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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Greater Rochester

Live United

four stars

90.85

75 College Avenue Rochester, NY 14607
tel: (585) 242-6400   Web Site
EIN: 16-1015782

Board Leadership
Daniel J. Burns
Chair

CEO
Fran Weisberg
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.85 four stars
  Financial 87.07 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
83.5%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.71
  Program Expenses Growth -2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Rochester on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Rochester on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Rochester (NY) 90.85 four stars
United Way of Delaware (DE) 89.02 three stars
North Texas Area United Way (TX) 86.36 three stars
Greater Twin Cities United Way (MN) 93.03 four stars
United Way of Racine County (WI) 86.01 three stars

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United Way's mission is to magnify and focus the power of community resources to advance the common good. For more than 90 years, the United Way of Greater Rochester, Inc. has been committed to making our community a better place to live. Through our community-wide call to action - LIVE UNITED - the United Way asks community members to give, advocate, and volunteer in whatever ways they can.

United Way advances the common good by investing donor dollars where they will make a measurable impact on the community by funding programs, engaging in strategic community partnerships, mobilizing volunteers and advancing advocacy efforts in support of declared strategies: giving babies the best start, preparing kids for success, supporting seniors and caregivers and meeting basic needs.

The United Way invests donor dollars in the areas of greatest need in the community by utilizing a network of community volunteers who, in coordination with trained staff, determine how to invest dollars in the most efficient and effective manner possible to ensure strong long-term results for our entire community. In keeping with our call to LIVE UNITED, United Way investments include financial support and mobilizing community services to help those in need. The United Way funds programs that are "evidenced-based" - proven to work based on extensive research and effective long-lasting results. We are also focused on disciplined evaluation for all funded programs, looking at not just how each is doing, but at how collectively they are changing lives.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $28,192,117
   Federated Campaigns $503,306
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $28,619
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $500,000
Total Contributions $29,224,042
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $29,224,042
   Other Revenue $3,509,067
TOTAL REVENUE $32,733,109
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,204,587
   Administrative Expenses $2,634,007
   Fundraising Expenses $3,343,844
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $34,182,438
   
Payments to Affiliates $312,985
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,449,329
   
Net Assets $125,857,960

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
Allocations $19,781,418 70.1%
Community Investment and Services $3,108,063 11.0%
Roc The Day $793,307 2.8%

Ratings History
United Way of Greater Rochester has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-03 04/01/2017 90.85 four stars
2015-03 08/01/2016 91.85 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 93.81 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 87.75 three stars
2014-03 10/01/2015 86.79 three stars
2013-03 03/01/2014 97.63 four stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 91.96 four stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 88.99 three stars
2010-03 11/01/2011 84.05 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 83.91 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 75.96 two stars
2009-03 11/24/2010 84.92 three stars
2008-03 11/01/2008 78.47 two stars
2007-03 12/15/2007 81.35 three stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 82.33 three stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 79.59 two stars
2004-03 01/05/2005 86.03 three stars
2003-03 01/01/2004 73.56 two stars
2002-03 04/15/2003 84.28 three stars
2001-03 10/15/2002 88.24 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 16-1015782
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF GREATER ROCHESTER 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 (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 parent (group ruling) and is not a church or 501(c)(1) organization.
Group Name UNITED WAY OF GREATER ROCHESTER INC
Ruling Date March, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
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  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
  • March, 2012

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$152,349 0.44% Fran Weisberg President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$780,042 2.28% Peter Carpino Former President, CEO

United Way's mission is to magnify and focus the power of community resources to advance the common good. For more than 90 years, the United Way of Greater Rochester, Inc. has been committed to making our community a better place to live. Through our community-wide call to action - LIVE UNITED - the United Way asks community members to give, advocate, and volunteer in whatever ways they can.

United Way advances the common good by investing donor dollars where they will make a measurable impact on the community by funding programs, engaging in strategic community partnerships, mobilizing volunteers and advancing advocacy efforts in support of declared strategies: giving babies the best start, preparing kids for success, supporting seniors and caregivers and meeting basic needs.

The United Way invests donor dollars in the areas of greatest need in the community by utilizing a network of community volunteers who, in coordination with trained staff, determine how to invest dollars in the most efficient and effective manner possible to ensure strong long-term results for our entire community. In keeping with our call to LIVE UNITED, United Way investments include financial support and mobilizing community services to help those in need. The United Way funds programs that are "evidenced-based" - proven to work based on extensive research and effective long-lasting results. We are also focused on disciplined evaluation for all funded programs, looking at not just how each is doing, but at how collectively they are changing lives.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Rochester (NY) 90.85 four stars
United Way of Greater St. Joseph (MO) 88.22 three stars
River Region United Way (AL) 86.37 three stars
United Way of Allen County (IN) 89.17 three stars
United Way of Wyoming Valley (PA) 86.85 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Greater Rochester
75 College Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
tel: (585) 242-6400
EIN: 16-1015782

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Board Leadership

Daniel J. Burns
Chair

CEO

Fran Weisberg
President

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