United Way of New York City is committed to ensuring that contributions are managed and used appropriately.
We are governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors, and an Audit Committee of our Board oversees our financial and operating reporting practices, internal controls, and compliance with laws, regulations, and ethics policies and regularly gives reports to the full Board on these matters. It has unrestricted access to United Way of New York City documents and personnel and is provided with the resources necessary to fulfill its responsibilities.
Board and Personnel Policies
All new employees and Board volunteers receive and sign a copy of our Code of Ethics, which includes a conflict of interest policy. Additionally, each year Board volunteers and staff must sign a disclosure statement regarding conflicts of interest. Our "Whistleblower Policy" ensures that any employee may report a suspected ethics violation to an outside party in strict confidence without fear of jeopardizing his or her job.
When we issue grants to agencies, we require strict financial and program reporting by recipients. We submit our own audited financial statements and income tax forms each year.
As a result of all these efforts, United Way is endorsed by the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance. We believe in total transparency and encourage you to view our latest Annual Report, audited financial statements, or 990s.