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Human Services : Social Services

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 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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: food pantry, emergency assistance for homelessness prevention; ESL and citizenship classes; early learning center; youth out-of-school time enrichment programs at two neighborhood community centers; and parenting education and supports that prevent child abuse and neglect.

United Community, founded in 1969, empowers our neighbors in need to transform their lives. Our services include: food pantry, emergency assistance for homelessness prevention; ESL and citizenship classes; early learning center; youth out-of-school time enrichment programs at two neighborhood community centers; and parenting education and supports that prevent child abuse and neglect.

Financial

three stars

80.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 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)
85.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.32
  Program Expenses Growth -4.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.9%
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.

Constituent Feedback

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Here's how this organization is listening and learning from the people they serve:
How is the organization collecting feedback?
Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings or town halls, 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
With whom is the organization sharing feedback?
The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?
We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Community (VA) 85.57 three stars
Cornerstone Assistance Network (TX) 92.52 four stars
Friendly House (OR) 88.83 three stars
The ARK Chicago (IL) 89.65 three stars
Middle Tyger Community Center (SC) 85.43 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,062,745
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $216,486
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,707,010
Total Contributions $3,986,241
   Program Service Revenue $1,199,922
Total Primary Revenue $5,186,163
   Other Revenue $22,493
TOTAL REVENUE $5,208,656
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,942,002
   Administrative Expenses $653,811
   Fundraising Expenses $451,354
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,047,167
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $161,489
   
Net Assets $1,531,583

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
Social Services $1,420,595 36.0%
Early Learning Center $858,735 21.8%
Community Development $706,530 17.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 85.57 three stars
2019-06 12/01/2020 83.81 three stars
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

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
$150,533 2.98% Alison Decourcey Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Community (VA) 85.57 three stars
Lower Cape Outreach Council (MA) 85.20 three stars
The Attic Youth Center (PA) 95.33 four stars
Neighborhood House of Milwaukee (WI) 92.82 four stars
Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (NY) 89.68 three 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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