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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County

Live united

four stars

95.25

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 95.25 four stars
  Financial 93.99 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

Financial

four stars

93.99

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2018 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)
87.5%
  Administrative Expenses 2.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.85
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.7%
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.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (NY) 95.25 four stars
United Way of Central Iowa (IA) 97.60 four stars
United Way of Marathon County (WI) 90.51 four stars
The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley (OH) 94.05 four stars
United Way of Denton County (TX) 92.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,310,800
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,652,146
Total Contributions $16,962,946
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,962,946
   Other Revenue $82,271
TOTAL REVENUE $17,045,217
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $14,739,262
   Administrative Expenses $481,892
   Fundraising Expenses $1,786,788
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,007,942
   
Payments to Affiliates $213,105
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $37,275
   
Net Assets $17,414,535

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
Donor Designations $4,614,311 31.3%
Program Investments $4,587,000 31.1%
Grant Programs and Initiatives $3,480,201 23.6%
Community Impact Program Services $2,057,750 14.0%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 07/01/2018 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

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
$201,822 1.18% Michael Weiner President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (NY) 95.25 four stars
United Way of Central Louisiana (LA) 91.00 four stars
United Way of Central West Virginia (WV) 87.30 three stars
United Way of El Paso County (TX) 87.36 three stars
United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties (WV) 88.52 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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