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.​

Diversity and Inclusion

United Way strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers reflect the many faces, cultures and walks of life that proudly make up our world.

We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities. It is our aim, therefore, that our partners, strategies and investments reflect these core values.

More than 125 years ago, the diverse community leaders who founded United Way crossed cultural, religious and economic boundaries to make a difference through collective action. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission, living our values and advancing the common good.

United Way fosters and promotes an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations so that we can collectively and effectively create opportunities for a better life for all.

United Way takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences to affirm the essence of all individuals including the realities, background, experiences, skills and perspectives that make each person who they are.  Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results in innovative solutions and the community ownership necessary to address complex community issues.

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.