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New York BBB Wise Giving Report for
United Way of New York City

A BBB Accredited charity


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United Way of New York City
205 East 42nd Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Year, State Incorporated:
1968, New York
Stated Purpose:
" United Way of New York City helps to mobilize our communities to break down barriers and build opportunities that improve the lives of low-income New Yorkers, for the benefit of all. "

Evaluation Conclusions

United Way of New York City meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.


United Way of New York City (UWNYC) engages in a wide range of strategies in its capacity as a convener, outcome-based program developer, funder-investor, nonprofit capacity builder, advocate and policy influencer. UWNYC's ultimate goal is to ensure that all New Yorkers have the building blocks of a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family, and good health. Current UWNYC-led initiatives ensure children have the foundation they need to enter school ready to learn and progress at the right pace through each grade; help working families take control of their finances, manage spending, and save for the future; and, promote greater access to fresh produce in underserved communities.


Chief Executive Officer:
Ms. Sheena Wright, Executive Director
Chair of the Board:
Mr. Robert J. Kueppers
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation:
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Board Size:
Paid Staff Size:

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.

Fund Raising

Method(s) Used:

Direct mail appeals, invitations to fund raising events, grant proposals, internet, Workplace Campaign Collateral
Fund raising costs were 29.9% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $17,262,951, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


The following information is based on United Way of New York City's Audited Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012.

Source of Funds  

Government Grants/Contracts


Local Campaigns


Share of Regional Campaign


Special Events Revenue


Private Grants and Pooled Funds


Estates Legacies and Other


Campaign administrative Fees


Designations from Other United Ways


Donated Services


Change in Value of Beneficial Interest Perpetual Trust


Investment Return


Less: amount paid to other organizations for special events


Less: Special Events, Less Direct Expenses


Campaign, Less: Provision for non collectable receivables


Campaign, Less: Donor Designations


Total Income


Program Expenses  

Contract Services and Other Grants


Community Investment Services


Community Investment Grants and Awards

Total Program Expenses:
Fund Raising Expenses
Administrative Expenses

Total expenses

Expenses in Excess of Income




Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 74%  Fund Raising: 12%  Administrative 15% 
Roll the cursor over the pie chart to see the dollar amounts.

Beginning net assets $14,884,242
Ending net assets 5,922,508
Total liabilities 24,067,209

Total assets



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