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THE UNITED WAY OF NORTHERN NEW YORK INC

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aka UWNNY   |   Watertown, NY   |  www.unitedway-nny.org

Mission

United Way of Northern New York's mission is to unite communities, resources, and partners to collaboratively address local needs, foster impactful programs, and enhance quality of life.

Ruling year info

1942

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Dawn Cole

Main address

120 Washington St Suite 201

Watertown, NY 13601 USA

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EIN

15-0543356

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (T01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Way of Northern New York (UWNNY) is charged with mobilizing people and resources to address community needs and bring about positive change in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties. UWNNY supports programs that strengthen the stability of vulnerable populations, increase access to food and other vital supplies, provide support to critical infrastructure, contribute to better health / wellness, and improve quality of life. Specific activities include grant-making to trusted non-profit organizations providing vital services that align with community priorities, coordinating resources for the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population, and creating capacity building opportunities for partner organizations. UWNNY recognizes that collaboration is essential to tackling the toughest community challenges. We do not work alone; we work united with people and organizations, accomplishing more together than any of us can do on our own.

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?

Community Impact

United Way of Northern New York's Community Impact Program brings the UWNNY to the table with community leaders and stakeholders to understand the challenges and priorities within each community. Together, UWNNY works with partners across sectors to develop services and programs that address community needs and ameliorate barriers for vulnerable populations. In partnership with nonprofit organizations and corporate responsible companies, the services and programs are put in place, monitored, and adjusted to become more effective and efficient.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Unemployed people

United Way of Northern New York, Inc. (UWNNY) is a partner of the UNITED FOR ALICE effort, which focuses resources on Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) families. In Northern New York, nearly 40% of all households are either ALICE or below. ALICE families have no safety net in times of crisis; their income falls short of being able to pay for the essentials; and they work but are not earning enough to survive. Working with a number of trusted non-profit partner organizations, UWNNY coordinates access to resources to help ALICE families gain / maintain stability.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

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.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Impact

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through UWNNY's Community Impact Program, the grant funding is laser-focused to address the prioritized challenges in each village, town and city.

Number of community initiatives in which the organization participates

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Impact

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of communities in Northern New York that UWNNY partners to understand challenges and priorities, develop solutions, and to provide programs and services.

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

ALICE

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

United Way of Northern New Yorks vision is a community living united where every person belongs, and every person thrives. We recognize that it takes a community, working united, to create meaningful impact and lasting change, and we are proud to partner with vital programs that align with our priority areas of focus:

Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) interventions / strategies addressing SDoH, including, but not limited to, access to nutrition, housing, healthcare, literacy / language, education, and transportation.

Child / Youth Success programming that provides vital supplies and support necessary to academic success, growth and development, and a healthy successful transition into adulthood.

Employment Supports job skills training, soft skills development, support to those at risk of falling into situational poverty, and long-term strategies and tools for those who are living in generational poverty.

Leadership:
- Meet with key stakeholders from every village, town and city
- Understand community pressure points and challenges
- Provide critical thought to create achievable solutions
- No cookie cutter approach - each community is unique

Training:
- Provide professional, educational forums for nonprofit and business community
- Improve nonprofit performance, program effectiveness and financial efficiency
- Equip nonprofit agencies with additional fundraising resources
- Educate community on innovative and best practices
- Foster intimate collaboration to enhance success

Funding:
- Targeted and focused funding through grants
- Aligned with community priorities
- Complements other funding sources
- Multi-year commitments to create organizational stability

The UWNNY has a lean, highly talented staff that focuses on:

1. Fostering collaboration with all sectors of the community
2. Empowering the voice of the under-resourced to take their rightful seat at the decision-making table
3. Providing workshops and seminars to train regional nonprofit organizations
4. Providing targeted grants to create the highest return on community investment

2024 Community Impact Partners include 29 high-performing, vital programs, including three enhanced partnerships with UWNNY providing support to program design and serving as fiscal conduit.

Enhanced ALICE programming to include the introduction of Workplace Stability workshops to help local area employers recognize the challenges of employees struggling with daily instability and identify opportunities to build retention and reduce turnover. Next steps include introducing tools and strategies for under-resourced individuals to gain stability and write their future stories through "Getting Ahead in the Workplace" workshop series.

Introduction of Lunch & Learn UNITED workshop series, focused on relevant topics for nonprofit and business professionals, to include DEI&B, cultural competence, outcomes versus outputs, and media relations.

Financials

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Operations

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

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THE UNITED WAY OF NORTHERN NEW YORK INC

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Kristen Aucter

Lewis County Chamber of Commerce

Term: 2023 - 2026


Board co-chair

Bridget Davis

Key Bank

Term: 2022 - 2025

Coree Aten

Natalie Burnham

Heather Gallagher

Pat Fontana

John B Johnson

Dan Menapace

Jan Mosher

Michelle Patenaude

Robert Saidel

Kristen Aucter

Bridget Davis

Kristen Roberts

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/28/2023

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

No data

Disability

No data