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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of the National Capital Area

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four stars

92.06

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

Board Leadership
Gary Tabach
Chairman

CEO
Rosie Allen-Herring
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.06 four stars
  Financial 89.51 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of basic needs provided to low-income students and families
4,377
Number of individuals with improved financial stability (and financial confidence)
18,814
Number of schools financed
11
Number of students enrolled
2,953
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

89.51

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
83.7%
  Administrative Expenses 5.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.66
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 35.2%
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) 92.06 four stars
United Way of the Wine Country (CA) 96.46 four stars
United Way of Greater Portland (ME) 91.66 four stars
United Way of Santa Barbara County (CA) 85.43 three stars
United Way of Northeast Louisiana (LA) 92.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,539,910
   Federated Campaigns $8,434,313
   Membership Dues $323,575
   Fundraising Events $46,502
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $5,066,687
Total Contributions $30,410,987
   Program Service Revenue $1,348,591
Total Primary Revenue $31,759,578
   Other Revenue $1,221,927
TOTAL REVENUE $32,981,505
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,250,550
   Administrative Expenses $1,800,826
   Fundraising Expenses $3,418,774
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,470,150
   
Payments to Affiliates $278,263
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-488,645
   
Net Assets $21,616,893

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 $21,164,125 74.9%
Middle School Success $6,459,712 22.9%
Veterans Initiative $626,713 2.2%

Ratings History
United Way of the National Capital Area has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 92.06 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$439,537 1.31% Rosie Allen-Herring President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the National Capital Area (VA) 92.06 four stars
United Way of Northern Arizona (AZ) 90.58 four stars
United Way of Southern Chester County (PA) 87.04 three stars
United Way of Central Alabama (AL) 100.00 four stars
United Way of Greater Mercer County (NJ) 88.70 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

Gary Tabach
Chairman

CEO

Rosie Allen-Herring
Chief Executive Officer

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