EIN 52-0788987

United Planning Organization

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United Planning Organization's (upo) mission is to plan, coordinate & implement human services activities to alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. United Planning Organization's mission is to plan, coordinate & implement human services.
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Program areas at United Planning Organization

Community services - by partnering with other community based organizations, local businesses, government agencies and volunteers in 2020, upo planned and implemented self-sufficiency interventions for almost 50,000 dc residents who have low incomes. Covid-19 had a significant impact on upo's work but the upo team remained resolved to help dc residents maintain or achieve self-sufficiency. Upo reached out to within communities in the district of columbia that have experienced high levels of poverty and economic insecurity. Services were provided at five (5) upo community service centers, sixteen directly operated head start sites, two partner funded sites, and through contractual relationships with seven community based organizations (cbos) working as csbg service providers. Direct services provided by upo include employment assistance, early education, youth social and emotional development, youth academic enrichment, adult education, vocational skills training and certification, housing support and assistance, budget and income management counseling, financial literacy training, emergency support services, nutrition education, comprehensive case management, health related services and linkages to private and government support service programs. In fiscal year 2020, all of upo's community services programs operated with the goal of ensuring that 1) individuals and families with low-income are stable and achieve economic security, 2) communities where people with low-incomes live are healthy and offer economic opportunity, and 3) people with low-incomes are engaged and active in building opportunities in their communities. Altogether, upo's community services network served a total of 49,324 men, women and children low-income residents in all four quadrants and eight wards of Washington, dc. As a result of the services provided, 447 individuals with low-incomes secured employment that placed them in a better position to attain self-sufficiency; 195 individuals with low-incomes who completed extensive vocational skills training and received national certifications that placed them in a better position to secure gainful employment; 1,043 who received free tax preparation complemented with much needed income management counseling; 523 youth who received academic enrichment services; 411 families that received economic-security-focused comprehensive case management; and over 952 who received childcare services with other support services designed to enable them to compete for, secure and maintain employment. Upo also coordinated community health initiatives, community reinvestment strategies, homeownership education, advocacy efforts and community engagement strategies. Community services block grant (csbg) funds were also used to support head start service delivery, transportation for homeless customers and comprehensive treatment among other services and programs aimed at self-sufficiency.
Preschool - upo-oel has a contract with the office of the state superintendent of education (osse) to accept daycare vouchers that extends the day for children enrolled in our ehs program. Osse also has awarded upo-oel a usda cacfp grant to provide healthy foods for the children enrolled in our centers.
Head start and early head start - United Planning Organization's (upo) head start program was initiated in 1964 and was one of the first pilot programs in the United states. In 2012, the upo office of early learning (upo-oel) was awarded a birth to five grant that provides seamless services for 1,200 children ages 6-weeks to 3 years old including expecting families. Upo-oel directly operates 16 early learning centers and partners with five non-profit child-care agencies that have contracts. Upo is the largest provider of ehs services in Washington, dc. Upo-oel is also a hub for the office of the state superintendent quality improvement network (qin) early head start-child care partnership initiative. The initiative provides training and technical assistance to 15 child-care partners in dc to support them in implementing high-quality services for over 566 children. The qin-hub is a high-profile initiative that is part of dc's quality rating system. Head start and early head start is an educational program that provides comprehensive services for children and families. Upo-oel provides parent engagement, developmental screenings, mental wellness, health monitoring, nutritional assessments, and school readiness. 10% of the children upo-oel service have a diagnosed disability.
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Private and general
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Grants made by United Planning Organization

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Vida Senior CentersCSBG - Community Services$401,180
Community Services Agency of the Metropolitan Washington Council AFL-CIOCSBG - Community Services$281,550
Thrive DCCSBG - Community Services$271,711
...and 10 more grants made

Who funds United Planning Organization

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
United Way of the National Capital Area (UWNCA)Designated And/or Granted in Support of Community Programs$32,526
The Wollenberg FoundationUnrestricted$30,000
TD Charitable FoundationUpo Emergency Response Effort$15,000
...and 5 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of Health and Human ServicesCOMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT$11,942,274
Department of Health and Human ServicesHEAD START$7,564,523
Corporation for National and Community ServiceFOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM$847,481
...and 10 more federal grants / contracts

Personnel at United Planning Organization

Andrea ThomasPresident and Chief Executive Officer$193,936
Dianna GuinyardVice President Operations Chief Operating Officer / Vice President Operations - Chief Operating Officer / Vice President of Operations and Chief Operating Officer$130,621
David PorterInterim Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer$0
Edgar R LugoVice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer$139,180
Daniel Ofori-AddoChief Impact Officer$124,019
...and 15 more key personnel

Financials for United Planning Organization

RevenuesFYE 09/2021
Total grants, contributions, etc.$39,439,500
Program services$48,838
Investment income and dividends$324
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$76,287
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-21,720
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$414
Total revenues$39,543,643

Form 990s for United Planning Organization

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-092021-09-03990View PDF
2019-092020-10-22990View PDF
2018-092019-06-19990View PDF
2017-092018-11-15990View PDF
2016-092017-10-06990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s
Data update history
May 9, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 11 new personnel
July 22, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $15,000 from TD Charitable Foundation
June 25, 2022
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
January 3, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
October 20, 2021
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
Nonprofit Types
Mental health organizationsSubstance abuse programsFamily service centersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharitiesCommunity Action ProgramsHead Start programs
HealthMental healthHuman services
Political advocacyFundraising eventsReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
301 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
District of Columbia, DC
Website URL
(202) 238-4600
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
F20: Alcohol, Drug, and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment
NAICS code, primary
624190: Individual and Family Services
Parent/child status
Central organization
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