United Way of the Lower Mainland
Burnaby, BC V5G 4T4
President & CEO: Michael McKnight
Board Chair: Steve Hunt
Charitable Reg. #: 10816 0185 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
Cents to The Cause
Full-time staff #80
Avg. Compensation $92,305
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||1|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||7|
|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About United Way of the Lower Mainland:
Founded in 1930, United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) collects resources and donations to support the local charities of Vancouver. UWLM focuses on building strong communities, helping children and providing help to those in poverty. It aims to strengthen children, families and seniors by tackling these social issues.
In F2016, United Way of the Lower Mainland funded over 150 frontline local agencies to run over 300 programs. Their All That Kids Can Be aims to help the estimated 310,068 children under the age of twelve in the Lower Mainland get a healthy start in life. UWLM has invested $10.4m programs, helping 140,000 children including 38,000 counselling sessions. In its Stronger Communities program. United Way of Lower Mainland partnered with the provincial government to operate “bc211,” a telephone service for the community. This service provides free information in multiple languages and refers people to the services they need. The helpline is always open and receives over 50,000 calls per year. Assistance from the service is sought most for domestic abuse and housing issues. A total of $13.6m was invested in Strong Communities programs. Lastly, through their programs, they could provide over 1.5 million meals and snacks to participants. UWLM invested $400k into its Poverty To Possibility program in F2016.
United Way of the Lower Mainland is one of the Major 100 charities of Canada. UWLM received donations of $27.2m in F2016. Administrative costs are 6% of revenues and fundraising costs are 17% of donations. For every dollar donated, 77 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. UWLM has funding reserves of $35.2m of which $6.7m are donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, funding reserves can cover 1.1 years of program costs.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by United Way of the Lower Mainland. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on May 29, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||6.2%||6.3%||5.8%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||17.0%||16.3%||15.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||136.6%||147.7%||172.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||(4,648)||(2,470)||(2,600)|