Centraide of Greater Montreal (United Way Montreal)

493 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC H3A 1B6
Executive Director: Lili-Anna Pereša
Board Chair: James C. Cherry

Website: www.centraide-mtl.org
Charitable Reg. #: 11884 2517 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Social Results Reporting

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 ]

Program Cost Coverage

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #97

Avg. Compensation $96,733

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 1
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 7
$80k - $120k 0
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2015

About Centraide of Greater Montreal (United Way Montreal):

Centraide of Greater Montreal (CGM) was founded through mergers of local Centraides in 1962. CGM has four main focus areas: supporting youth, providing basic housing needs, helping socially isolated people and bringing communities together. The charity reports that 145,000 children grow up in families living in poverty in Greater Montreal. 1 in every 6 people in Montreal lives in poor households. To support these people, CGM supports 362 local charities, organizes 1,600 work-place campaigns and has over 22,000 volunteers.

In F2015, Centraide of Greater Montreal allocated $43.2m to local charities. Unlike other United Way charities, CGM gave equal distributions of $100-200k to local charities, with the exception of a $1.8m grant to YMCAs of Quebec. Maison de la famille La Parentr'aide, funded by CGM, trained 180 families on developing better parent-child relations. Similarly, in F2015, Women's Centre of Montreal used this funding to answer 50,000 calls from women in need of food, clothes and mental support. Suicide Action Montreal was active 24 hours a day in F2015, and answered 27,288 phone calls from people in crises. Charities in Pointe-Saint-Charles held community meetings, where 100 residents came together to implement plans to improve the living conditions in the region.

Centraide of Greater Montreal funded training programs for high school children in Hochelaga-Maissonneuve, one of Montreal's poorest neighbourhoods. The high school dropout rate in this region fell by 30% since the start of CGM funding. Additionally, CGM gave money to support NDG Food Depot gardens, where 85% of visitors reported a positive change in eating habits.

Financial Review:

Centraide of Greater Montreal is one of Canada's Major 100 charities. It received donations of $52.5m in F2015. Administrative costs are 10% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 8% of total donations. Total overhead costs are 19%, falling within Ci's reasonable range. CGM has total funding reserves of $31.1m, including $705k in donor-endowed funds. Excluding donor-endowed funds, funding reserves can cover the charity's annual program costs for 8 months.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 8th, 2016 by Mirza Ali Shakir.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 10.4%10.3%9.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 8.1%8.5%7.9%
Program cost coverage (%) 69.0%65.8%67.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 52,49153,84257,020
Investment income 743825697
Other income 1600
Total revenues 53,25154,66757,716
Program costs 1,8981,9551,948
Grants 43,15146,41647,330
Administrative costs 5,4355,5605,424
Fundraising costs 4,2684,5504,519
Other costs 313185182
Cash flow from operations (1,814)(3,997)(1,686)
Funding reserves 31,09531,81533,000
Note: Ci has taken the fundraising and administration costs from the allocated expenses section of the audited financial statements which provide a detailed breakdown. Ci reconciled income statements for all 4 of the charity’s funds, and reports aggregated revenues and expenses.

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