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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of New York City

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two stars

79.66

205 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 251-2500   Web Site
EIN: 13-2617681

Board Leadership
Donald F. Donahue and Michael Schmidtberger
Co-Chairs

CEO
Sheena Wright
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.66 two stars
  Financial 71.52 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of New York City fights poverty throughout the five boroughs. We design and invest in evidence-based programs that ensure that low-income New Yorkers have both a safety net and a springboard to a better life. We rigorously evaluate our work and use lessons learned to advance citywide policies and practices that prevent and alleviate poverty by improving educational outcomes, strengthening financial stability, and promoting healthier lifestyles. Throughout our work, we partner with neighborhood organizations, government, business, foundations, volunteer and others so that collectively we can create change on a scale that no single organization can achieve on its own. We offer individuals and organizations diverse opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer to advance the common good.

United Way of New York City fights poverty throughout the five boroughs. We design and invest in evidence-based programs that ensure that low-income New Yorkers have both a safety net and a springboard to a better life. We rigorously evaluate our work and use lessons learned to advance citywide policies and practices that prevent and alleviate poverty by improving educational outcomes, strengthening financial stability, and promoting healthier lifestyles. Throughout our work, we partner with neighborhood organizations, government, business, foundations, volunteer and others so that collectively we can create change on a scale that no single organization can achieve on its own. We offer individuals and organizations diverse opportunities to give, advocate and volunteer to advance the common good.

Financial

two stars

71.52

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 12.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.11
  Program Expenses Growth -2.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 75.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of New York City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of New York City on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of New York City (NY) 79.66 two stars
United Way of the Ocoee Region (TN) 95.05 four stars
United Way of El Paso County (TX) 86.29 three stars
United Way for Southeastern Michigan (MI) 91.16 four stars
United Way of Hampshire County (MA) 89.91 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,917,993
   Federated Campaigns $27,249,436
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,585,205
   Related Organizations $7,549
   Government Grants $26,115,256
Total Contributions $61,875,439
   Program Service Revenue $330,597
Total Primary Revenue $62,206,036
   Other Revenue $501,627
TOTAL REVENUE $62,707,663
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $52,014,201
   Administrative Expenses $7,856,760
   Fundraising Expenses $4,035,751
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $63,906,712
   
Payments to Affiliates $387,306
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,199,049
   
Net Assets $9,090,718

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
Education Initiatives $21,599,998 41.5%
Health and Other Initiatives $8,956,767 17.2%
Income Initiatives $3,772,313 7.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 11/01/2017 79.66 two stars
2015-06 04/01/2017 79.96 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 79.76 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 79.88 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 77.41 two stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 81.43 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 77.90 two stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 79.14 two stars
2010-06 02/01/2012 77.22 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.13 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 78.54 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 83.60 three stars
2007-06 04/01/2009 70.06 two stars
2006-06 11/01/2007 81.18 three stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 65.17 one star
2004-06 10/01/2005 68.39 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 84.64 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 94.43 four stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.15 three stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 88.69 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 13-2617681
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF NEW YORK CITY
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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
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 Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1968
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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
$358,334 0.56% Sheena Wright President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of New York City (NY) 79.66 two stars
United Way of Greenville County (SC) 90.06 four stars
United Way of Midland County (MI) 93.13 four stars
United Way of Saginaw County (MI) 86.26 three stars
United Way of Monterey County (CA) 87.97 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of New York City
205 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
tel: (212) 251-2500
EIN: 13-2617681

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Board Leadership

Donald F. Donahue and Michael Schmidtberger
Co-Chairs

CEO

Sheena Wright
President & CEO

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