United Way of Franklin County

Give. Advocate. Volunteer.

Chambersburg, PA   |  www.uwfcpa.org

Mission

The mission of United Way of Franklin County is to improve the quality of lives by mobilizing the caring power of Franklin County. Our vision is to create a community where all families achieve their potential through education, income stability and healthy living.

Ruling year info

1995

Executive Director

Amy M Hicks

Main address

182 S. Second Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201 USA

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EIN

25-1730590

NTEE code info

Gift Distribution (P58)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Connecting people to organizations, services, and the opportunity to create long lasting, positive change in the communities of Franklin County.

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?

Annual Community Campaign

United Way of Franklin County runs an $800,000 campaign to support and strengthen community programs to improve quality of life in Franklin County.

Population(s) Served

United Way of Franklin County works to promote volunteerism year round, but the month of May provides a special push as volunteer projects are coordinated around the county to benefit non-profits.

Population(s) Served

is a workforce development program designed to train people for successful work experiences in key industries for Franklin County.

Population(s) Served

UWFC is working to promote early childhood learning by supporting professionals in our community through professional development and networking opportunities. We have also initiated a Parent Engagement Committee and are working to better understand the needs of new parents in our community so that we can better connect learning resources. By working with Born Learning tools we hope to connect parents to early learning opportunities for their children.

Population(s) Served

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 clients still working after 12 months

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

Stepping Forward Works

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Stepping Forward Works 3 yr. Success Rate--76 of 106 Total Clients Served completed our program curriculum successfully and went on to find employment, staying consistently employed a year or more.

Number of organizations applying for grants

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

Annual Community Campaign

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

UWFC Funds close to 30 programs each year that are impacting the well-being of communities of Franklin County. This number may vary, depending upon priorities for funding or community needs each year.

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.

1. To create easier channels of community giving so that people can find a way to give back.
2. To Increase Volunteerism in Franklin County by providing opportunities for people to connect, and meaningful volunteer activities.
3. To create a united voice for effective Advocacy in Franklin County, encouraging people to use their voice to impact communitywide issues.
4. To ease access of services to people in Franklin County.
5. To improve the quality of services offered in Franklin County.

1. Provide community level avenues of giving including campaign, fundraising events, gifting in kind, planned giving and opportunities that span the workplace, online giving, personal giving options and more.
2. Provide and promote a wide range of volunteer opportunities including one day and long term commitments throughout the county, at our office, and through many of our partner agencies. Our opportunities are designed to allow people to engage their personal talents in meaningful ways so that they can become better connected to community.
3. Providing and promoting channels of advocacy and education about community initiatives that people can learn about and support.

1. We have a network of volunteers that area already involved in giving activities, as well as the technical tools and relationships to connect people to giving at a community level.
2. We maintain a wide range of projects for volunteerism throughout the community by using our knowledge of needs that exist through relationships with other non-profits in the community, as well as resources that are utilized by community members and need to be maintained. We have the network, technology and knowledge to connect people to projects and find technical assistance to support their work.
3. By working with community leaders and community organizations we have been able to prioritize issues that impact local community health, education and the financial stability of families. We are able to work with community leaders, volunteers and people who want to make a difference, in order to find common ground solutions.

United Way of Franklin County continues to expand the reach of our campaign to include new business and individuals through giving channels.
United Way of Franklin County has increased volunteer engagement by adding additional events and increasing our outreach to include more active volunteers throughout the year. Over 6,550 volunteer hours were donated in 2018.
United Way of Franklin County actively tracks the 30 programs that are supported, following the success rates and achievements of clients within those programs through quarterly reporting.
Programs are using agreed upon indicators.
We continue to work with programs to receive more specific data to describe their outcomes.
We continue to work toward ideas that will achieve better outcomes.

Financials

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Operations

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

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United Way of Franklin County

Board of directors
as of 10/15/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Bonnie Zehler

Luminest

Term: 2018 - 2022


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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 10/15/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data