United Way of Southern Nevada is committed to exemplary stewardship of donor funds.
We have nearly 70 partner agencies that have all undergone the accreditation process, ensuring that their programs are fiscally responsible and achieving measurable results. United Way is governed by a local volunteer board of directors whose members are respected community and business leaders. Each year, a volunteer-led finance committee comprised of CPAs, accountants and corporate leaders reviews the annual budget and internal operational procedures. In addition, on an annual basis, an independent, certified public accounting firm conducts an audit in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. Annually, the audit confirms United Way of Southern Nevada is in compliance and void of material weaknesses with regard to internal controls, which is the highest rating possible. We are committed to the highest levels of professionalism and transparency in everything we do.
United Way of Southern Nevada is one of more than 1,200 local United Way’s across the United States. Each United Way is governed by a local board of volunteers. Since our local beginning more than 50 years ago, the accountability standards of United Way of Southern Nevada have been based upon the models of transparency and efficiency. To operate under the umbrella of “United Way,” members must adhere to very strict membership requirements, including United Way Worldwide’s Standards of Excellence. These standards require participating United Ways to submit a detailed self-assessment biannually and detailed revenue and expense information yearly, plus an annual certification to very strict legal, governance, trademark, ethics, reporting, designation fee, and audit requirements.