Financial Accountability and Transparency
"Financial accountability and transparency are at the heart of a United Way organization’s ability to inspire trust and confidence in donors and communities. All United Way organizations are accountable for the use of donated funds and other resources to donors, clients, government regulators, communities, their boards and staff, to national and international United Way bodies, and to the public at large. Donated funds establish a sacred trust demanding the highest standards of stewardship and fiduciary responsibility for the wise and effective use of resources. Financial accountability is a core principle of non-profit management." — from the Global Standards for United Way Organizations
United Way International calls for full and fair disclosure of financial activities, using generally accepted and consistent reporting principles. The Mid-Plains United Way adheres to comprehensive requirements for audited financial statements, ensuring consistency and transparency for our local United Way organization.
IRS Form 990 is an informational tax form that most tax-exempt entities must file annually, including all organizations associated with the United Way. The form gives the IRS an overview of the organization's activities, governance and detailed financial information.