United Israel Appeal of Canada
Toronto, ON M2R 3V3
President & CEO: Julia Reitman
Board Chair: Linda Kislowicz
Charitable Reg. #: 13459 3391 RR0001
Grade: C+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #29
Avg. Compensation $99,684
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||1|
|$250k - $300k||1|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||3|
|$120k - $160k||2|
|$80k - $120k||3|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About United Israel Appeal of Canada:
Founded in 1929, United Israel Appeal of Canada (UIA) works with other Jewish Federations of Canada to strengthen the Jewish community. UIA raises funds for social welfare programs in Israel, overseas as well as in Canada. 94% of its spending is in Israel and overseas. Initially, UIA focussed on sending funds to and advocating for Israel. In the 1990s, UIA also started programs in Israel to educate and train leaders, women and immigrants. It currently supports 10 Canadian Jewish Federations and 4 local councils. In addition, UIA holds emergency funds to respond to crises all over the world.
In F2015, United Israel Appeal of Canada spent $68.5m on its programs (94% in Israel and overseas and 6% in Canada), including $46.6m on social welfare programs. UIA distributed 20,000 pro-Israel handouts and sent 3,591 people to visit Israel as part of its Canada Israel Experience. The trip helped Canadians foster stronger relations with Israel. UIA gave out Diller Fellowship scholarships to 80 teenagers, allowing them to attend skills training sessions. The charity also sent money to Friends Across the Sea program, in which 400 students at 8 elementary schools in northern Israel learnt about Diaspora. Further, UIA ran Access for All programs where it arranged business, medicine, law and psychology courses for 605 adults. In F2015, United Israel Appeal of Canada responded to the earthquakes in Nepal and crises in France and Ukraine.
United Israel Appeal of Canada is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities, receiving donations of $73.5m in F2015. Total overhead costs come to 6%, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. UIA has funding reserves of $35.1m that can cover its annual program costs for 6 months.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 29th, 2016 by Mirza Ali Shakir.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues||5.8%||6.5%||7.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||51.2%||58.8%||45.6%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fundraising & administrative costs||4,292||4,324||4,846|
|Cash flow from operations||1,480||(319)||2,011|