Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of Larimer County

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2016
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2017

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Way of Larimer County
Address: 424 Pint Street, Suite 102
  Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970 407-7000
Web Address:
Also known as:Fort Collins Area United Way
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1958, Colorado
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to cultivate and mobilize community resources to change and save lives."

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Way of Larimer County (UWLC) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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The organization's goal is reduce poverty by 50% by the year 2025. It hopes to achieve this by focusing in three areas; stabilize families in crisis, move families to self sufficiency culminating in a job, and ensure all children graduate from high school ready for post-secondary education by having all children ready for school on the first day and by having all children read at grade level entering the 4th grade. It achieves this through partnering with traditional and nontraditional partners throughout Larimer County.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015, UWLC's program expenses were:

Program Services 5,761,669
Total Program Expenses: $5,761,669
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Chief Executive : Gordan Thibedeau, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Chuck Levine
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Community Volunteer

Board Size: 18

Paid Staff Size: 44

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, workplace campaigns
Fund raising costs were 11% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $6,028,862, 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 UWLC's IRS Form 990 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015.

Source of Funds  
Contributions and Grants 6,028,862
Other Revenue 165,047
Investment Income 65,415
Program Service Revenue 5,632
Total Income $6,264,956


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 85%  Fund Raising: 10%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $6,264,956
Program expenses $5,761,669
Fund raising expenses 660,905
Administrative expenses 331,301
Total expenses $6,753,875
Expenses in Excess of Income (488,919)
Beginning net assets 4,939,868
Ending net assets 4,281,226
Total liabilities 1,930,372
Total assets $6,211,598

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BBB Membership


This charity is a member of this Better Business Bureau. Only charities that meet BBB charity standards are eligible for BBB membership.

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