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Ethics and Accountability

Ethics and Accountability

Like the 13,000 other United Ways in the country, United Way Montcalm – Ionia County is an autonomous 501(c)(3) organization that is governed by a local all-volunteer Board of Directors. Additionally, a volunteer committee of financial experts from the community meets year-round, monitoring the organization’s financial position. United Way Montcalm – Ionia Counties is committed to ensuring your gift is invested in the most effective way possible to provide maximum results. Our operation budget is audited by an independent accounting firm and is carefully reviewed by the members of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.

Financial Statements & Documents

2018 Audit

IRS 2016 Form 990

2018 Annual Report

IRS Tax Exempt Determination Letter

MI License to Solicit

Code of Ethics

United Way Volunteers, employees and representatives have a responsibility to uphold the highest ethical standards. We believe these standards go beyond compliance with laws and regulations – calling us to fulfill higher obligations as stewards of the public trust. The Board of Directors and United Way staff approve the code annually and board members are required to personally certify their compliance to it.

Code of Ethics

Privacy Policy

Effectiveness Policy

We would like to thank the thousands of people in Montcalm and Ionia Counties who invest in our community through United Way. We will continue to maintain a high standard of accountability and making sure that we are focusing on the most critical issues that impact our two-county coverage area today, tomorrow and into the future.


The United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).  



The United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties has met all of the Criteria for Membership in United Way Worldwide.