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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Greater Knoxville

Live united

four stars

91.44

1301 Hannah Avenue Knoxville, TN 37921
tel: (865) 523-9131   Web Site
EIN: 62-0475748

Board Leadership
Cynthia Gibson
Chairman of the Board

CEO
Ben Landers
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.44 four stars
  Financial 88.58 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

With roots tracing back to 1922, United Way of Greater Knoxville brings together resources to improve the lives of people in our community by helping them achieve their potential for self sufficiency. Here in Knoxville, we're focused on critical issues like healthcare, education for adults and children, and the rising number of working people living on the edge of poverty. United Way's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: the Community Care Fund, the Non-Profit Management Center, the Success by Six program, and the Medical Health Home Initiative.

With roots tracing back to 1922, United Way of Greater Knoxville brings together resources to improve the lives of people in our community by helping them achieve their potential for self sufficiency. Here in Knoxville, we're focused on critical issues like healthcare, education for adults and children, and the rising number of working people living on the edge of poverty. United Way's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: the Community Care Fund, the Non-Profit Management Center, the Success by Six program, and the Medical Health Home Initiative.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of people trained
127
Number of family members participating in school activities
6,722
Number of children (0-5) enrolled in high-quality early childhood programs
350
Number of elementary/middle/high school youth served who participate in school and/or community-based out-of-school time programs and/or receive individualized supports
11,907
Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community
2,890
Number of eligible clients who report having access to an adequate array of services and supports
23,412
Number of individuals served participating in physical activity and/or healthy food access/nutrition programs
138,358
This impact information is current as of January 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

88.58

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
84.6%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.77
  Program Expenses Growth -4.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Knoxville on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Knoxville on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Knoxville (TN) 91.44 four stars
United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area (NY) 87.85 three stars
United Way of Will County (IL) 94.20 four stars
United Way of Rock River Valley (IL) 90.73 four stars
United Way of Escambia County (FL) 88.75 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $10,916,778
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $8,777
Total Contributions $10,925,555
   Program Service Revenue $91,318
Total Primary Revenue $11,016,873
   Other Revenue $510,041
TOTAL REVENUE $11,526,914
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,976,189
   Administrative Expenses $585,936
   Fundraising Expenses $1,223,072
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,785,197
   
Payments to Affiliates $145,784
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-258,283
   
Net Assets $23,740,404

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
Engaging Youth $3,396,351 34.0%
Health $3,168,890 31.8%
Education $2,142,998 21.5%

Ratings History
United Way of Greater Knoxville has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-03 12/01/2019 91.44 four stars
2018-03 03/01/2019 96.65 four stars
2017-03 12/01/2018 93.37 four stars
2016-03 04/01/2017 93.61 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 94.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 02/01/2016 93.70 four stars
2014-03 04/01/2015 85.30 three stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 85.97 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 85.58 three stars
2009-03 09/20/2011 91.79 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-03 11/24/2010 85.03 three stars
2008-03 02/01/2009 93.27 four stars
2007-03 03/01/2008 81.24 three stars
2006-03 02/01/2007 87.77 three stars
2004-03 07/01/2005 89.27 three stars
2003-03 10/01/2004 91.75 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 62-0475748
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF GREATER KNOXVILLE INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 June, 1960
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2018
  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$207,863 1.76% Ben Landers President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Knoxville (TN) 91.44 four stars
United Way Galveston County Mainland (TX) 94.74 four stars
United Way of Asheville & Buncombe County (NC) 88.32 three stars
United Way of Central Minnesota (MN) 89.42 three stars
United Way of Lake & Sumter Counties (FL) 90.31 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Greater Knoxville
1301 Hannah Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37921
tel: (865) 523-9131
fax: (865) 522-7312
EIN: 62-0475748

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Board Leadership

Cynthia Gibson
Chairman of the Board

CEO

Ben Landers
Chief Executive Officer

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