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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Greater Houston

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four stars

96.46

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

Board Leadership
Armando Perez
Chairman

CEO
Amanda McMillian
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.46 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

When you struggle just to make ends meet, it is hard to focus on the future. That is why United Way invests in helping people succeed wherever they are in their journey, from providing early childhood education to supporting senior independence and from helping families with the basics, like food and housing, to helping them build and travel a pathway to financial stability and long-term success.

United Way of Greater Houston invests in quality services throughout our community, leads special initiatives, like United Way THRIVE, MISSION UNITED, and United Way Bright Beginnings, operates the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE, awards grants for community projects and needs, provides capacity-building services for nonprofits in our area, and brings people and partners together to address community-wide issues.

To access the United Way network of services plus thousands of other health and human services, call the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE anytime, day or night. Just dial 2-1-1.

When you struggle just to make ends meet, it is hard to focus on the future. That is why United Way invests in helping people succeed wherever they are in their journey, from providing early childhood education to supporting senior independence and from helping families with the basics, like food and housing, to helping them build and travel a pathway to financial stability and long-term success.

United Way of Greater Houston invests in quality services throughout our community, leads special initiatives, like United Way THRIVE, MISSION UNITED, and United Way Bright Beginnings, operates the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE, awards grants for community projects and needs, provides capacity-building services for nonprofits in our area, and brings people and partners together to address community-wide issues.

To access the United Way network of services plus thousands of other health and human services, call the 2-1-1 Texas/United Way HELPLINE anytime, day or night. Just dial 2-1-1.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
88.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.2%
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) 96.46 four stars
United Way of the Midlands, South Carolina (SC) 92.68 four stars
Lubbock Area United Way (TX) 98.93 four stars
United Way of Bristol (TN) 89.63 three stars
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (WV) 90.91 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,406,737
   Federated Campaigns $64,161,121
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $116,956
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $67,684,814
   Program Service Revenue $3,596,485
Total Primary Revenue $71,281,299
   Other Revenue $748,228
TOTAL REVENUE $72,029,527
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $91,515,977
   Administrative Expenses $3,855,722
   Fundraising Expenses $7,455,974
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $102,827,673
   
Payments to Affiliates $687,320
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-30,798,146
   
Net Assets $77,497,304

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
Disaster Recovery $28,773,448 31.4%
Developing Youth and Children $23,530,005 25.7%
Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods $18,147,327 19.8%

Ratings History
United Way of Greater Houston has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 06/01/2020 96.46 four stars
2018-03 05/01/2019 100.00 four stars
2017-03 12/01/2018 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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$410,449 0.39% Anna M. Babin President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Houston (TX) 96.46 four stars
United Way of Blount County (TN) 100.00 four stars
United Way of Brevard (FL) 90.33 four stars
United Way of Champaign County (IL) 89.42 three stars
United Way of Western Connecticut (CT) 93.43 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

Armando Perez
Chairman

CEO

Amanda McMillian
President and CEO

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