United Way's Strategy
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is honored to partner with you and your employer in helping employees give back to issues they care about. When you give directly to United Way Community Investment, you help improve lives for children and families, and change local community conditions. Through your generous gifts, children succeed academically and in life, families are healthier and become financially secure, and everyone has access to immediate emergency assistance, such as food and shelter.
For a list of our partners and Community Health Charities member and associate member charities, please click here. United Way's strategy unites our network of partner agencies under a set of shared goals and ties our support to the achievement of measurable change and find lasting solutions for children and families.
Our staff and volunteers rigorously study and personally monitor each organization that receives United Way funding. We offer our partners training and technical assistance, fiscal management and operations guidance, volunteer and board member recruitment, and much more.
To learn more about our United Way, please click here.
USA Patriot Act Compliance
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is in compliance with the spirit and intent of the USA Patriot Act and other counterterrorism laws. Affirmative action is taken to prevent financial, technical, in-kind or other resources from inadvertently being used for illegal acts and terrorist activities. If you select another organization to receive your contribution, we will verify that it is U.S. Patriot Act compliant and certified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) or other tax-exempt organization. If we cannot locate your directed organization, or if it is not an IRS qualified 501(c)(3) organization that is Patriot Act Compliant, we will make every reasonable attempt to contact you. Please note that such restricted gifts are not monitored by United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut or Community Health Charities.
How Contributions Are Distributed
CONTRIBUTIONS DIRECTED TO ORGANIZATIONS through United Way are subject to a 10 percent fee (includes administration and fundraising costs), capped at $100 per directed gift (assessed on a pro-rata basis upon gift proceeds received). No fees are deducted by United Way from contributions to Community Health Charities, or any Community Health Charities Federation or their member charities. Community Health Charities deducts its own administrative fee prior to disbursement of these gifts.
PAYROLL DEDUCTION CONTRIBUTIONS will be distributed directly to designated organizations in April, July, October, and December 2016, and March and June 2017, if proceeds and pledge details are received by United Way on or before the end of the month preceding payout.
CHECK, CREDIT CARD OR STOCK payments will be distributed to directed organizations by February 28, 2016, if proceeds and pledge details are received by United Way on or before December 31, 2015.
UNDESIGNATED CAMPAIGN PLEDGES will be distributed through United Way and Community Health Charities as agreed upon by both organizations.
The United Way system has developed comprehensive requirements for completion of audited financial statements. They are intended to create a uniform set of standards for all United Ways to follow in preparing audited financial statements to ensure consistency and transparency on the part of each United Way. The requirements are based on current best practices in our industry as well as generally accepted accounting principles and requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The United Way system has also developed requirements for completion of the IRS Form 990 that clarify various areas of ambiguity and establish a single United Way standard for the 990 where the IRS allows for several different approaches.
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is committed to financial transparency. Click on the links below to view our 501(c)(3) determination letter, recent statements, filings and calculations.