United Way of Winnipeg

580 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1C7
President & CEO: Connie Walker
Board Chair: Joan Hardy

Website: www.unitedwaywinnipeg.ca
Charitable Reg. #: 11927 8513 RR0001
Sector: Fundraising Organization
Public Foundation

Charity Rating

[Charity Rating: 4/4]

Results Reporting

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

Cents to the Cause

2014 2015 2016
For a dollar donated, cents funding the cause after fundraising and admin costs, excluding surplus.

Full-time staff #79

Avg. Compensation $73,525

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 1
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 3
$80k - $120k 6
$40k - $80k 0
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About United Way of Winnipeg:

Founded in 1965, United Way of Winnipeg (UWWIN) raises funds to support local charities and individuals in their efforts to make Winnipeg a better place to live in. UWWIN allocates grants to these local bodies based on its assessment of the community’s needs in areas of education, income and health. UWWIN works with Peg, a research agency, to understand the needs of the community. Peg tracks indicators and stories on the quality of life in Winnipeg to help people understand the changing trends in society.

In F2016, United Way of Winnipeg granted $17.4m to over 100 frontline local agencies. The top 10 grants account for 32% of total grants in F2016. The largest five recipients of United Way of Winnipeg grants are SMD Services ($989k), Family Dynamics ($931k), SEED Winnipeg ($662k), Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg ($574k) and the YMCA/YWCA ($477k). It also runs a few internal programs like Kids Care and Living on the Edge Poverty Simulation. These programs helped UWWIN connect with the community and understand its social needs and perceptions better. It funded over 90 community development and counselling programs, 29 money management and employment skills building sessions, and 41 out-of-school and summer programs.

Through its allocations, United Way of Winnipeg has helped over 250,000 people this year alone. It reports that through supported programs, 30,411 meals were provided to kids and families facing food security issues, 50 families found affordable housing and 87% felt more connected to their community.

Financial Review:

United Way of Winnipeg is a large charity which received donations and special events fundraising revenue of $23.4m in F2016. Administrative costs are 3% of revenues and fundraising costs are 19% of donations. For every dollar donated, 79 cents goes towards programs, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. UWWIN has funding reserves of $30.1m that can cover its program costs for over 16 months.

This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by United Way of Winnipeg. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on May 31st, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 2.6%2.8%2.8%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 18.8%19.0%19.0%
Program cost coverage (%) 137.9%145.5%146.3%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 23,22922,36822,124
Government funding 4,2754,1902,987
Fees for service 231206458
Special events 17300
Investment income 112,01215
Total revenues 27,91828,77625,584
Program costs 4,3914,1082,992
Grants 17,41216,70216,505
Donor-designated donations 1,1439351,129
Administrative costs 738737712
Fundraising costs 4,3934,2394,210
Cash flow from operations (157)2,05536
Funding reserves 30,07330,27028,530
Note: Ci has reversed unrealized gains and losses decreasing revenue by $78k in F2016, $641k in F2015 and $3.4m in F2014.

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