United Way of North Idaho

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

aka United Way of North Idaho   |   Coeur d'Alene, ID   |  http://www.unitedwayofnorthidaho.org/

Mission

United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every North Idaho community. Our mission is to improve the lives of people in our community.  We do this by bringing the community together to address critical issues and invest in programs that provide the education, jobs, food, shelter, and healthcare that people need to be successful.

Ruling year info

1959

Executive Director

Mr. Mark A Tucker

Main address

501 E Lakeside Ave Suite 3

Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 USA

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Formerly known as

United Way of Kootenai County

EIN

82-0232729

NTEE code info

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

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 northern Idaho community. These are the building blocks for a good quality of life. Unfortunately, there are many individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. To make matters worse, many of these individuals are fully employed, known as ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed). The United Way ALICE Report shows us that just because an individual is working, doesn't mean they have the resources needed to make ends meet.

Data from the ALICE report shows that an average of 25% of households in North Idaho earn more than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living for the region. Combined, the number of poverty and ALICE households means 40% of our region's total population struggles to afford basic needs. This shocking reality led us to evaluate how we can promote opportunities to reduce financial struggle and achieve economic mobility.

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?

EDUCATION

Children enter school ready to learn and succeed, Youth are engaged in safe and productive out-of-school activities, and quality of out-of-home care is increased

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Non-adult children

Families and individuals basic needs are met and they are moving toward financial stability

Population(s) Served
Families
Economically disadvantaged people

More individuals have access to health services, Seniors maintain or improve their day to day living

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Nonprofit of the Year 2020

Coeur d'Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce

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.

We envision Idaho communities where all individuals and families achieve their human potential. Where all children have the necessary skills to succeed in school, where all families have the tools and resources to achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency, and where all individuals have access to crucial healthcare services. United Way of North Idaho is a driving force for community change and we are working toward our goals by identifying key issues in the areas of education, financial stability, and health, and partnering with programs aimed not just at quick fixes but at viable, long term solutions. Partnering with schools, nonprofits, businesses, government entities, and individuals builds a strong north Idaho for all.
Our impact strategies are further specified below:
Education
Childhood Success: children have the supports they need to promote early development, transition to kindergarten, and succeed in elementary school
Youth Success: support in-school youth to help them gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials essential for success in the workplace
Financial Stability
Individuals and families attain financial stability by lowering costs and accessing benefits; individuals attain family-sustaining jobs that offer the opportunity for advancement
Health
Individuals and families lead healthy lives through access to quality medical services including physical, dental, and mental health; prevent and respond to domestic and family violence; create healthy systems and environments

Mobilize resources to build stronger communities and change lives.

The financial resources we raise and leverage sit in two categories: direct targeted investments and the Community Care Fund. The former are programs or initiatives managed by United Way, such as our READY! for Kindergarten program and Bank On North Idaho. The Community Care Fund is donor-designated funds directed toward quality local programs that benefit communities in the five northern counties we serve. Funding is granted to nonprofit organizations through a competitive application process. We also rely on human resources—engaging staff, volunteers, and community residents in order to achieve common goals.

United Way investment in direct supports and services, and in systemic efforts to improve overall community conditions align with our vision as follows:
• Education: in order to increase the graduation and go-on rate, we partner with programs that 1) nurture children's early development and prepare them for kindergarten; 2) provide academic supports to youth and teenagers; and 3) provide young adults with the skills and resources to pursue higher education and employment opportunities.
• Financial stability: to help families become financial stable and independent, we partner with programs that 1) provide basic needs so that income is freed up for other expenses; 2) teach important skills to achieve family-sustaining employment and build assets; and 3) provide access to crucial infrastructure such as transportation and housing.
• Health: to improve the health of all people, we partner with programs that 1) open access to quality medical services for physical, dental, and behavioral health needs; 2) prevent and respond to domestic and family violence, and work with families to strengthen parenting skills and reduce trauma; and 3) support opportunities for preventative care and healthy lifestyles.

United Way is the largest philanthropic organization in the world, with nearly 1,800 independent local United Ways working in communities across the globe. United Way of North Idaho is well-positioned to build community resilience by bridging the public-private-nonprofit sectors. We currently have:
• Four permanent and highly dedicated staff, two AmeriCorps VISTA members, and six contracted early learning specialists
• Ten board members representing a diverse cross-section of our community
• 30 Impact Council members to oversee Community Care Fund investments
• 22 funded partner agencies
• 17 community collaborations
• Partnership with three school districts to support early learning programs
• 80 companies participating in giving campaigns; 16 volunteers who coordinate workplace giving; 2,700 individual contributors
• Community needs assessments in collaboration with local health department, economic development corporation, community visioning project, educational institutions, and workforce development organizations.

As stewards of community investments, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of fiscal responsibility and transparency, and operate on a strict budget with reserves. We are part of the greater network of United Ways across the world, and work closely with our statewide and regional United Way colleagues. This network provides professional development, access to research and best practices, and builds cohesion throughout our circles of influence.

Each year our support and collaborations directly affect thousands of individuals and households, and the effects ripple out to touch all of us in all of our communities. A few results from 2016-2018 funded partners are as follows:
• Childhood success: 97 families and caregivers provided with resources and tools to promote early childhood development
• Youth success: 1,051 elementary/middle/high school youth participating in out-of-school programs
• Financial stability: 38 individuals received in-depth training or coursework to increase financial stability; 2,409 seniors served through centers and volunteer programs; 17,690 food-insecure individuals served by food banks and outreach programs; 280 safety-net referrals made in rural northern communities
• Health: 1,473 individuals served with access to healthcare services; 647 individual survivors served with shelter, counseling, and/or legal advocacy related to sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse and neglect.

Over the last decade, we have evolved to focus on community impact rather than simply allocating grant money. That means we expect to work in partnership with funded agencies whose work aligns with our specific investment strategies, and that by leveraging our shared resources we can have a greater collective influence in building community resilience. We also realized that with a very small but mighty staff, we are more efficient and reduce burnout by strategically collaborating with like organizations.

A recent accomplishment that highlights progress toward long-term impact is the establishment of Bank On North Idaho...
Data from the United Way ALICE report shows that an average of 25% of households in North Idaho earn more than the Federal Poverty Level but less than the basic cost of living for the region. Combined, the number of poverty and ALICE households means 40% of our region's total population struggles to afford basic needs. This shocking reality led us to evaluate how we can promote opportunities to reduce financial struggle and achieve economic mobility.

Financials

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Operations

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

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United Way of North Idaho

Board of directors
as of 10/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Wanda Quinn

Univ. of Idaho - Coeur d'Alene

Term: 2017 - 2018


Board co-chair

Marie Price

NIC Workforce Training Center

Term: 2017 - 2018

Karen Troxel

Coeur d'Alene SD #271 / Atlas Elementary

Joe Malloy

Post Falls City Council/Outotec USA, Inc

Michael Mulady

Cascade Windows

Marie Price

North Idaho College Workforce Training Center

Wanda Quinn

University of Idaho - Coeur d'Alene

Chris Keim

Advanced Benefits

Jack Dyck

Retired Education/Banking

Roger Stewart

Allegra Printing & Marketing

Jason Livingston

Alliance Data

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 11/15/2019

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
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data