Greater Twin Cities United Way
Uniting caring people to build pathways out of poverty, creating opportunity for all.
Review Completed: 7/1/2010
From the Council
The Charities Review Council receives some of its funding from the Greater Twin Cities United Way. This fact did not change the way the review was conducted. The Accountability Standards were applied in the same manner as for all nonprofits. Please see our <a href="http://www.smartgivers.org/accountability_wizard_conflict_of_interest_policy_2.html">Conflict of Interest policy</a> for more information.
404 S. 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404
||Sarah Caruso, President & Chief Executive Officer
|Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
|Number of Volunteers
|Number of Clients Served
||Kendal J. Powell
|Number of Board Members
|Board meetings with quorum
|Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings
|Publicly Available Documents
Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
Here are some highlights of the impact made by United Way and its partners in 2009:
• United Way investments raised an additional 17.6 million pounds of food for the emergency food system .
• United Way-supported Claim It! A Community-wide Partnership helped an additional 3,694 people claim the tax credits they have earned, boosting their household incomes and bringing an additional $15 million into our local economy.
• United Way assisted more than 31,000 people who were homeless or at risk of being homeless.
• United Way helped more than 6,900 low-income parents learn positive parenting skills to guide child development and strengthen their families.
• United Way helped more than 7,200 children learned to read.
• United Way helped 11,255 youth with preventive care services.
• United Way served 12,555 children and 1,710 pregnant women through United Way Bright Smiles, the partnership providing free or reduced-cost preventive oral healthcare.
In 2010, Greater Twin Cities United will:
1. Stabilize those citizens most in need and build pathways out of poverty through our work in the areas of Basic Needs, Education and Health by advancing progress in 10 measurable goals.*
2. Engage citizens in the nine-county region through giving, advocating and/or volunteering with our invitation to LIVE UNITED.
3. Deliver strong operating results focused on donors and community partner needs.
*Below are United Way’s ten goal areas within the main focus areas. Specific, quantitative goals and annual progress are reported in the Community Report & Scorecard which is published annually in September.
1. Reduce hunger
2. Provide housing stability
3. Increase earnings
4. Reduce domestic violence
5. Support early childhood education
6. Ensure third-grade reading success
7. Provide quality out-of-school-time programming
8. Provide access to healthcare
9. Increase healthy behaviors
10. Maximize independence
Community or Constituency Served
United Way works in three areas to provide the building blocks for a good life—basic needs, education and health—and measures progress against ten specific goals. United Way partners with business, government and nonprofit organizations to create lasting solutions and invites broad community involvement to Live United Way encouraging everyone to give, advocate, and volunteer.
Geographic Area Served
Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott and western Washington counties of Minnesota.
Impact and Programs
3 Year Average Expenses
Unrestricted Net Assets
|End of Year:
|Beginning of Year
|Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990
|Based on information provided on 2009 to 2011