Financial Accountability

We take our role as a trusted community leader seriously.

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota has a long and proud tradition of high standards of financial accountability. We are completely transparent and open with donors, advocates, volunteers, media and the general public. Above all else, United Way of Northeastern Minnesota endeavors to be trustworthy and committed to best practices, strong ethics and financial accountability.

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota Financial Documents

We have a stringent system of checks and balances to make certain we operate in a sound fiscal manner. Our operating budget and community funding decisions are reviewed and approved by several volunteer committees, including the Board of Directors. Independent CPA firm McGladrey LLP conducts our annual audit, which is then reviewed by the volunteer audit committee and approved by the Board of Directors.

Giving with Confidence

United Way of Northeastern Minnesota meets all 27 Accountability Standards of the Charities Review Council. National guidelines allow for up to 30 percent of donations to be spent on administration and fundraising costs. United Way of Northeastern Minnesota spends approximately 7.5% on these costs.

Meeting United Way Standards

Every year each United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is required to adhere to a set of standards and requirements that have been dictated by United Way Worldwide.  United Way of Northeastern Minnesota successfully completed these membership standards for 2014 and is in compliance with the rules and regulations of United Way Worldwide.