Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

Live united

four stars

90.06

51 Sleeper Street Boston, MA 02210
tel: (617) 624-8000   Web Site
EIN: 04-2382233

Board Leadership
Penni McClean-Connor
Chair of the Board

CEO
Michael K. Durkin
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.06 four stars
  Financial 87.81 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley brings our communities together to help improve people's lives and strengthen the neighborhoods in our region. United Way was built on the idea that if we are to make meaningful, lasting change, we have make it easier for these efforts to come together. To make the greatest impact possible, United Way aligns a network of more than 200 independent health and human service under the same set of community goals. According to our common goals, we seek to: nurture children so that they are prepared to enter school ready to learn; provide youth with adult guidance to give them positive options for the future; and ensure that families have safe permanent homes as well as the skills and opportunities to build better futures.

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley brings our communities together to help improve people's lives and strengthen the neighborhoods in our region. United Way was built on the idea that if we are to make meaningful, lasting change, we have make it easier for these efforts to come together. To make the greatest impact possible, United Way aligns a network of more than 200 independent health and human service under the same set of community goals. According to our common goals, we seek to: nurture children so that they are prepared to enter school ready to learn; provide youth with adult guidance to give them positive options for the future; and ensure that families have safe permanent homes as well as the skills and opportunities to build better futures.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of children who have the ability to use eye-hand coordination, strength, and motor control to use age-appropriate tools and utensils effectively
6,200
Number of students showing interest in topics related to STEM
1,400
Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
13,100
Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes
1,800
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

87.81

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 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)
84.1%
  Administrative Expenses 4.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $37,368,165
   Federated Campaigns $34,056
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $4,091,929
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $725,547
Total Contributions $42,219,697
   Program Service Revenue $207,702
Total Primary Revenue $42,427,399
   Other Revenue $5,608,131
TOTAL REVENUE $48,035,530
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $39,785,620
   Administrative Expenses $2,479,346
   Fundraising Expenses $5,258,448
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $47,523,414
   
Payments to Affiliates $377,496
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $512,116
   
Net Assets $51,704,743

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$336,060 0.70% Michael K. Durkin President, CEO

Mission

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley brings our communities together to help improve people's lives and strengthen the neighborhoods in our region. United Way was built on the idea that if we are to make meaningful, lasting change, we have make it easier for these efforts to come together. To make the greatest impact possible, United Way aligns a network of more than 200 independent health and human service under the same set of community goals. According to our common goals, we seek to: nurture children so that they are prepared to enter school ready to learn; provide youth with adult guidance to give them positive options for the future; and ensure that families have safe permanent homes as well as the skills and opportunities to build better futures.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley (MA) 90.06 four stars
Aloha United Way (HI) 92.07 four stars
United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area (MT) 89.81 three stars
United Way of Long Island (NY) 90.25 four stars
United Way of Greater Nashua (NH) 94.14 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
51 Sleeper Street
Boston, MA 02210
tel: (617) 624-8000
fax: (617) 624-9114
EIN: 04-2382233

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Board Leadership

Penni McClean-Connor
Chair of the Board

CEO

Michael K. Durkin
President & CEO