Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of Central Indiana

Better Business Bureau Report issued February 2018
Better Business Bureau Report expires February 2019

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Way of Central Indiana
Address: 2955 N. Meridian Street, Suite 300
  Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: 317-923-1466
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1957, Indiana
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "United Way of Central Indiana fights for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs for every person in our community."

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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For nearly 100 years, it has strived to help all Central Indiana residents achieve and maintain self-sufficiency by focusing on four key areas of community impact – Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs – in the six-county region of Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties. It invests in expert research and performs regular community assessments to identify the areas of greatest need and to advance the best solutions to address these needs. Then it works with strategic partners such as businesses, human services agencies, schools and governmental institutions to ensure your dollars do as much good as possible.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017, UWCI's program expenses were:

Program Services 48,851,405
Total Program Expenses: $48,851,405
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Chief Executive : Ann Murtlow, President and Chief Executive Officer

Chair of the Board: Connie Bond Stuart
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Regional President, Central & Southern Indiana, PNC

Board Size: 93

Paid Staff Size: 117

*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, television, grant proposals, internet, employee and corporate giving
Fund raising costs were 8% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $62,684,874, 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 UWCI's audited financial statements - consolidated for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Source of Funds  
Grants and Other Contributions 32,785,062
Community Engagement Revenue 29,899,812
Investment Income - endowment funds 9,679,496
Investment Income - other funds 917,924
Program and Service Fees 859,813
Other 117,701
Total Income $74,259,808


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 84%  Fund Raising: 8%  Administrative: 8% 

Total income $74,259,808
Program expenses $48,851,405
Fund raising expenses 4,877,786
Administrative expenses 4,370,485
Total expenses $58,099,676
Income in Excess of Expenses 16,160,132
Beginning net assets 156,117,125
Ending net assets 172,645,605
Total liabilities 11,659,776
Total assets $184,305,381

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