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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Central New York

Live united

four stars

92.26

518 James Street Syracuse, NY 13220
tel: (315) 428-2211   Web Site
EIN: 15-0532073

Board Leadership
Virginia Biesiada O'Neill
Chair

CEO
Nancy Kern Eaton
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.26 four stars
  Financial 89.06 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Central New York is here to help people in Onondaga County, to make things better in this community, and to take care of what matters. Our vision is to create a community reaching its full caring potential by focusing community investments on achieving measurable impact. We do the background work that ensures every gift is used as effectively and efficiently as possible. We do research to know where funds are needed and can do the most good. Every funded program addresses one of these five vision areas: nurture, protect and teach young children; help our youth grow into thriving adults; provide a safety net during crisis; enable people living with self sufficiency and independence; and support people facing difficult personal and family problems.

United Way of Central New York is here to help people in Onondaga County, to make things better in this community, and to take care of what matters. Our vision is to create a community reaching its full caring potential by focusing community investments on achieving measurable impact. We do the background work that ensures every gift is used as effectively and efficiently as possible. We do research to know where funds are needed and can do the most good. Every funded program addresses one of these five vision areas: nurture, protect and teach young children; help our youth grow into thriving adults; provide a safety net during crisis; enable people living with self sufficiency and independence; and support people facing difficult personal and family problems.

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Financial

three stars

89.06

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
84.3%
  Administrative Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.40
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 57.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central New York (NY) 92.26 four stars
United Way of Southwest Wyoming (WY) 88.30 three stars
Heart of Florida United Way (FL) 98.23 four stars
United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties (FL) 92.67 four stars
Bergen County's United Way (NJ) 91.16 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,892,958
   Federated Campaigns $35,035
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,042,109
Total Contributions $7,970,102
   Program Service Revenue $447,389
Total Primary Revenue $8,417,491
   Other Revenue $168,864
TOTAL REVENUE $8,586,355
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,248,054
   Administrative Expenses $704,306
   Fundraising Expenses $663,706
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,616,066
   
Payments to Affiliates $75,292
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-29,711
   
Net Assets $3,509,183

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
The Community Program Fund $5,044,879 69.6%
Literacy Coalition of Onondaga County (LCOC) $587,403 8.1%
Trauma Response Team $576,411 8.0%

Ratings History
United Way of Central New York has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.26 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 90.81 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 90.77 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 84.00 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.84 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.07 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 84.57 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 87.68 three stars
2012-06 03/01/2013 95.17 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 95.11 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 95.22 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 04/01/2011 93.25 four stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 69.40 one star
2008-06 02/01/2009 71.00 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 70.57 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 67.19 one star
2005-06 03/01/2006 63.87 one star
2003-12 12/01/2004 87.15 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 15-0532073
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL NEW YORK 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.
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 August, 1994
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
$56,812 0.65% Nancy Eaton President
Other Salaries of Note
$114,850 1.33% Francis J. Lazarski Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central New York (NY) 92.26 four stars
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area (NY) 93.20 four stars
United Way of Greater Nashua (NH) 94.14 four stars
United Way of Bartholomew County (IN) 97.89 four stars
United Way of Central Alabama (AL) 100.00 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Central New York
518 James Street
Syracuse, NY 13220
tel: (315) 428-2211
fax: (315) 428-2227
EIN: 15-0532073

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2129
Syracuse, NY 13220

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Board Leadership

Virginia Biesiada O'Neill
Chair

CEO

Nancy Kern Eaton
President

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