United Jewish Appeal of Greater Toronto

4600 Bathurst Street
Toronto , ON M2R 3V2
Board Chair: Morris Perlis
Board Vice-Chair: Bruce Leboff

Website: www.jewishtoronto.com
Charitable Reg. #: 11927 6723 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: B

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

Full-time staff #35

Avg. Compensation $100,807

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 3
$120k - $160k 1
$80k - $120k 3
$40k - $80k 3
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

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%).

Financial Review:

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 Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
201620152014
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.4%8.9%8.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 3.6%2.2%3.1%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
201620152014
Donations 87,65092,55484,905
Investment income 3013080
Total revenues 87,95192,86284,905
Program costs 108462552
Grants 78,61381,40072,438
Fundraising costs 7,3298,1927,565
Other costs 3013080
Cash flow from operations 1,6002,5004,350
Funding reserves 2,8161,7672,241
Note: Ci backed out provision for doubtful pledges, decreasing expenses by $1.6k in F2016, $2.5k in F2015, and $4.5k in F2014.

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