Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Greater Rochester

Live United

four stars

96.89

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 96.89 four stars
  Financial 95.61 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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

95.61

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
83.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.00
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.4%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $23,208,122
   Federated Campaigns $452,461
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $26,896
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,375,491
Total Contributions $26,062,970
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $26,062,970
   Other Revenue $7,038,351
TOTAL REVENUE $33,101,321
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $29,586,113
   Administrative Expenses $2,637,000
   Fundraising Expenses $3,194,946
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $35,418,059
   
Payments to Affiliates $323,444
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,316,738
   
Net Assets $137,227,013

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$172,692 0.48% Jaime Saunders President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$68,922 0.19% Fran Weisberg Former President, CEO
$41,336 0.11% Peter Carpino Former President, CEO

Mission

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) 96.89 four stars
United Way of Decatur and Mid Illinois (IL) 90.35 four stars
United Way of Saginaw County (MI) 89.81 three stars
United Way of Greater Union County (NJ) 87.59 three stars
United Way of Central Jersey (NJ) 91.16 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

Lauren Dixon
Chair

CEO

Jaime Saunders
President and CEO