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United Community

three stars

85.57

7511 Fordson Road Alexandria, VA 22306
tel: (703) 768-7106   Web Site
EIN: 54-0850780

Board Leadership
Kenneth Disselkoen
Chair

CEO
Alison DeCourcey
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.57 three stars
  Financial 80.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Community, founded in 1969, empowers our neighbors in need to transform their lives. Our services include: emergency assistance for homelessness prevention; ESL and citizenship classes; early care and early learning; youth out-of-school time enrichment programs at two neighborhood community centers; and parenting education that prevents child abuse and neglect. United Community also operates the Back Porch Thrift Store.

United Community, founded in 1969, empowers our neighbors in need to transform their lives. Our services include: emergency assistance for homelessness prevention; ESL and citizenship classes; early care and early learning; youth out-of-school time enrichment programs at two neighborhood community centers; and parenting education that prevents child abuse and neglect. United Community also operates the Back Porch Thrift Store.

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Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
89.4%
  Administrative Expenses 3.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.26
  Program Expenses Growth -17.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Community on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Community on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Community (VA) 85.57 three stars
East Cooper Community Outreach (SC) 93.75 four stars
Humble Area Assistance Ministries (TX) 92.92 four stars
People's Resource Center (IL) 94.80 four stars
Bread for the City (DC) 92.59 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $740,875
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $165,577
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,652,510
Total Contributions $2,558,962
   Program Service Revenue $1,107,727
Total Primary Revenue $3,666,689
   Other Revenue $40,713
TOTAL REVENUE $3,707,402
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,189,889
   Administrative Expenses $233,363
   Fundraising Expenses $282,337
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,705,589
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,813
   
Net Assets $1,328,080

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
Early Learning Center $1,062,367 33.3%
Social Services $706,545 22.1%
Community Development $520,126 16.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 85.57 three stars
2017-06 03/01/2019 83.84 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2018 84.67 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 84.53 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 81.51 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 89.23 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 86.41 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 94.09 four stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 88.82 three stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 76.70 two stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 91.35 four stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 87.54 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 88.33 three stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 77.91 two stars
2007-06 11/01/2008 80.62 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 60.20 one star
2005-06 06/01/2006 76.14 two stars
2004-06 06/01/2005 82.19 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 54-0850780
Name in IRS Master File UNITED COMMUNITY MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code P20
NTEE Classification Human Service Organizations - Multipurpose
NTEE Type Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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, 1970
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
$91,605 2.47% Alison Decourcey Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Community (VA) 85.57 three stars
Maine Seacoast Mission (ME) 90.16 four stars
Zaman International (MI) 90.58 four stars
South Hills Interfaith Movement (PA) 93.03 four stars
OUR Center (CO) 92.75 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Community
7511 Fordson Road
Alexandria, VA 22306
tel: (703) 768-7106
EIN: 54-0850780

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Board Leadership

Kenneth Disselkoen
Chair

CEO

Alison DeCourcey
Executive Director

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