Charity Review

Accredited Charity

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette

Meets Standards
(503) 228-9131 619 SW 11th Ave Ste 300, Portland OR 97205-2646

Standards for Charity Accountability

  1. 1. Board Oversight
  2. 2. Board Size
  3. 3. Board Meetings
  4. 4. Board Compensation
  5. 5. Conflict of Interest
Measuring Effectiveness
  1. 6. Effectiveness Policy
  2. 7. Effectiveness Report
  1. 8. Program Expenses
  2. 9. Fund Raising Expenses
  3. 10. Accumulating Funds
  4. 11. Audit Report
  5. 12. Detailed Expense Breakdown
  6. 13. Accurate Expense Reporting
  7. 14. Budget Plan
Fund Raising & Info
  1. 15. Truthful Materials
  2. 16. Annual Report
  3. 17. Website Disclosures
  4. 18. Donor Privacy
  5. 19. Cause Marketing Disclosures
  6. 20. Complaints
  1. Conclusions
  2. Purpose
  3. Programs
  4. Fund Raising
  5. Tax Status
  6. Financial
  7. Affiliates

United Way of the Columbia-Willamette meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


The mission of the United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity by mobilizing the caring power of people across our metro area.

Business incorporated: 12/26/1961 in OR


United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is a local nonprofit working to build a stronger community in the four-county metro area. Together, we're breaking the cycle of poverty for kids and their families by creating successful kids, stable families and connected communities. United Way of the Columbia-Willamette also offers easy points of entry for you to give back and support the causes you care about through donating and volunteering. United Way of the Columbia-Willamette is breaking the cycle by: -Bringing together people, organizations, businesses and more to create change. -Investing in nonprofits leading the way in reducing poverty. -Helping families who are struggling by meeting their basic needs. -Providing a range of volunteer opportunities through our Hands On Greater Portland program. Together, we can move children and families in our communities toward better lives. -Together, we move our graduation rates. -Together, we move families toward a stable future. -Together, we move access to affordable housing. -Together, we move local projects that connect our people with jobs. -Together, we move our children out of poverty. You can get involved by giving, advocating, volunteering and moving our kids out of poverty!

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on United Way of the Columbia-Willamette's Consolidated Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds
Gross Campaign Revenue - Including Amounts Raised for Others $21,638,892.00
Less provisions for uncollectible pledges ($500,000.00)
Grants; bequests and other public support $2,219,464.00
In-kind contributions $166,866.00
Service fees $96,736.00
Rental income $153,875.00
Other $23,829.00
Interest and Dividends $11,688.00
Loss on Investments ($29,553.00)
Distributions from Perpetual Trusts $40,870.00
Change in Value of Perpetual Trusts $31,773.00
Increase in assets from acquisition of assets of Hands on Greater Portland $253,309.00
Total Income: $24,107,749.00
Fusion Chart
Program Expenses: $18,102,924.00
Fundraising Expenses: $2,293,969.00
Administrative Expenses: $1,507,037.00
Total Expenses: $21,903,930.00
Expenses in Excess of Income: ($2,203,819.00)
Beginning Net Assets: $8,347,189.00
Ending Net Assets: $10,551,008.00
Total Liabilities: $7,864,131.00
Total Assets: $18,415,139.00

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