Accountability

Founded in 1959, United Way of Brazoria County (UWBC) takes our long-standing history of public trust seriously. We manage our donor funds in a professional and accountable manner. We understand that donors are concerned about the cost of fundraising and other expenses. In that regard, UWBC continually strives for efficiency without sacrificing our mission of service to the community. 

We value transparency and welcome you to review the following financial documents: 

 


 

A Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity

United Way of Brazoria County (UWBC) is proud to be an accredited charity, vetted and fully acknowledged by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). UWBC has been reviewed by the BBB for 20 standards of nonprofit excellence, meeting the highest standards for the following requirement categories: Governance & Oversight, Measuring Effectiveness, Finances, Fundraising & Informational Materials. 

See the full report from the Better Business Bureau HERE.

 


 

United Way Worldwide Member Accreditation

United Way of Brazoria County (UWBC) is proud to be an accredited United Way Worldwide member organization. Annually, all United Ways certify their adherence to standards that include comprehensive requirements for financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity, and operations. Specifically, UWBC must meet the following requirements each year:

Tax-Exempt Status

UWBC must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as corresponding provisions of other applicable state, local or foreign laws or regulations.

Governance

UWBC must be governed by an active, responsible, and voluntary governing board to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. This board is responsible for UWBC delivering on our mission to advance the common good.

UWBC Governance Statement: United Way of Brazoria County is one of nearly 1,800 community-based 501(c)3 United Way organizations in over 40 countries and territories worldwide. We are a community-building organization that raises funds through an annual campaign and invests financial and other resources in both short and long-term solutions to local issues around health, education, financial stability, and basic needs. We are governed by a volunteer board of directors who live and/or work in Brazoria County.

Ethics

UWBC must follow locally adopted codes of ethics for volunteers and staff that include provisions for ethical management, publicity, fundraising practices and full and fair disclosure.

Diversity

UWBC must have adopted policies/statements to ensure volunteers and staff broadly reflect the diversity of the community served. See our Diversity & Inclusion Policy HERE.

Financial Accountability

UWBC must undergo annual financial audits conducted by independent certified public accountants whose examination complies with generally accepted auditing standards. In addition, UWBC must have developed comprehensive requirements for completion of audited financial statements to ensure consistency and transparency system-wide. These requirements are based on industry best practices and comport with generally accepted accounting principles. 

Performance Excellence

Every three years, UWBC must conduct a self-assessment of our governance, financial management, and impact in the community.

Public Reporting and Disclosure

UWBC must file the IRS Form 990 in a timely manner and must provide the IRS Form 990 on our website, at our office, and upon request.

Legal

UWBC must comply with all applicable local, state and federal operating and reporting requirements.