United Way of Calgary and Area
Calgary, AB T2G 1A1
President & CEO: Lucy Miller
Board Chair: Jeff Pearson
Charitable Reg. #: 13022 9750 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #146
Avg. Compensation $70,517
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||1|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||5|
|$80k - $120k||3|
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About United Way of Calgary and Area:
Founded in 1940, United Way of Calgary (UWC) raises funds and allocates money to local charities working towards building strong communities, helping youth and fighting poverty in Calgary. It also runs programs to support poor people and other affected members of the community. The charity grants funds to 319 charities in Calgary. UWC states that, in Calgary, 1 in every 10 people lives in poverty, 3,000 children do not complete high school on time and 12.5% of Albertans over the age of 15 live with a disability.
In F2015, United Way of Calgary allocated $46.9m to local charities, investing $10.1m in poverty alleviation, $15.4m in child development and $21.4m in community programs. It also spent $9.3m on its own programs, including developing a Benefits Navigator calculator to assist people in managing finances. Charities funded by UWC launched 4 community hubs, where people gather together to discuss social issues in the community, build relationships and support development programs. Charities also started after-school confidence building programs for teenage girls and provided scholarships for young women to continue education.
UWC’s 2014 community impact report demonstrates the impact of its investments as well as the expected social return on investment (SROI) as a result. UWC reports that for every $1 invested in poverty programs, $6 of social value is created. The SROI for crisis intervention programs is reported as 5:1, and 3:1 for skills training investments.
United Way of Calgary is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities. It received donations of $57.6m in F2015. Administrative costs are 4% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 6% of total donations. Total overheads are 10% well within Ci’s reasonable range. UWC has total funding reserves of $71.4m, including $22.9m in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, funding reserves cover annual program costs for 1.2 years.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to the charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated July 7th, 2016 by Mirza Ali Shakir.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending December
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||4.3%||4.0%||4.2%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||5.9%||5.6%||5.5%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||168.5%||176.9%||168.9%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||34||2,975||4,593|