Mission, Vision, Financial Info

Mission

United Way of the Greater Capital Region improves lives and advances the common good in the Greater Capital Region by mobilizing the caring power of donors, volunteers and community partners to give, volunteer and advocate for local people in need.​

Vision

United Way of the Greater Capital Region will be a recognized leader in the development and investment of philanthropic and volunteer resources in programs and initiatives that improve the quality of life for children, families, elders and people in need. We will accomplish this by investing resources in programs that address needs in the area of Basic Needs, Education, Income and Health.​

United Way's Commitment to Equity

United Way's Equity Definition:

"Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes."

United Way's Vision for Equity:

"We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We identify leaders in communities and work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.

United Way of the Greater Capital Region's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion committee is currently in the process of drafting a complementary statement specific to the Capital Region.

Financial Information

United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) adheres to stringent financial reporting requirements to ensure accountability and transparency. Each year, UWGCR undergoes an audit by an independent CPA firm and files the Form 990 with the IRS and the CHAR500 with New York State. The audit report, Form 990, and CHAR500 are reviewed by UWGCR’s Finance Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.​

There is nothing more important to UWGCR than the trust and confidence of our donors. For that reason, UWGCR maintains the highest standards of professionalism, accountability, and transparency in the stewardship and financial management of donors’ investments into our community.  We believe that a key element of transparency is freely sharing not only our IRS Form 990 and CHAR500 (as required by law) but also our independently audited financial statements. It is our hope that doing so demonstrates our commitment to public accountability for the financial stewardship of the assets our donors have entrusted to us.​

Below you will find UWGCR's independently audited Annual Financial Statements, IRS Form 990 filings and CHAR500, and Annual Reports for the most recent 3 years. For copies of earlier years, please contact finance@unitedwaygcr.org. Additionally, we have listed our accreditations.