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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way Worldwide

LIVE UNITED

91.16

701 North Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (703) 836-7112   Web Site
EIN: 13-1635294

Board Leadership
Dr. Juliette Tuakli
Chair

CEO
Angela F. Williams
President & CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.16
  Financial 87.50
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 10/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community's most daunting social crises. Join us.

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. We win by living United. By forging unlikely partnerships. By finding new solutions to old problems. By mobilizing the best resources. And by inspiring individuals to join the fight against their community's most daunting social crises. Join us.

Financial

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 10/01/2021 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)
95.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.15
  Program Expenses Growth 30.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 51.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way Worldwide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way Worldwide on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way Worldwide (VA) 91.16
United Way of Greater Topeka (KS) 92.90
United Way of Berks County (PA) 96.17
United Way of the Lakeshore (MI) 89.39
United Way Of Alamance County (NC) 86.84

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $80,221,298
   Federated Campaigns $115,066,771
   Membership Dues $1,392,527
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $196,680,596
   Program Service Revenue $50,266,404
Total Primary Revenue $246,947,000
   Other Revenue $1,897,070
TOTAL REVENUE $248,844,070
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $245,243,774
   Administrative Expenses $7,131,309
   Fundraising Expenses $4,347,780
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $256,722,863
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-7,878,793
   
Net Assets $37,842,926

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History
United Way Worldwide has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 10/01/2021 91.16
2018-12 07/01/2020 94.69
2017-12 05/01/2019 96.46
2016-12 12/01/2018 94.69
2015-12 05/01/2017 86.04
2014-12 06/01/2016 86.32
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 83.46
2013-12 08/01/2015 85.15
2013-12 07/01/2015 84.89
2012-12 06/01/2014 92.99
2011-12 03/01/2013 95.75
2010-12 04/01/2012 95.79
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.66
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 93.87
2008-12 07/01/2010 84.41
2007-12 04/01/2009 91.31
2006-12 07/01/2008 84.64
2005-12 03/01/2007 83.56
2004-12 04/01/2006 77.69
2003-12 03/01/2005 71.88

Historical CN Advisories

02/22/2021-03/01/2022: Low Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Low Concern CN Advisory for the United Way Worldwide on March 1, 2022, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since February 22, 2021).

Charity Navigator had published a Low Concern CN Advisory on United Way Worldwide because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On February 3, 2021, Business Insider reported on the operations of United Way Worldwide in an article titled, "United Way concluded it didn't retaliate against women who alleged harassment, but 3 women who filed complaints said no one contacted them for the investigation." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the investigation, please see the Business Insider article.

    Charity Response

    United Way Worldwide has provided their response to this Advisory.
    • On February 9, 2021, The Chronicle of Philanthropy published an article titled, "United Way Worldwide’s CEO Brian Gallagher Stepping Down After Sexual Bias and Harassment Complaints Roil Charity." For more information, please see The Chronicle of Philanthropy article.

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

EIN 13-1635294
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(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 Central - the organization is a central type organization (no group exemption) of a National, Regional or Geographic grouping of organizations.
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1934
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$1,201,429 0.46% Brian Gallagher President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way Worldwide (VA) 91.16
Pikes Peak United Way (CO) 87.91
United Way of Central Iowa (IA) 100.00
Centre County United Way (PA) 97.15
Greater Mankato Area United Way (MN) 88.85

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Charity Contact Info

United Way Worldwide
701 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
tel: (703) 836-7112
EIN: 13-1635294

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Board Leadership

Dr. Juliette Tuakli
Chair

CEO

Angela F. Williams
President & CEO

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