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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Cleveland County

Creating opportunities for a better life in Cleveland County

three stars

87.28

132 West Graham Street Shelby, NC 28151
tel: (704) 482-7344   Web Site
EIN: 56-6030073

Board Leadership
Stephen Fisher
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Leslie J. Cobb
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.28 three stars
  Financial 85.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way has been active in Cleveland County since 1952 when it was formed as the Cleveland County United Fund. The United Fund served seven local agencies. Today, the United Way has grown to include 30 local human care programs at our 24 partner agencies. These programs serve thousands of Cleveland County residents annually. In order for United Way to be a leader in strengthening our community's ability to impact its own problems, there must be a collaborative effort to determine our community's most critical social needs. By identifying our human service needs and working as a united force with every citizen of Cleveland County, we can create opportunities for a better life in Cleveland County.

United Way has been active in Cleveland County since 1952 when it was formed as the Cleveland County United Fund. The United Fund served seven local agencies. Today, the United Way has grown to include 30 local human care programs at our 24 partner agencies. These programs serve thousands of Cleveland County residents annually. In order for United Way to be a leader in strengthening our community's ability to impact its own problems, there must be a collaborative effort to determine our community's most critical social needs. By identifying our human service needs and working as a united force with every citizen of Cleveland County, we can create opportunities for a better life in Cleveland County.

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Financial

three stars

85.77

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
87.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth -3.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 50.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Cleveland County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Cleveland County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Cleveland County (NC) 87.28 three stars
Greater Gallatin United Way (MT) 88.26 three stars
United Way of the Lakeshore (MI) 90.37 four stars
United Way of Northwest Michigan (MI) 93.57 four stars
United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties (FL) 90.31 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,354,574
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $209,563
Total Contributions $1,564,137
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,564,137
   Other Revenue $8,379
TOTAL REVENUE $1,572,516
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,310,459
   Administrative Expenses $93,865
   Fundraising Expenses $95,793
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,500,117
   
Payments to Affiliates $12,954
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $72,399
   
Net Assets $851,669

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
The Children's Homes of Cleveland County $764,030 58.3%
Donor-Directed Contributions $274,341 20.9%
Foster Grandparent Program $272,088 20.8%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 87.28 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 86.65 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 85.05 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 82.29 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 82.33 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 84.89 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 83.82 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 56-6030073
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF CLEVELAND COUNTY INC
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 December, 1971
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$72,500 4.83% Leslie J. Cobb Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Cleveland County (NC) 87.28 three stars
United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (VA) 94.69 four stars
United Way of Mercer County (PA) 89.82 three stars
United Way of Puerto Rico (PR) 98.23 four stars
United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee (FL) 98.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Cleveland County
132 West Graham Street
Shelby, NC 28151
tel: (704) 482-7344
fax: (704) 482-9662
EIN: 56-6030073

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2242
Shelby, NC 28151

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Board Leadership

Stephen Fisher
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Leslie J. Cobb
President, CEO

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