Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of Salt Lake

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 and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Way of Salt Lake
Address: 257 E 200 S #300
  Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-736-8929
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1904, Utah
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to improve lives and build strong communities by uniting individuals and organizations with the passion, expertise, and resources needed to solve problems."

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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United Way of Salt Lake envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives. Where all children recieve a quality education that offers a pathway to a brighter tomorrow Where the cycle of poverty and financial dependence ends and more productive lives begin Where everyone receives effective health care that improves their quality of life

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

Programs 11,209,632
Total Program Expenses: $11,209,632
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Chief Executive : Bill Crim, President and CEO

Chair of the Board: Scott Ulbrich
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Financial Advisor, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Board Size: 51

Paid Staff Size: 90

*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, planned giving arrangements, Group Meetings
Fund raising costs were 26% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $10,909,724, 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 UWSL's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2017.

Source of Funds  
Campaign Contributions for 2016 and 2017 7,101,709
Community Impact Initiative Contributions 1,840,135
2-1-1 Call Center Contributions 902,292
Return on Investments 612,496
Sponsorships 572,125
Miscellaneous Income 345,708
Changing the Odds Contributions 289,098
In-Kind Contributions 204,365
Total Income $11,867,928


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 73%  Fund Raising: 18%  Administrative: 9% 

Total income $11,867,928
Program expenses $11,209,632
Fund raising expenses 2,818,595
Administrative expenses 1,385,022
Total expenses $15,413,249
Expenses in Excess of Income (3,545,321)
Beginning net assets 23,576,965
Other Changes in Net Assets (360,000)
Ending net assets 19,463,174
Total liabilities 7,533,994
Total assets $26,997,168

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BBB Membership


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

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