United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley is run through volunteer governance and management committees who carefully manage its operations, so more donor dollars go to help people in our community.  Donated support helps to provide basic needs, prevent abuse & neglect, care for our children, adults, and mentally disabled, provide health and mental health care and provide positive alternatives for our youth.   In 2007 the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley Finance Committee approved the 2007 Finance Manual to help guide our policies and procedures. We are accountable for our efforts.  We continually evaluate programs and administrative policies for effectiveness.  What could be more important? 


Four Star (Out of Four) Charity Ranking from Charity Navigator

Four StarUnited Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley is proud to announce the achievement of attaining a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for the second year in a row, for demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency! This is the highest possible rating and indicates that United Way NSV adheres to sector best practices and executes their mission in a financially efficient way. 

Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that United Way NSV exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in our area of work. Only 31% of the charities evaluated have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.


2021 United Way Worldwide Membership Requirements Completed

Thumbs up 2020United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley has completed all 2021 reporting requirements for United Way Worldwide, and has been granted membership in their international organization. Categories reviewed included fiscal responsibility, governance, campaign policies and success and community investments. To view a complete list of the Worldwide requirements, visit their page here


Financial Statements

The United Way has developed comprehensive requirements for completion of audited financial statements. They are intended to create a uniform set of standards for all United Ways to follow in preparing audited financial statements to ensure consistency and transparency on the part of each United Way. The requirements are based on current best practices in our industry as well as generally accepted accounting principles and requirements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The United Way system has also developed requirements for completion of the IRS Form 990 that clarify various areas of ambiguity and establish a single United Way standard for the 990 where the IRS allows for several different approaches.


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Download UW NSV 2020 Tax Return (IRS 990)


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Diversity Statement

United Way NSV seeks to engage the entire community in our work without regard to race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender, gender identity, & expression, disability, sexual orientation, veteran-status, familial status or socio- economic status. That commitment will be reflected in all aspects of United Way NSV’s work – service delivery, staffing or volunteer participation.