United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley

United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley Overview

United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley is located in Allentown, PA. The organization was established in 1991. According to its NTEE Classification (T70) the organization is classified as: Federated Giving Programs, under the broad grouping of Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations and related organizations. As of 06/2021, United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley employed 49 individuals. This organization is a parent organization of an affiliated group for tax-exemption purposes.

For the year ending 06/2021, United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley generated $20.8m in total revenue. This represents relatively stable growth, over the past 6 years the organization has increased revenue by an average of 10.0% each year. All expenses for the organization totaled $19.9m during the year ending 06/2021. While expenses have increased by 7.8% per year over the past 6 years. They've been increasing with an increasing level of total revenue. You can explore the organizations financials more deeply in the financial statements section below.

Since 2015, United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley has awarded 1,650 individual grants totaling $87,274,899. If you would like to learn more about the grant giving history of this organization, scroll down to the grant profile section of this page.

Mission & Program ActivityExcerpts From the 990 Filing

TAX YEAR

2021

Describe the Organization's Mission:

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TO FIGHT FOR HEALTH, SAFETY AND EDUCATION OF EVERY PERSON IN THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY

Describe the Organization's Program Activity:

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COMMUNITY IMPACT INVESTMENTS: IN SUPPORT OF OUR 2022 COMMUNITY GOAL OF INCREASING BY 50% THE NUMBER OF THIRD GRADERS IN THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY READING ON GRADE LEVEL, OUR EDUCATION INVESTMENTS TOTALED $4,604,604; PROVIDING 18,959 CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH EARLY LITERACY SKILLS SUPPORT, HIGH-QUALITY EARLY LEARNING, PARENT AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION, SUMMER KINDERGARTEN READINESS, AND SKILL-BUILDING COURSES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS AS WELL AS PROVIDING ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH TARGETED ACADEMIC INTERVENTIONS, SUMMER LEARNING, MENTORING, POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES, AND FAMILY CASE MANAGEMENT. SEE ADDITIONAL INFO ON SCHEDULE O.IN SUPPORT OF OUR 2022 COMMUNITY GOAL OF INCREASING BY 50% THE NUMBER OF DEPENDENT SENIORS IN THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY WHO ARE SUPPORTED, OUR HEALTHY AGING INVESTMENTS TOTALED $520,722; PROVIDING 2,792 OLDER ADULTS WITH GROCERY-SHOPPING SERVICES, FALL-PREVENTION PROGRAMS, TRANSPORTATION SERVICES, CHRONIC DISEASE PROGRAMS, AND IN-HOME SUPPORT SERVICES. IN SUPPORT OF OUR 2022 COMMUNITY GOAL OF DECREASING BY 50% FOOD INSECURITY IN THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY, OUR FOOD ACCESS INVESTMENTS TOTALED $362,500, PROVIDING 30,496 PEOPLE WITH FOOD FROM PANTRIES, HOME-DELIVERED MEALS, AND NUTRITION EDUCATION COURSES. FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT, OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES INVESTMENTS TOTALED $816,264, PROVIDING 13,147 LEHIGH VALLEY RESIDENTS WITH EMERGENCY SHELTER, VIOLENCE AND CRISIS SHELTER, COVID-19 DISASTER RELIEF, EMERGENCY FOOD, VIOLENCE AND CRISIS SUPPORTS, HOUSING-BASED LEGAL SERVICES, RESOURCE AND ASSISTANCE INFORMATION REFERRALS, AND DAY OF CARING VOLUNTEER SERVICES.SERVING CARBON COUNTY, UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY INVESTED $117,079 INTO 16 PROGRAMS IN THE REGION, SERVING 3,675 PEOPLE IN THE REGION. THESE PROGRAMS RANGED IN SERVICES FROM INTERVENING IN HOUSING/UTILITY CRISES TO AVOID EVICTION, HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS, AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS, FOOD PANTRIES, AND COVID-19 DISASTER RELIEF.. AGENCY DESIGNATIONS ACHIEVEMENTS: UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY HONORS DONOR REQUESTS TO DESIGNATE THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO ANY 501(C)(3) AGENCY WITH HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS. UNITED WAYS AROUND THE COUNTRY PERFORM THIS SERVICE FOR AGENCIES AS A COURTESY TO DONORS. LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS: UNITED WAY OF GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY INVESTS IN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS THAT TRANSFORM HIGH-POVERTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS INTO RESOURCE HUBS THAT OFFER A RANGE OF SUPPORTS TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. THIS APPROACH ENSURES ACCESS TO SAFE AND STABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS WHERE EVERY CHILD CAN BELONG AND EVERY CHILD CAN THRIVE. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 31 LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS SERVING 18,888 KIDS IN FOUR LEHIGH VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS: ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT, BANGOR AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT, BETHLEHEM AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT AND EASTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT. UNITED WAY SERVES AS THE CONVENER AND THOUGHT LEADER IN MOBILIZING SCHOOL DISTRICT LEADERSHIP, PRINCIPALS AND STAFF WHO LEAD THE VISION AT EACH SITE, AND TEAM OF PARENTS, EDUCATORS, COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS PARTNERS. THEY INVEST IN STAFFING AND SUPPORTS THAT IMPROVE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN READING AND MATH, INCREASE STUDENT ATTENDANCE AND ENGAGE MORE FAMILIES IN THEIR CHILDREN'S LEARNING.LEHIGH VALLEY READS: LEHIGH VALLEY READS IS A REGIONAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN COMMITTED TO ENSURING THAT ALL LEHIGH VALLEY STUDENTS READ ON GRADE LEVEL BY THE END OF THIRD GRADE BY 2025. THIS COLLECTIVE IMPACT INITIATIVE IS POWERED BY UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY AND LEHIGH VALLEY PUBLIC MEDIA, HOME OF PBS39. WITH OVER 100 COMMUNITY PARTNERS WORKING TOGETHER WITH 17 LEHIGH VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO MAXIMIZE RESOURCES, LEHIGH VALLEY READS IS A COLLECTIVE IMPACT INITIATIVE WITH KEY FOCUS AREAS: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION, SUMMER LEARNING, SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, TRAUMA-INFORMED CLASSROOMS, COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AND INSTRUCTION BASED ON THE SCIENCE OF READING.RESILIENT LEHIGH VALLEY: RESILIENT LV IS DEDICATED TO BUILDING SAFE, STABLE AND NURTURING COMMUNITIES THROUGH TRAUMA-INFORMED SYSTEMS. THIS CROSS-SECTOR COALITION RAISES COMMUNITY AWARENESS ABOUT THE IMPACTS OF TRAUMA, PROVIDES TRAINING IN TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICES AND RESILIENCE-BUILDING STRATEGIES AND ADVOCATES FOR TRAUMA-INFORMED LEGISLATION. COALITION EFFORTS AIM TO HELP MAKE THE LEHIGH VALLEY A PLACE WHERE EDUCATORS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, AND HEALTH PROVIDERS ARE TRAUMA-INFORMED, SO THAT OUR RESIDENTS CAN BE MORE SUCCESSFUL, SAFER AND HEALTHIER. UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY PROVIDES BACKBONE LEADERSHIP FOR THIS COLLECTIVE IMPACT INITIATIVE, WHICH HAS TRAINED MORE THAN 10,000 INDIVIDUALS IN TRAUMA-INFORMED PRACTICES.OTHER PROGRAM SERVICES: UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY (UWGLV), IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL LEADERS, CREATED THE FUND FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY. INVESTORS CAN GIVE DIRECTLY TO THE FUND TO NURTURE AND ADVANCE EXECUTIVE BIPOC (BLACK, INDIGENOUS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR) LEADERSHIP AND BUILD THE CAPACITY OF BIPOC-LED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY. LEHIGH VALLEY FOOD POLICY COUNCIL SHAPES THE LANDSCAPE FOR REGIONAL FOOD ACCESS, POLICY, AND COLLABORATION BY INCREASING FOOD SECURITY AND SUPPORTING A THRIVING LOCAL FOOD ECONOMY. RECOGNIZED BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND AARP NETWORK OF AGE-FRIENDLY COMMUNITIES, AGE-FRIENDLY LEHIGH VALLEY IS A COLLECTIVE IMPACT COALITION DEDICATED TO BUILDING A COMMUNITY WHERE EVERYONE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO AGE SUCCESSFULLY. LED BY UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY AGE-FRIENDLY LV FOCUSES ON KEY AREAS INCLUDING HEALTH SERVICES, SOCIAL PARTICIPATION AND SOCIAL INCLUSION.TEENWORKS IS A UNIQUE COLLABORATION OF LOCAL TEENS, LABOR UNIONS AND MEMBERS AND UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER LEHIGH VALLEY. GUIDED BY A VOLUNTEER BOARD OF TEENS AND LABOR LEADERS, TEENWORKS HAS PROVIDED MORE THAN $500,000 IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT 500+ COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS LED BY TEENS.


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United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley Board, Officers & Key Employees

Financial Statements

Statement of Revenue
Federated campaigns$80,089
Membership dues$0
Fundraising events$0
Related organizations$0
Government grants $594,392
All other contributions, gifts, grants, and similar amounts not included above$19,997,511
Noncash contributions included in lines 1a–1f $1,287,703
Total Revenue from Contributions, Gifts, Grants & Similar$20,671,992
Total Program Service Revenue$0
Investment income $120,224
Tax Exempt Bond Proceeds $0
Royalties $0
Net Rental Income $0
Net Gain/Loss on Asset Sales $54,417
Net Income from Fundraising Events $0
Net Income from Gaming Activities $0
Net Income from Sales of Inventory $0
Miscellaneous Revenue$0
Total Revenue $20,846,633

United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley Grants Awarded

Over the last fiscal year, United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley has awarded $13,614,548 in support to 255 organizations.

Grant RecipientAmount

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA INC

Org PageRecipient Profile

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: DONOR DESIGNATED FOR GENERAL SUPPORT; PROGRAM OPERATING COSTS

$1,003,908

PINEBROOK FAMILY ANSWERS

Org PageRecipient Profile

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: DONOR DESIGNATED FOR GENERAL SUPPORT; PROGRAM OPERATING COSTS

$681,494

VALLEY YOUTH HOUSE

Org PageRecipient Profile

Bethlehem, PA

PURPOSE: DONOR DESIGNATED FOR GENERAL SUPPORT; PROGRAM OPERATING COSTS

$582,576

DIOCESE OF ALLENTOWN

Org PageRecipient Profile

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: DONOR DESIGNATED FOR GENERAL SUPPORT

$479,061

DA VINCI SCIENCE CENTER

Org PageRecipient Profile

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: DONOR DESIGNATED FOR GENERAL SUPPORT; PROGRAM OPERATING COSTS

$400,759

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

Org PageRecipient Profile

Bethlehem, PA

PURPOSE: DONOR DESIGNATED FOR GENERAL SUPPORT; PROGRAM OPERATING COSTS

$341,812
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United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley Grants Recieved

Over the last fiscal year, we have identified 23 grants that United Way Of The Greater Lehigh Valley has recieved totaling $5,711,202.

Awarding OrganizationAmount
American Online Giving Foundation Inc

Newark, DE

PURPOSE: GENERAL SUPPORT

$3,571,035
Ppl Foundation

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: PROGRAM SUPPORT

$1,989,293
Ppl Foundation

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: PROGRAM SUPPORT

$50,000
Ppl Foundation

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: PROGRAM SUPPORT

$50,000
Jewish Communal Fund

New York, NY

PURPOSE: General support

$11,000
Dexter F And Dorothy H Baker Foundation

Allentown, PA

PURPOSE: COVID RELIEF FUND GREATER LV 2020

$10,000
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Endowment Analysis

Beg. Balance$1,639,733
Earnings$519,068
Net Contributions$731,165
Other Expense$25,946
Ending Balance$2,864,020

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