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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Erie County

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four stars

90.15

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

Board Leadership
Janel Bonsell
Board Chair

CEO
Bill Jackson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.15 four stars
  Financial 86.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

Financial

three stars

86.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/21/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
81.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.40
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.3%
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) 90.15 four stars
Greater Gallatin United Way (MT) 93.98 four stars
United Way of York County, Pennsylvania (PA) 89.02 three stars
United Way of East Central Iowa (IA) 90.71 four stars
Heart of West Michigan United Way (MI) 90.71 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,236,003
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $6,800
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,242,803
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,242,803
   Other Revenue $531,540
TOTAL REVENUE $5,774,343
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,204,260
   Administrative Expenses $353,565
   Fundraising Expenses $718,210
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,276,035
   
Payments to Affiliates $66,364
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-501,692
   
Net Assets $21,545,589

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 $4,541,937 87.3%
Dolly Parton Imagination Library $258,897 5.0%
Erie Free Taxes $146,745 2.8%

Ratings History
United Way of Erie County has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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
$152,076 2.42% William G. Jackson President, CPO

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Erie County (PA) 90.15 four stars
United Way of Southern Chautauqua County (NY) 93.54 four stars
United Way of McLean County (IL) 89.50 three stars
United Way Galveston County Mainland (TX) 86.41 three stars
United Way of St. Lucie County (FL) 85.76 three 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
Board Chair

CEO

Bill Jackson
President

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