and create opportunities for a better life for everyone. We recruit people and organizations from across the community who bring the passion, resources and expertise needed to get things done. United Way of Erie County is a local organization that is accountable to our investors and our community. We are governed by a local board of directors and all decisions are made at the local level. Thanks to the generous community support we receive, United Way helps improve the lives of one out of every three people in Erie County in each year. Last year alone, over 100,000 men, women and children in our region were touched by United Way.

At United Way of Erie County, we are working to reduce poverty in our region and create opportunities for a better life for everyone. We recruit people and organizations from across the community who bring the passion, resources and expertise needed to get things done. United Way of Erie County is a local organization that is accountable to our investors and our community. We are governed by a local board of directors and all decisions are made at the local level. Thanks to the generous community support we receive, United Way helps improve the lives of one out of every three people in Erie County in each year. Last year alone, over 100,000 men, women and children in our region were touched by United Way.

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Financial

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94.80

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.43
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Erie County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Erie County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Erie County (PA) 95.36 four stars
United Way of the Midlands, South Carolina (SC) 94.61 four stars
United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County (TX) 85.94 three stars
Heart of Florida United Way (FL) 98.23 four stars
United Way of San Diego County (CA) 88.72 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,123,432
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $29,710
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,153,142
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,153,142
   Other Revenue $1,659,672
TOTAL REVENUE $5,812,814
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,820,132
   Administrative Expenses $303,757
   Fundraising Expenses $652,922
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,776,811
   
Payments to Affiliates $66,100
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-963,997
   
Net Assets $22,234,159

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
Grant Allocations and Community Impact $4,540,676 78.0%
Community Schools $643,085 11.0%
Dolly Parton Imagination Library $262,047 4.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 95.36 four stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 89.27 three stars
2015-12 12/21/2016 90.15 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.19 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 91.22 four stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 93.08 four stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 92.75 four 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 25-1053091
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF ERIE COUNTY
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.
(59) Other school related activities
(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 August, 1959
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$148,521 2.19% William G. Jackson President, CPO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Erie County (PA) 95.36 four stars
United Way of Greater Rochester (NY) 96.69 four stars
United Way of Frederick County (MD) 89.34 three stars
United Way of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.39 four stars
United Way of Greater Lorain County (OH) 93.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Erie County
420 West 6th Street
Suite 200
Erie, PA 16507
tel: (814) 456-2937
fax: (814) 459-5750
EIN: 25-1053091

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Board Leadership

Janel Bonsell & David Gibbons
Board Co-Chairs

CEO

Bill Jackson
President

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