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Our Charity Ratings


United Way Blackhawk Region is rated as a Platinum Participant by the Guidestar Exchange, the nation's first central source for evaluation of nonprofit organizations. GuideStar also serves to verify that donated funds go to where the donor intendedClick on the logo above to review our GuideStar Platinum rating.


Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, has awarded United Way Blackhawk Region four out of a possible four stars 6 years in a row. Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that United Way Blackhawk Region adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Click on the logo above to review our sixth consecutive year of a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.






2019 Audited Financial Statements

2019 Annual Report

2018 IRS Form 990

2018 Audited Financial Statements

2018 Annual Report

2017 IRS Form 990

2017 Audited Financial Statements

2017 Annual Report

2016 Audited Financial Statements

2016 IRS Form 990

2016 Annual Report

2015 IRS Form 990

2015 Audited Financial Statements

2015 Annual Report

2014 IRS Form 990






2013 IRS Form 990

2013 Audited Financial Statements

2012 Annual Report

2012 IRS Form 990

2012 Audited Financial Statements

Our Commitment to Our Donors
We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by United Way Blackhawk Region, both online and offline, on any Platform (‘Platform’, includes the United Way Blackhawk Region website, ePledge, e-CImpact, and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications. To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process and recognize the donation.

Privacy Policy:
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes United Way Blackhawk Region (UWBR) as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is  39-6006734. Contributions to UWBR may be eligible for tax deduction in the U.S.A., please consult your tax advisor for eligibility. No goods or services were offered or provided in exchange for this contribution.

Financial Accountability

Each United Way is independently governed by a local volunteer board, in order to best meet our local needs and opportunities. We must, however, adhere to a stringent set of membership standards that focus on governance, ethics, financial management, and general operations.
United Way brings together citizens, community leaders, business, the faith community, government, nonprofit organizations and other institutions to determine the most critical human issues that require collective, not just individual, action. These issues range from basic human needs - like food, shelter and emergency assistance - to emerging and growing issues like the need for affordable housing, services and support for seniors, and positive youth development. United Way then raises money locally in an annual campaign, generates other revenue outside of the campaign, secures non-cash in-kind resources, and advocates for sound public policy, along with employing other relevant strategies in order to produce concrete results.
United Way volunteers, after serious and deliberate consideration of each agency’s application for funds, invest resources in local nonprofit agencies.
United Way is one of the few remaining not-for-profit vehicles to pool investments in order to create a greater return on the individual investment. The good news is that many of our investors’ favorite agencies are supported since United Way does not directly provide human services. Instead, we each are helping to create a focused agenda, investing in strategies and programs that show results, and providing investment options in a community pool, an issue-oriented product investment (e.g. fostering independence), and the opportunity to invest in individual programs.
As an investor, you should view United Way as a key strategic partner in achieving your philanthropic aspirations. United Way can connect your aspirations to need and opportunity. Whether your interest is youth development, services that assist people with physical disabilities or the work of a single nonprofit organization, United Way has the capacity and breadth to make your investment more powerful.
Through United Way, you get the scale and capacity of a $5 billion global enterprise – recognized by 98% of all Americans – but organized and operated at a community level, making it accessible to you. We’re big and we’re small at the same time. United Way is the largest private-sector investor in human need and development.
The measure of a community is how well it treats those with the least. The health and prosperity of a community begins with how it develops its human capital. Economic success over the long haul is not possible or sustainable without human success. There is no organization more focused or successful as it relates to human success at a community level than United Way.
Our promise to you is that we will invest in the efforts that get the greatest results. We will evaluate and reward results, not just effort. We will govern ourselves at the highest degree of accountability and transparency. And, finally, we pledge to remain one of the most efficient non-profit organizations in the world, working to put the maximum amount of resources into the work that changes peoples’ lives and communities.
There are great nonprofit organizations in which to invest. Your investment in United Way is unique because of our ability to mobilize resources, individuals, and institutions in a combined effort. Leveraging our relationships with such a diverse group of players produces greater results for you. When you combine your resources and effort with others you can change entire communities, which in turn produce results for you individually.