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United Way of the Lowcountry

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four stars

93.29

1277 Ribaut Road P.O. Box 202
Beaufort , SC 29901
tel: (843) 982-3040   Web Site
EIN: 57-0405847

Board Leadership
Jon Rembold
Chair

CEO
Mandy Parsons
Interim President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.29 four stars
  Financial 91.40 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

United Way of the Lowcountry focuses on addressing the underlying causes of community issues - why problems exist. United Way supports services and programs that are not just stop gap measures, but ultimately preventative ones that create real and lasting change by improving peoples' lives. Social issues are not limited to any one particular city or to one kind of family - they are everywhere. That's why United Way works throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties to help build stronger communities. United Way is focused on the building blocks for a better life: nutrition, shelter, health, education, and income.

United Way of the Lowcountry focuses on addressing the underlying causes of community issues - why problems exist. United Way supports services and programs that are not just stop gap measures, but ultimately preventative ones that create real and lasting change by improving peoples' lives. Social issues are not limited to any one particular city or to one kind of family - they are everywhere. That's why United Way works throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties to help build stronger communities. United Way is focused on the building blocks for a better life: nutrition, shelter, health, education, and income.

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Financial

four stars

91.40

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2019 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)
86.2%
  Administrative Expenses 3.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.79
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the Lowcountry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by United Way of the Lowcountry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the Lowcountry (SC) 93.29 four stars
United Way of the Eastern Panhandle (WV) 90.91 four stars
United Way of Southwest Wyoming (WY) 88.30 three stars
United Way of Central Georgia (GA) 86.16 three stars
United Way Galveston County Mainland (TX) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,540,727
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,540,727
   Program Service Revenue $122,689
Total Primary Revenue $2,663,416
   Other Revenue $127,630
TOTAL REVENUE $2,791,046
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,046,815
   Administrative Expenses $108,803
   Fundraising Expenses $276,317
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,431,935
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $359,111
   
Net Assets $2,363,633

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
Awards to Human Service Agencies $980,765 47.9%
Community Development $242,084 11.8%
Community Investment $212,911 10.4%

Ratings History
United Way of the Lowcountry has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-03 05/01/2019 93.29 four stars
2017-03 08/01/2018 93.91 four stars
2016-03 12/22/2017 89.49 three stars
2015-03 06/01/2017 87.85 three stars
2015-03 11/01/2016 87.66 three stars
2014-03 06/01/2016 90.42 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-03 11/01/2015 90.78 four stars
2013-03 11/01/2014 86.85 three stars
2012-03 07/01/2013 87.45 three stars
2011-03 05/01/2012 87.30 three stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 84.48 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 07/01/2011 79.03 two stars
2009-03 11/24/2010 81.39 three stars
2008-03 06/01/2009 77.28 two stars
2007-03 03/01/2008 72.67 two stars
2006-03 03/01/2007 70.07 two stars
2005-03 02/01/2006 83.49 three stars
2004-03 11/01/2005 87.51 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 57-0405847
Name in IRS Master File UNITED WAY OF THE LOWCOUNTRY 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
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, 1981
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$128,899 5.30% Tina Gentry President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
United Way of the Lowcountry (SC) 93.29 four stars
United Way Fox Cities (WI) 93.98 four stars
United Way of Blount County (TN) 98.81 four stars
United Way of Midland County (MI) 90.49 four stars
United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties (PA) 97.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

United Way of the Lowcountry
1277 Ribaut Road
P.O. Box 202
Beaufort , SC 29901
tel: (843) 982-3040
fax: (843) 982-3044
EIN: 57-0405847

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Board Leadership

Jon Rembold
Chair

CEO

Mandy Parsons
Interim President, CEO

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