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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Greater Rochester

Live United

four stars

93.29

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

Board Leadership
Daniel J. Burns
Chair

CEO
Jaime Saunders
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.29 four stars
  Financial 90.52 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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.

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Financial

four stars

90.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2018 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)
83.1%
  Administrative Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.00
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.0%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Rochester (NY) 93.29 four stars
Shelby County United Way (OH) 88.02 three stars
United Way of Mid Coast Maine (ME) 91.94 four stars
United Way of Central Alabama (AL) 98.23 four stars
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County (TX) 90.06 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $25,510,895
   Federated Campaigns $505,491
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $32,940
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $348,704
Total Contributions $26,398,030
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $26,398,030
   Other Revenue $5,746,956
TOTAL REVENUE $32,144,986
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $26,939,543
   Administrative Expenses $2,477,632
   Fundraising Expenses $3,143,112
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $32,560,287
   
Payments to Affiliates $38,059
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-415,301
   
Net Assets $134,958,670

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 $19,690,921 73.1%
Community Investment and Services $3,766,083 14.0%
Roc The Day $672,463 2.5%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 06/01/2018 93.29 four stars
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

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
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 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
$263,901 0.81% Fran Weisberg President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$123,920 0.38% Peter Carpino Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Rochester (NY) 93.29 four stars
United Way of Yellowstone County (MT) 90.34 four stars
United Way of Laramie County (WY) 85.55 three stars
United Way of Washtenaw County (MI) 89.39 three stars
United Way of York County, South Carolina (SC) 90.19 four 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

Jaime Saunders
President and CEO

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