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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Central Florida

Live united

four stars

92.98

5605 US Highway 98 South Highland City, FL 33846
tel: (863) 648-1500   Web Site
EIN: 59-2116280

Board Leadership
Greta Dupuy
Chair

CEO
Christina Criser Jackson
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.98 four stars
  Financial 90.08 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1980 when the United Ways of Greater Lakeland, Bartow, and Winter Haven merged, United Way of Central Florida invests your charitable gifts in services that change people's lives, right here in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. United Way community investment volunteers focus on the distinct needs of each community we serve, carefully investing in programs that not only respond to community needs, but that also create a measurable impact. United Way of Central Florida is focused on education, income, and health. We deal with social issues collectively, leveraging investments to create solutions that bring results for our communities.

Established in 1980 when the United Ways of Greater Lakeland, Bartow, and Winter Haven merged, United Way of Central Florida invests your charitable gifts in services that change people's lives, right here in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. United Way community investment volunteers focus on the distinct needs of each community we serve, carefully investing in programs that not only respond to community needs, but that also create a measurable impact. United Way of Central Florida is focused on education, income, and health. We deal with social issues collectively, leveraging investments to create solutions that bring results for our communities.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Dollars saved in tax preparation fees
223,800
Number of individuals who are receiving timely health/dental exams
20,052
Number of health outcomes improved
7,847
Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid
6,200,000
Number of books distributed
62,198
Number of students receiving personal instruction and feedback about their performance
9,015
Number of participants who are promoted to the next grade on time
4,143
Individuals and families who received at least one financial service
3,171
Number of children with disabilities receiving early intervention services
7,240
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

four stars

90.08

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
82.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 1.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 53.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Central Florida on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Constituent Voice

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How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees
How is the organization using feedback?
To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
Our staff, Our board
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
Describe a recent change in your organization that resulted from feedback.
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central Florida (FL) 92.98 four stars
United Way of Bucks County (PA) 91.44 four stars
United Way of Greater Kingsport (TN) 88.57 three stars
United Way of Odessa (TX) 88.03 three stars
United Way of Northwest Georgia (GA) 92.22 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,008,750
   Federated Campaigns $26,794
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $56,810
Total Contributions $10,092,354
   Program Service Revenue $808,544
Total Primary Revenue $10,900,898
   Other Revenue $258,438
TOTAL REVENUE $11,159,336
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,983,920
   Administrative Expenses $1,001,133
   Fundraising Expenses $1,004,405
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,989,458
   
Payments to Affiliates $100,814
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $169,878
   
Net Assets $13,707,102

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 Impact $7,728,072 86.0%
Family Fundamentals $347,716 3.9%
2-1-1 $262,816 2.9%

Ratings History
United Way of Central Florida has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 92.98 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 93.83 four stars
2017-06 12/01/2018 91.83 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 89.84 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 87.21 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.22 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.82 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 92.19 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 97.48 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 92.25 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 92.61 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 88.16 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 88.62 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 81.50 three stars
2008-06 08/01/2009 83.48 three stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 83.50 three stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 84.34 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 95.08 four stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 76.08 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 89.84 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 59-2116280
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA 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 October, 1981
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,220 0.78% Christina Criser Jackson Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$152,205 1.38% Alan Turner II Former Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Central Florida (FL) 92.98 four stars
United Way of Greater Atlanta (GA) 93.68 four stars
United Way of Southwest Michigan (MI) 92.95 four stars
United Way of Collier County (FL) 90.92 four stars
United Way of Central Iowa (IA) 99.93 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Central Florida
5605 US Highway 98 South
Highland City, FL 33846
tel: (863) 648-1500
EIN: 59-2116280

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1357
Highland City, FL 33846

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Board Leadership

Greta Dupuy
Chair

CEO

Christina Criser Jackson
President & CEO

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