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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Central Maryland

Live United

88.40

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

Board Leadership
Dr. Charles B. Reuland
Chair

CEO
Franklyn Baker
President & CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.40
  Financial 83.60
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

83.60

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 12/01/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
80.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth -3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.0%
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) 88.40
The Greenwich United Way (CT) 97.39
United Way of Southwest Louisiana (LA) 91.33
United Way of the Midlands, South Carolina (SC) 92.12
Great Rivers United Way (WI) 91.45

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,025,456
   Federated Campaigns $383,954
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,512,391
Total Contributions $26,921,801
   Program Service Revenue $115,003
Total Primary Revenue $27,036,804
   Other Revenue $1,372,649
TOTAL REVENUE $28,409,453
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $24,222,403
   Administrative Expenses $2,044,632
   Fundraising Expenses $3,584,830
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $29,851,865
   
Payments to Affiliates $272,258
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,442,412
   
Net Assets $25,401,275

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 $13,326,882 55.0%
Donor Designation $8,200,205 33.9%
2-1-1 Maryland $1,669,198 6.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 12/01/2021 88.40
2019-06 12/01/2020 84.52
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.07
2017-06 08/01/2018 89.02
2016-06 11/01/2017 83.74
2015-06 08/01/2016 84.32
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.92
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 79.64
2013-06 09/01/2014 84.21
2012-06 09/01/2013 84.72
2011-06 07/01/2012 82.79
 
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
2009-06 10/01/2010 68.98
2008-06 09/01/2009 68.85
2007-06 05/01/2009 68.34
2006-06 07/01/2007 70.44
2005-06 07/01/2006 71.34
2004-06 08/01/2005 74.64
2003-06 10/01/2004 69.43

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$269,160 0.90% Franklyn Baker President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central Maryland (MD) 88.40
United Way of Kern County (CA) 90.71
United Way of Hall County (GA) 91.22
United Way of West Central Connecticut (CT) 90.15
Plymouth Community United Way (MI) 91.66

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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

Dr. Charles B. Reuland
Chair

CEO

Franklyn Baker
President & CEO

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