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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Etowah County

Live United

three stars

84.41

235 College Street Gadsden, AL 35901
tel: (256) 547-2581   Web Site
EIN: 63-0375616

Board Leadership
Tena King
President

CEO
Joanne Hightower
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.41 three stars
  Financial 82.97 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 86.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Etowah County is improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. We see a safe community with strong families working together, successful children moving toward becoming productive citizens, and a community where the disabled are reaching their potential & senior citizens can maintain their independence. We recognize a community of diverse people with a shared vision of caring for one another.

United Way of Etowah County is improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. We see a safe community with strong families working together, successful children moving toward becoming productive citizens, and a community where the disabled are reaching their potential & senior citizens can maintain their independence. We recognize a community of diverse people with a shared vision of caring for one another.

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Financial

three stars

82.97

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

86.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
80.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth -2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 34.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Etowah County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Etowah County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Etowah County (AL) 84.41 three stars
United Way of Southern Kentucky (KY) 90.52 four stars
United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area (MT) 89.81 three stars
United Way of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 91.35 four stars
United Way of the Quad Cities (IA) 88.84 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,255,228
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $73,602
Total Contributions $1,328,830
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,328,830
   Other Revenue $-8,026
TOTAL REVENUE $1,320,804
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,144,227
   Administrative Expenses $111,362
   Fundraising Expenses $163,087
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,418,676
   
Payments to Affiliates $14,707
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-97,872
   
Net Assets $1,695,023

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 Distribution $728,698 63.7%
Success by Six $193,143 16.9%
211/First Call for Help $147,795 12.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 84.41 three stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 88.05 three stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 81.34 three stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 82.58 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.33 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 85.64 three stars
2012-12 09/01/2014 83.91 three 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 63-0375616
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF ETOWAH COUNTY ALABAMA INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
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 February, 1971
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$80,468 5.67% Joanne Hightower Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Etowah County (AL) 84.41 three stars
United Way of Essex and West Hudson (NJ) 87.81 three stars
United Way of Greater Topeka (KS) 89.54 three stars
United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley (VA) 91.67 four stars
United Way of Dane County (WI) 96.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Etowah County
235 College Street
Gadsden, AL 35901
tel: (256) 547-2581
fax: (256) 546-4360
EIN: 63-0375616

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Board Leadership

Tena King
President

CEO

Joanne Hightower
Executive Director

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