Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of Kankakee County

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2015

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Way of Kankakee County
Address: 4776 B West Route 102
  Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Phone: 815-932-7476
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1941, Illinois
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: United Way mobilizes resources to strengthen lives, build a caring community and create a vision for tomorrow.

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Way of Kankakee County does not meet the following Standard for Charity Accountability.

Standard 16: Annual Report - Have an annual report available to all, on request, that includes: (a) the organization's mission statement, (b) a summary of the past year's program service accomplishments, (c) a roster of the officers and members of the board of directors, (d) financial information that includes (i) total income in the past fiscal year, (ii) expenses in the same program, fund raising and administrative categories as in the financial statements, and (iii) ending net assets.

In addition, the BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, finances, solicitation materials, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 13Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, and 19.
United Way of Kankakee County meets the remaining 6 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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They promote: Social, emotional & physical well-being, opportunities for life-long learning, financial independence and self-sufficiency

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, United Way of Kankakee County's program expenses were:

Agency Allocations 794,914
Total Program Expenses: $794,914
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Chief Executive :

Chair of the Board:
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:

Board Size:

Paid Staff Size: 2

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

Fund raising costs were 6% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $978,117, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on United Way of Kankakee County's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.

Source of Funds  
Contributions 791,198
Raffle 154,922
Events 31,997
Investment Income 532
Total Income $978,649


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 73%  Fund Raising: 6%  Administrative: 21% 

Total income $978,649
Program expenses $794,914
Fund raising expenses 62,023
Administrative expenses 221,993
Total expenses $1,078,930
Expenses in Excess of Income (100,281)
Beginning net assets 304,905
Ending net assets 1,205,174
Total liabilities
Total assets $1,205,174

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