Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba

134 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5K9
Executive Director: Darryl Loewen
Board Chair: Janet Plenert

Charitable Reg. #:10769 0885 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 5/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 90 cents are available for programs.

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About Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba:

Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba is a 5-star, top-rated charity. It is financially transparent, has reasonable overhead costs, and an above-average results reporting grade of A-. The charity has a need for funding as its reserve funds can cover program and grant costs for only six months at the F2022 level.

Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba (MCC Manitoba) is a Christian charity that helps communities develop sustainably, provides disaster relief, and promotes justice and peace. It is one of the six provincial divisions of Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCC Canada), which works with Mennonite Central Committee US to form MCC International (MCC). MCC Manitoba supports vulnerable people in Manitoba through Migration and Resettlement and other community development programs, as well as grants money to MCC Canada for use in international programming.

A Charity Intelligence 2023 Top 100 Rated Charity

International Programming (MCC Canada): Granting to MCC Canada accounted for 84% of program and grant costs. MCC Manitoba granted MCC Canada $8.8m in F2022 for its sustainable development, disaster response, and peacebuilding work. MCC Canada worked on 496 projects in 45 countries during F2022. Its programs reached 925,662 people. 

Local Programs (MCC Manitoba): Local programs accounted for 14% of MCC Manitoba's program spending in F2022. MCC Manitoba cooperates with local charities to prevent and respond to abuse, advocate for affordable housing, and promote positive changes in the lives of Indigenous Peoples. It also helps refugees enter and settle in Canada. In F2022, MCC Manitoba provided 9,697 comforters to those in need. It also provided 829 school kits and 100 hygiene kits. 220 people participated in peacebuilding events and workshops. 

The remaining 2% of program and grant expenses were spent on Sam’s Place, a coffee shop in Winnipeg that provides employment to youth and young adults who face challenges as they enter the workforce. Program participants spent 12,000 hours in training. 

Read more about Mennonite Central Committee Canada

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Results and Impact

Internationally, in F2022 funding provided by MCC Manitoba to MCC Canada helped give 169,603 people emergency food assistance, give 68,680 people access to water, and helped 279 refugees come to Canada. MCC Canada’s work on education in South Sudan helped 97% of vulnerable children in the program advance to the next grade. Its health program in Haiti helped ensure that 90% of new mothers in a region get pre- and post-natal health screenings and are referred to other care if needed. 

Locally, MCC Manitoba sponsored 135 refugees with support from 22 community and church groups. It also provided 315 relief kits to people in times of crisis. Sam’s Place helped 35 youth gain employable skills. 

While Ci highlights these results, this may not be a complete representation of Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba's results and impact. 

This charity is not yet rated for impact (n/r).

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In F2022, MCC Manitoba received $9.6m in donations. It also received $418k in donated goods in kind. Fundraising costs are 6% of donations and administrative costs are 5% of revenues (less investment income). Total overhead costs are 10%. For each dollar donated, 90 cents go to the cause. This is within Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

Reserve funds of $5.0m can cover program and grant costs for six months at the F2022 level.

This charity report is an update that has been sent to Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on July 27, 2023 by Emily Downing.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending March
Administrative costs as % of revenues 4.7%4.6%5.0%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 5.6%6.8%9.2%
Total overhead spending 10.3%11.4%14.1%
Program cost coverage (%) 47.4%31.1%24.0%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $000s
Donations 9,5598,2966,817
Goods in kind 418245599
Government funding 288558150
Fees for service 145111254
Business activities (net) 2,8151,8212,902
Special events 884228
Investment income 171823
Other income 168225210
Total revenues 13,49811,27811,184
Program costs 1,7301,3782,002
Grants 8,8068,1907,374
Administrative costs 631516556
Fundraising costs 542566645
Total spending 11,70910,65010,578
Cash flow from operations 1,789628606
Capital spending 20(3)15
Funding reserves 4,9952,9782,246

Note: Ci used the charity’s T3010 filing with the CRA to report government revenues. Ci backed out the amount from donations, affecting donations by ($288k) in F2022, ($558k) in F2021, and ($150k) in F2020. Thrift Shop revenue was included in business activities, but could not be reported as a net figure as total Thrift Shop expenses were not reported by the charity. Ci backed out amortization from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis. To report on a cash basis, Ci adjusted grants by changes in amounts payable to MCC Canada, affecting grants by ($705k) in F2022, ($25k) in F2021, and ($409k) in F2020. 

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 18

Avg. compensation: $78,313

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2022

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Comments & Contact

Comments added by the Charity:

This comment was added by the charity to a previous profile update and thus may reflect outdated information.

Operating reserves are managed collaboratively across the MCC agencies in Canada.  The operating reserve of a particular MCC entity, such as MCC Manitoba, is not necessarily reflective of the resources available to the agency at a given point in time.  Across the MCC system in Canada, it is policy to target operating reserves to a minimum level of four (4) months of operating budget to a maximum level of six (6) months of operating budget.  When particular regional MCC entities fall outside of these guidelines, transfers of equity may be negotiated.

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001