Better Business Bureau Report for
United Way of the Greater Capital Region

Better Business Bureau Report issued June 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires June 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: United Way of the Greater Capital Region
Address: One United Way
P.O Box 13865
  Albany, NY 12212
Phone: 518-456-2200
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1924, New York
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: "exists to improve lives and advance the common good in the Capital Region by mobilizing the caring power of donors, volunteers and community partners to give, volunteer and advocate for people in need within our region."

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Evaluation Conclusions


United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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United Way of the Greater Capital Region funds a network of vital human services programs and organizations that depend on the community's generosity to help those who need it most. This year, United Way will invest in 108 programs and initiatives representing 60 local agencies. It invests to improve Education, Income, Health, and people's ability to meet their Basic Needs for food, shelter, safety, dignity and independence. It helps children get a strong start in school and in life through its Bright Starts initiative. It also supports Basic Needs and Hunger Alleviation as it works to ensure everyone has access to affordable and nutritious food with its United Against Hunger program. It helps the poor and working poor achieve financial stability through the CA$H Coalition and provides tools to help people build long term savings and assets. United Way of the GCR supports the United Way 2-1-1 Northeast Region a free telephone information and referral service connecting people in need with local health and human services.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, UWGCR's program expenses were:

Community Building Programs 2,461,794
SEFA and CFC 342,092
Total Program Expenses: $2,803,886
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Chief Executive : Brian Hassett, CEO/President

Chair of the Board: Daniel Sauer
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Vice President

Board Size: 30

Paid Staff Size: 21

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


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, television, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements, cause-related marketing
Fund raising costs were 19% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $4,120,415, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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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.
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The following information is based on UWGCR's audited financial statements - combined for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Contributions - United Way Campaign 3,539,868
Federated Campaign Income 288,732
Grants 191,365
Investments 93,788
Donor Designated Service Fees 59,098
Rental 44,629
In-Kind Contributions 34,444
Bequests 33,412
Events 32,594
Total Income $4,317,930


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 67%  Fund Raising: 19%  Administrative: 14% 

Total income $4,317,930
Program expenses $2,803,886
Fund raising expenses 779,503
Administrative expenses 577,539
Total expenses $4,160,928
Income in Excess of Expenses 157,002
Beginning net assets 4,031,883
Other Changes in Net Assets (171,757)
Ending net assets 4,017,128
Total liabilities 4,098,169
Total assets $8,115,297

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