- Total income
- Administrative expenses
- Fundraising expenses
- Program percentage
- Accessible financial information
- Donor communication
United Way Worldwide reported a total income of $98,998,918 in 2015. For the most part, the annual reported total income has grown from the prior year's level. The following are the reported income figures for the last several years:
- 2014: $89,307,915
- 2013: $80,661,236
- 2012: $95,532,043
- 2011: $96,808,405
United Way Worldwide reported that it spent $4,367,243, or 4.9 percent of revenue, on general and administrative efforts in 2015. The CEO of the national chapter, Brian A Gallagher, earned a salary of $1,136,619 in 2014, which was 1.41 percent of total revenue.
United Way Worldwide reported fundraising expenses of $3,264,614 across all chapters in 2015, which was approximately 3.29 percent of total revenue.
Each chapter of United Way Worldwide is run independently, so averages can vary. The national headquarters reported that 82 percent of total revenue was spent supporting its programs, but some chapters have reported upwards of 90 percent of revenue being used for program delivery.
Accessible Financial Information
United Way Worldwide is extremely transparent with its financial records. The organization has published reports on its website from 2000 to present. This information is comprehensive and easy to find.
As is the case with most other charitable organizations, donors and volunteers can expect to be included in future communications through email, phone, and postal mail from both the national and local chapters of United Way. Those wishing to discontinue contact from the organization may do so by contacting United Way via phone or mail. United Way operates the three-digit phone number, 2-1-1, which provides referrals to community resources.
Although United Way gives many awards in the communities which are being served by its chapters, the organization does not publish awards for which it has been recognized on its website.