Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

United Way of the Lakeshore Inc.

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Muskegon, MI

Mission

Our mission is uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities. Our bold goal is to help 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025.

Ruling Year

1965

President and CEO

Ms. Christine Robere

Main Address

PO BOX 207

Muskegon, MI 49443 USA

Formerly Known As

UNITED WAY OF MUSKEGON, INC

UNITED WAY OF NEWAYGO COUNTY, INC

WHITE CLOUD UNITED WAY, INC

OCEANA COUNTY UNITED WAY, INC

Keywords

United Way, Fund Distribution, Grantmaker, Planning, Research, Development, Assessment, Advocacy, Fund raising, volunteerism

EIN

38-1426895

 Number

8473141350

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising Organizations That Cross Categories includes Community Funds/Trusts and Federated Giving Programs) e.g. United Way (T70)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

45% of those living in our communities are either in poverty or in the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population, meaning they struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, food, health care, and transportation.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Impact

Where we work

Charting Impact

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

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

United Way of the Lakeshore's Bold Goal is to help 10,000 more working families meet their basic needs by 2025.

United Way of the Lakeshore's community impact approach is unique because we not only address people's immediate needs, but also work towards changing systems so that people can avoid challenges altogether. It is about investing in the present as well as the future.

Our mission of "uniting to inspire change and build thriving communities" is currently accomplished through three community impact strategies: Community Investment, Community Impact Initiatives and Programs, and Community Engagement.

United Way of the Lakeshore is a community impact organization. In order to create lasting solutions for social issues on a large scale, individuals and organizations must align efforts and work collaboratively towards clearly defined goals.

The funds raised by United Way are granted to programs run by agencies in our community that address the needs that will impact our bold goal, along with other identified community needs. Volunteer panels, with staff support, grant this money to qualified organizations.

Untied Way of the Lakeshore also mobilizes volunteers to work year round in our community.

Outcomes and outputs reported by agencies receiving funds, along with reports and data from statewide organizations will show the progress we are making toward meeting community needs.

Our progress can be found in our latest Annual Report, published on our website here: https://www.unitedwaylakeshore.org/annual-report

External Reviews

Financials

United Way of the Lakeshore Inc.

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Operations

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

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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