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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

Catawba County United Way

Live United.

four stars

93.32

2760 Tate Boulevard Southeast Hickory, NC 28602
tel: (828) 327-6851   Web Site
EIN: 56-0774714

Board Leadership
Henry Morphis
President

CEO
Jennie Connor
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.32 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of Catawba County United Way is to increase the organized capacity of people to help others by mobilizing the caring power of our community. The vision of Catawba County United Way is to be the most effective and efficient organization that identifies and prioritizes the greatest unmet human needs in the community, focuses human compassion, and mobilizes resources to meet those needs. The Catawba County United Way has brought together people and resources to build a safety net to help meet the needs of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.

The mission of Catawba County United Way is to increase the organized capacity of people to help others by mobilizing the caring power of our community. The vision of Catawba County United Way is to be the most effective and efficient organization that identifies and prioritizes the greatest unmet human needs in the community, focuses human compassion, and mobilizes resources to meet those needs. The Catawba County United Way has brought together people and resources to build a safety net to help meet the needs of our friends, neighbors, co-workers and families. When we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. We build the strength of our neighborhoods. We bolster the health of our communities. And we change the lives of those who walk by us every day.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of overall donors
4,789
Number of new donors
176
Average grant amount
39,538
Total dollar amount of grants awarded
790,750
Total number of grants awarded
20
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

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.88
  Program Expenses Growth -2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catawba County United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Catawba County United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catawba County United Way (NC) 93.32 four stars
Lubbock Area United Way (TX) 98.93 four stars
United Way of Washington County Maryland (MD) 86.25 three stars
United Way of Lake County (OH) 87.27 three stars
United Way of Greater Greensboro (NC) 92.84 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,218,966
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,218,966
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,218,966
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,222,497
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,110,118
   Administrative Expenses $58,589
   Fundraising Expenses $101,908
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,270,615
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-48,118
   
Net Assets $2,621,706

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
Funding to Support Health Impact $499,428 45.0%
Funding to Support Income Impact $399,542 36.0%
Funding to Support Education Impact $211,148 19.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 93.32 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 56-0774714
Name in IRS Master File CATAWBA COUNTY UNITED WAY 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 (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(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, 1946
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$77,044 6.06% Jennie Connor Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Catawba County United Way (NC) 93.32 four stars
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (WV) 90.91 four stars
The Greenwich United Way (CT) 85.37 three stars
United Way of York County, Pennsylvania (PA) 96.11 four stars
United Way of Palm Beach County (FL) 92.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Catawba County United Way
2760 Tate Boulevard Southeast
Hickory, NC 28602
tel: (828) 327-6851
fax: (828) 324-4358
EIN: 56-0774714

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2425
Hickory, NC 28603

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Board Leadership

Henry Morphis
President

CEO

Jennie Connor
Executive Director

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