Locally run and nationally important United Way

The United Way top the Forbes 100 largest U.S. charities list for 2012 with total revenue of $4,140 million and totally depends on donors. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the non-profit United Way of America charity works with more than 1,200 United Way local offices throughout the country. This is why it is focusing on pressing local issues and partners with schools, government agencies, businesses, labor organizations, financial institutions, faith communities, and many others. Due to local base actions, issues they are dealing with vary according to the community. Yet they still manage to mainly focus on education, health and income of individuals. Recently it added a goal to eradicate homelessness in the U.S.

Even with a large diverse community partners, the United Way still manages to function at a higher level than many other charities in the U.S. Locally it maintains a commanding partnership with local communities and nationally works with entities such as the National Football League, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and over 100 corporations for many years. As with any large organization, the United Way is not without controversy. Financial fraud allegations have been the main criticism of many.