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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Live united

four stars

96.54

742 Delaware Avenue Buffalo, NY 14209
tel: (716) 887-2626   Web Site
EIN: 16-0743969

Board Leadership
Davud Hore
Chair

CEO
Michael Weiner
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.54 four stars
  Financial 96.14 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County brings people, organizations, and resources together to improve community well-being. Since 1917, United Way has been empowering individuals, businesses and organizations to make our community stronger.

Every year, United Way invests millions of dollars in local Education, Income, and Health & Wellness programs that help people in need. We match resources - such as money, volunteers and training - with community agencies that directly benefit people in Buffalo and Erie County.

We offer strategic training and resources to area nonprofits through our Not For Profit Resource Center, and we provide extensive volunteer support through events such as Day of Caring, Family Volunteer Day, and Business Meets Community.

The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County brings people, organizations, and resources together to improve community well-being. Since 1917, United Way has been empowering individuals, businesses and organizations to make our community stronger.

Every year, United Way invests millions of dollars in local Education, Income, and Health & Wellness programs that help people in need. We match resources - such as money, volunteers and training - with community agencies that directly benefit people in Buffalo and Erie County.

We offer strategic training and resources to area nonprofits through our Not For Profit Resource Center, and we provide extensive volunteer support through events such as Day of Caring, Family Volunteer Day, and Business Meets Community.

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Financial

four stars

96.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
87.4%
  Administrative Expenses 2.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 27.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Buffalo & Erie County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Buffalo & Erie County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (NY) 96.54 four stars
United Way of Anchorage (AK) 86.16 three stars
United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley (OR) 86.32 three stars
United Way of Lane County (OR) 94.69 four stars
United Way of Northwest Florida (FL) 90.77 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $19,036,427
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,054,630
Total Contributions $22,091,057
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $22,091,057
   Other Revenue $92,877
TOTAL REVENUE $22,183,934
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,811,897
   Administrative Expenses $451,761
   Fundraising Expenses $1,759,729
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,023,387
   
Payments to Affiliates $222,418
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,160,547
   
Net Assets $22,478,101

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
Grant Programs and Initiatives $4,963,994 31.4%
Program Investments $4,560,000 28.8%
Donor Designations $4,394,893 27.8%

Ratings History
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 07/01/2019 96.54 four stars
2017-03 12/01/2018 95.25 four stars
2016-03 07/01/2017 91.52 four stars
2015-03 08/01/2016 95.29 four stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 96.46 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 10/01/2015 97.42 four stars
2013-03 08/01/2014 89.50 three stars
2012-03 06/01/2013 89.66 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 85.99 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 88.75 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 80.53 three stars
2009-03 11/24/2010 84.87 three stars
2008-03 07/01/2009 82.29 three stars
2007-03 07/01/2008 95.05 four stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 96.55 four stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 93.67 four stars
2004-03 12/01/2004 76.17 two stars
2003-03 12/01/2003 75.02 two stars
2002-03 02/05/2003 77.24 two 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 16-0743969
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF BUFFALO AND ERIE COUNTY
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 September, 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
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,003 1.14% Michael Weiner President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (NY) 96.54 four stars
United Way of Southwest Michigan (MI) 95.84 four stars
United Way of Anchorage (AK) 86.16 three stars
Aloha United Way (HI) 88.25 three stars
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut (CT) 85.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
742 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
tel: (716) 887-2626
fax: (716) 887-2770
EIN: 16-0743969

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Board Leadership

Davud Hore
Chair

CEO

Michael Weiner
President & CEO

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