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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of the National Capital Area

Live united

four stars

90.07

1577 Spring Hill Road Suite 420
Vienna, VA 22182
tel: (202) 488-2000   Web Site
EIN: 53-0234290

Board Leadership
Michael N. Harreld
Chairman

CEO
Rosie Allen-Herring
Chief Executive Officer

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.07 four stars
  Financial 86.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of the National Capital Area mobilizes individuals and organizations in the DC metro region to improve education, financial stability, and health - the building blocks of a good quality of life. That is what it means to "Live United" in the National Capital Area. United Way of the National Capital Area (NCA) helps thousands of people in the District of Columbia, northern Virginia, and Prince George's and Montgomery Counties improve their lives and their futures. United Way NCA manages one of the largest annual workplace fundraising campaigns in the country. Our community support system includes over 730 member charities with access to hundreds of work sites and tens of thousands of donors and volunteers. We also support eight Community Impact Funds, which work to solve complex social issues by directing funds to the most critical areas of need.

United Way of the National Capital Area mobilizes individuals and organizations in the DC metro region to improve education, financial stability, and health - the building blocks of a good quality of life. That is what it means to "Live United" in the National Capital Area. United Way of the National Capital Area (NCA) helps thousands of people in the District of Columbia, northern Virginia, and Prince George's and Montgomery Counties improve their lives and their futures. United Way NCA manages one of the largest annual workplace fundraising campaigns in the country. Our community support system includes over 730 member charities with access to hundreds of work sites and tens of thousands of donors and volunteers. We also support eight Community Impact Funds, which work to solve complex social issues by directing funds to the most critical areas of need.

Financial

three stars

86.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.73
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 39.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the National Capital Area on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the National Capital Area on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the National Capital Area (VA) 90.07 four stars
United Way of Essex and West Hudson (NJ) 87.90 three stars
United Way of Will County (IL) 95.13 four stars
United Way of Calvert County (MD) 85.53 three stars
Allegan County United Way (MI) 89.64 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $17,999,252
   Federated Campaigns $9,337,966
   Membership Dues $126,470
   Fundraising Events $45,543
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,963,415
Total Contributions $30,472,646
   Program Service Revenue $1,406,853
Total Primary Revenue $31,879,499
   Other Revenue $1,050,789
TOTAL REVENUE $32,930,288
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $27,798,665
   Administrative Expenses $1,731,049
   Fundraising Expenses $3,518,831
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,048,545
   
Payments to Affiliates $291,416
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-118,257
   
Net Assets $23,574,198

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
Fund Distribution $24,126,328 86.8%
Middle School Success $3,207,746 11.5%
Veterans Initiative/Pilot Launchover $464,591 1.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 07/01/2018 90.07 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 84.46 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 85.64 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.47 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 89.96 three stars
2013-06 12/01/2014 86.84 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 84.22 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 79.50 two stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 84.46 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 53-0234290
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA
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 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 September, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$408,952 1.23% Rosie Allen-Herring President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the National Capital Area (VA) 90.07 four stars
United Way for Jackson & George Counties (MS) 91.22 four stars
United Way of Odessa (TX) 93.04 four stars
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley (OR) 88.47 three stars
United Way of Essex and West Hudson (NJ) 87.90 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of the National Capital Area
1577 Spring Hill Road
Suite 420
Vienna, VA 22182
tel: (202) 488-2000
fax: (703) 288-3219
EIN: 53-0234290

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Board Leadership

Michael N. Harreld
Chairman

CEO

Rosie Allen-Herring
Chief Executive Officer

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