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UNITED WAY OF JUNCTION CITY-GEARY COUNTY KANSAS INC

We all win, when we LIVE UNITED

Junction City, KS   |  www.unitedwayjcgc.org

Mission

LOCAL CHAPTER OF UNITED WAY
Vision
We will build a stronger Junction City/Geary County by mobilizing our communities to improve people's lives.

Mission
To improve people's lives by mobilizing the resources of our communities.

Ruling year info

1972

Executive Director

Mrs. Nichole Mader

Main address

PO Box 567

Junction City, KS 66441 USA

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EIN

48-0679506

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We work to aid in the areas of health, education, safety net services, and financial stability. Through our direct work within the community as well as our partner agencies, we have provided support services to over 15,000 individuals in our community. 60% of the USD 475 student population falls at or below poverty. We strive to provide support services to the families in Geary County. In 2020, we provided emergency support to families in need. Over 5,000 Meal Kits went out from March to May. That is approximately 20,000 meals. This year (2021), we launched our Dolly Parton Imagination Library to help increase our literacy scores in schools. Our program covers Geary County, Champman, and Enterprise.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Stuff The Bus

Fundraise school supplies and monetary donations for the local schools of Geary County.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. Families and individuals in or around Geary County can have their taxes professionally prepared for free, if they make less than $55,000 a year.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Volunteers come together to provide basic yard work, as well as other small projects for the elderly or disabled.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Each year, local agencies request support funds from United Way of Junction City/Geary County.

Population(s) Served
Adults

211 is a free service provided by United Way. People in need of services can call, text, or go online and get information from 211.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Complete meal kits for families in need. Geary County has a large population of families and individuals who fall under food insecurity. With the Seal Project, we are able to provide self-stable, enjoyable meals, that can feed a family of up to 8. These meals are offered through the local school district as well as through churches.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

This program provides monthly books to be delivered directly to the child's home. It is for children from birth to age 5. Literacy has been a struggle in our community. By providing books to children at home, we hope to increase the literacy scores in Geary County, Chapman, and Enterprise.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth receiving services (e.g., groups, skills and job training, etc.) with youths living in their community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Stuff The Bus

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over 50 youth have volunteered with United Way JCGC. From Stuff the Bus, Day of Caring, 4th of July, and more. Our youth volunteers have been so dedicated.

Number of youth who volunteer/participate in community service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Low-income people, Working poor, Military personnel, Self-employed people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Stuff The Bus

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through direct services, or with our partner agencies, thousands of individuals and families received services in Geary County.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Provide educational support for youth and adults.
Provide a safe community for families and individuals to thrive in.
Provide access to nutritious food.
Provide books to children birth to age 5.
Partner with other non-profits to ensure the needs of the community are met.

Working directly with USD 475 to provide educational material for the students.
Working with a financial education group to provide financial education for the community.
Working with other support service programs to provide shelter, food, victim services, and more.
Working with early childhood centers to provide literacy programs for children before they enter grade school.

Each year we work with multiple agencies to provide support services to the community of Geary County. Over the years we have worked with the same agencies, creating strong and lasting bonds. Our fast and reliable response to the COVID outbreak has shown our community that we are here to help. Our board members and director, all work in the community to create professional connections to help provide aid to those in need.

We have provided much-needed materials and supplies to the students of USD 475, Geary County, and USD 473, ensuring students have the proper items needed to fuel their education. We have created strong bonds between the youth and older generations, creating leadership and companionship within the community. Through our VITA program, we have added over $65,000 back into the local economy and provided financial relief to those who fell at or below the poverty level. Our Dolly Parton Imagination Library has provided over 500 books each month, to children in Geary County, Chapman, and Enterprise.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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UNITED WAY OF JUNCTION CITY-GEARY COUNTY KANSAS INC

Board of directors
as of 01/08/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Steve Spade

KBS

Term: 2024 - 2024


Board co-chair

Tim Winter

USD 475

Term: 2024 - 2024

Wendy King-Luttman

KS State Bank

Steve Spade

KBS Construction

Cathy Brunson

Episcopal Church

Lance Tilton

Astra Bank

Tim Winter

USD 475

Amy Garner

Greater Than Leadership

Blake Balhorst

Intrust Bank

Tammy Melton

City of Junction City

Reed Harp

Central National Bank

Al Gordon

All'Bout Grinding and City Commissioner

Jacqie Reisinger

Geary County

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/8/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/02/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.