Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of Rock River Valley

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2018

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 Rock River Valley
Address: 612 N. Main Street
Suite 300
  Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 815-968-5400
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated:
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: None

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Evaluation Conclusions


The BBB of Chicago & Northern Illinois requested but did not receive complete information on the organization’s governance and oversight, effectiveness measures, solicitation materials, annual report, donor privacy, and fundraising disclosures and is unable to verify the organization's compliance with the following 12Standards for Charity Accountability: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.
United Way of Rock River Valley meets the remaining 7 Standards for Charity Accountability. Please note that as of the date of this report 1 out of the 20Standards for Charity Accountability are not currently effective. As a result, this standard has not been applied to this evaluation.
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For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, United Way of Rock River Valley's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive :

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

Board Size:

Paid Staff Size:

*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 12% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $3,563,286, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


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The following information is based on United Way of Rock River Valley's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
public support 3,387,751
initative funding 336,958
government grants 175,535
net assets released from restrctions 174,852
trust and estate income 114,545
Misc. Income 55,534
realized gain on investment 15,593
Investment income 13,735
unrealized loss on securities -10,558
Total Income $4,263,945


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 69%  Fund Raising: 21%  Administrative: 10% 

Total income $4,263,945
Program expenses $1,380,282
Fund raising expenses 425,416
Administrative expenses 193,248
Total expenses $1,998,946
Income in Excess of Expenses 2,264,999
Beginning net assets 5,193,542
Ending net assets 5,332,640
Total liabilities 0
Total assets $6,723,971

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