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Mile High United Way, Inc.

GIVE.ADVOCATE.VOLUNTEER

Denver, CO   |  http://www.unitedwaydenver.org

Mission

Mission: United people, ideas, and resources to advance the common good. Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on the biggest, most complex issues facing Metro Denver, Boulder, and Broomfield. Our united approach changes the odds for the children, families, and individuals in our community, and moves them out of poverty. We serve the Metro Denver and Boulder communities across seven counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Boulder, and Broomfield.

Ruling year info

1959

President & CEO

Ms. Christine Benero

Main address

711 Park Avenue West

Denver, CO 80205 USA

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EIN

84-0404235

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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

Nonprofit Management (S50)

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

Today in Metro Denver, nearly 300,000 people are living in poverty and struggle to have what they need for a successful life. They aren’t able to easily access stable housing, quality child care, a good education, or jobs to support their families. We believe everyone in our community should have the opportunity to succeed even if the odds are stacked against them. That is why we unite individuals, nonprofits, business, and government partners to change the odds.

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?

Giving All Children a Strong Start

Ensuring all children enter kindergarten ready to succeed.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Building educational success through partnerships with schools, families, and communities.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children

Ensuring people can meet their basic needs and have opportunities to move toward economic success.

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 low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

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

At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people, Caregivers, Families, Foster and adoptive children

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2-1-1 connected 9,708 contacts to resources to help families pay their energy or water bills.

Number of parents receiving WIC benefits for their children

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2-1-1 helped 4,344 people submit their applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Number of books distributed to partners and families

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

Supporting Education and Academic Success

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2021, United for Families distributed over 3,000 books to partners and families.

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.

Mile High United Way is fighting for the education, health, and financial stability of every person in our community through four inter-connected community impact goals:

Giving Children a Strong Start
Ensuing all children enter school ready to succeed.

Supporting Education and Academic Success
Building educational success through partnerships with schools, families, and communities.

Creating Economic Opportunity for All
Ensuring people can meet their basic needs and have opportunities to move toward economic success.

Mile High United Way invests in the highest performing nonprofits in our community that align with our three community impact goals, and demonstrate measurable results. We also provide direct-service programs (2-1-1 Help Center, Bridging the Gap) to provide essential services; we work to remove barriers to success through advocacy efforts at the state and local level; as well as strengthen the nonprofit sector by providing capacity building support.

2-1-1 Help Center. A free service connecting people to critical resources such as food, shelter, rental assistance, utility assistance, child care, and more.

Bridging the Gap. Connecting young adults who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness with housing and personalized supportive services that guide them as they transition into economic and financial independence.

Strategic Investment Grants. Providing vital resources to our partners in the fight for education, health, and financial stability in Metro Denver.

United for Schools. Strengthening the path to academic success for children by developing parent advocates, strengthening school-community partnerships, and linking essential resources to serve both parents and children.

United For Families. Identifying high-need areas and resources to ensure all children in our community have access to high-quality early childhood education.

United For Business. Mile High United Way’s United for Business program supports locally-owned small businesses and strengthens under-resourced communities.

Personal Investment Enterprise. Helping low-income families to enroll in financial education classes and save through a matched savings account at a rate of 4 to 1.

Tax Help Colorado. Providing free, high-quality tax preparation services to thousands of Coloradans with low and moderate incomes each year, ensuring they can access valuable tax credits and tax refunds that help them pay their bills and plan for their future.

In Fiscal Year 2021
211 Help Center
• 2-1-1 connected 9,708 contacts to resources to help families pay their energy or water bills.
• 2-1-1 matched 5,932 resource requests for income support to help families make ends meet.
• 2-1-1 provided referrals for 17,580 requests for rent assistance and another 12,018 requests for
other housing and shelter services.
• 2-1-1 matched 7,681 requests for food or meal assistance.
• 2-1-1 helped 4,344 people submit their applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance
Program (SNAP).

United for Families
• 498 CHILDREN, parents, and caregivers served across four target neighborhoods
• 900 HIPPY home visits conducted for 68 parents
• 2,774 CHILDREN impacted by COVID relief funding received by 233 childcare providers
• Over 3,000 books distributed to partners and families

United for Business
• 156 small businesses were supported through our program
• 402 hours of customized business consulting for participants
• $852,323 secured for clients through grant and loan applications with support from the UFB team
• $60,000 value in volunteer hours to help small business owners on topics such as marketing and accounting

United for Schools
• 7 partner schools across Metro Denver
• 180 families supported by ourteam of Community Advocates
• $70,000 in social-emotional education grants for partner schools
• 115 families received direct assistancethrough programs like the Mile High United Way 2-1-1 Help Center
• 402 students participating in out of-school programs

Bridging the Gap
• 140 people participated in the program
• 10 participants completed an education program, ranging from a Bachelor’s degree toDental Assistance programs
• 1,263 coaching sessions were conducted in virtual and in-person settings
• 73 participants found employment and held a job

Personal Investment Enterprise
• 23 graduates purchased a home, developed their small business, or invested in post-secondary education
• 23 new participants entered the PIE program
• 67% of PIE graduates saw an increase in income
• 50% of PIE graduates say saving is a new habit
• 86% of PIE graduates have a plan to save regularly

Financials

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Operations

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

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Mile High United Way, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/11/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Catherine Hance

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

Term: 2020 - 2022

Timi Aguilar

Aguilar Public Relations

Kathy Ambrose

Community Leader

Greg Anton

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Greg Bante

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Mark Belfance

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Brad Busse

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Fran Campbell

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Matt Cornwell

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Maggie Dehn

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Douglas Dell

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Christina Dorfhuber

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Helen Drexler

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David Eves

Xcel Energy

Renny Fagan

Colorado Nonprofit Association

Mike Ferrufino

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver

Todd Filsinger

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Ryan Frazier

Frazier Global

Paul Franke

Moye White

Everette Freeman, Ph.D

Community College of Denver

Diane Garcia

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Lee Gash-Maxey

Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce

David Hammond

Davis Graham & Stubbs

Gene Hodge

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Jim Holder

Holmes Murphy

Carrie Hudak

Community Leader

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Geoffrey Keys

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Steve Lake

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Dan Lewis

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Richard Lewis

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Mashenka Lundberg

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Christopher McDonald

Comcast- West Division

Martin Mahalchick

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Jason Maples

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Mary McBride

Community Leader

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Erik Mitisek

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Todd Munson

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Kevin Neher

McKinsey & Company

Neil Oberfeld

Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Felicity O’Herron

University of Colorado

Beth Opperman

Wells Fargo Wealth Management - Colorado

Charles Ozaki

City and County Manager Broomfield

Carlos Pacheco

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Kevin Patterson

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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 10/26/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data