Hammer Band - From Violence to Violins
Toronto, ON M4S 1C5
Executive Director: Moshe Hammer
Board Chair: Benjy Katchen
Charitable Reg. #: 81747 0628 RR0001
Grade: B-The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
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Avg. Compensation $0
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About Hammer Band - From Violence to Violins:
The Hammer Band - From Violence to Violins (HB) is an intensive program that teaches children in at-risk neighbourhoods both music and life skills. This program gives students the opportunity to participate in free weekly ensemble music lessons taught on violins. Upon making a nominal deposit, students are lent the instrument for the school year (hosting schools have programs in place to ensure it is not prohibitive for children of low-income families).
The band performs concerts and recitals before their community, including parents, siblings, friends and principals. In addition to the lessons and concerts, band members promise to practice for 30 minutes each day. The program is designed to promote students' development of listening skills, self-respect, pride in their accomplishments, and teamwork.
HB's vision is that “more time with the violin means less time on the street”. The program aspires to keep kids away from the lure of drugs, violence and gang activity. Lessons begin in grade 4 and the program attempts to stay with the children through high school. HB is currently teaching music to 600 kids in 30 schools in the Greater Toronto Area.
In F2013 administrative costs were 11% of revenues and fundraising costs were 6% of donations. Funding reserves of $163k cover annual program costs 2.3 times. The charity has not reported any paid employees for F2014.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to the charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated August 28, 2015.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||11.2%||12.3%||22.3%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||5.9%||4.3%||2.4%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||226.9%||163.3%||90.4%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $s
|Cash flow from operations||101,020||51,201||12,720|