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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Wyoming Valley

Poverty to Possibility: Improving the Odds for Children and Families

four stars

97.76

100 North Pennsylvania Avenue 2nd Floor
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
tel: (570) 829-6711   Web Site
EIN: 24-0831490

Board Leadership
Jennifer Sordoni
Board Chair

CEO
Bill Jones
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.76 four stars
  Financial 96.84 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of Wyoming Valley maximizes resources, promotes change, and creates impact. We impact lives, today, tomorrow and forever. Our focus areas are: building stable communities; improving people's health; and strengthening at-risk populations.

United Way of Wyoming Valley brings people together from all across the community: government, businesses, faith groups, non-profits, the labor movement, and ordinary citizens - to tackle issues mattering most to all of us - producing positive and meaningful results.

Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that improve lives, which can only be done by working together.

Thanks to the efforts of countless volunteers, our partner agencies, and the work of our special initiatives: Poverty to Possibility movement, Success by 6® Program, the Volunteer Action Center, Labor Participation Council, and the Regional HIV/AIDS Contractor - together, we are improving the quality of life for individuals and families in the Wyoming Valley.

United Way is the most proactive way to create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That's how we LIVE UNITED in the Wyoming Valley.

United Way of Wyoming Valley maximizes resources, promotes change, and creates impact. We impact lives, today, tomorrow and forever. Our focus areas are: building stable communities; improving people's health; and strengthening at-risk populations.

United Way of Wyoming Valley brings people together from all across the community: government, businesses, faith groups, non-profits, the labor movement, and ordinary citizens - to tackle issues mattering most to all of us - producing positive and meaningful results.

Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that improve lives, which can only be done by working together.

Thanks to the efforts of countless volunteers, our partner agencies, and the work of our special initiatives: Poverty to Possibility movement, Success by 6® Program, the Volunteer Action Center, Labor Participation Council, and the Regional HIV/AIDS Contractor - together, we are improving the quality of life for individuals and families in the Wyoming Valley.

United Way is the most proactive way to create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That's how we LIVE UNITED in the Wyoming Valley.

Financial

four stars

96.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 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)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.36
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Wyoming Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Wyoming Valley on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Wyoming Valley (PA) 97.76 four stars
United Way of West Tennessee (TN) 85.33 three stars
United Way of Marathon County (WI) 91.43 four stars
United Way of Palm Beach County (FL) 89.22 three stars
North Texas Area United Way (TX) 87.38 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,464,244
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,541,800
Total Contributions $6,006,044
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,006,044
   Other Revenue $397,105
TOTAL REVENUE $6,403,149
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,873,597
   Administrative Expenses $430,338
   Fundraising Expenses $460,436
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,764,371
   
Payments to Affiliates $38,417
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $638,778
   
Net Assets $17,714,195

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
HIV Coalition $2,141,802 43.9%
Grant Distribution $1,362,873 28.0%
Tax Credit Programs $284,850 5.8%

Ratings History
United Way of Wyoming Valley has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2021 97.76 four stars
2019-06 11/01/2020 96.39 four stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 91.88 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 95.31 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 86.92 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 86.85 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 86.73 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 81.61 three stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 87.03 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 82.14 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 80.62 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 85.21 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 87.50 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 82.09 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 86.70 three stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 97.11 four stars
2006-06 08/01/2007 93.79 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 85.63 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 73.41 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 24-0831490
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF WYOMING VALLEY
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 (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 April, 1958
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
$163,972 2.84% William M. Jones President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Wyoming Valley (PA) 97.76 four stars
United Way of Ventura County (CA) 98.18 four stars
United Way of Volusia-Flagler Counties (FL) 91.02 four stars
United Way of Lane County (OR) 94.69 four stars
United Way of Addison County (VT) 95.17 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Wyoming Valley
100 North Pennsylvania Avenue
2nd Floor
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
tel: (570) 829-6711
fax: (570) 822-0522
EIN: 24-0831490

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Sordoni
Board Chair

CEO

Bill Jones
President, CEO

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