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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Live United

four stars

93.98

1250 Penn Avenue 1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 261-6010   Web Site
EIN: 25-1043578

Board Leadership
Karen L. Larrimer
Board Chair

CEO
Robert Nelkin
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.98 four stars
  Financial 92.50 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania leads and mobilizes the caring power of individuals, the business community and organizations to help local people in need measurably improve their lives. United Way creates long-lasting change for the betterment of our community. United Way focuses on solving the pressing issues you care about by bringing together the entire community — policymakers, corporate leaders, excellent agency partners, and people like you who want to help – to assist our neighbors in need and develop long-term solutions. No other single local non-profit can mobilize all of these partners and bring them together to achieve results. Together we have the opportunity to transform the lives of so many people throughout Pennsylvania and accomplish long- lasting impact.

United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania leads and mobilizes the caring power of individuals, the business community and organizations to help local people in need measurably improve their lives. United Way creates long-lasting change for the betterment of our community. United Way focuses on solving the pressing issues you care about by bringing together the entire community — policymakers, corporate leaders, excellent agency partners, and people like you who want to help – to assist our neighbors in need and develop long-term solutions. No other single local non-profit can mobilize all of these partners and bring them together to achieve results. Together we have the opportunity to transform the lives of so many people throughout Pennsylvania and accomplish long- lasting impact.

Financial

four stars

92.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.71
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 40.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania (PA) 93.98 four stars
United Way of Broward County (FL) 86.84 three stars
Monadnock United Way (NH) 86.84 three stars
Tulsa Area United Way (OK) 85.70 three stars
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (CT) 89.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $35,213,517
   Federated Campaigns $359,530
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $29,900
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $120,797
Total Contributions $35,723,744
   Program Service Revenue $2,411,845
Total Primary Revenue $38,135,589
   Other Revenue $933,821
TOTAL REVENUE $39,069,410
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,141,372
   Administrative Expenses $2,012,132
   Fundraising Expenses $3,354,826
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $37,508,330
   
Payments to Affiliates $368,636
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,561,080
   
Net Assets $30,728,645

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
Helping Families Thrive $8,086,975 25.2%
United for Children $5,265,272 16.4%
United for Seniors $2,254,264 7.0%

Ratings History
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 93.98 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 92.25 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 90.76 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.31 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 90.91 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 94.06 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 92.57 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 93.36 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 91.86 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 86.04 three stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 77.73 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 71.18 two stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 66.10 one star
2005-06 05/01/2006 68.48 one star
2003-12 05/01/2005 74.68 two stars
2002-12 11/01/2003 79.33 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 25-1043578
Name in IRS Master File THE UNITED WAY OF SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA
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 (927) Fundraising
(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 July, 1957
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

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$190,696 0.50% Robert Nelkin President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania (PA) 93.98 four stars
Brown County United Way (WI) 86.84 three stars
United Way of Williamson County (TN) 92.22 four stars
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties (PA) 97.87 four stars
United Way of Hunterdon County (NJ) 94.50 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania
1250 Penn Avenue
1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
tel: (412) 261-6010
fax: (412) 394-5376
EIN: 25-1043578

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Board Leadership

Karen L. Larrimer
Board Chair

CEO

Robert Nelkin
President and CEO

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