United Way of Alachua County dba, United Way of North Central Florida

We fight for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in our community.

aka UWNCFL   |   Gainesville, FL   |
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United Way of Alachua County dba, United Way of North Central Florida

EIN: 59-0808855


United Way of North Central Florida positively impacts the education, health, and financial stability of people living in our region.

Ruling year info


President & CEO

Amber Miller

Main address

6031 NW 1st Place

Gainesville, FL 32607 USA

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Subject area info


Philanthropy and public policy


Disaster relief

Community service

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Population served info

Children and youth


Sexual identity

Ethnic and racial groups

Social and economic status

NTEE code info

Community Improvement, Capacity Building N.E.C. (S99)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The needs of the community we serve are growing as the ALICE population rises. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed - these are households who are working but ineligible for federal subsidies and unable to save for emergencies. This is a population that is one crisis away from homelessness. United Way of North Central Florida is focusing on this population because ALICE and those in poverty, makeup over 51% of the community we serve.

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 Investment Fund

United Way of North Central Florida's Community Investment Fund supports local nonprofit programs providing services in health, youth & education, and financial stability to individuals and families throughout our six-county service area. Community Investment Fund dollars are raised through individual donors, workplace giving campaigns, corporate donations and sponsorships, along with small business partnerships. A volunteer Community Investment Council reviews all nonprofit applications for funding and recommends allocations for funding to UWNCFL's Board of Directors for final decisions.

Population(s) Served
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Ethnic and racial groups
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ReadingPals is UWNCFL’s early-literacy initiative that provides struggling readers in first through third grade with literacy mentors. In the 2019 school year, there were nearly 200 volunteers who served more than 150 students at nine different schools and centers in Alachua County.

ReadingPals students are matched with a mentor to receive 12 or more hours of individualized literacy-skill building support and mentoring, which builds their social-emotional development and confidence in reading.

Our JuniorPals program is a byproduct of our ReadingPals program, in which students who have graduated out of ReadingPals and other fourth- and fifth-grade students become volunteer mentors to their kindergarten and first-grade peers.

ReadingPals' volunteer mentors agree to read with an assigned student weekly at a designated time and site location. Contact us to become a mentor at (352) 333-0858 or visit to complete an online application.

Special thanks to Alachua County Public Schools for helping with the reading curriculum and coordinating with our public schools.

An early literacy initiative, ReadingPals is made possible through the support of Carol and Barney Barnett; with the support of The Children's Movement of Florida and local community partners, including the School Board of Alachua County.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

211 is a free service provided by United Way that connects area residents to critical health and social service resources when they need help the most. From help with a household bill, food assistance, or counseling for suicide prevention, United Way's 211 help line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Instead of searching the phone book or internet when faced with a crisis, think of 211 as your first call for help.

211 helps with:
Basic Needs
Housing and Utilities
Youth and Child Care Issues
Physical and Mental Health Services
24-hour Crisis and Suicide Counseling
Elder Services
and much, much more!

Dial 2-1-1 or (352) 332-4636
Text your zip code to 898211
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Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Sexual identity
Social and economic status

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax-preparation services to hard-working individuals and families in the community through various partner organizations. This program is primarily a volunteer program of people in the community helping each other. The program focuses on outreach, education and provides FREE income tax return preparation with electronic filing to individuals who cannot afford professional tax assistance. We target low-to-moderate income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, people in rural communities and individuals with limited English speaking ability.

To schedule a VITA appointment, call 2-1-1 beginning in January.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Economically disadvantaged people
Retired people

United Way of North Central Florida partners with SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize) to provide community members with access to affordable prescription medications, ensuring greater health and financial stability.

In fiscal year 2019, more than 10,500 North Central Florida residents saved approximately $677,197 on their prescription medications. Through this partnership, we have helped promote the free, easy to use Familywize Prescription Discount Card, which has helped more than 4.5 million Americans save more than $290 million on their prescriptions.

- Always free to use by everyone--just show it to the pharmacist
- No registration or eligibility requirements. Use it right away!
- Save up to 80% on 10,000+ prescription medications
- Accepted at major pharmacy chains nationwide
- Sign up on for additional member savings (earn $1 per eligible script!!)
- Works whether you're insured or underinsured
- Unlimited uses

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Retired people
Unemployed people

Keys to Home is the homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) for Alachua, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy and Putnam counties. The goal of the CoC is to create a path to stable, permanent housing for individuals and families through a continuum of housing services ranging from outreach and emergency shelter to permanent supportive housing models. Since 2018, United Way of North Central Florida has served as the Lead Agency for the CoC providing administrative and program supports, and fiscal management.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Homeless people
Unemployed 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.

Number of organizations applying for grants

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Families

Related Program

Community Investment Fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Agency applications have increased due to: 1)increased outreach to nonprofits and 2)increased community needs across health, education, and financial stability

Average grant amount

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Families, People with disabilities

Related Program

Community Investment Fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Two factors for the decrease in average grant amount. 1) The Covid-19 pandemic impacted fundraising efforts with workplace campaigns due to reductions in workforce and 2) Grant requests increased

Total number of grants awarded

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

Adults, Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Families, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Community Investment Fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

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.

Our broad strategic goals for 2023 - 2025 are:
- Grow Revenue
- Build the Brand
- Focus Impact
- Strengthen Equity
- Operational Excellence

We are focused on growing revenue so we can continue to expand our programs and services, especially throughout our rural communities. We will accomplish this through increasing unrestricted funds, establishing a planned giving campaign, reimagining our workplace campaigns, and launching a signature fundraising event to capture new donors while stewarding others.

We will increase brand awareness by maximizing in-kind media partnerships so as to reach more people in our 6-county service area informing them of 211 and other helpful programs.

Our Board of Directors and staff are in the process of re-imagining our Community Investment process to better meet the needs of the community with a focus on ALICE populations. We are also using our voice to advance public policy advocacy efforts with local, state, and federal government to help drive positive change in areas of children's healthcare, affordable housing and mental health.

We are building upon our equity strategies by sharing ALICE date far and wide with agencies, stakeholders, and the general public. Advocating for those households who are struggling across all demographics.

We are also coordinating a local VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster) to serve the regional counties closest to the Gulf coast to better serve those communities in times of natural disaster.


United Way of Alachua County dba, United Way of North Central Florida
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30
Financial documents
2022 2022 Audited Financials 2020 2017 FY 2017 - UWNCF Audited Financials - Final.pdf 2015
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
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


Average of 0.76 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 22% 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 Alachua County dba, United Way of North Central Florida

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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United Way of Alachua County dba, United Way of North Central Florida

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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 Alachua County dba, United Way of North Central Florida

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of United Way of Alachua County dba, United Way of North Central Florida’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 -$158,396 -$77,108 -$184,042 $695,420 -$430,029
As % of expenses -4.9% -2.0% -4.7% 20.7% -7.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$187,413 -$92,734 -$199,298 $681,670 -$443,678
As % of expenses -5.7% -2.4% -5.1% 20.2% -8.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $3,119,391 $3,689,703 $3,764,469 $3,945,688 $6,635,776
Total revenue, % change over prior year -11.2% 18.3% 2.0% 4.8% 68.2%
Program services revenue 2.1% 1.7% 1.0% 5.2% 1.1%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Government grants 1.1% 21.2% 22.1% 22.9% 58.4%
All other grants and contributions 96.6% 76.8% 76.7% 71.7% 40.3%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $3,238,370 $3,884,709 $3,885,688 $3,360,887 $5,534,634
Total expenses, % change over prior year -4.2% 20.0% 0.0% -13.5% 64.7%
Personnel 25.9% 22.7% 22.3% 21.4% 15.8%
Professional fees 6.1% 7.2% 6.7% 7.8% 6.2%
Occupancy 3.1% 2.9% 4.2% 3.4% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 56.8% 58.5% 58.1% 56.2% 70.4%
All other expenses 8.1% 8.8% 8.7% 11.2% 7.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $3,267,387 $3,900,335 $3,900,944 $3,374,637 $5,548,283
One month of savings $269,864 $323,726 $323,807 $280,074 $461,220
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $3,537,251 $4,224,061 $4,224,751 $3,654,711 $6,009,503

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 2.6 2.0 2.3 2.2 0.9
Months of cash and investments 4.0 3.2 3.5 4.0 1.9
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 2.3 1.6 1.1 3.7 1.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $707,122 $651,442 $745,081 $628,689 $419,657
Investments $365,857 $379,600 $385,141 $483,232 $464,916
Receivables $1,236,670 $1,140,493 $1,171,205 $1,278,654 $1,655,943
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $621,730 $621,730 $625,950 $625,950 $625,950
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 37.9% 40.4% 42.6% 44.8% 47.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 53.8% 58.5% 65.1% 41.6% 60.7%
Unrestricted net assets $995,496 $902,762 $703,464 $1,385,134 $941,456
Temporarily restricted net assets $227,685 $123,188 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $52,783 $52,773 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $280,468 $175,961 $244,324 $264,227 $218,162
Total net assets $1,275,964 $1,078,723 $947,788 $1,649,361 $1,159,618

Key data checks

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


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Amber Miller

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

United Way of Alachua County dba, United Way of North Central Florida

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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United Way of Alachua County dba, United Way of North Central Florida

Board of directors
as of 09/14/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Mr. Chris Floyd

Insight Insurance Group

Term: 2022 - 2024

Dr. Lisa Armour

Santa Fe College

Gayla Beach

UF Health

Tony Jones

City of Gainesville

John Power

Alachua County Tax Collector

Jeff Thieman

Campus USA Credit Union

Monica Perez-McMillen

Law Offices of Monica McMillen, P.A.

Margo Cook

James Moore & Co.

Chris Floyd

Insight Insurance

Gavin Johnson

Avision Young

Andrea McClintic

Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Joe Lowry, Jr.

Lowry Financial Advisors

Barbara Boyd

Purvis Grey

Kristen Rabell

Rabell Realty Group

Scott Schroeder

Liquid Creative

Abbie Van Wagner


Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 5/31/2022

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


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/31/2022

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

  • 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 employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • 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.