Disable all preview features

Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Greater Portland

Live United

four stars

91.66

One Canal Plaza Suite 300
Portland, ME 04112
tel: (207) 874-1000   Web Site
EIN: 01-0241767

Board Leadership
Anne Dalton
Chair

CEO
Liz Cotter Schlax
President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.66 four stars
  Financial 88.21 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 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 Greater Portland is where the community comes together to help children, individuals, and families in ways that create a brighter future for all.

For 90 years, United Way of Greater Portland's mission has been to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Today, we are uniting individuals and organizations around our community's shared vision, Thrive2027, three 10-year goals to improve education, financial stability, and health for every person in Greater Portland.

With community partners, we build on strategies that are known to achieve the best results, and we rigorously evaluate our progress. And, because we believe everyone has a role to play in building a thriving community, we actively seek to engage donors, advocates, and volunteers to create measurable, long-lasting community change.

United Way of Greater Portland is where the community comes together to help children, individuals, and families in ways that create a brighter future for all.

For 90 years, United Way of Greater Portland's mission has been to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Today, we are uniting individuals and organizations around our community's shared vision, Thrive2027, three 10-year goals to improve education, financial stability, and health for every person in Greater Portland.

With community partners, we build on strategies that are known to achieve the best results, and we rigorously evaluate our progress. And, because we believe everyone has a role to play in building a thriving community, we actively seek to engage donors, advocates, and volunteers to create measurable, long-lasting community change.

Financial

three stars

88.21

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
79.2%
  Administrative Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Portland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Greater Portland on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Portland (ME) 91.66 four stars
United Way of Central New York (NY) 90.77 four stars
United Way of Forsyth County - NC (NC) 86.78 three stars
United Way of McLean County (IL) 85.10 three stars
United Way of Wyoming Valley (PA) 95.31 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,665,068
   Federated Campaigns $73,646
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,738,714
   Program Service Revenue $520,361
Total Primary Revenue $9,259,075
   Other Revenue $2,010,385
TOTAL REVENUE $11,269,460
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,272,049
   Administrative Expenses $869,800
   Fundraising Expenses $1,176,653
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $9,318,502
   
Payments to Affiliates $83,487
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,950,958
   
Net Assets $15,398,534

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
Housing Initiatives $1,508,686 20.7%
Preventing Premature Deaths $1,473,683 20.3%
Education $1,136,130 15.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 91.66 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 88.93 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 84.84 three stars
2015-06 05/01/2017 86.77 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 86.47 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 85.61 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 82.64 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 84.41 three stars
2012-06 07/01/2013 84.62 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 86.35 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 87.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 88.25 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 87.65 three stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 83.44 three stars
2006-06 02/01/2007 82.52 three stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 83.99 three stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 91.72 four 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 01-0241767
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY INC
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 August, 1956
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$158,707 1.70% Liz Cotter Schlax President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Greater Portland (ME) 91.66 four stars
The United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania (PA) 94.69 four stars
United Way of Delaware County Indiana (IN) 90.39 four stars
United Way of York County, Maine (ME) 89.28 three stars
United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties (NJ) 94.53 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

Charity Contact Info

United Way of Greater Portland
One Canal Plaza
Suite 300
Portland, ME 04112
tel: (207) 874-1000
fax: (207) 874-1007
TTY: (207) 874-1006
EIN: 01-0241767

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 15200
Portland, ME 04112

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Anne Dalton
Chair

CEO

Liz Cotter Schlax
President and CEO

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.