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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Greater Rochester

Live United

98.02

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

Board Leadership
Lauren Dixon
Chair

CEO
Jaime Saunders
President and CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.02
  Financial 97.21
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

97.21

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
84.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.24
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
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) 98.02
United Way of Lane County (OR) 94.69
United Way of Greenville County (SC) 90.73
Missouri Slope Areawide United Way (ND) 92.22
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (WV) 94.34

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $27,714,590
   Federated Campaigns $250,899
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,100
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,420,950
Total Contributions $30,390,539
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $30,390,539
   Other Revenue $17,113,582
TOTAL REVENUE $47,504,121
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $32,850,625
   Administrative Expenses $2,662,571
   Fundraising Expenses $3,241,223
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $38,754,419
   
Payments to Affiliates $331,698
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,749,702
   
Net Assets $115,136,607

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 Network $19,096,570 58.1%
Allocations $6,106,959 18.6%
Community Impact and Services $3,051,581 9.3%

Ratings History
United Way of Greater Rochester has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-03 08/03/2021 98.02
2019-03 03/01/2020 96.89
2018-03 06/01/2019 96.69
2017-03 12/01/2018 93.29
2016-03 04/01/2017 90.85
2015-03 08/01/2016 91.85
2014-03 06/01/2016 93.81
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 87.75
2014-03 10/01/2015 86.79
2013-03 03/01/2014 97.63
2012-03 05/01/2013 91.96
2011-03 05/01/2012 88.99
2010-03 11/01/2011 84.05
2010-03 09/20/2011 83.91
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 05/01/2011 75.96
2009-03 11/24/2010 84.92
2008-03 11/01/2008 78.47
2007-03 12/15/2007 81.35
2006-03 02/01/2007 82.33
2005-03 01/01/2006 79.59

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2019
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$271,288 0.70% Jaime Saunders President and CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$43,776 0.11% Peter Carpino Former President and CEO
$14,871 0.03% Fran Weisberg Former President and CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Rochester (NY) 98.02
United Way of York County, Maine (ME) 87.12
United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley (VA) 92.91
United Way of Central Alabama (AL) 98.23
United Way of Clallam County (WA) 85.41

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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

Lauren Dixon
Chair

CEO

Jaime Saunders
President and CEO

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