United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto
Toronto , ON M2R 3V2
Board Chair: Morris Perlis
Board Vice-Chair: Bruce Leboff
Charitable Reg. #: 11927 6723 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #35
Avg. Compensation $100,807
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||3|
|$120k - $160k||1|
|$80k - $120k||3|
|$40k - $80k||3|
About United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto:
Founded in 1917 and celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2017, United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto's (UJA) mission is to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in the Greater Toronto regions, Canada, Israel, and around the world. UJA reports that it is the only organization in Jewish Toronto that focuses on the entire community.
It does this through the programing and grant allocations in six areas: support of Israel and overseas, Jewish education, caring for the vulnerable, Jewish identity, culture and community centres, domestic Jewish and Israel advocacy, and national programs. In F2016, UJA granted $48.1m to over 100 affiliated schools and agencies, 11 affiliated camps, 32 beneficiary agencies, and 18 programs & departments.
In F2016 UJA distributed $35.6m (or 46% of total distributions) to the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto, $14m (18%) to the United Israel Appeal of Canada Inc., and had designated and special campaign grants of $27.9m (36%).
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto is a ‘Major 100’ charity with $87.7m in donations in F2016. The audited financial statements of UJA show that fundraising and administrative costs together make up 8.4% of revenues. UJA did not break out administrative expenses in their financial reports. In the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA, UJA reported administrative costs as $2.5m and fundraising costs as $5m. When using these figures, UJA incurred administrative costs as 3% of revenues and fundraising costs as 6% of donations. For every $1 donated to UJA, 91 cents go to the cause.
UJA has funding reserves of $2.8m, which cover 3.6% of annual program costs. With only enough cash on hand to cover less than one month of programming, UJA needs funding.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated May 16, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending June
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||8.4%||8.9%||8.9%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||3.6%||2.2%||3.1%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||1,600||2,500||4,350|