Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking

UNITED WAY OF GREATER ROCHESTER INC

  • Rochester, NY
  • http://www.uwrochester.org

Mission Statement

Mission: To unite the good will and resources of the Greater Rochester community so that everyone can thrive.

Main Programs

  1. Giving Babies the Best Start
  2. Preparing Kids for Success
  3. Supporting Elders and Caregivers
  4. Meeting Basic Needs
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Greater Rochester area including the counties of Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming

ruling year

1987

Principal Officer

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Ms. Fran Weisberg

Keywords

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Invest in solutions. Connect resources. Serve our community.

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Also Known As

UWGR

EIN

16-1015782

 Number

0989938899

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

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

IRS Filing Requirement

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

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Vision: A community where diverse organizations and individuals share their strengths to drive sustainable change that advances the common good.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Giving Babies the Best Start

United Way's Community Fund investments provide families with in-home parent education and support so their babies are born into supportive, nurturing families free from abuse and neglect.

Category

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

None

Budget

Program 2

Preparing Kids for Success

United Way is working with program partners to serve local students through after-school learning and enrichment, summer learning and enrichment, and mentoring programs.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

Program 3

Supporting Elders and Caregivers

United Way Community Fund investments help elders stay healthy, active and independent through care coordination, nutrition education and transportation services and will help their caregivers with supportive programs and services.

Category

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

None

Budget

Program 4

Meeting Basic Needs

Investments from United Way's Community Fund make sure that people impacted by poverty have their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter met, and have access to benefits and services that put them on a path to independence and self-sufficiency.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

None

Budget

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    United Way has been serving the Greater Rochester community for nearly 100 years. Our purpose is to solve critical challenges for local people in need by investing in services and collaborating on solutions.

    We connect people in need with essential services and evidence-based programs. We work with program partners, volunteers, community initiatives and community leaders to solve problems.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    United Way Community Fund investments focus on prevention and the application of best practices to create a significant impact for local people in need, including:
    -Helping people meet their basic needs of food, shelter and clothing so they can focus on addressing other major life concerns;
    -Giving babies a healthy start to life with support for new parents;
    -Setting kids on a path for success in school, work and life;
    -Supporting our aging population and those who are caring for elders locally.

    Community Fund programs provide a regional network of support services and safety nets to help people across all walks of life and levels of need.

  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Tens of thousands of local people donate millions of dollars each year to the Community Fund. 92 cents of every contributed dollar is used to meet community needs. These gifts allow United Way to make a lasting impact of change and improvement for our community today, and for generations to come.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    All programs and initiatives supported by United Way's Community Fund donations are monitored, measured and evaluated to confirm they're achieving positive results for our community and local people in need.

    United Way organizes learning circles to share best practices among program providers, and evaluates its Community Fund investments in two ways:
    -Program-level measurements to ensure results are meeting the needs of the people they serve.
    -Community-level assessments to make sure key issues and challenges are addressed holistically.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Our results are making a real difference for local people:
    -Community Fund parent education programs results in 97% of families avoiding child maltreatment, abuse and neglect.
    -Students in our after-school and summer enrichment programs have one full point higher GPAs than their non-participating peers.
    -We're helping 95,000 people get nutritious meals through food pantries and soup kitchens.
    -Program partners answer 13,000 calls per year to help elders and caregivers with information, benefits and support in accessing local services.
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Greater Rochester area including the counties of Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, Genesee, Livingston and Wyoming

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Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance

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Financials

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UNITED WAY OF GREATER ROCHESTER, INC.
Fiscal year: Apr 01-Mar 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

UNITED WAY OF GREATER ROCHESTER INC

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Fran Weisberg

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dan Burns

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & 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 & 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?