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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

United Way of Greater Chattanooga

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four stars

90.69

630 Market Street P.O. Box 4027
Chattanooga, TN 37405
tel: (423) 752-0300   Web Site
EIN: 62-0565962

Board Leadership
Mike St. Charles
Chair

CEO
Lesley Stiles Scearce
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.69 four stars
  Financial 87.47 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Greater Chattanooga's mission is to unite people and resources in building a stronger and healthier community. United Way of Greater Chattanooga is working to advance the common good by educating children to be ready for school, promoting economic stability so people can provide for themselves and their families, and by caring for the most vulnerable in our community. By preventing problems and changing these social conditions, we create a stronger and healthier community for everyone.

United Way of Greater Chattanooga's mission is to unite people and resources in building a stronger and healthier community. United Way of Greater Chattanooga is working to advance the common good by educating children to be ready for school, promoting economic stability so people can provide for themselves and their families, and by caring for the most vulnerable in our community. By preventing problems and changing these social conditions, we create a stronger and healthier community for everyone.

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Financial

three stars

87.47

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 8.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.07
  Program Expenses Growth -1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Chattanooga on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Chattanooga on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Chattanooga (TN) 90.69 four stars
United Way Suncoast (FL) 91.38 four stars
United Way of Jackson County (MI) 86.84 three stars
United Way of Delaware (DE) 88.54 three stars
Heartland United Way (NE) 92.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,009,555
   Federated Campaigns $218,809
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $40,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,268,364
   Program Service Revenue $218,809
Total Primary Revenue $9,487,173
   Other Revenue $547,844
TOTAL REVENUE $10,035,017
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,711,119
   Administrative Expenses $846,449
   Fundraising Expenses $758,402
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,315,970
   
Payments to Affiliates $116,500
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-280,953
   
Net Assets $23,253,256

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
Providing Funding for Local Non-profits $6,733,994 77.3%
Education Impact $882,341 10.1%
Building Stable Lives $799,595 9.2%
Center for Nonprofits $295,189 3.4%

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

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/01/2018 90.69 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 93.14 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 93.40 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 91.47 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 95.86 four stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 86.47 three stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 88.63 three stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 84.71 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 81.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 72.76 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 73.22 two stars
2007-12 07/01/2009 76.26 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 85.77 three stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 84.72 three stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 82.11 three stars
2003-12 11/01/2004 76.57 two 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 62-0565962
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY CHATTANOOGA
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.
(927) Fundraising
(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 October, 1957
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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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
$142,395 1.38% Lesley Scearce President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Chattanooga (TN) 90.69 four stars
United Way of Greater New Bedford (MA) 91.36 four stars
United Way of Brazoria County (TX) 96.66 four stars
United Way of Southwest Virginia (VA) 94.51 four stars
United Way of Greater Toledo (OH) 87.46 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Greater Chattanooga
630 Market Street
P.O. Box 4027
Chattanooga, TN 37405
tel: (423) 752-0300
fax: (423) 752-0350
EIN: 62-0565962

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Board Leadership

Mike St. Charles
Chair

CEO

Lesley Stiles Scearce
President, CEO

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