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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Berks County

Live United

four stars

91.08

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

Board Leadership
Scott Gruber
Chair

CEO
Tammy White
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.08 four stars
  Financial 93.85 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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.

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Financial

four stars

93.85

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
81.0%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.40
  Program Expenses Growth 2.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.0%
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) 91.08 four stars
United Way of the Greater Dayton Area (OH) 86.80 three stars
United Way of Erie County (PA) 95.36 four stars
Tulsa Area United Way (OK) 87.43 three stars
United Way of Mid Coast Maine (ME) 91.94 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,883,467
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $10,883,467
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $10,883,467
   Other Revenue $470,671
TOTAL REVENUE $11,354,138
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,618,324
   Administrative Expenses $650,384
   Fundraising Expenses $1,292,064
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,560,772
   
Payments to Affiliates $124,170
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $793,366
   
Net Assets $20,738,366

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 12/01/2018 91.08 four stars
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
$156,648 1.48% Tammy L. White President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Berks County (PA) 91.08 four stars
United Way of Miami-Dade (FL) 90.46 four stars
United Way of Porter County (IN) 96.97 four stars
United Way of Southwestern Indiana (IN) 90.53 four stars
United Way of Whatcom County (WA) 95.11 four 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

Scott Gruber
Chair

CEO

Tammy White
President

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