United Way of London & Middlesex

409 King Street
London, ON N6B 1S5
CEO: Andrew Lockie
Board Chair: Elizabeth Maccabe

Website: www.unitedwaylm.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11926 0503 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Donor Accountability

Grade: A-

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 ]

Need for Funding

Funding Reserves Program Costs

Spending Breakdown

Full-time staff #26

Avg. Compensation $68,353

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 1
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 5
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2014

About United Way of London & Middlesex:

The United Way of London & Middlesex is dedicated to improving the quality of life in its community, and raises funds to address human service needs in London and Middlesex County. The organization funds a number of agencies, specifically focusing on poverty, mental health, and beginnings and transitions (children and immigrants). It raises funds primarily through the annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals. In addition, it organizes programs, including youth engagement and labor services.

In 2014, the United Way of London and Middlesex made grants to 81 programs, with more than 50 partners. The top 5 grant recipients in F2014 were Family Service Thames Valley ($511,000 or 9% of funds allocated to funded agencies), Boys' & Girls' Club of London ($482,500 or 8%), Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area ($412,500 or 7%), Canadian Mental Health Association - London & Middlesex ($368,000 or 6%) and the John Howard Society of London & District ($358,500 or 6%).


Nearly 40% of investments went to beginnings & transitions programs, 25% to mental health programs and 23% towards poverty. As a result of these investments,   3,718 individuals accessed basic needs supports such as food, clothing and health vouchers. Additionally, the Changing Ways and Women’s Rural Resource Centre supported 230 families. In 2014, the 211 phone line, which provides access to information on a range of community and government services, answered more than 527,000 calls from individuals looking for help.

Financial Review:

Fundraising costs and administrative costs together are 19% of revenues, up from 16% in F2013. United Way of London & Middlesex received $9m in donations and grants in F2014, most of which came from other United Way divisions.  The organization has funding reserves of $4m, which cover 56% of annual program costs and grants. Non-grant program costs totalled $1.5m in F2014, $940k of which was spent on United Way community services.


This charity report is an update that has been sent to United Way of London & Middlesex for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated June 11, 2015

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Fundraising & admin costs as % of revenues 19.2%15.8%17.7%
Program cost coverage (%) 56.3%61.0%60.6%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 8,8119,3458,795
Investment income 110103135
Other income 1218937
Total revenues 8,9339,6378,966
Program costs 1,4971,2651,118
Grants 5,7755,7005,575
Donor-designated donations 579618524
Fundraising & administrative costs 1,6981,5041,567
Cash flow from operations (616)549182
Funding reserves 4,0964,2484,055
Note: Ci does not report unrealized investment gains and losses, which reduced revenue by $128k in F2014, and increased revenue by $41k in F2013 and $27k in F2012. Ci removed amortization from program costs, reducing program costs by $35k in F2014, $38k in F2013, and $40k in F2012. United Way of London & Middlesex reported donations net of special events expense. Ci increased revenue and fundraising costs by $90k in F2014, $76k in F2013, and $91k in F2012.

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