Jump Math

One Yonge Street, Suite 1014
Toronto, ON M5E 1E5
CEO: Scott McMeekin
Board Chair: Dean Prevost

Website: www.jumpmath.org
Charitable Reg. #: 86432 6814 RR0001
Sector: Education
Operating Charity

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Results Reporting

Grade: A

The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.

Financial Transparency

Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity's website [Audited financial statement for most recent year]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Cents to the Cause

2015 2016 2017
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Impact Rating: High

Full-time staff #30

Avg. Compensation $65,817

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 2
$80k - $120k 5
$40k - $80k 3
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2017

About Jump Math:

Founded in Canada in 2002, JUMP Math runs math programs for children in kindergarten to grade 8 based on the latest cognitive science research. JUMP Math also provides development courses and coaching for teachers, and conducts math education research alongside schools. The charity’s mission is to enhance potential by encouraging an understanding and love of math in students and educators. JUMP Math believes there is a connection between a child’s academic success in math and their future contribution to society.

A Charity Intelligence 2018 Top 10 Impact Charity

JUMP Math offers teachers, tutors, and parents materials and training to help their students and/or children reach their math potential. In F2017, JUMP Math trained 2,915 teachers, gave 5,011 students JUMP Math resources, and impacted 179,340 students across Canada, the US, and Spain. Based on the charity’s website, JUMP Math is currently being used by more than 150,000 students in Canada.

JUMP Math was analyzed by Success Markets Inc., who found the JUMP Math program to have a high social return. Investing more in research to further improve the effectiveness of the JUMP program, both student and teacher math confidence and performance can be improved, while also reducing anxiety caused by math.

JUMP Math also undergoes annual assessments through its National Book Fund (NBF) program. For F2016, the NBF report found that math achievement of students in the JUMP program grew at 2.4 times the rate of the standardized sample. The report also found that between the fall and spring of the school year, the number of students in the program scoring below average in math skills dropped by 8%.

Results and Impact: In its F2017 Annual Report, it stated 92% of teachers reported that JUMP Math improved their students’ performance in math class. Charity Intelligence gave JUMP Math an impact rating of High for proven impact per dollar (see impact grid on the bottom right).

Financial Review:

JUMP Math is a medium-sized charity with total donations of $1.3m in F2017. Publication sales, training and royalty revenues make up 67% of total revenues in F2017. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues and fundraising costs are 29% of donations. Per dollar donated to the charity, $0.65 goes toward its programs, which falls just inside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending. Funding reserves of $1.5m can cover only 40% of annual program costs, indicating a need for donations. 

In 2014, JUMP Math entered into a licensing agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to fund a team of researchers at SickKids Hospital. The Canadian researchers compared the current provincial math curriculum to the JUMP math program. The agreement was mutually terminated in 2015 and the charity recorded royalty revenues of $2.7m in F2016. As a result, there is a significant drop in F2017 Fees for Service compared to F2016.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Jump Math for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming. 

Updated on May 16, 2018 by Derek Houlberg. 

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending April
Administrative costs as % of revenues 6.4%5.3%8.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 29.1%33.9%11.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 39.9%42.8%38.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 1,268,310965,610947,313
Fees for service 2,639,2763,643,0873,839,207
Investment income 5,74368268
Other income 16,52537,35419,376
Total revenues 3,929,8544,646,1194,806,164
Program costs 3,686,4983,866,3283,492,613
Administrative costs 250,745244,536390,037
Fundraising costs 368,521327,687105,772
Cash flow from operations (375,910)207,568817,742
Funding reserves 1,470,7321,656,0821,347,853
Note: Ci reported publication sales, training, and royalties revenues in fees for services. Ci adjusted for deferred royalties in fees for services, affecting total revenues by ($1.7m) in F2016, $1.5m in F2015. Ci gathered program, administrative and fundraising costs from the charity’s T3010 CRA filings and backed out amortization from administrative costs.  

Comments added by the Charity:

The charity provided these comments for a previous version. Updated comments may be provided shortly:

Founded in Canada in 2002, JUMP Math creates and disseminates math programs for children in kindergarten to grade 8, provides educator professional development and coaching, and conducts math education research in conjunction with leading educational institutions. JUMP Math’s innovative instructional approach is supported by the latest cognitive science research. The charity’s mission is to enhance potential by encouraging an understanding and love of math in students and educators. JUMP Math believes that there is a causal link between a child’s academic success in math and their future life success and contribution to society, regardless of whether they pursue a math oriented career.

JUMP Math resources are available for all grades between kindergarten and grade 8. The charity offers published materials, professional development and coaching to help teachers, tutors, and parents effectively deliver JUMP Math to their students and/or children. In F2017, JUMP Math reached 175,000 students, worldwide, with its classroom and tutoring programs.  In Canada, it reached 150,000 students, including 8,800 students studying in schools on First Nations reserves.  In addition, it provided professional development to over 2,750 educators and, through its National Book Fund and REACH program, it provided free materials for 3,670 students and related teacher materials and professional development and provided resources and training to non-profit tutoring organizations to support over 250 tutors, serving 2,240 students.  In addition, it reached almost 15,000 students in the United States, 12,000 students in Spain and 4,000 additional students around the world.  

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