Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver

200 - 950 West 41st Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
CEO: Ezra Shaken
Board Chair: Alex Cristall

Charitable Reg. #:11897 4278 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 2/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 87 cents are available for programs.

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About Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver:

Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is a 2-star charity. The charity has a below-average results reporting grade and large funding reserves. Before you give, read Charity Intelligence’s report.

Founded in 1987, Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver (JFGV) aims to improve the lives of Jewish people in Greater Vancouver, Israel and around the world. Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver provides funding to 39 partner organizations.

JFGV runs an Innovation Grant program to recruit and retain students at two Jewish schools. The grant was also used to help teachers attend a professional development conference. Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver ran the Ride the Rosh Hashanah Train at the PJ Library. The event brought in 400 people for a pre-Rosh Hashanah celebration.

In 2018, JFGV helped 23 local Jewish high school students take part in a two-week trip to Poland and Israel. The purpose of the trip was to learn more about Jewish history. JFGV also ran an annual trip to Northern Israel for grade 8 students at King David High School. According to JFGV, it is one of the largest trips of its kind in North America.

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Results and Impact

Ci was unable to find any quantified outcome data for Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.

This may not be a complete representation of Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver’s results and impact.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver received donations of $18.7m in F2021. Administrative costs are 4% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 10% of total revenues. This results in an overhead cost of 13%. For every dollar donated, 87 cents go to the cause, which is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver has funding reserves of $82.3m, which can cover annual program spending for 6.6 years.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 14, 2022 by Lin Zhu.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 3.7%4.6%3.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 9.7%14.1%14.0%
Total overhead spending 13.4%18.7%17.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 656.6%432.6%568.8%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 18,69113,11814,669
Special events 00134
Investment income 13,563(3,642)3,721
Total revenues 32,2549,47618,524
Program costs 8648031,738
Grants 11,67614,55611,011
Administrative costs 700601456
Fundraising costs 1,8071,8512,074
Total spending 15,04617,81115,278
Cash flow from operations 17,208(8,335)3,245
Capital spending 625735
Funding reserves 82,34166,44272,513

Note: Ci adjusted for deferred donations in the calculation of revenues, affecting revenues by $2.0m in F2021, ($295k) in F2020, and ($1.7m) in F2019. Ci also included investment income in revenues, affecting revenues by $13.6m in F2021 and $3.6m in F2020. Ci included grants and allocations in the calculation of expenses, affecting expenses by $12.1m in F2021 and $14.9m in F2020. Ci removed amortization from program costs, administrative costs, and fundraising costs on a pro-rated basis.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 33

Avg. compensation: $82,974

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001