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United Way of Northwest Illinois Inc

We aspire to be the critical link which brings together our diverse communities to build stronger, healthier and more sustainable communities as cost effectively as possible.

FREEPORT, IL   |  www.uwni.org
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United Way of Northwest Illinois Inc

EIN: 36-2218134


Mission

The United Way of Northwest Illinois, Inc. is a leader in providing human and financial resources in response to identified health and human service needs to improve the quality of life in Carroll, Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties.

Ruling year info

1950

Executive Director

Connie Kraft

Main address

524 W STEPHENSON ST STE 101

FREEPORT, IL 61032 USA

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EIN

36-2218134

Subject area info

Nonprofits

Human services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

NTEE code info

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

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.

The United Way of Northwest Illinois, Inc. is a leader in providing human and financial resources in response to identified health and human service needs to improve the quality of life in Carroll, Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties.

We aspire to be the critical link which brings together our diverse communities to build stronger, healthier and more sustainable communities as cost effectively as possible.

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, Health and Financial Stability

United Way Worldwide Goals
Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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 aspire to be the critical link which brings together our diverse communities to build stronger, healthier and more sustainable communities as cost effectively as possible.

Improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts — 1.2 million students, every year — in half.
Help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families — half the number of lower-income families who are financially unstable — on the road to economic independence.
Promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.

Several years ago, in response to community needs, United Way embarked on a more proactive approach. Most of the issues our communities struggle with every day are complex: substance abuse; poverty; and lack of positive mentors, to name just a few. These issues cannot be addressed by only one organization or system, and are issues that will take years, not months, to solve.

To improve conditions in our communities and make the greatest impact, United Way must deal with the underlying issues that create these problems. Only when we begin to tackle them together can we achieve results. United Way's focus now is two-fold — continue to support safety net services to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens have their basic needs met, and invest in programs that keep people from reaching crisis points in their lives. Our primary role now is to create opportunities for a better life for all. When we work together, everybody wins and we all experience what it truly means to LIVE UNITED!

Financials

United Way of Northwest Illinois Inc
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2021 United Way of Northwest Illinois 2020 United Way of Northwest Illinois 2017
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

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 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

90.06

Average of 55.39 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8.7

Average of 4.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

8%

Average of 8% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

United Way of Northwest Illinois Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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United Way of Northwest Illinois Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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 Northwest Illinois Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of United Way of Northwest Illinois Inc’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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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $20,792 -$22,099 -$66,949 -$44,203 $208,886
As % of expenses 3.1% -3.3% -10.8% -7.0% 40.4%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $20,792 -$22,099 -$66,949 -$44,203 $208,886
As % of expenses 3.1% -3.3% -10.8% -7.0% 40.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $678,950 $620,596 $551,883 $609,926 $649,551
Total revenue, % change over prior year 22.4% -8.6% -11.1% 10.5% 6.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 2.2% 3.2% 3.1% 1.8% 2.1%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 24.9%
All other grants and contributions 94.4% 96.0% 96.8% 96.8% 69.7%
Other revenue 3.4% 0.8% 0.1% 1.4% 3.3%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $663,734 $676,354 $620,157 $629,562 $516,445
Total expenses, % change over prior year 24.2% 1.9% -8.3% 1.5% -18.0%
Personnel 17.5% 14.6% 15.1% 15.1% 19.9%
Professional fees 2.2% 3.0% 2.3% 2.6% 3.5%
Occupancy 0.9% 0.9% 0.9% 1.0% 1.2%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 75.4% 77.1% 77.6% 78.2% 69.1%
All other expenses 4.0% 4.4% 4.2% 3.0% 6.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $663,734 $676,354 $620,157 $629,562 $516,445
One month of savings $55,311 $56,363 $51,680 $52,464 $43,037
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,400
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $719,045 $732,717 $671,837 $682,026 $577,882

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Months of cash 5.3 2.8 2.1 5.6 8.7
Months of cash and investments 14.9 13.0 13.5 12.7 19.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 14.8 13.9 13.9 12.8 20.5
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Cash $291,109 $159,918 $108,537 $295,649 $375,335
Investments $532,557 $570,519 $587,822 $368,903 $470,876
Receivables $84,729 $96,571 $52,601 $40,678 $46,992
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $40,428 $38,992 $0 $38,992 $38,992
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 5.9% 3.2% 2.0% 3.8% 1.1%
Unrestricted net assets $819,775 $783,695 $716,746 $672,543 $881,429
Temporarily restricted net assets $34,867 $16,648 $16,996 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $34,867 $16,648 $16,996 $6,685 $3,378
Total net assets $854,642 $800,343 $733,742 $679,228 $884,807

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
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

Executive Director

Connie Kraft

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

United Way of Northwest Illinois Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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United Way of Northwest Illinois Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Deontae Collier

Freeport School District

Term: 2022 - 2023


Board co-chair

Scott Winter

Winter Construction

Term: 2022 - 2023

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 3/9/2021

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 with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data