CAPITAL AREA UNITED WAY INC

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

Lansing, MI   |  www.micauw.org

Mission

Capital Area United Way is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that ensures health and human resources exist locally in the arena of: 1) Basic Needs, 2) Stable Families though Financial Independence, and 3) Student Achievement. CAUW unites people and resources to solve defined problems and improve the quality of life for individuals and families in Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties in Michigan.

Ruling year info

1951

President & CEO

Teresa Kmetz

Main address

330 Marshall Street, Suite 203

Lansing, MI 48912 USA

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EIN

38-1363572

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

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?

Health, Financial Stability & Education

Capital Area United Way is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that ensures health and human resources exist locally in the arena of: 1) Basic Needs, 2) Stable Families though Financial Independence, and 3) Student Achievement. CAUW unites people and resources to solve defined problems and improve the quality of life for individuals and families in our community.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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 tax returns completed by volunteers

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Health, Financial Stability & Education

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Dollars saved in tax preparation fees

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

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Health, Financial Stability & Education

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

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 fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.

CAUW unites resources with agencies that have programs that address the issues in the community.

CAUW has workplace campaigns to help raise the resources needed.

CAUW has given grants while tracking the results.

Financials

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Operations

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

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CAPITAL AREA UNITED WAY INC

Board of directors
as of 11/24/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

L. Robert McConnell

Dorothy Maxwell

Max Weingar Group

Jerry Swartz

Jamie Rabe

Andrews, Hooper, Pavlik PLC

L. Robert "Bob" McConnell

School of Public Affairs and Admin WMU

Debra Bittner

Clerical Technical Union of MSU

Jerry Blanchard

Lansing Board of Water and Light

Mark Brett

Sparrow Hospital

John Castillo

Senior Citizen Law Center

Sam Clark

Clark Construction

Claire Corr

Sparrow Health System Labor

Erik Decker

Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau

Tiffany Dowling

M3 Group

Myron Freeman

Freeman Consulting Group

Venceslaus "Vennie" Gore

Auxillary Services MSU

Joshua Hovey

Truscott Rossman

Paula Kaiser-VanDam

MDHS SOM

Scott Keith

Lansing Entertainment & Public Facilities Authority

Mary Lou Mason

Janene McIntyre

John Miller

GM

Tim Mossner

Emergent BioDefense Ops, Lansing Inc.

Patricia "Pat" Munshaw

Tri-County Office on Aging

Mark Nixon

Nixon Communications

David Pasant

Marcos Purty

Lansing Delta Township Assembly

Steven Quinlan

Neogen Corporation

Bill Reed

Local UAW 602

Andrea Rodriguez

Lansing School District, Okemos Library

Kylie Rogers-Strahan

Blohm Creative

Jim Schumacher

Auto-Owners Insurance

Ralph Sovran

Independent Bank

Teresa Szymanski

Lisa Webb-Sharpe

Lansing Community College

Keith Williams

Kristine Zayko

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 11/24/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/24/2020

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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • 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 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 measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.