United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo
Waterloo, ON N2L 1T2
CEO: Jan Varner
Board Chair: Ingrid Pregel
Charitable Reg. #: 10816 0219 RR0001
Grade: BThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Full-time staff #22
Avg. Compensation $45,977
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||0|
|$250k - $300k||0|
|$200k - $250k||0|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||2|
|$80k - $120k||1|
|$40k - $80k||5|
About United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo:
Founded in 1941, the United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area (UWKW) aims to build upon the community's resources and improve the quality of life for all. The organization funds many social services agencies in the Kitchener-Waterloo Area. UWKW is built on three pillars - 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 F2016, United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo invested $3.4m in the community, including grants to 36 frontline local charities. Its Top 10 grants make up 64% of the total disbursement. The Top 5 grants were to K-W Counselling Services ($413k), House of Friendship ($340k), Carizon Family and Community Services ($338k), YWCA KW ($248k) and Big Brothers Big Sisters KW ($204k).
With regards to its Healthy People, Strong Communities pillar, UWKW reports that only 31% of KW & Area residents have a strong sense of belonging and that the Waterloo Regional Police received over 5,800 calls regarding domestic disputes in 2014. Through its supported programs, UWKW reported helping 8,219 people feel more connected to their community and 1,619 residents experience a decrease in family conflict and violence. Regarding its Poverty to Possibility programs, UWKW report 9.7% of families in the Waterloo region lack access to affordable and nutritious food due to poverty. Through supported programs, they provided 20,575 people with immediate help through food hampers and helped 1,235 take a step towards secure housing. Lastly, regarding its Kids pillar, UWKW reports 1 in 5 youth don’t graduate from high school and 1 out of 4 children report being the target of cyberbullying. In response, supported programs have helped 7,619 children & youth deal with adversity and 4,369 children build their self-esteem.
As of April 2017, United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area and United Way Cambridge North Dumfries have integrated to become United Way Waterloo Region Communities.
United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area is a Mid-Cap charity with donations of $4.5 million in F2016. Administrative costs are 11% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 21.4% of donations. For every dollar donated, 68 cents goes towards the cause, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. Its funding reserves are $2.7m, which can cover programs for 9 months.
This report is an update and is currently under review by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated May 29th, 2017 by Josh Lam
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||10.5%||10.4%||10.7%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||21.4%||20.1%||18.7%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||77.4%||77.6%||81.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Cash flow from operations||(191)||(35)||(114)|