The River Region United Way Board of Directors, staff and other professional volunteers with expertise in financial management and governance have established fiscal controls to ensure the highest level of accountability in our operations.
We believe we have a responsibility, both to our donors and to our community, to ensure that the dollars people entrust to River Region United Way are invested in ways that will produce the greatest measurable impact on lives, enabling our region to thrive. That responsibility is spelled out in our Donor Bill of Rights.
Our investment strategy unites our network of affiliate agencies under a set of shared goals and ties our funding to the achievement of specific measurements, increasing the likelihood of driving substantial change in our region.
River Region United Way rigorously studies, personally inspects and requalifies each organization it supports — every year. Our staff and dozens of volunteer experts in our community evaluate and assist funded agencies in delivering services effectively and efficiently — by offering technical assistance and training; fiscal management and operations guidance; volunteer and board member recruitment, and much more.
We take the business of investing and managing your gifts very seriously. Our performance exceeds Better Business Bureau guidelines, due to stringent cost controls and the dedication of thousands of volunteers. Our annual administrative and fundraising costs are consistent with the average overhead of United Ways of similar size throughout the country. Our low overhead compares favorably to the suggested Better Business Bureau's recommendation and ensures that the vast majority of your money goes to people in need.
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2018 Financial Statement
2017 Annual Report
2017 IRS Form 990
2017 Financial Statement