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United Way of Greater Cincinnati

United We Thrive

Cincinnati, OH   |  www.uwgc.org

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati

EIN: 31-0537502


Mission

United Way leads and mobilizes the caring power of individuals and organizations to help people measurably improve their lives.

Ruling year info

1955

President & CEO

Moira Weir

Main address

2400 Reading Road

Cincinnati, OH 45202 USA

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EIN

31-0537502

Subject area info

Foundations

Nonprofits

Community and economic development

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Families

Parents

Non-adult children

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NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

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

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Way of Greater Cincinnati is dedicated to building long-term solutions and aligning systems to help families in our community thrive. We do that by bringing people and organizations together to solve problems holistically, using community input and data-driven decisions. Our strategy involves taking action, advocating and investing in three focus areas: educational success, financial empowerment and housing security. We want to disrupt systems that hold families back so everyone in Greater Cincinnati has an opportunity to thrive - now and in the future.

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?

Community Solutions

With its dedicated donors, staff and partners, United Way of Greater Cincinnati brings new voices and solutions to decades-old challenges so more families in our community thrive.

As the community catalyst, UWGC drives change through investments, influence and filling gaps in services to create lasting change for families today and for future generations.

UWGC does this by focusing on six investment portfolios: Housing First, NextGen Success, Equitable Economic Mobility, Improved Prevention/Stronger Communities, Ready Kids/Resilient Families and Responding to Community Needs.

Population(s) Served

Success By 6® has a vision that every child will be prepared for kindergarten and their parent/caregiver embraces their role in the success of the child and family. Success By 6® does this by leading a regional movement to provide knowledge, resources and connections for decision makers and influencers in a child’s early life. We are not a direct service provider or program – our community has plenty of those. But we do seek to understand community challenges, create new solutions to meet needs and bring organizations together to do more to ensure more children are prepared for kindergarten. In fact, Success By 6® partners with more than 240 schools and community organizations across our region to get this done.

Population(s) Served

Our certified information and referral specialists are trained to listen, engage, ask questions, assess your needs and connect you to a community resource from our large database of local providers. Our 211 service can help you find and access many community resources including, basin needs, housing assistance, mental health services, utility bills and employment services.

We serve the following areas: Adams, Brown, Clermont and Hamilton Counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties in Kentucky.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families
Parents
Unemployed people

Free Tax Prep, an initiative of United Way of Greater Cincinnati, provides free income tax preparation and filing services. The program is funded by the IRS and powered by numerous volunteers.

Traditional Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites provide multiple options. Free tax return preparation offers either in-person or drop-off services. Experienced IRS-certified volunteers operate sites to help taxpayers complete basic state and federal tax returns in Greater Cincinnati.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Black-Led Social Change encompasses organizations, ideas and strategies led by individuals who identify as Black, and that aim to build power and positive outcomes within the population. Initiatives like Black Empowerment Works promote Black self-determination, social mobility and economic prosperity by resourcing and funding grassroots-generated, Black-led ideas, programs and projects in Greater Cincinnati.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent

Project LIFT (Lifting and Investing in Families Thriving) removes barriers to help families achieve financial stability. It is a coordinated effort by United Way of Greater Cincinnati to activate community-driven solutions through a connected network of partner organizations working to financially empower families through family-driven goals, longer-term relationships, and access to flexible resources.

Project LIFT offers critical short-term assistance and support, coaching, workforce development and other resources, and applies learnings from each family's experience to systemic solutions that support long-term success for all families in Greater Cincinnati.

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers
Parents
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people

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.

% of children served (0-5) who acheive developmental milestones

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

Infants and toddlers

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of youth served who graduate high school on time

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of middle/high school youth served who develop soft skills

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of individuals served who gain employment

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of individuals served who earn job-relevant licenses, certificates, and/or credentials

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

Adults, Young adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of individuals served who increase their disposable income by accessing benefits and/or reducting their costs

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

Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollar amount of refunds returned to individuals/families through VITA and/or My Free Taxes

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

Adults, Families

Related Program

Free Tax Prep

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of children/adults served who eat healthier, increase their physical activity, and/or move towards a healthy weight

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

Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

% of youth/adults served who avoid or reduce risky behaviors

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

Children and youth, Adults

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

United Way is recognized as a regional leader and convener with the breadth, history, and skills to mobilize our community toward helping people measurably improve their health, education, and financial stability. We have been serving this community for 100 years. We are a local leader in performance measurement, and the collaboratives we lead are nationally recognized for best practices. For more than a decade, we have aggressively focused on measurable impact to make a difference in the quality of life of our region.

Our United Way is one of the strongest in the country, having the third highest per capita giving among the top 50 United Ways in the USA. We receive a 3-star rating from Charity Navigator and unqualified opinions on our audits. We are committed to the highest standards of accountability.

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 your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.18

Average of 1.23 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.7

Average of 2.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

19%

Average of 32% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $1,416,618 $1,468,626 $24,184,824 $12,399,302 -$900,104
As % of expenses 2.8% 3.1% 54.7% 39.1% -2.1%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $753,691 $803,813 $23,502,684 $11,822,497 -$1,448,902
As % of expenses 1.5% 1.7% 52.4% 36.6% -3.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $48,934,616 $46,031,561 $68,168,978 $43,822,055 $46,660,907
Total revenue, % change over prior year -20.1% -5.9% 48.1% -35.7% 6.5%
Program services revenue 1.9% 1.4% 0.8% 1.1% 0.9%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.7% 0.8% 0.5% 1.1% 2.5%
Government grants 0.1% 0.1% 2.6% 1.8% 16.7%
All other grants and contributions 97.1% 97.5% 95.8% 95.1% 80.6%
Other revenue 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.9% -0.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $50,020,239 $47,488,354 $44,207,825 $31,708,232 $42,115,384
Total expenses, % change over prior year -17.9% -5.1% -6.9% -28.3% 32.8%
Personnel 26.2% 16.9% 16.4% 21.6% 16.3%
Professional fees 4.4% 3.2% 2.7% 3.9% 2.5%
Occupancy 1.0% 1.0% 0.9% 1.6% 1.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 61.8% 72.7% 70.0% 62.9% 75.7%
All other expenses 6.6% 6.3% 10.0% 9.9% 4.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $50,683,166 $48,153,167 $44,889,965 $32,285,037 $42,664,182
One month of savings $4,168,353 $3,957,363 $3,683,985 $2,642,353 $3,509,615
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $11,116 $14,957
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $572,210
Total full costs (estimated) $54,851,519 $52,110,530 $48,573,950 $34,938,506 $46,760,964

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 0.7 1.0 9.1 6.3 2.7
Months of cash and investments 4.4 5.4 14.5 22.1 16.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.7 4.3 11.1 20.3 14.8
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $2,860,083 $4,090,126 $33,438,319 $16,739,155 $9,381,366
Investments $15,323,503 $17,352,864 $19,860,505 $41,640,854 $49,102,531
Receivables $36,743,140 $29,556,429 $20,612,557 $16,879,266 $17,587,220
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $17,498,441 $17,605,768 $17,560,331 $16,995,056 $17,099,545
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 27.5% 31.0% 34.3% 36.4% 36.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 48.8% 48.2% 34.0% 21.7% 21.8%
Unrestricted net assets $28,220,985 $29,024,798 $52,527,482 $64,349,979 $62,901,077
Temporarily restricted net assets $6,059,564 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $950,398 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $7,009,962 $4,293,701 $4,706,507 $4,111,377 $5,985,595
Total net assets $35,230,947 $33,318,499 $57,233,989 $68,461,356 $68,886,672

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

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

Documents
Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Moira Weir

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati

Board of directors
as of 03/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Barbara Turner

Retired

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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/28/2024

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/01/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. 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 analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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 use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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 engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.

Contractors

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There are no fundraisers recorded for this organization.