UJA Federation 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

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 UJA Federation of Greater Toronto:

Founded in 1917 and celebrating its 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: forging strong connections with Isreal; strengthening Jewish education; inspiring young generations to embrace Jewish life; caring for the vulnerable; advocacy on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people; and national programs. In F2016 UJA distributed $35.6m (46% of total distributions) to United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto, $14.0m (18%) to United Israel Appeal of Canada Inc., and had designated and special campaign grants of $27.9m (36%). Together, these grants supported over 100 affiliated schools and agencies, 11 affiliated camps, 32 beneficiary agencies, and 18 programs and departments.

Financial Review:

United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto is a Major 100 charity with $87.7m in donations in F2016. Administrative and fundraising costs were 8% of revenues. For every $1 donated to UJA, 92 cents went to the cause. This falls within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range of overhead spending. UJA has funding reserves of $2.8m, which cover 4% 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 is currently being reviewed by United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 5, 2017 by Juliana Badovinac.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending June
201620152014
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 8.4%8.9%8.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 3.6%2.2%3.0%

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 77,50280,44173,109
Fundraising & administrative costs 7,3298,1927,565
Other costs 3013080
Cash flow from operations 2,7113,4593,679
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. Grants are reported on a cash-basis and reflect the grants distributed in F2016, F2015, and F2014, respectively. This affected revenues by ($1.1m) in F2016, ($959k) in F2015, and $671k in F2014. 

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