Charity ReviewIssued: September 2014 Expires: October 2016
United Way of Pierce County
Standards for Charity Accountability
United Way of Pierce County meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
This comapany offer non-profit charity services in their community.
United Way of Pierce County invests in children and their families. By focusing on programs that help young children and their families, we can remove the barriers preventing them from breaking the cycle of poverty. Through strong families and successful kids, we can create a thriving and connected community.
Change the Story: United Way of Pierce County leads, supports and invests in community efforts to ensure all our children are prepared to succeed in school and in life.
Build Strong Families: Increase the number of low-income families who have the opportunities for a more stable home environment.
Ensure a Strong Start for Kids: Increase the number of low-income children ready for kindergarten.
Ensure Success in the Early Grades: Increase the number of low-income children reading at grade level by the end of third grade. Meet Basic Needs of families and individuals of Pierce County through investments in food, housing and other essentials.
South Sound 2-1-1: Operated by United Way of Pierce County, South Sound 2-1-1 is a comprehensive information and referral line serving Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis Counties that connects people with essential health and human resources.The most requested resources include rent assistance, housing and shelter programs, dental care, health care programs, holiday gifts, utility assistance, transportation, food, clothing, furniture, house goods and employment.
United for Military Families: United for Military Families is an effort to help military families find access to services both on and off base. United Way provides a Program Manager and a Military Specialist at South Sound 2-1-1, making it easier for military members to get connected to the resources they need.
Board Chair: Mr. Jamey McCormick Business Affiliation: Messina Bulzomi Christensen
CEO: Ms. Dona Ponepinto, President & CEO Business Affiliation: United Way of Pierce County
Board Size: 27
% of Related Contributions on Fundraising: 7.72%
According to its audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, its fundraising expenses, $697,205, were 7.72% of related contributions, $9,034,271. Related contributions included: Campaign pledges, provisions for uncollectible pledges, designations from other United Ways, public support, event income, in-kind advertising, and gifts-in-kind.
Gross campaign results 2013-2014 campaign: $4,500,504
Less donor designations: ($2,543,283)
Less provisions for uncollectible pledges: ($183,938)
Net campaign results for 2013-2014 campaign: $1,773,283.
Gross campaign results 2014-2015 campaign: $3,214,600
Less donor designations: ($730,624)
Less provisions for uncollectible pledges: ($81,769)
Net campaign revenue 2014-2015 campaign: $2,402,207
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 Pierce County Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ending Wednesday, December 31, 2014.
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