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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

Live united

three stars

83.63

1150 South Olive Street Suite T500
Los Angeles, CA 90015
tel: (213) 808-6220   Web Site
EIN: 95-2274801

Board Leadership
Mark Hutchins
Chair

CEO
Elise Buik
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.63 three stars
  Financial 77.21 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles fights poverty and improves the quality of life for all in Los Angeles County by meeting basic needs like housing and health care, improving the educational achievement of youth, and helping families become financially stable. We provide expert research on the issues, invest in direct service programs that produce results, focus on systems change and drive change through partnerships that bring about effective and stronger solutions. By focusing our efforts on local and state public policy, we treat many of the root causes of poverty through desperately needed systems-change.

United Way of Greater Los Angeles fights poverty and improves the quality of life for all in Los Angeles County by meeting basic needs like housing and health care, improving the educational achievement of youth, and helping families become financially stable. We provide expert research on the issues, invest in direct service programs that produce results, focus on systems change and drive change through partnerships that bring about effective and stronger solutions. By focusing our efforts on local and state public policy, we treat many of the root causes of poverty through desperately needed systems-change.

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Financial

two stars

77.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth -11.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Los Angeles on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 83.63 three stars
United Way of Gaston County (NC) 86.25 three stars
United Way of Southern Chautauqua County (NY) 98.23 four stars
United Way of Rhode Island (RI) 88.62 three stars
United Way of Kennebec Valley (ME) 94.93 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $45,247,587
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $130,558
Total Contributions $45,378,145
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $45,378,145
   Other Revenue $1,327,329
TOTAL REVENUE $46,705,474
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,239,428
   Administrative Expenses $3,201,103
   Fundraising Expenses $6,965,882
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $49,406,413
   
Payments to Affiliates $539,043
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,700,939
   
Net Assets $29,902,278

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
Designations to Organizations $17,350,871 44.2%
Housing $11,302,691 28.8%
Economic Mobility $6,926,097 17.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 09/03/2019 83.63 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 89.50 three stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 82.53 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 84.54 three stars
2014-06 07/01/2016 90.91 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.86 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/01/2015 90.52 four stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.66 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 90.59 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 91.17 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 81.99 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 82.03 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 86.69 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/22/2010 80.15 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 70.45 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 68.58 one star
2006-06 07/01/2007 66.70 one star
2005-06 05/01/2006 66.89 one star
2004-06 05/01/2005 66.40 one star
2003-06 06/01/2004 76.71 two 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 95-2274801
Name in IRS Master File 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 (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 May, 1965
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$371,890 0.75% Elise Buik President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Los Angeles (CA) 83.63 three stars
United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties (FL) 90.31 four stars
United Way of Decatur and Mid Illinois (IL) 90.88 four stars
United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties (WV) 89.33 three stars
United Way of Fairfield County (OH) 97.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Greater Los Angeles
1150 South Olive Street
Suite T500
Los Angeles, CA 90015
tel: (213) 808-6220
EIN: 95-2274801

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Board Leadership

Mark Hutchins
Chair

CEO

Elise Buik
President, CEO

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