United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton
Burlington, ON L7N 3N1
CEO: Jeff Vallentin
Board Chair: Anne Bermingham
Charitable Reg. #: 10746 2988 RR0001
Grade: B+The grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #21
Avg. Compensation $69,448
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
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|$80k - $120k||4|
|$40k - $80k||5|
About United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton:
Founded in 1927, the United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton (UWBH) aims to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The organization funds a number of agencies, specifically focusing on poverty, health and community, and children. It raises funds primarily through the annual Community Campaign, which includes donations from company payrolls, corporations and individuals.
In 2014 UWBH and its partners helped 683 seniors live safely in their homes, 604 children and adults receive crisis counselling, 393 women find refuge from violent abuse, and 1,245 children participate in early learning programs. With the support of UWBH and its partner agencies, 40,726 people connected to neighbourhood development programs, 53,686 people were involved in community mental health initiatives, 35,762 students participated in after-school programs, 14,904 individuals and families accessed food security services and 16,836 children took part in school readiness programs.
The top 5 grant recipients in F2015 were YWCA of Hamilton ($306k or 8% of grants), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington ($273k or 8%), YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford ($223k or 6%), Catholic Family Services of Hamilton ($210k or 6%) and Wesley Urban Ministries ($148k or 4%).
Donor Advisory: United Way Burlington & Greater Hamilton, United Way Halton Hills, United Way Oakville and United Way Milton have officially merged to form United Way Halton and Hamilton on April 1st, 2017.
In F2015 administrative costs were 8% of revenues and fundraising costs were 15% of donations. Funding reserves of $2.5m include the tomorrow and forever endowment fund, $1.4m of which is donor-advised. UWBH's non-donor endowed funding reserves cover 28% of annual program costs.
This charity report is an update that has been sent to the charity for review. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated August 13, 2015 by Zoe Best.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.3%||7.7%||6.6%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||15.1%||15.2%||13.2%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||61.3%||60.6%||58.0%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||193||189||184|