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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of New York City

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three stars

81.71

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 81.71 three stars
  Financial 74.45 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

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Financial

two stars

74.45

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
80.0%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.06
  Program Expenses Growth -3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 79.9%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of New York City (NY) 81.71 three stars
United Way of the Plains (KS) 94.53 four stars
Tulsa Area United Way (OK) 90.84 four stars
United Way of St. Joseph County (IN) 88.29 three stars
United Way of Pueblo County (CO) 95.62 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,058,043
   Federated Campaigns $21,605,819
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $2,832,727
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $26,255,834
Total Contributions $53,752,423
   Program Service Revenue $104,476
Total Primary Revenue $53,856,899
   Other Revenue $266,467
TOTAL REVENUE $54,123,366
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $46,568,606
   Administrative Expenses $5,650,088
   Fundraising Expenses $4,475,575
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $56,694,269
   
Payments to Affiliates $1,022,158
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,570,903
   
Net Assets $6,420,115

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 $20,494,398 44.0%
Food Access Collaborative $7,858,228 16.9%
Designations to Organizations $2,097,764 4.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 81.71 three stars
2018-06 12/20/2019 84.80 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 84.01 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 84.22 three stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 79.86 two stars
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$408,246 0.72% Sheena Wright President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of New York City (NY) 81.71 three stars
United Way for Jackson & George Counties, MS (MS) 93.29 four stars
United Way of Yellowstone County (MT) 95.47 four stars
United Way of Licking County (OH) 90.23 four stars
United Way of the Wine Country (CA) 98.23 four 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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