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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Live United

four stars

92.66

404 South Eighth Street Minneapolis, MN 55404
tel: (612) 340-7400   Web Site
EIN: 41-1973442

Board Leadership
Tim Welsh
Chair of the Board

CEO
Sarah Caruso
President, CEO

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.66 four stars
  Financial 90.43 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) was created in 2001 by the merger of the United Ways of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Greater Twin Cities United Way unites caring people in building stronger communities by inspiring people to help others, increasing resources to meet needs and fostering innovative solutions to problems. United Way believes that poverty is our community's most critical issue, affecting our quality of life today and in the future. In response, we have narrowed our focus to address poverty and its underlying issues. Our three focus areas are: meeting basic needs, supporting health and independence, and nurturing children and families.

Greater Twin Cities United Way (GTCUW) was created in 2001 by the merger of the United Ways of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Greater Twin Cities United Way unites caring people in building stronger communities by inspiring people to help others, increasing resources to meet needs and fostering innovative solutions to problems. United Way believes that poverty is our community's most critical issue, affecting our quality of life today and in the future. In response, we have narrowed our focus to address poverty and its underlying issues. Our three focus areas are: meeting basic needs, supporting health and independence, and nurturing children and families.

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Financial

four stars

90.43

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.15
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Twin Cities United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Twin Cities United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Twin Cities United Way (MN) 92.66 four stars
United Way Blackhawk Region (WI) 90.42 four stars
United Way of Miami-Dade (FL) 87.44 three stars
United Way of Lane County (OR) 94.69 four stars
United Way of Northwest Vermont (VT) 88.09 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $84,187,453
   Federated Campaigns $116,571
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $914,020
Total Contributions $85,218,044
   Program Service Revenue $115,829
Total Primary Revenue $85,333,873
   Other Revenue $2,609,927
TOTAL REVENUE $87,943,800
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $81,266,820
   Administrative Expenses $3,338,474
   Fundraising Expenses $9,729,629
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $94,334,923
   
Payments to Affiliates $569,937
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-6,391,123
   
Net Assets $141,580,411

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 and Jobs $26,604,764 32.7%
Donor Designations $25,758,006 31.7%
Safety Net $20,532,483 25.3%

Ratings History
Greater Twin Cities United Way has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 03/01/2018 92.66 four stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 93.03 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 94.75 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 92.16 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 91.78 four stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 93.51 four stars
2011-12 12/20/2012 91.16 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 93.61 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 95.97 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 90.24 four stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 89.87 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 88.42 three stars
2006-12 07/01/2008 84.05 three stars
2005-12 07/01/2007 86.29 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 92.00 four 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 41-1973442
Name in IRS Master File GREATER TWIN CITIES UNITED WAY
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
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 June, 2000
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$396,231 0.42% Sarah Caruso President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Twin Cities United Way (MN) 92.66 four stars
United Way of Gloucester County (NJ) 90.93 four stars
United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties (TN) 86.22 three stars
United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County (TX) 85.06 three stars
Bergen County's United Way (NJ) 89.86 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Greater Twin Cities United Way
404 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
tel: (612) 340-7400
fax: (612) 340-7675
EIN: 41-1973442

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Board Leadership

Tim Welsh
Chair of the Board

CEO

Sarah Caruso
President, CEO

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