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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Whatcom County

Live United

four stars

91.07

1500 Cornwall Avenue Suite 203
Bellingham, WA 98225
tel: (360) 733-8670   Web Site
EIN: 91-0570788

Board Leadership
Troy Nutter
Board Chair

CEO
Peter Theisen
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.07 four stars
  Financial 89.49 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Whatcom County has worked for over 50 years to increase financial resources for local health and human service needs, and to seek and invest in community-building opportunities to improve Education, Income and Health for Whatcom County residents. Our mission is to increase the capacity to care for one another in Whatcom County and our 40+ funded programs touch more than 150,000 people each year. We focus on community wide goals for change in order to make a tremendous impact and by encouraging our community to Give, Advocate and Volunteer we mobilize workplaces, organizations and individuals to LIVE UNITED and make a better community for all.

United Way of Whatcom County has worked for over 50 years to increase financial resources for local health and human service needs, and to seek and invest in community-building opportunities to improve Education, Income and Health for Whatcom County residents. Our mission is to increase the capacity to care for one another in Whatcom County and our 40+ funded programs touch more than 150,000 people each year. We focus on community wide goals for change in order to make a tremendous impact and by encouraging our community to Give, Advocate and Volunteer we mobilize workplaces, organizations and individuals to LIVE UNITED and make a better community for all.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2018
Number of students who exhibit kindergarten readiness
1,425
Number of youth who demonstrate that their school attendance has improved
2,481
Number of students who demonstrate the desire to succeed in the academic setting
2,481
Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts
408
Individuals received skills, food, or necessities to offset their monthly bills and increase financial stability
34,778
People achieved healthier lifestyles through exercise, nutrition, and overall better life choices
8,381
Individuals and families received support to recover from or prevent violence or abuse
6,897
This impact information is current as of September 2019, 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

89.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
81.6%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.70
  Program Expenses Growth -5.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Whatcom County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Whatcom County on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Whatcom County (WA) 91.07 four stars
United Way of the Ocoee Region (TN) 98.23 four stars
United Way of Denton County (TX) 93.92 four stars
United Way of Greater Cincinnati (OH) 88.56 three stars
United Way of Story County (IA) 100.00 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,726,591
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,726,591
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,726,591
   Other Revenue $28,541
TOTAL REVENUE $1,755,132
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,245,739
   Administrative Expenses $172,352
   Fundraising Expenses $148,670
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,566,761
   
Payments to Affiliates $20,797
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $188,371
   
Net Assets $2,844,876

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
Education, Income, & Health Grants $1,091,825 87.6%
New Strategy Development $120,936 9.7%
Designations $32,978 2.6%

Ratings History
United Way of Whatcom County has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.07 four stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 95.11 four stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 88.54 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 91.56 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 90.43 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 85.33 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 87.84 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 90.54 four stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 89.38 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.39 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 86.29 three stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 93.28 four stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 88.21 three stars
2007-06 02/01/2008 89.07 three stars
2005-06 06/01/2006 77.43 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 77.40 two stars
2003-06 03/01/2005 79.03 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 91-0570788
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF WHATCOM 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 (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 July, 1953
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,833 5.98% Peter Theisen Chief Executive Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Whatcom County (WA) 91.07 four stars
United Way of Greater St. Louis (MO) 95.47 four stars
United Way of Portage County, OH (OH) 86.65 three stars
United Way of Southwest Wyoming (WY) 88.30 three stars
United Way of St. Joseph County (IN) 88.97 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Whatcom County
1500 Cornwall Avenue
Suite 203
Bellingham, WA 98225
tel: (360) 733-8670
fax: (360) 733-8674
EIN: 91-0570788

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Board Leadership

Troy Nutter
Board Chair

CEO

Peter Theisen
President, CEO

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