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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

Bergen County's United Way

We make help happen when it's needed most.

three stars

89.86

6 Forest Avenue Paramus, NJ 07652
tel: (201) 291-4054   Web Site
EIN: 22-6028959

Board Leadership
Peter J. Ingrasci
Chairman

CEO
Tom M. Toronto
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.86 three stars
  Financial 87.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Bergen County's United Way has served our community for 56 years. We fulfill our mission by providing help that is direct, concrete and timely to the most vulnerable residents in our community and by developing programs and financial resources that address unmet needs. Our operating costs, at only 9%, are half those of many other nonprofits, which means your contribution goes directly to help people in concrete and vital ways. Our services include:

- 2-1-1: the United Way's 24-hour statewide service answering every call or click for help, 24 hours a day. It is a system that is free and easy to use - think 9-1-1 emergencies, 2-1-1 everything else.

- The Compassion Fund: direct financial assistance to help when no one else can to ensure that the most basic needs are met for people in crisis.

- Housing Works: helping neighbors build communities with the creation of new and affordable housing for low income families, senior citizens and adults with special needs.

Bergen County's United Way has served our community for 56 years. We fulfill our mission by providing help that is direct, concrete and timely to the most vulnerable residents in our community and by developing programs and financial resources that address unmet needs. Our operating costs, at only 9%, are half those of many other nonprofits, which means your contribution goes directly to help people in concrete and vital ways. Our services include:

- 2-1-1: the United Way's 24-hour statewide service answering every call or click for help, 24 hours a day. It is a system that is free and easy to use - think 9-1-1 emergencies, 2-1-1 everything else.

- The Compassion Fund: direct financial assistance to help when no one else can to ensure that the most basic needs are met for people in crisis.

- Housing Works: helping neighbors build communities with the creation of new and affordable housing for low income families, senior citizens and adults with special needs.

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Financial

three stars

87.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
94.8%
  Administrative Expenses 3.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth 18.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 63.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bergen County's United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bergen County's United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bergen County's United Way (NJ) 89.86 three stars
Mesa United Way (AZ) 95.47 four stars
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (WV) 88.85 three stars
United Way of Greater Lima (OH) 88.81 three stars
United Way of Allen County (IN) 91.50 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $16,990,964
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $268,081
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $150,000
Total Contributions $17,409,045
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $17,409,045
   Other Revenue $521,866
TOTAL REVENUE $17,930,911
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $17,075,672
   Administrative Expenses $507,685
   Fundraising Expenses $251,284
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,834,641
   
Payments to Affiliates $25,236
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $96,270
   
Net Assets $7,392,193

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
2-1-1 $848,474 5.0%
Very Special homes $706,869 4.1%
Women United in Philanthropy $148,587 0.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 08/01/2018 89.86 three stars
2016-03 12/01/2017 89.86 three stars
2015-03 10/01/2016 88.65 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 89.02 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 90.09 four stars
2013-03 12/01/2014 87.36 three stars
2012-03 09/01/2013 89.35 three stars
2011-03 06/01/2012 87.95 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 93.77 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 11/24/2010 86.77 three stars
2008-03 03/01/2009 84.08 three stars
2007-03 06/01/2008 73.45 two stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 73.27 two stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 84.36 three stars
2004-03 12/01/2004 91.10 four stars
2003-03 05/01/2004 91.12 four stars
2002-03 04/15/2003 85.85 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 22-6028959
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF BERGEN COUNTY
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
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 February, 1965
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, 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
$172,113 0.96% Thomas Toronto President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bergen County's United Way (NJ) 89.86 three stars
United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (MN) 95.70 four stars
United Way of Central Ohio (OH) 87.30 three stars
United Way of South Hampton Roads (VA) 92.92 four stars
United Way of Greenville County (SC) 93.43 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bergen County's United Way
6 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
tel: (201) 291-4054
fax: (201) 291-0681
EIN: 22-6028959

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Board Leadership

Peter J. Ingrasci
Chairman

CEO

Tom M. Toronto
President

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