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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Lancaster County

Live United

three stars

87.44

1910 Harrington Drive Lancaster, PA 17601
tel: (717) 394-0731   Web Site
EIN: 23-1352093

Board Leadership
Don Maier
Chair

CEO
Kevin Ressler
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.44 three stars
  Financial 82.25 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Mobilize the caring power of our community to achieve impactful, systemic social change within Lancaster County.

Our focus areas are: kindergarten readiness, post-secondary credential obtainment, decreasing the number of people living in poverty, and increasing the number of people who have access to a medical home.

We do this by supporting 10 collective impact partnerships (with more than 300 partners) that align with these community-identified priorities. We act as a county-wide convener, bringing our community together to discuss issues, share resources, improve and expand services, and advocate for all vulnerable Lancastrians.

Mobilize the caring power of our community to achieve impactful, systemic social change within Lancaster County.

Our focus areas are: kindergarten readiness, post-secondary credential obtainment, decreasing the number of people living in poverty, and increasing the number of people who have access to a medical home.

We do this by supporting 10 collective impact partnerships (with more than 300 partners) that align with these community-identified priorities. We act as a county-wide convener, bringing our community together to discuss issues, share resources, improve and expand services, and advocate for all vulnerable Lancastrians.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2019
Number of clients who complete job skills training
147
Total number of clients experiencing homelessness
406
This impact information is current as of March 2020, 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

three stars

82.25

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.51
  Program Expenses Growth -4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 44.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Lancaster County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Lancaster County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Lancaster County (PA) 87.44 three stars
United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties (WV) 89.33 three stars
United Way of Blount County (TN) 100.00 four stars
United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County (TX) 91.41 four stars
United Way St. Croix Valley (WI) 86.71 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,522,304
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $832,677
Total Contributions $5,354,981
   Program Service Revenue $353,266
Total Primary Revenue $5,708,247
   Other Revenue $196,459
TOTAL REVENUE $5,904,706
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,295,582
   Administrative Expenses $450,003
   Fundraising Expenses $733,170
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,478,755
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-574,049
   
Net Assets $4,277,615

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
Grant Distribution $3,842,588 72.6%
Community Impact $523,163 9.9%
Call Center $454,071 8.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 87.44 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 87.13 three stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 84.93 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 83.73 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 87.30 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-06 02/01/2016 79.28 two stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 89.56 three stars
2013-06 03/01/2014 87.85 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 86.34 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 87.59 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.41 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 77.35 two stars
2009-06 11/24/2010 75.30 two stars
2008-06 04/01/2009 76.89 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 80.07 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 83.52 three stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 80.95 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 83.92 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 89.17 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 23-1352093
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF LANCASTER COUNTY
NTEE Code A12
NTEE Classification Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
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]
Ruling Date June, 2007
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$147,800 2.28% Sue Suter CEO, President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Lancaster County (PA) 87.44 three stars
United Way of York County, South Carolina (SC) 88.91 three stars
United Way of Elkhart County, Indiana (IN) 85.71 three stars
United Way of South Texas (TX) 91.10 four stars
United Way of Acadiana (LA) 92.10 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Lancaster County
1910 Harrington Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
tel: (717) 394-0731
fax: (717) 394-6118
EIN: 23-1352093

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Board Leadership

Don Maier
Chair

CEO

Kevin Ressler
President & CEO

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