At United Way of Hall County, we know success is measured by how our mission is achieved — making measurable improvements in lives in our community. Setting high standards for ourselves and for our local partners is critical for that success. United Way adheres to standards that include comprehensive requirements for financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity and operations.
Tax-Exempt Status – United Way of Hall County is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, we are incorporated in the state of Georgia and maintain annual registration as a corporation and a Charitable Organization with the Office of the Secretary of State.
Governance – United Way of Hall County is governed by an active, responsible, and voluntary board to ensure effective governance over the policies and financial resources of the organization. United Way has a Conflict of Interest policy and requires annual disclosure of any potential conflict of interest by all volunteers and staff.
Ethics – United Way of Hall County follows a locally-adopted code of ethics for volunteers and staff that include provisions for ethical management, publicity, fundraising practices and full and fair disclosure.
Performance Excellence – Every three years, United Way of Hall County conducts a self-assessment of governance, financial management and impact in the community.
Financial Accountability – United Way of Hall County undergoes an annual financial audit conducted by an independent certified public accountant whose examination complies with generally accepted auditing standards. United Way has a volunteer Audit Committee charged with oversight of this process. The findings of the annual audit are presented to the board of directors.
Public Reporting and Disclosure – Form 990 is the Internal Revenue Service’s designation for the tax return that most public charities are required by law to submit annually. Information contained in the form includes a summary of the organization’s activities, assets, receipts, expenditures, and compensation of directors, officers, and certain employees. United Way of Hall County files the IRS Form 990 in a timely manner and discloses it to the public.