YWCA of the USA is the Charity of the Day for June 21, 2013.
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About YWCA of the USA
SG Commentary: We’re reporting today on the national YWCA organization (EIN: 13-1624103).
Its largest program involves providing support to regions and local associations (it spent $666,474). The next largest reported program ($632,000) is communications (described as “builds unified corporate identity and visibility . . . conveys mission . . . .”) — to us that has a pretty strong administrative and fundraising sound.
Concerns about YWCA of the USA include
- It has net assets worth 11.0 times what it spends in a year. In our view, a ratio between 0.5 and 2.0 is appropriate — 11.0 is not. Read more about reserve ratios.
- Even counting the second largest program described above as a program expense, it used less than 45% of its spending on what it identified as program services.
The charity’s five SGO ratios show: 2 “green” (acceptable), 0 “yellow” (caution, discuss and obtain explanation) and 3 “red” (failed screening). CharityNavigator.org rates this charity “0-Stars” (Exceptionally Poor). CharityWatch.org also rates this charity.
|Charity’s full name||YWCA OF THE USA|
|Also known as|
|City, State and ZIP||WASHINGTON, DC 20036|
|EIN (employer identification number)||13-1624103|
|Does charity’s website show EIN? [more]||Yes, on donation page|
|Stated mission||TO EMPOWER WOMEN AND ELIMINATE RACISM|
|Largest program description||LOCAL INITIATIVES PROVIDES SUPPORT TO REGIONS AND LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS|
|Date of IRS report data||Aug-2012|
|Largest single revenue source||Investment income and sales of securities combined|
|Largest revenue source amount||$1,778,157|
|Percent of revenues from largest source||79.2%|
|Link to Form 990 or 990-EZ||Click here|
|Charity’s website link|| www.ywca.org
|CharityNavigator profile link|| Click here
|NCCS profile link||Click here|
|GreatNonprofits profile link||Click here|
|GuideStar profile link||Click here|
|SGO Report link||Click here|
|Spending on programs % [more]||43.26%|
|Reserve ratio [more]||11.0|
|CharityCheck101 report link||Click here|
|Date SGO research completed or updated||Jun 20, 2013|
The information provided reflects research completed or updated on date shown. Information is gathered from public sources, including the most recent IRS Form 990 or Form 990-EZ we found for the charity.
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