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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of the Mid-South

Live United

three stars

88.22

1005 Tillman Street Memphis, TN 38112
tel: (901) 433-4300   Web Site
EIN: 56-1010742

Board Leadership
Scott Fountain
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.22 three stars
  Financial 83.35 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of the Mid-South has served the people of our community since 1923 by generating resources to address critical health and human service needs. Every day, United Way supported programs help provide a nurturing environment for children, job skills for people who want to work, health care for seniors who might otherwise go without, food and shelter for those facing tough times, safe havens from physical and psychological abuse, therapy for those coping with special challenges and so much more. We create community solutions in the following areas: helping children and youth succeed; strengthening families and promoting self-sufficiency for individuals; enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities and seniors; maintaining our community's safety net; and building vital and safer neighborhoods.

United Way of the Mid-South has served the people of our community since 1923 by generating resources to address critical health and human service needs. Every day, United Way supported programs help provide a nurturing environment for children, job skills for people who want to work, health care for seniors who might otherwise go without, food and shelter for those facing tough times, safe havens from physical and psychological abuse, therapy for those coping with special challenges and so much more. We create community solutions in the following areas: helping children and youth succeed; strengthening families and promoting self-sufficiency for individuals; enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities and seniors; maintaining our community's safety net; and building vital and safer neighborhoods.

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Financial

three stars

83.35

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.37
  Program Expenses Growth -6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the Mid-South on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the Mid-South on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the Mid-South (TN) 88.22 three stars
United Way of Central Jersey (NJ) 96.74 four stars
United Way of Kern County (CA) 86.00 three stars
United Way of Greater Lorain County (OH) 91.33 four stars
United Way of Central Indiana (IN) 99.95 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,825,545
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $648,651
Total Contributions $17,474,196
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $17,474,196
   Other Revenue $528,933
TOTAL REVENUE $18,003,129
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,438,315
   Administrative Expenses $1,864,222
   Fundraising Expenses $1,234,906
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,537,443
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-534,314
   
Net Assets $12,664,250

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
Fund Distribution $14,952,952 96.9%
Driving the Dream $301,101 2.0%
Earned Income Tax Credit./Volunteer Income Tax Assistance $184,262 1.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 88.22 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 88.88 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 85.63 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 85.92 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.95 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 80.76 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 79.43 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 75.81 two stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 80.83 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 82.58 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 88.72 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 88.30 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 84.62 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.01 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 78.18 two stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 79.46 two stars
2004-12 06/01/2006 88.12 three stars
2003-12 02/01/2005 92.84 four stars
2002-12 03/01/2004 89.81 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 80.17 three 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 56-1010742
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF THE MID-SOUTH
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.
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(603) Non-financial services of facilities 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 June, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$260,479 1.40% Kenneth S. Robinson President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the Mid-South (TN) 88.22 three stars
Cedar Valley United Way (IA) 90.12 four stars
United Way of Greater Mercer County (NJ) 88.70 three stars
United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County (TX) 90.16 four stars
United Way of Greater Portland (ME) 91.66 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of the Mid-South
1005 Tillman Street
Memphis, TN 38112
tel: (901) 433-4300
fax: (901) 433-3100
EIN: 56-1010742

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Board Leadership

Scott Fountain
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Rev. Kenneth S. Robinson
President, CEO

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