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At United Way of Greater Newark, we believe in full transparency with our constituency. Below you will find all of the information about our various policies to see how we meet the standards of compliance set forth by United Way Worldwide and the federal government.

United Way of Greater Newark is one of 1,300 United Ways nationwide, and operates independently of United Way of America. UWGN maintains the highest standards of professionalism, accountability and transparency in our stewardship of contributor dollars and financial management.

Our finance committee (made up of volunteers who are high-level financial professionals) oversees accounting and auditing procedures and regularly monitors the reconciling of funds in complete detail. An independent accounting firm audits UWGN books annually. The finance committee and board of directors must review and approve the annual audits.

UWGN is committed to maintaining the most effective financial control practices available to ensure that any type of financial impropriety is prevented or quickly identified and appropriately addressed.

Annual Reports:

Non-Discrimination Policy
On September 22, 1995, the United Way of Greater Newark Board of Trustees adopted an anti-discrimination policy as a component of its annual allocations process.

The policy was incorporated into the funding application packet sent to grant seekers as well as in the Memorandum of Agreement which is signed by each lead agency and its collaboration partners when they are selected to receive United Way funding.

The policy states that the recipient agencies will not “advocate, support or practice discrimination based on race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or physical handicap”.

This policy does not prohibit any agency from operating specific programs based on age, gender, health, disability, or other characteristics designed to meet the specific needs of targeted populations. However, the program must be open to all people in those targeted areas.

Diversity and Inclusion Policy

United Way of Greater Newark has an ongoing commitment to embrace diversity in all aspects.

United Way of Greater Newark endeavors to be a model of diversity and inclusion by embracing differences in race, religion, gender, disability, nationality, age, sexual orientation and ethnic background. Our organization values diversity and realizes that it is a critical component to our successes and the changing needs of our community.

This organization aspires to ensure that our volunteers and staff broadly reflect the diversity of the community we serve. However, there are transitional situations which change the ethnic make-up of our employees and Board of Trustees as people leave and new people are recruited. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to recruit the best staff and board we can based on skills, experience and level of commitment to organizational goals.

Information We Collect
If you make a donation, personal information will be collected from you in order to process that donation. The collected information from individuals includes but is not limited to: amount donated, address, telephone number, e-mail address and donor comments. By providing information about yourself or your organization, you are giving consent to us to use this information internally to employees who need it to perform their duties.

UWGN does not copy, reproduce, publish, post, distribute, share or sell, the name, personal contact information or description of donation of donor to any outside individual or business without prior consent. Personal information you provide to us is used for the intended business purposes. We reserve the right to release information you have submitted when law requires such release.

Data Protection
Data collected and provided by our donors are protected through physical, electronic and procedural implementation using industry standards. To protect UWGN customers, all information given by our customers has been encrypted and submitted to our servers securely.

Changes to Your Information
To make changes to the information you have supplied, you may contact us via telephone at 973-624-8300 or by email at

To unsubscribe or stop the further use of your information, please contact us via telephone at 973-624-8300 or by email at

Links to Other Sites
External links provided on UWGN websites that are not operated by UWGN are not covered under our Privacy Policy. If you visit one of these linked sites, you should review their privacy and other policies. We are not responsible for the policies and practices of other companies.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
From time to time, it may be necessary for UWGN to change its privacy policy. Please review the privacy section to ensure you are aware of our current policy.

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions about the UWGN Donor Privacy Policy, please contact us:

United Way of Greater Newark
60 Park Place, Suite 1400
Newark, NJ 07102

As a non-profit organization, United Way is required to:

► Be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as well as from corresponding provisions of other applicable state, local or foreign laws or regulations. United Ways must file IRS Form 990 annually in a timely manner. Large United Ways will submit their entire IRS Form 990 to United Way of America annually.

► Comply with all other applicable legal local, state, and federal operating and reporting requirements (e.g., nondiscrimination, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, USA Patriot Act).

► Have an active, responsible, and voluntary governing body, which ensures effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization.

► Adhere to a locally developed and adopted statement to ensure volunteers and staff broadly reflect the diversity of the community they serve.

► Represent itself as a United Way in accordance with all United Way of America trademark standards and requirements.

► Support the United Way system by providing financial support to United Way of America according to the membership investment formula.

► Adhere to a locally developed and adopted code of ethics for volunteers and staff which includes provisions for ethical management, publicity, fundraising practices and full and fair disclosure. All large United Ways will submit a copy of their code of ethics to United Way of America.

► Undergo an annual audit conducted by an independent certified public accountant whose examination complies with generally accepted auditing standards and GAAP. United Ways with annual revenue totaling less than $100,000 may have their financial statements reviewed by an independent accountant. Large United Ways will submit their audited financial statements to United Way of America annually.

► Conduct every three years a volunteer-led self-assessment of their community impact work, financial management, and organizational governance and decision making.

► Annually submit to United Way of America a report of the total resources generated (annual fundraising campaign plus other resources such as in-kind donations and proceeds from special events). This report must be completed according to a policy that ensures an accurate, unduplicated national accounting for the United Way system.

► Biennially submit to United Way of America a report on United Way income and expenses.

► If managing donor designated gifts, the fees charged, if any, will be based on actual expenses. If receiving designated gifts from another United Way organization, will not deduct fundraising or processing fees.

United Way of Greater Newark fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We recognize structural racism/ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way of Greater Newark seeks to dismantle.

We understand that these disparities have existed in the past and persist into the present.

We acknowledge that these inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people.

We unequivocally denounce racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities.

Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized.

We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.

We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.

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