Public, Society Benefit

TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY INC

One Community. One Goal.

Palm Beach, FL   |  www.palmbeachunitedway.org

Mission

To improve lives and build strong communities throughout Palm Beach County.

Notes from the nonprofit

#LiveUnited

Ruling year info

1949

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Beth M. Walton

Main address

44 Cocoanut Row Suite M201

Palm Beach, FL 33480 USA

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Formerly known as

Palm Beach Community Chest United Way

Palm Beach Community Chest

EIN

59-0637885

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

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

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

UNITED WE FIGHT for kids to have a strong start. UNITED WE FIGHT for youth to graduate from high school. UNITED WE FIGHT for individuals to live healthy lives. UNITED WE FIGHT for families to be financially stable. UNITED WE FIGHT for workers to earn a sustainable wage. UNITED WE FIGHT for all residents to have food, a home and shelter.

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?

FINANCIAL STABILITY

Investments in financial stability lift people out of poverty. We help families become financially stable and independent by supporting: Financial literacy programs that teach families how to budget, build savings and manage money; training to help people find and keep jobs that pay a living wage; affordable housing for seniors and families; food distribution to families living at or below the federal poverty level; shelters and services for victims of domestic violence.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
General/Unspecified

Being healthy is vital for children to grow and develop and for adults to live full and productive lives. We're improving people's physical and mental health by offering: Health education and prevention services to ensure that children and adults stay healthy; programs that provide advocacy, education, research and program support for mental health issues; senior day programs that create environments for social interactions, medical monitoring, and therapeutic activities; and reducing substance abuse by offering after school based and community preventative programs.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
General/Unspecified

When kids are ready to learn, they are more likely to graduate and become productive citizens. We're helping children, youth and adults achieve their full potential by offering: Early childhood education programs that prepare children for school; after-school and mentoring programs that encourage youth to advance in school; community programs that promote leadership skills for children of all ages; long-term mentoring, case management and academic workshops that offer full-time scholarships to high school seniors; and adult education and parenting classes that strengthen families.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Students

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 4-star Certification 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Total number of people served in Education Initatives

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

At-risk youth

Related Program

EDUCATION

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of children, youth and adults helped through Education programs in Palm Beach County.

Total number of people served in Health Initatives

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

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

HEALTH

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of people helped through Health programs in Palm Beach County.

Total number of people served in Income Initatives

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

General/Unspecified,Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Related Program

FINANCIAL STABILITY

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total number of people helped in Income programs in Palm Beach County.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

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

Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total amount of annual grant making from the Town of Palm Beach United Way to programs throughout Palm Beach County - grants awarded are reflective of the impact on local programs.

Total amount of dollars raised

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total raised in Palm Beach United Way's annual campaign, the growth of contributions is an indicator of the confidence that the community has in the stewardship of their philanthropic dollars.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The Town of Palm Beach United Way works to advance the common good through a focus on education, health and financial stability. EDUCATION – An investment in education is an investment in the future. Children who have access to high-quality education from cradle to career are more likely to stay out of trouble and live safer, healthier lives. It takes all of us - parents, teachers and caring adults - to help a child succeed in school and in life. HEALTH – Investments in health benefit the entire community. Healthy community members are more productive and require fewer government services and costly long-term care. The whole community will flourish when all of our residents have access to quality health care. FINANCIAL STABILITY – Investments in financial stability lift people out of poverty. Income-based programs allow adults to find jobs and build valuable skills so they can earn more, pay down debt, develop assets and save for the future.

The Town of Palm Beach United Way works to advance the common good through a focus on education, health and financial stability. EDUCATION – Support children from cradle to career by investing in programs in the areas of early childhood education, middle school success, high school graduation, afterschool and summer care, and adult, parents and mentors. HEALTH – Support community-wide health care by investing in programs in the areas of medical and dental, mental health, substance abuse, older adults and caregivers and disabilities and special needs. FINANCIAL STABILITY – Help families and individuals become financially stable by investing in programs in the areas of job training, financial education, community-based support, food assistance, housing support, emergency shelter and domestic violence support.

We bring together the passion, know-how and resources of thousands of investors, organizations, businesses and government agencies around a unified vision for Palm Beach County. Our funding strategy is rooted in researching best practices and vetting partner organizations and their programs. Together we focus on making investments in the economic development and well-being of our entire county.

Volunteers from Palm Beach County who serve on the Town of Palm Beach United Way Board of Trustees and the Allocation Committee oversee the grant allocation process and recommend levels of funding for our partner agencies and their programs. Over 100 Allocation Committee volunteers review applications from agencies seeking funding and participate in site visits and dialogue with directors and program coordinators. Following their reviews, the recommendations are further developed by Allocation Committee Team Chairmen and final funding recommendations are submitted to and approved by the Town of Palm Beach United Way Board of Trustees. Funded agencies submit quarterly outcome reports to the Town of Palm Beach United Way staff that outline client progress and demonstrate the lasting change they are creating in Palm Beach County.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - 337 children are put on the path toward positive development and success in school MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS - 3,692 youth consistently attend school and graduate AFTERSCHOOL AND SUMMER - 8,003 children increase academic achievement and are less likely to engage in risky behaviors PARENTS AND MENTORS - 411 youth are more likely to graduate and less likely to use drugs and alcohol. Parents are better able to support their children. MEDICAL AND DENTAL - 9,309 individuals have better access to healthcare and improve their health status MENTAL HEALTH - 12,843 individuals receive the services and support they need to improve their mental health and alleviate the need for more extensive services SUBSTANCE ABUSE - 847 individuals with addiction receive necessary treatment, engage in healthy relationships, avoid risky behaviors and seek or maintain employment OLDER ADULTS - 6,010 individuals have access to services to help them maintain independent living and provide support DISABILITIES - 1,547 individuals with disabilities receive services that help them maintain independent living and have increased or sustained financial security ACCESS TO JOBS - 700 individuals have the skills to be hired; and find and keep jobs FINANCIAL EDUCATION - 49,300 individuals learn to manage finances in order to decrease debt and increase assets FOOD ASSISTANCE - 364,586 individuals and families are prevented from going without food HOUSING - 1,176 individuals and families are prevented from being homeless DOMESTIC VIOLENCE - 12,220 individuals have access to domestic violence services

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 the organization collecting feedback?

    We regularly collect feedback through: constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees.

  • How is the organization using feedback?

    We use feedback to: to make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, to strengthen relationships with the people we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    We share feedback with: our staff, our board, our funders, our community partners.

Financials

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Operations

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

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TOWN OF PALM BEACH UNITED WAY INC

Board of directors
as of 9/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Mary Freitas

Suzanne Ainslie

Missy Agnello

Ann-Britt Angle

Sean Baker

Howard Bernick

Cynthia Boardman

Jay Boodheshwar

Jack Borland

Sandra Bornstein

James Borynack

Sean Bresnan

Nancy Brinker

Paula Butler

Jorge Cabrera

Atesh Chandra

Mark Cook

Carla Cove

Christine Curtis

Christina Dennis

Tasha Dickinson

Michael Donnell

David Duffy

Gail Engelberg

Sheila Fine

Lynn Foster

George Garfunkel

Juliana Gendelman

Roni Goldsmith

Lee Gordon

Stephen Hall, Jr.

J. Ira Harris

Ann Heathwood

Vicky Hunt

Brian Hurley

Darlene Jordan

Jason Kalisman

John Kessler

Paulette Koch

Beth Lang

Matthew Lorentzen

David Mack

Cara McClure

Pamela McIver

Bill Meyer

Harriet Miller

Sydell Miller

Danielle Moore

Trip Moore

Esther Murray

Hess Musallet

Ann Heathwood

Jason Kalisman

Debra Vasilopoulos

Christina Dennis

Christine Stiller

Jay Boodheshwar

Michele Kessler

Matthew Lorentzen

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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 09/01/2020

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

Leadership

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

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/01/2020

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. 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 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.

Keywords

Palm Beach County, health, education, income, financial stability, charity, human services, philanthropy