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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

Capital Area United Way, Louisiana

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four stars

91.86

700 Laurel Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802
tel: (225) 383-2643   Web Site
EIN: 72-0447100

Board Leadership
Stewart P. Gordon
Board Chair

CEO
George Bell
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.86 four stars
  Financial 90.87 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Capital Area United Way's mission is to improve lives by leveraging partnerships to advance the common good through Education, Income Stability, and Healthy Living. We envision a community where everyone is empowered to achieve their full potential.

Capital Area United Way's mission is to improve lives by leveraging partnerships to advance the common good through Education, Income Stability, and Healthy Living. We envision a community where everyone is empowered to achieve their full potential.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of Facebook followers
4,593
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
79.3%
  Administrative Expenses 10.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.06
  Program Expenses Growth 2.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Capital Area United Way, Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Capital Area United Way, Louisiana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Capital Area United Way, Louisiana (LA) 91.86 four stars
United Way of Greater Toledo (OH) 86.80 three stars
United Way of Greater Nashua (NH) 94.14 four stars
United Way of Southern Kentucky (KY) 88.10 three stars
United Way of Washtenaw County (MI) 90.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,982,348
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,982,348
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,982,348
   Other Revenue $62,004
TOTAL REVENUE $6,044,352
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $6,790,488
   Administrative Expenses $899,672
   Fundraising Expenses $919,618
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,609,778
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,565,426
   
Net Assets $9,185,019

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
Partner Agencies $6,569,077 96.7%
2-1-1 $221,411 3.3%

Ratings History
Capital Area United Way, Louisiana has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.86 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 93.42 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 87.62 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.92 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.10 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 81.27 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2015 88.74 three stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 84.44 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 84.18 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 79.89 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 75.69 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 65.02 one star
2008-12 04/01/2010 69.48 one star
2007-12 12/01/2008 84.61 three stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 84.79 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 81.58 three stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 77.24 two stars
2003-12 09/01/2004 84.82 three stars
2002-12 09/01/2003 96.41 four stars
2001-12 10/15/2002 91.68 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 72-0447100
Name in IRS Master File CAPITAL AREA 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 (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
(561) Gifts or grants to individuals (other than scholarships)
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, 1955
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$137,807 1.60% George Bell President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Capital Area United Way, Louisiana (LA) 91.86 four stars
United Way of Calvert County (MD) 91.57 four stars
United Way of Greater New Haven (CT) 86.77 three stars
United Way of Berks County (PA) 91.08 four stars
United Way of Delaware County Indiana (IN) 90.39 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Capital Area United Way, Louisiana
700 Laurel Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
tel: (225) 383-2643
fax: (225) 383-9922
EIN: 72-0447100

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Board Leadership

Stewart P. Gordon
Board Chair

CEO

George Bell
President and CEO

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