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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Live united

four stars

96.57

619 SW Eleventh Avenue Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 228-9131   Web Site
EIN: 93-0582124

Board Leadership
John Ewert
Chair

CEO
Cindy Adams
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 96.57 four stars
  Financial 97.27 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Our mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity by mobilizing the caring power of people across our metro area.
We have the tools and the know-how to connect people in need with the building blocks for a stable and healthy life-education, a living wage, financial stability and health and well-being.
Your support creates change. When you give money to United Way, you directly fund local projects that connect people with jobs, provide affordable housing and promote healthy living. When you volunteer your time and talent, you help children achieve in school or you give seniors and people with disabilities newfound autonomy. When you use your voice, you help set priorities that will provide opportunity for everyone in our community.
We know our community. Every dollar of every donation to United Way goes to projects that work.

Our mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity by mobilizing the caring power of people across our metro area.
We have the tools and the know-how to connect people in need with the building blocks for a stable and healthy life-education, a living wage, financial stability and health and well-being.
Your support creates change. When you give money to United Way, you directly fund local projects that connect people with jobs, provide affordable housing and promote healthy living. When you volunteer your time and talent, you help children achieve in school or you give seniors and people with disabilities newfound autonomy. When you use your voice, you help set priorities that will provide opportunity for everyone in our community.
We know our community. Every dollar of every donation to United Way goes to projects that work.

Financial

four stars

97.27

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
86.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth 2.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the Columbia-Willamette on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the Columbia-Willamette on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (OR) 96.57 four stars
United Way of Beaumont & North Jefferson County (TX) 94.05 four stars
United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties (FL) 91.02 four stars
United Way of Greater Atlanta (GA) 92.49 four stars
United Way for Southeastern Michigan (MI) 95.87 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,357,157
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,185,050
Total Contributions $22,542,207
   Program Service Revenue $104,456
Total Primary Revenue $22,646,663
   Other Revenue $714,943
TOTAL REVENUE $23,361,606
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $19,867,143
   Administrative Expenses $1,600,036
   Fundraising Expenses $1,784,992
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,252,171
   
Payments to Affiliates $181,243
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $109,435
   
Net Assets $16,256,768

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
Early Learning Hubs $9,116,489 45.9%
Donor Choice $6,265,584 31.5%
Transformation Grants $3,951,147 19.9%

Ratings History
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 96.57 four stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 91.45 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 85.48 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 88.78 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.78 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 82.44 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 91.52 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 94.93 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 93.19 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 93.57 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 06/01/2011 89.23 three stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 88.99 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 90.95 four stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 90.93 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 90.88 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 69.35 one star
2004-06 10/01/2005 62.47 one star
2003-06 09/01/2004 54.43 zero star
2002-06 09/01/2003 63.83 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 93-0582124
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF THE COLUMBIA- WILLAMETTE
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, 1970
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$124,291 0.53% Chelsea Sokolow Interim CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$207,552 0.89% Keith Thomajan Former President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette (OR) 96.57 four stars
United Way of Elkhart County, Indiana (IN) 85.71 three stars
Wiregrass United Way (AL) 91.06 four stars
United Way of Story County (IA) 100.00 four stars
United Way of Dane County (WI) 96.76 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
619 SW Eleventh Avenue
Suite 300
Portland, OR 97205
tel: (503) 228-9131
fax: (503) 226-9385
EIN: 93-0582124

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Board Leadership

John Ewert
Chair

CEO

Cindy Adams
President and CEO

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