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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Greater Houston

Live united

three stars

87.62

50 Waugh Drive Houston, TX 77007
tel: (713) 685-2300   Web Site
EIN: 74-1167964

Board Leadership
Marc Watts
Chair

CEO
Anna M. Babin
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.62 three stars
  Financial 82.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For 87 years, United Way of Greater Houston has been the social services safety net for the Greater Houston Area. United Way is a leader and trusted partner in improving lives, tackling key community social issues, and making a lasting difference. United Way of Greater Houston touches one of every two lives in the Bay Area, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties. United Way of Greater Houston seeks to increase the organized capacity of people to care for themselves and others and to mobilize our community to make lasting improvements in critical needs areas. We are the only organization in Houston embracing the entire circle of life by focusing on: children and youth, families and neighborhoods, seniors, and people rebuilding their lives.

For 87 years, United Way of Greater Houston has been the social services safety net for the Greater Houston Area. United Way is a leader and trusted partner in improving lives, tackling key community social issues, and making a lasting difference. United Way of Greater Houston touches one of every two lives in the Bay Area, Fort Bend, Harris, Montgomery and Waller counties. United Way of Greater Houston seeks to increase the organized capacity of people to care for themselves and others and to mobilize our community to make lasting improvements in critical needs areas. We are the only organization in Houston embracing the entire circle of life by focusing on: children and youth, families and neighborhoods, seniors, and people rebuilding their lives.

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Financial

three stars

82.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
86.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.89
  Program Expenses Growth -0.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 33.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Houston on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Houston (TX) 87.62 three stars
United Way of Northern New Jersey (NJ) 85.38 three stars
Greater Mankato Area United Way (MN) 88.17 three stars
Heartland United Way (NE) 92.38 four stars
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (OR) 93.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,564,785
   Federated Campaigns $70,391,938
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $72,956,723
   Program Service Revenue $2,796,745
Total Primary Revenue $75,753,468
   Other Revenue $389,896
TOTAL REVENUE $76,143,364
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $67,793,047
   Administrative Expenses $2,953,707
   Fundraising Expenses $7,629,038
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $78,375,792
   
Payments to Affiliates $751,390
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,232,428
   
Net Assets $70,300,118

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
Developing Youth and Children $23,880,245 35.2%
Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods $20,711,502 30.6%
Supporting People Rebuilding their Lives $19,253,497 28.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 03/01/2018 87.62 three stars
2016-03 12/22/2017 89.39 three stars
2016-03 10/01/2017 89.02 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 93.29 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 90.54 four stars
2014-03 10/01/2015 92.05 four stars
2013-03 03/01/2014 93.05 four stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 87.40 three stars
2011-03 04/01/2012 89.02 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 92.01 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 84.63 three stars
2009-03 11/24/2010 91.80 four stars
2008-03 10/01/2009 90.97 four stars
2007-03 04/01/2009 90.56 four stars
2006-03 07/01/2007 89.81 three stars
2005-03 05/01/2006 78.96 two stars
2004-03 05/01/2005 80.63 three stars
2003-03 06/01/2004 80.24 three stars
2002-03 04/15/2003 88.76 three stars
2001-03 10/15/2002 90.55 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 74-1167964
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF GREATER HOUSTON
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.
(927) Fundraising
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 December, 1960
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 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
$369,256 0.47% Anna M. Babin President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Houston (TX) 87.62 three stars
United Way of Westchester and Putnam (NY) 87.38 three stars
Brown County United Way (WI) 86.84 three stars
United Way of Brazoria County (TX) 96.66 four stars
United Way of York County, South Carolina (SC) 90.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007
tel: (713) 685-2300
EIN: 74-1167964

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Board Leadership

Marc Watts
Chair

CEO

Anna M. Babin
President and CEO

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