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Community Development : United Ways (Fundraising)

Mile High United Way

Live united

four stars

91.40

711 Park Avenue West Denver, CO 80205
tel: (303) 433-8383   Web Site
EIN: 84-0404235

Board Leadership
David Eves
Chair

CEO
Christine Benero
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.40 four stars
  Financial 87.84 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

87.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
85.3%
  Administrative Expenses 1.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.12
  Program Expenses Growth -1.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mile High United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Mile High United Way on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mile High United Way (CO) 91.40 four stars
United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. (MA) 85.96 three stars
United Way of Douglas County (KS) 92.38 four stars
United Way of Broome County (NY) 87.96 three stars
Brown County United Way (WI) 91.76 four stars

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Founded in 1887, Mile High United Way does what no other nonprofit organization can. Mile High United Way mobilizes the community to take collective action to create positive, lasting change. We focus on three related initiatives: School Readiness, Youth Success and Adult Self Sufficiency. Mile High United Way coordinates more than 40,000 individual donors, 800 local businesses, 100 non-profit partners, and numerous community resources to deliver long-term solutions for individuals and families in metro Denver.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $29,787,905
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $648,721
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $30,436,626
   Program Service Revenue $3,050,146
Total Primary Revenue $33,486,772
   Other Revenue $1,267,160
TOTAL REVENUE $34,753,932
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $28,449,653
   Administrative Expenses $696,238
   Fundraising Expenses $4,366,311
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $33,512,202
   
Payments to Affiliates $261,581
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,241,730
   
Net Assets $39,051,549

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 $10,757,710 37.8%
Community Impact Services $8,975,298 31.5%
Grants to Non-Profits $8,716,645 30.6%

Ratings History
Mile High United Way has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.40 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 95.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.15 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 89.10 three stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 84.34 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 86.21 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 89.63 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 81.27 three stars
2009-06 03/01/2010 90.90 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 90.63 four stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 83.54 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 77.69 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 79.73 two stars
2003-06 08/01/2004 77.25 two stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 86.80 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 84-0404235
Name in IRS Master File MILE HIGH UNITED WAY INC
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]
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, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

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).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$327,784 0.97% Christine Benero Chief Executive Officer

Founded in 1887, Mile High United Way does what no other nonprofit organization can. Mile High United Way mobilizes the community to take collective action to create positive, lasting change. We focus on three related initiatives: School Readiness, Youth Success and Adult Self Sufficiency. Mile High United Way coordinates more than 40,000 individual donors, 800 local businesses, 100 non-profit partners, and numerous community resources to deliver long-term solutions for individuals and families in metro Denver.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Mile High United Way (CO) 91.40 four stars
Cedar Valley United Way (IA) 88.15 three stars
United Way of Acadiana (LA) 93.93 four stars
United Way of Portage County, WI (WI) 94.23 four stars
United Way of York County, Pennsylvania (PA) 89.02 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Mile High United Way
711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
tel: (303) 433-8383
fax: (303) 455-6462
EIN: 84-0404235

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Board Leadership

David Eves
Chair

CEO

Christine Benero
Chief Executive Officer

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