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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Central Iowa

Live united

four stars

99.20

1111 Ninth Street Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50314
tel: (515) 246-6500   Web Site
EIN: 42-0680425

Board Leadership
Nora Everett
Chair of the Board

CEO
Elisabeth Buck
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.20 four stars
  Financial 98.88 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1917, United Way of Central Iowa's mission is to improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community. United Way convenes and unites action in three important areas: education, income and health. By making steady advances together, we create opportunities for a better life for all. The partnerships built by United Way of Central Iowa accomplish much more than any single group on its own, because it takes everyone in the community working collectively to address the underlying causes of problems. This is how United Way of Central Iowa is working to advance the common good. It's what we mean to live united.

Founded in 1917, United Way of Central Iowa's mission is to improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community. United Way convenes and unites action in three important areas: education, income and health. By making steady advances together, we create opportunities for a better life for all. The partnerships built by United Way of Central Iowa accomplish much more than any single group on its own, because it takes everyone in the community working collectively to address the underlying causes of problems. This is how United Way of Central Iowa is working to advance the common good. It's what we mean to live united.

Financial

four stars

98.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
87.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central Iowa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central Iowa on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central Iowa (IA) 99.20 four stars
Valley of the Sun United Way (AZ) 91.99 four stars
United Way of Southern Cameron County (TX) 98.23 four stars
United Way of East Central Iowa (IA) 91.67 four stars
United Way of the Midlands, South Carolina (SC) 92.68 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,181,772
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,094,520
Total Contributions $29,276,292
   Program Service Revenue $430,352
Total Primary Revenue $29,706,644
   Other Revenue $85,359
TOTAL REVENUE $29,792,003
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,436,196
   Administrative Expenses $1,859,000
   Fundraising Expenses $1,715,501
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $30,010,697
   
Payments to Affiliates $29,482
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-218,694
   
Net Assets $34,877,564

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 Impact Services $10,521,493 39.8%
Community Investments- Education $6,631,594 25.1%
Community Investments - Income $5,377,041 20.3%
Community Investments - Health $3,906,068 14.8%

Ratings History
United Way of Central Iowa has received 16 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 99.20 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 99.93 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 97.60 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 92.91 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 92.81 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 99.26 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 98.13 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 93.24 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 91.47 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 92.08 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.54 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 93.87 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 96.47 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 95.84 four stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 94.38 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 93.86 four stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 95.66 four stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 84.97 three stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 77.62 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 79.26 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 42-0680425
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL IOWA
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1938
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
$226,983 0.75% Elisabeth Buck President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central Iowa (IA) 99.20 four stars
Mile High United Way (CO) 89.98 three stars
United Way of the Midlands, South Carolina (SC) 92.68 four stars
United Way of Whatcom County (WA) 88.17 three stars
River Region United Way (AL) 89.27 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Central Iowa
1111 Ninth Street
Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50314
tel: (515) 246-6500
EIN: 42-0680425

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Board Leadership

Nora Everett
Chair of the Board

CEO

Elisabeth Buck
President

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