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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Berks County

Live United

three stars

89.24

501 Washington Street Reading, PA 19603
tel: (610) 685-4562   Web Site
EIN: 23-1655375

Board Leadership
Mr. Scott A. Gruber
Chairman

CEO
Ms. Tammy White
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.24 three stars
  Financial 86.50 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way improves lives by inspiring collaboration, volunteerism and financial support to build a stronger community. We tackle our community's key issues and work towards solutions around our four focus areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services. We accomplish our work by raising and distributing funds through Community Wide Care to support a vital network of health and human services through agency partner programs, our initiatives and grants. Each year, United Way programs help close to 100,000 local people through a broad range of programs, including youth development, early literacy, helping families become more financially independent, improving people's health and helping those in crisis. Our goal is to create lasting community change, and by working with our partners, donors and volunteers we improve lives and build a stronger community for all of us.

United Way improves lives by inspiring collaboration, volunteerism and financial support to build a stronger community. We tackle our community's key issues and work towards solutions around our four focus areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Safety Net Services. We accomplish our work by raising and distributing funds through Community Wide Care to support a vital network of health and human services through agency partner programs, our initiatives and grants. Each year, United Way programs help close to 100,000 local people through a broad range of programs, including youth development, early literacy, helping families become more financially independent, improving people's health and helping those in crisis. Our goal is to create lasting community change, and by working with our partners, donors and volunteers we improve lives and build a stronger community for all of us.

Financial

three stars

86.50

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
81.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.35
  Program Expenses Growth 2.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Berks County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Berks County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Berks County (PA) 89.24 three stars
United Way of Anderson County - SC (SC) 89.16 three stars
United Way of the Lakeshore (MI) 88.76 three stars
United Way of Champaign County (IL) 88.54 three stars
United Way of Central Louisiana (LA) 91.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,574,048
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,574,048
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,574,048
   Other Revenue $510,913
TOTAL REVENUE $11,084,961
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,166,091
   Administrative Expenses $673,977
   Fundraising Expenses $1,191,200
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,031,268
   
Payments to Affiliates $122,633
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,053,693
   
Net Assets $19,094,500

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
Community Issues $8,166,091 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 02/01/2018 89.24 three stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 88.05 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 92.30 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 90.46 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 87.73 three stars
2012-12 11/01/2013 85.88 three stars
2011-12 10/01/2012 81.56 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 82.13 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 90.90 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 83.42 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 92.29 four stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 92.87 four stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 81.27 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 83.05 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 80.77 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 95.23 four 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 23-1655375
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF BERKS COUNTY
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
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, 1965
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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
$161,886 1.61% Tammy L. White President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Berks County (PA) 89.24 three stars
United Way of Northwest Vermont (VT) 88.09 three stars
Heart of West Michigan United Way (MI) 94.75 four stars
Granite United Way (NH) 89.02 three stars
Rappahannock United Way (VA) 88.93 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Berks County
501 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19603
tel: (610) 685-4562
fax: (610) 685-4569
EIN: 23-1655375

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 702
Reading, PA 19603

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Board Leadership

Mr. Scott A. Gruber
Chairman

CEO

Ms. Tammy White
President

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