a total transparency approach
All of us at United Way of Rhode Island take pride in achieving the highest level of financial responsibility.
That means following a total transparency approach when it comes to showing our donors and the people in our community how we invest the dollars they entrust to us.
As a result, we earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar and have achieved a score of 100/100 for transparency from Charity Navigator.
Maximizing your contribution
We take the business of investing and managing your gift very seriously. The Better Business Bureau recommends that nonprofits spend no more than 35% on fundraising expenses; our fundraising and administrative costs as a percent of total spending has been approximately 19% in recent years. Moreover, this overhead is offset by a charitable trust created by Textron founder Roy Little in 1937 for our benefit. This means your donations directly fund programs that serve people in need. For more specific financial details, see the documents below.
Results, filings, and financial statements
IN THE NEWS
ARPA a payment on bills long overdue
The Providence Journal
"The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) isn’t unexpected good fortune. It’s a past bill that’s overdue after decades of underfunding our communities," shares United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato. "It’s also an opportunity to get things right and position our state to thrive for generations to come."
Balancing Accountability & Empathy At Work
Forbes Nonprofit Council
"Striking a balance between accountability and empathy is crucial for creating a work environment where employees can thrive... Here, 13 members of Forbes Nonprofit Council, including United Way of Rhode Island's president and CEO, Cortney Nicolato, share their expert tips on maintaining accountability and empathy in the workplace."