BBB Charity Review for
United Way of Greater Monroe County

A BBB Accredited Charity since 7/6/2010


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Charity Contact & Profile

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Business Address: 1619 Hwy 25 North
Amory, MS 38821
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Type of Entity: Charity/NonProfit
Patti H. Parker, Executive Director
Phone Number:
(662) 257-0557
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Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated in relation to the 20 Better Business Bureau Standards for Charitable Accountability. This organization meets all those standards.


The mission of the United Way of Greater Monroe County is to create meaningful, measurable, positive impact in our community.

Community Impact means that we improve lives by mobilizing our community to help create lasting changes in area conditions.


United Way Member Agencies - Local Funds Helping Local Agencies

When donations are received, a committee of volunteers evaluate the needs of the community.  Based on their recommendations and the approval of the Board of Directors, they distribute those donations to programs that have successfully passed the application process and are actively meeting community needs.

United Way Member Agencies include children's homes, food pantries, emergency resources and assistance and programs that promote health and independence.

United Way Venture Grant Recipients - Special local funding for local needs

In addition to providing funds to their Member Agencies, they also make smaller grants available to other local non-profits groups.

United Way Community Focus Programs - Great local programs funded with deisignated grants

These Community Focus Programs include:
Arts Across the Ages Program serves as a center for cultural, dramatic, and fine arts for children, youth and adults in Monroe County.
Families First Resource Center's goal is to strengthen and preserve the family unit.  The program components include Healthy Marriage Education, Parenting Education, Responsible Fatherhood Education, Abstinence Education, Support Group meetings and a lending library.
Student Nursing Academy is designed to prepare sutdents ages 18-21 fpr a career in nursing.
Scouting Venture Grants encourage participation in scouting in Monroe County by providing funds for camper ships, uniforms, equipment.
Way to Work:  Workforce Trainng Skills for Youth is designed to lead youth to self-sufficiency through GED attainment; full-time, long-term employment; and/or post-secondary educational opportunities.


Board Size:16
Paid Staff:1

Fundraising Methods

United Way of Greater Monroe County uses donor contributions, grants and special events to help fund the organization.

Financial Summary

According to the IRS Form 990 for the Fiscal Year ended 11/15/2011:

Total Income $836,324.00
Total Expenses $818,335.00
Gain/Loss for the Year $17,989.00

Expense Breakdown
Item Amount % of Expenses
Programs $796,364.00 97.32%
Fund Raising $12,387.00 1.51%
Administrative $9,584.00 1.17%
Miscellaneous $0.00 0.00%

Income Breakdown
Item Amount % of Income
Contributions $833,899.00 99.71%
Dividends $2,425.00 0.29%

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Customer Complaint History

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

Government Action(s)

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BBB has no information regarding government actions at this time.

Advertising Review

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BBB has no information regarding advertising review at this time.

Additional Information

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United Way of Greater Monroe County uses direct mail appeals, grant proposals, and option to payroll deduction form to help fund the organization.

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Report as of: 8/30/2014
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