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Community Development : United Ways (Grantmaking)

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut

Live United

four stars

94.23

283 Stoddards Wharf Road P.O. Box 375
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
tel: (860) 464-7281   Web Site
EIN: 06-0771393

Board Leadership
Rodney Butler
Chair

CEO
Virginia L. Mason
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.23 four stars
  Financial 91.85 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1962, United Way of Southeastern Connecticut (UWSECT) seeks to change our community by helping people in need through responsible use of donations. At UWSECT, community investment is the work we do. It is where the money goes and how it is distributed. It is collaboration and committee work, plus it is funding of a multi-million dollar network of 71 other partner programs run at over 29 health and human service agencies. UWSECT supports an exclusive network of quality health and human service programs which work together to provide a holistic approach to a stronger community. Though all efforts are interwoven to some extent, programs are categorized as one of four target areas: community wellness, thriving children, basic needs, and economic sustainability and independence.

Founded in 1962, United Way of Southeastern Connecticut (UWSECT) seeks to change our community by helping people in need through responsible use of donations. At UWSECT, community investment is the work we do. It is where the money goes and how it is distributed. It is collaboration and committee work, plus it is funding of a multi-million dollar network of 71 other partner programs run at over 29 health and human service agencies. UWSECT supports an exclusive network of quality health and human service programs which work together to provide a holistic approach to a stronger community. Though all efforts are interwoven to some extent, programs are categorized as one of four target areas: community wellness, thriving children, basic needs, and economic sustainability and independence.

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Financial

four stars

91.85

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.08
  Program Expenses Growth -6.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut (CT) 94.23 four stars
United Way of Greater Plymouth County (MA) 85.22 three stars
United Way of Kosciusko County (IN) 90.52 four stars
United Way of Mower County (MN) 87.05 three stars
United Way of Northeast Florida (FL) 95.04 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $8,389,989
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,389,989
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $8,389,989
   Other Revenue $100,233
TOTAL REVENUE $8,490,222
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,318,347
   Administrative Expenses $621,049
   Fundraising Expenses $685,484
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,624,880
   
Payments to Affiliates $57,879
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-134,658
   
Net Assets $9,836,847

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
Gemma E. Moran United Way /Labor Food Center $4,014,412 54.9%
Community Wellness $1,458,014 19.9%
Basic Needs $763,361 10.4%

Ratings History
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 94.23 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 95.24 four stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 91.16 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 97.34 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 96.20 four stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 96.25 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 87.96 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 84.81 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 82.08 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 08/01/2010 75.92 two stars
2008-06 06/01/2009 77.74 two stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 79.43 two stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 95.99 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 06-0771393
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF SOUTHEASTERN CONN INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
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 March, 1969
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
$131,742 1.52% Virginia Mason President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut (CT) 94.23 four stars
United Way of Cass-Clay (ND) 97.13 four stars
United Way of the Ozarks (MO) 86.85 three stars
United Way Blackhawk Region (WI) 90.40 four stars
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (IL) 87.03 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut
283 Stoddards Wharf Road
P.O. Box 375
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
tel: (860) 464-7281
fax: (860) 464-6362
EIN: 06-0771393

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Board Leadership

Rodney Butler
Chair

CEO

Virginia L. Mason
President & CEO

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