United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County

300 Giles Blvd East, Unit A1
Windsor, ON N9A 4C4
CEO: Lorraine Goddard
Board Chair: Dave Hitchcock

Website: www.weareunited.com
Charitable Reg. #: 10816 0334 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 #25

Avg. Compensation $66,197

Top 10 Staff Salary Range

$350k + 0
$300k - $350k 0
$250k - $300k 0
$200k - $250k 0
$160k - $200k 0
$120k - $160k 0
$80k - $120k 4
$40k - $80k 6
< $40k 0
Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2016

About United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County:

Founded in 1962, the United Way of Windsor-Essex (UWWE) is dedicated to improving the quality of life in its community, and raises funds to address human service needs. It works in conjunction with local front-line charities to help combat poverty in Windsor-Essex County. In F2016, it helped over 42,000 individuals through funded programs in Windsor & Essex County.

In F2016, UWWE invested $3.0m into the local community through allocations to partners, special grants and designated donations. It funded 32 programs across the three pillars (education, poverty and community) similarly found in other United Ways in Canada.  The top five recipients for UWWE grants in F2016 were Family Services Windsor-Essex ($599k), Big Brother Big Sisters ($360k), East Windsor Community Service Centre ($342k), Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Inc. ($168k) and Salvation Army ($158k).

UWWE reports that through funded programs, 83% of residents feel safer in their neighbourhoods during the day and there was a 14% decrease in crime in neighbourhoods where Neighbourhood Engagement programs were offered. It also reports that through its On Track To Success program, all 20 students have passed and received their high school credits last year, and of these 20, 15 are on track to achieve a B- average or higher in school. Lastly, through its trusteeship program, where people receive assistance managing their affairs in times of trouble, 98% reported an improvement in their quality of life.  

Financial Review:

United Way Windsor-Essex is considered a medium-cap charity with donations of $5m in F2016. Its administrative costs are 13% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 21% of donations. For every dollar donated, 66 cents goes to the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. United Way of Windsor-Essex has funding reserves of $3.4m which can cover program costs for just over 10 months.

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

Updated June 15, 2017 by Josh Lam.

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 13.2%12.9%13.1%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 20.5%17.9%15.5%
Program cost coverage (%) 87.1%85.4%82.4%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 4,9845,2555,149
Business activities (net) 8600
Investment income 477683
Other income 179310375
Total revenues 5,2965,6415,607
Program costs 9451,1221,216
Grants 2,9562,9603,031
Administrative costs 695717725
Fundraising costs 1,022940798
Cash flow from operations (322)(97)(164)
Funding reserves 3,3973,4873,498
Note: Ci added agency surpluses returned and adjustments to previous pledge shrinkage estimates as other revenue, changing revenues by $18k in F2016, $71k in F2015 and $154k in F2014. Fees and charges were allocated to expenses from revenues, reducing revenues and increasing expenses by $9k in F2016, $8k in F2015 and $8k in F2014.

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