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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Kennebec Valley

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four stars

94.93

121 Commercial Street Augusta, ME 04330
tel: (207) 626-3400   Web Site
EIN: 01-6004404

Board Leadership
Jess Norton
Board Chair

CEO
Courtney Yeager
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.93 four stars
  Financial 93.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The United Way of Kennebec Valley serves the community by identifying human care needs, raising and allocating funds to meet those needs, and encouraging volunteers to participate in community service. We are proud supporters of many community initiatives that have been spearheaded by local businesses and citizens to provide help where there is a need.

The United Way of Kennebec Valley serves the community by identifying human care needs, raising and allocating funds to meet those needs, and encouraging volunteers to participate in community service. We are proud supporters of many community initiatives that have been spearheaded by local businesses and citizens to provide help where there is a need.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Total number of grants awarded
48
Estimated number of new funding sources secured for the sector
30
Number of first-time donors
767
Average number of dollars given by new donors
130
Number of clients served
22,701
Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector
1,745,280
This impact information is current as of March 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

four stars

93.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.01
  Program Expenses Growth 1.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Kennebec Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Kennebec Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc)
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
Note: This organization did not select any of the multiple choice responses to this question
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Kennebec Valley (ME) 94.93 four stars
United Way of Greater Houston (TX) 96.46 four stars
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 87.03 three stars
United Way of the Piedmont (SC) 93.91 four stars
United Way of Tompkins County (NY) 90.28 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,641,344
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,641,344
   Program Service Revenue $77,740
Total Primary Revenue $1,719,084
   Other Revenue $27,548
TOTAL REVENUE $1,746,632
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,411,069
   Administrative Expenses $130,077
   Fundraising Expenses $100,060
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,641,206
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $105,426
   
Net Assets $1,597,150

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
Allocations $1,411,069 100.0%

Ratings History
United Way of Kennebec Valley has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 94.93 four stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 96.66 four stars
2016-12 12/01/2018 95.21 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 89.03 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 85.14 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 82.83 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2015 84.83 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 01-6004404
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF KENNEBEC VALLEY
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.
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, 1965
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$91,397 5.56% Robert Gordon Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Kennebec Valley (ME) 94.93 four stars
United Way of Larimer County (CO) 88.50 three stars
United Way of Greater Rochester (NY) 96.89 four stars
United Way of Cullman County (AL) 88.68 three stars
United Way of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Kennebec Valley
121 Commercial Street
Augusta, ME 04330
tel: (207) 626-3400
fax: (207) 626-3487
EIN: 01-6004404

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Board Leadership

Jess Norton
Board Chair

CEO

Courtney Yeager
Executive Director

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