United Way of Pinal County, Inc.

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

aka United Way of Pinal County   |   Casa Grande, AZ   |  www.unitedwayofpc.org

Mission

The mission of United Way of Pinal County is to unite generosity with community need to promote lasting change in peoples' lives. The geographic area of service is the entire Pinal County.

Ruling year info

1981

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Allen Villalobos

Main address

Post Office Box 10541

Casa Grande, AZ 85130 USA

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EIN

86-0411691

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The issue in Pinal County is that 1:4 children live in a food insecure home, rental prices have increased 18% in the past 5 years and evictions are rising in Casa Grande and Apache Junction, leaving families destitute and increasing homeless numbers and housing costs and there’s not enough funding arriving from state and federal sources to address this issue adequately. Pinal County is the third largest county in the state in terms of population and yet there are no shelters and not enough landlords that are willing to rent to individuals that need a second chance. Making it incredibly difficult to create family financial stability. Many of the social issues that Pinal County faces are deeply imbedded in the fact that there is little affordable housing and no regional transportation. Another systemic problem in Pinal County is Reading by third grade. 30% of our kids are not at a proficient reading level by the third grade.

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?

VITA

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program- Serves low income families throughout Pinal County during tax season to ensure accurate filings and put money back into the families wallet.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

The focus will be on recruiting unregulated lawful home providers (providing childcare services to 4 or less children) who are already serving families with children birth to five but are not required to be regulated or licensed by the State of Arizona. Participants will be recruited throughout communities in Pinal County and the Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Currently, many children in Pinal County are in Family, Friend and Neighbor care for all or part of their day. The goal of the project is to provide access to resources, training, networking and professional development opportunities for home child care providers.

Participants will receive information on safety, health, child development and a myriad of other topics. Home Providers will also receive materials such as books, puzzles, art supplies, etc. for participating in their community training.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Caregivers

The Path to Success Scholarship Program focuses on providing adult students wishing to finish their high-school equivalent scholarships payment for their final exams. The jobs of the future will require more than a high school diploma and United Way helps you start the process.
The Path to Success Scholarship Program is operated throughout Pinal County complementing CAC GED preparation courses. This program is possible thanks to the financial support of individuals like you.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Provide new bikes, helmets, and locks to individuals seeking to better their earning potential. The program also pays for car repairs to help with work search and secure income.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people
Students
Victims of crime and abuse

Develop a drop off, distribution and cooling stations online registration and information system

Population(s) Served
Adults

Literacy program targeting the 0-5 population

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Awards

Desert Peak Award 2018

Maricopa Association of Governments

Affiliations & memberships

Desert Peak Award 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Dollars saved in tax preparation fees

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

Adults, Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

VITA

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Based off of state average of $210.00 per tax return prep fee.

Number of tax returns completed by volunteers

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

Adults, Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

VITA

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

COVID-19 played a big role in not reaching a larger audience this fiscal year.

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

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

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Unemployed people

Related Program

Path to Success

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is physical classes. Class size may vary.

Number of books distributed to children ages 0 - 8

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

Infants and toddlers, Children and youth, At-risk youth

Related Program

Dolly Parton Imagination library

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This includes Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Literacy Kits and books handed out at community events.

Number of clients mentored at resource centers

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

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Aid to individuals each week at local soup kitchens.

Number of exterior homes painted for senior citizens

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

Seniors, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Painted homes for senior citizens through referrals from Pinal Gila Council for Senior Citizens and Community Action Human Resources Agency

Number of water pallets/ electrolytes distributed

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

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Homeless people

Related Program

Pinal County Heat Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of hygiene kits distributed

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

Adults, Homeless people

Related Program

Pinal County Heat Network

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

The United Way of Pinal County brings stakeholders together to have the difficult conversations about how to address homeless and financial stability issues in the county. Pinal County is larger than the state of Connecticut with the population the size of Wyoming. Our landmass and rural population centers mean that each community faces their own unique challenges. By Listening to the communities as they describe their issues the UWPC can help develop simple, sustainable solutions that can usually be implemented with little funding. Living united toward common problems and fighting for a solution allows us to carry out the mission of uniting generosity with community needs to promote a lasting change in peoples’ lives

The strategies the United Way of Pinal County employs to accomplish work:
• Support already existing efforts
• Bring together stakeholders to address the gaps around certain topics that are not being addressed
• Develop advocacy around the topics of housing and needs for additional social service support since the county is so large
• Develop local solutions that are affordable, sustainable by the community and effective
• Develop literacy kits for kids aged 0-8 year old
• Increase early literacy by supporting reading in the home with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
• Partake and build local homeless coalitions made of local community members and key stakeholders to drive a local impact and embed solutions into the community
• Facilitate and manage the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
• Facilitate the Heat Relief Network to address heat-related illness during the summer months

The United Way of Pinal County is uniquely qualified to act as a neutral party in talking about large system issues since we look at a community holistically and not with a silo perspective. The United Way provides no direct service and in that is able to broaden the scope of work by supporting agencies that are providing direct services. We are able to bring various agencies and stakeholders together and form task forces or coalitions to collectively work toward solving a problem with viable community-based solutions.

• Developed and sustained two homeless coalitions for over 3 years
• Spearheaded the Resource Center in Apache Junction 1.5 years ago
• Received the Desert Peak Award from MAG for the Resource Center
• Brought the Project Connect system to Pinal County in Apache Junction and Casa Grande for two years in a row
• Created the countywide Heat Relief Network to hydrate homeless and provide electrolytes and heat-related illness education
• Engaged over 70 community stakeholders in donating, distributing and collecting water and electrolyte tablets for summer 2018 distribution
• Created and distributed over 600 hygiene kits, sponsored and made by community volunteers
• Prepared 1300 free taxes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
• Provided $1.5 million dollars in tax refunds and $430k in EITC refunds to low to moderate income households.
• Support 350-500 children in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library
• Created over 1,200 literacy, which includes homemade puppets and simple

Financials

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

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United Way of Pinal County, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 10/4/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Hugo Steincamp

Central Arizona College

Term: 2019 - 2022

Rachael Reed

Harrah's Ak- Chin Casino

Marlene Pearce

Business Woman

Michael Worley

APS

Hugo Steincamp

Central Arizona College

Susan Aguilar

Central Arizona College

Susan White

Pinal County

Michael Cruz

Pinal County Supervisors

Taylor Serdy

Business Woman

Board leadership practices

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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 10/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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