Financial Accountability

United Way St. Croix Valley plays a unique role as both a resource to corporate partners and as a leader in the nonprofit sector, building trust through all we do.  This bond of trust goes beyond legal or regulatory requirements to include transparency, a core value we hold dear. We believe that a key element of transparency is freely sharing not only our IRS Form 990 (as required by law) but also our most recent independently audited financial statements. It is our hope that doing so demonstrates our commitment to public accountability for the financial stewardship of the assets our donors have entrusted to us.

2020 IRS Form 990 - PDF

2020 Audited Financial Statements - PDF

2019 IRS Form 990 - PDF

2018 IRS Form 990 - PDF

2017 IRS Form 990 - PDF


Silver Transparency Seal Candid


For 2022, United Way St. Croix Valley has earned the Silver Seal of Transparency by Candid. Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Candid’s data tools are the most comprehensive in the world. In 2019, Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

United Way Worldwide Membership Certification


Each year, local United Ways must adhere to standards set forth by United Way Worldwide to remain members in good standing. United Way St. Croix Valley’s volunteer Board of Directors certify a document attesting to our compliance, including:

  • Tax exemption adherence
  • Legal requirements
  • Effective board governance
  • Diversity, equity, & inclusion practices
  • Trademark utilization
  • Code of ethics
  • Independent audit

Our Commitment to Our Donors

We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by United Way St. Croix Valley, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process and recognize the donation.

Public Charity

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizes United Way St. Croix Valley (UWSCV) as a Section 501(c)(3) public charity. Our Federal Tax ID Number is  39-1372545. Contributions to UWSCV may be eligible for tax deduction in the U.S.A.; please consult your tax advisor for eligibility. No goods or services were offered or provided in exchange for this contribution.

Financial Accountability

Each United Way is independently governed by a local volunteer board, in order to best meet our local needs and opportunities. We must, however, adhere to a stringent set of membership standards that focus on governance, ethics, financial management, and general operations.

United Way brings together citizens, community leaders, business, the faith community, government, nonprofit organizations and other institutions to determine the most critical human issues that require collective, not just individual, action.

These issues range from basic human needs – like food, shelter and emergency assistance – to emerging and growing issues like the need for affordable housing, services and support for seniors, and positive youth development.

United Way then raises money locally in an annual campaign, generates other revenue outside of the campaign, and secures non-cash in-kind resources in order to produce life-changing impact.

United Way is one of the few remaining not-for-profit vehicles to pool investments in order to create a greater return on the individual investment.

Your investment is unique because of our ability to mobilize resources, individuals, and institutions in a combined effort. Leveraging our relationships with such a diverse group of players produces greater results for all.