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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Central Maryland

Live United

three stars

84.52

1800 Washington Boulevard Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21230
tel: (410) 547-8000   Web Site
EIN: 52-0591543

Board Leadership
Thomasina L. Hiers
Chair

CEO
Franklyn Baker
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.52 three stars
  Financial 78.48 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) improves people's lives by addressing health and human service problems facing Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. It supports dozens of effective and efficient programs focused on the following: (1) Education - Children enter kindergarten ready to learn and youth graduate as self-sufficient adults; (2) Income - Families find and secure safe, stable and permanent housing; (3) Health - People are free from violence and abuse. Also, through 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way, the organization provides a direct community service which connects callers 24/7 to 4,200 community resources available to them. UWCM also mobilizes volunteers for short- and long-term projects and is a vocal advocate at the local, state and federal levels.

United Way of Central Maryland (UWCM) improves people's lives by addressing health and human service problems facing Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties. It supports dozens of effective and efficient programs focused on the following: (1) Education - Children enter kindergarten ready to learn and youth graduate as self-sufficient adults; (2) Income - Families find and secure safe, stable and permanent housing; (3) Health - People are free from violence and abuse. Also, through 2-1-1 Maryland at United Way, the organization provides a direct community service which connects callers 24/7 to 4,200 community resources available to them. UWCM also mobilizes volunteers for short- and long-term projects and is a vocal advocate at the local, state and federal levels.

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Financial

two stars

78.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
79.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth -8.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central Maryland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central Maryland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central Maryland (MD) 84.52 three stars
Greater Mankato Area United Way (MN) 90.68 four stars
United Way of Steele County (MN) 90.94 four stars
United Way of Mercer County (PA) 89.82 three stars
Heart of Florida United Way (FL) 93.72 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $22,331,923
   Federated Campaigns $249,012
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $480,507
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,001,120
Total Contributions $25,062,562
   Program Service Revenue $29,979
Total Primary Revenue $25,092,541
   Other Revenue $928,703
TOTAL REVENUE $26,021,244
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $23,077,283
   Administrative Expenses $1,968,804
   Fundraising Expenses $3,358,436
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $28,404,523
   
Payments to Affiliates $284,261
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,383,279
   
Net Assets $24,742,971

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
Community Development & Family Stability $10,519,959 45.6%
Donor Designation $7,011,606 30.4%
2-1-1 Maryland $1,591,983 6.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 84.52 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.07 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.02 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 83.74 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 84.32 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.92 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.64 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 84.21 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 84.72 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 82.79 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 05/17/2011 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for the United Way of Central Maryland in June 2012 because the Donor Advisory was in place for more than one year (since May 2011) and because the reason for the Advisory has been resolved. Specifically: 

  • The charity provided documentation on its website that demonstrates that the issues identified in the Donor Advisory have been addressed.
  • We have received the FY 2011 Form 990 that represents the charity's performance for a period of time after the embezzlement had been discovered and put to an end.

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this  charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • It was reported on April 28, 2011 that an employee of the United Way of Central Maryland stole more than $400,000 from the charity by directing deposits to a bank account she allegedly took over. For more information, please read The Baltimore Sun's article.
2009-06 11/24/2010 72.24 two stars
2009-06 10/01/2010 68.98 one star
2008-06 09/01/2009 68.85 one star
2007-06 05/01/2009 68.34 one star
2006-06 07/01/2007 70.44 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 71.34 two stars
2004-06 08/01/2005 74.64 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 69.43 one star
2002-06 12/01/2003 83.26 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 52-0591543
Name in IRS Master File THE UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL MARYLAND 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.
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 April, 1927
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$253,711 0.89% Franklyn Baker President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central Maryland (MD) 84.52 three stars
United Way of Mower County (MN) 92.38 four stars
United Way of the Lowcountry (SC) 93.29 four stars
United Way of Union County (OH) 91.48 four stars
United Way of Greenville County (SC) 92.20 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Central Maryland
1800 Washington Boulevard
Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21230
tel: (410) 547-8000
fax: (410) 547-8289
EIN: 52-0591543

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 64282
Baltimore, MD 21264

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Board Leadership

Thomasina L. Hiers
Chair

CEO

Franklyn Baker
President & CEO

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